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Searching for every CJ Box book I can find
Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2017
I've heard CJ Box speak several times at the Tucson Festival of Books and I've always found him interesting and his books intriguing sounding but..... I've put off reading them because the series is so looong and knowing myself well, once I read one I want to read them all -- in order! So I started with one I thought was a standalone, The Highway, just to discover it wasn't exactly. But what can I say, I was hooked, so I started searching the used stores and yard sales and good deals online and here I am reading Joe Pickett and loving it.
I think CJ's writing is clear and easy to follow, just enough detail to paint a clear and usually beautiful picture. I never once wanted to say, "C'mon, just get on with it!" I like that Joe loves his family, almost desperately, and wants the best for his girls (including his wife) and feels bad (maybe even inadequate) when he can't give them all that he wants to. I like that he is a real human being with flaws and weaknesses. (Perfect people who do everything easily and correctly every time get tiresome in a hurry.)
So I think this love affair with CJ Box books is going to be long and lots of fun.....