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Coyote Dreams (The Walker Papers, Book 3) (Ebook) (original 2007; edição 2009)

por C. E. Murphy (Autor)

Séries: The Walker Papers (3)

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Much of the city can't wake up. And more are dozing off each day. Instead of powerful forces storming Seattle, a more insidious invasion is happening. Most of Joanne Walker's fellow cops are down with the blue flu--or rather the blue sleep. Yet there's no physical cause anyone can point to--and it keeps spreading. It has to be magical, Joanne figures. But what's up with the crazy dreams that hit her every time she closes her eyes? Are they being sent by Coyote, her still-missing spirit guide? The messages just aren't clear. Somehow Joanne has to wake up her sleeping friends while protecting those still awake, figure out her inner-spirit dream life and, yeah, come to terms with these other dreams she's having about her boss ... Wouldn't it be easier to just save the world?… (mais)
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Título:Coyote Dreams (The Walker Papers, Book 3) (Ebook)
Autores:C. E. Murphy (Autor)
Informação:Luna (2009), Edition: Reprint, 416 pages
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Coyote Dreams por C. E. Murphy (2007)

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Overview:

This third instalment of the Walker Papers sets itself a significant challenge that it doesn’t entirely rise to: how do you make fighting sleep exciting?

The strength of this book lay in the character development and the dialogue.

The weakness lay in an excess of metaphor-heavy astral combat.

Moved the series along but if this is the shape of episodes to come, I’ll be tuning out of this series.

The Story:

Joanne Walker’s actions in the first two books, “Urban Shaman” and “Thunderbird Falls”, have caused a disturbance in the Force, or at least woken up an as-yet-unknown big bad that is sending all Joanne’s friends (which includes half a Police Precinct) into a potentially lethal sleep. Joanne has to figure out what the threat is and how to stop it while dealing with big changes in her social life (she finally seems to have one) and confronting trauma in her past that made her the late-developing Shaman she is today.

Things I Liked:

The humour remains sharp and well-dressed. Joanne’s progress through her day is a chaotic rush from crisis to crisis lubricated by witty or sometimes regretful exchanges with her friends, bosses and even her maybe-enemies. This is done in a way that is smooth without being slick, makes me care enough about the characters and often gives me cause to smile.

The introduction of two new characters, (one of whom Joanne wakes up next to in the opening paragraphs – even though she doesn’t know his name or remember how he got there) freshened up the ensemble cast and gave lots of room for jealousy, misunderstanding, wit and a little bit of genuine insight.

I enjoyed going back and seeing Joanne Walker’s earlier self and getting a better understanding of how she got to be where she is. It was a welcome origins story that was done well.

The book ended with some decisions about Joanne Walker’s future that could set the series on a new and more varied path, which would be very welcome.

Things I Thought Could Have Been Better:

The astral-projection dream-landscape stuff went on for too long and without enough physical action in between. The Walker Papers has the same problem as Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” comics, most of the conflicts happen at a level and in a place the rest of us can’t even see. This places a heavy burden on the metaphor machine. C.E: Murphy does this well but this novel had an over-abundance of it. I hope future episode will vary the pace a little. ( )
  MikeFinnFiction | May 16, 2020 |
Woman who has discovered that she is a shaman must find out why her friends (and many other cops) are falling asleep and won't wake up. She must learn to trust herself, her power and her past to prevent the end of the world.
  JohnLavik | Mar 29, 2020 |
DNF ( )
  Omegawega | Apr 1, 2018 |
Review from 2016-

This is a series I read when I want a well written book, not too deep, with genuine characters. Its not great literature, but its a cold Sunday afternoon literature.

In this book, Joanne is still reeling from what happened in the previous book - her Spirit Guide seems to be missing, and on top of it it, the members of her police force are falling into a coma.

Of course - this isn't great literature. There are some random things that are unexplained or just don't make sense, but for the most part, it doesn't matter.

Review from 2011-

This isn't my favorite series - too many things are easy for Joanne and she whines too much. In this book, Joanne is dealing with the results of the last book, her powers waking up a sleeping God who is charged with bringing his people to the next world after Armageddon. Its rather a mediocre story - Joanne running around trying to fix things, her spirit guide missing. She's on other own for this one.

There is too much angst, Joanne running around feeling sorry for herself. I also didn't like the randomness of this story - there was no real plan.

Its not a bad book, but not great either. This makes an excellent excellent beach read. ( )
  TheDivineOomba | Nov 25, 2016 |
Continue to be impressed by the character development in this series. They interact, learn trust, admit mistakes, take those lessons to heart and do differently next time.

OTOH, Joanne blames herself for everything! That gets tiresome. And there's so much 'teenage angst' which is approximately the maturity level of her romantic entanglements. I was thrilled when the fighting started; it broke up most of the jealous whining.

And I was rather outdone with the choices she makes in the end... with her younger self, her job. But I guess that was part of accepting herself, shameful secrets, emotions, and history. And her power and possible future.

ABSOLUTE LOVE FOR GARY

( )
  irrhapsodi | Jan 3, 2016 |
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Much of the city can't wake up. And more are dozing off each day. Instead of powerful forces storming Seattle, a more insidious invasion is happening. Most of Joanne Walker's fellow cops are down with the blue flu--or rather the blue sleep. Yet there's no physical cause anyone can point to--and it keeps spreading. It has to be magical, Joanne figures. But what's up with the crazy dreams that hit her every time she closes her eyes? Are they being sent by Coyote, her still-missing spirit guide? The messages just aren't clear. Somehow Joanne has to wake up her sleeping friends while protecting those still awake, figure out her inner-spirit dream life and, yeah, come to terms with these other dreams she's having about her boss ... Wouldn't it be easier to just save the world?

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