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All of the James Burke books that I have read, which has been alot, are VERY GOOD.
Burke's latest collection belongs with Hemingway's story collection, or The Dubliners, or any "serious" collection of short stories.
These stories showcase Burke's evocative, lyrical prose in its purest, most distilled form.
Burke has no time for academia, gentry folk or fake smiles. When he writes the underdogs are the champions even in their tragedy and the seamy side of life that darkens their day... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Carol Moffat
These are some of the greatest short stories I've ever read. Especially the ones about people who went through Katrina, or didn't make it through. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jo
I have really enjoyed ten or so novels by James Lee Burke. They are beautifully descriptive with fine plots and interesting characters. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Linda Tebben
A very fun read for a trip or summer vacation. James Lee Burke write like he knows the characters so well and know what I like to read.Published 9 months ago by David A. Simmons
James Lee Burke is a unique writer in that he gives the reader many thoughtful insights into the "seedier" side of life. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Pres Presson
Good read, it's just that I like a story book continual plot. James Lee Burke is my favorite author for mysteries, expecially when based in bayou.Published 14 months ago by Nancy L. Vallario
I'm not really a fan of short stories, but I am a fan of James Lee Burke, so I decided to give "Jesus Out to Sea" a try. Read morePublished 15 months ago by G. Henson
Burke is a fine writer who does honor to the English language. Some of his stories dragged on for a short story.Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer