Overdone. Instead of using words to better develop his characters Burke has packed the pages with prose that is somewhere between purple and cyanotic blue. What a waste. I got the audiobook for a road trip so scanning and skimming was almost as difficult as listening to the overworked passages. As a person with family and roots deep in New Iberia - and who has loved Burke’s writing for years- I am disappointed by the endless, self-involved reflection in this book. Burke is no Dostoevsky and he sure ain’t no Cormac McCarthy I wish he’d make up his mind what he wants to write - do it better - and more simply. Maybe He’s spent too much time in Montana where the sky is the limit. This reads like editors didn’t spend enough time with this book.
Pretty clunky and I did not like the accents. Can I had to fight my way through this one. Keep looking
Love this series by James Lee Burke , it’s like visiting old friends
Perfection! Burke’s words are like brush strokes on a canvas. No one but Patton could ever voice Robicheaux...period.
Burke does not disappoint. Vintage Dave Robicheaux that kept me on edge till the end. I normally do not let my recreational listening keep me from running errands, doing chores, etc...but this novel haunted me to keep going late into the night, and to pick it up upon rising. One of my best reads in months.
JLB is just a great story teller. Will Patton once again did a great job with the narration.
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