Five Things I Liked About Blood on the Bayou:
- Andy Broussard is such a great character! He’s a heavy set man who likes the comforts of life and good food. He’s ridiculously smart.
- Donaldson’s mysteries are always good. He has always made me question who-dun-it and I typically don’t know until he lays it all out.
- I can finish one of these books in almost record time.
- New Orleans and its surroundings are a fantastic and beautiful setting. I’ve never been but I feel like I know way more than I’d learn anywhere else. Donaldson clearly has a love for the city.
- I never figure out the bad guy. Enjoying a mystery for me is based on if I can/can’t figure out the ending. Donaldson is pretty good at keeping me in the dark.
Five Things I Wasn’t Crazy About in Blood on the Bayou:
- One day when eating lunch I completely lost my appetite while reading. Lunch was ruined and a description of a dead thing had something to do with it.
- Alligators. Eck! I don’t know about you but alligators make my skin crawl. Blood on the Bayou is chockful of them.
- Kit is forever doing something stupid and needing to be rescued. As the only main female lead, this is somewhat annoying. It’s as if Donaldson is showing that women will always be rescued by the men in her life.
- Blood on the Bayou hinges on the murderer having [spoiler]a rare disease that turns him into a beast (figuratively) ben on murder and the ripping out of throats.[/spoiler]
- This has nothing to do with anything but the book was printed in the early 90’s and it shows. 😉 I hope that if Donaldson’s first three books are reprinted they get an awesome modern cover.
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