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Subject: Any Michael Gruber fans?
Date Posted: 9/2/2007 12:13 PM ET
Member Since: 2/25/2007
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  I don't know whether he would be mystery/thriller, or fantasy. I saw his books once as  "horror" but I would not go that far. He does write about Santeria/African beliefs, and what some people might call "supernatural" powers, or maybe just unexplainable events.

  But he first did a three-book series (that really does need to be read in order), about a Cuban police officer in Miami, whose family has powerful Santeria connections, and the strange cases he gets. In order, "Tropic of NIght,"   "Valley of Bones," and "Night of the Jaguar." 

 Then this spring he did a totally different, unrelated book (except in the same genre) "Book of Air and Shadows." (which I did not like at all)

  Three of the books, all but "Jaguar," had a very strong book-within-a-book. But I just re-read the series, and I'm puzzled by how much better I thought his first and third books were, while the second one , not so much.

  And, he really had a good thing going with the series, but he apparently tired of it? It's always curious to me when a single author turns out books that I have such different opinions about......

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