This book has sharp fingernails that peel back the wallpaper of your world view, despite your best efforts to keep the edges pasted down flat over the horror. It's disturbing, maddening, infuriating, and best avoided by those who wish to maintain the illusion.
Ever read a book that really takes you there? Not just tells you about it, but puts you right there where it's happening? This one does it. There's some techno that needs skipping and some flashbacks too, but the scenes are blood red meat. I liked it when he prayed in the middle of all those sisters. Sweet.
What a story! What's so great about Lankenau's writing is that you feel like you saddle up with his heroes and ride with them. It's like you experience the Mongol America, you don't just read about it. If you liked book one, The Raven, you'll love The Crow.
This is the unforgettable story of what might have been had Mongols conquered North America before it was discovered by Europeans. The narrator, The Raven, is eloquent in his descriptions of native peoples and civilizations. Read the first couple pages and you'll be drawn right into the story---and what an adventure it is.
I read this account of a thru-hike from Mexico to Canada without putting it down any more than absolutely necessary. What a ride! The writer is a natural. It just flows. If you like adventure, you won't do better.
Global Warming: Questioning it is like questioning the papal teachings of during the Inquisition---heresy. For those still willing to examine the facts this book is useful. If you're a true believer you won't like it, so clamp your hands over your eyes and move on.