Brenda Cooper

Reading Recommendation: In The Moon of Red Ponies, by James Lee Burke

I’m still on setting.  Burke is one of my favorite authors for setting, and I’ve read many of his books that deal with the deep south.  He also lives in, and writes about, Montana.  In the Moon of Red Ponies is one of the Montana books.  It has the same magical quality to it as In the Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead, and I actually recommend them both.   I can’t quote from it easily since I listened to it on CD rather than reading it.  But the landscape is often describe memorably, and sets the moos.  This landscape also often had creatures in it, which made me feel a bit like I was in Montana. 

By the way – he’s pretty good at titles, too.  I tend to remember his titles word for word.