Thursday, February 12, 2009

State government in the United States is corrupt. That is the statement. The book is "Fly on the Wall" by Tony Hillerman.

The form of the book is murder mystery, but what stays in the mind is not the fictional murder, but the feeling of routine, everyday self-serving creepiness in how things were decided and done.

I wanted Hillerman to write other books in that setting, but he may have felt he had said it all.