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Like Burke's other work, contradictions rule. Beauty is juxtaposed against ugliness; rape, killings, and revenge are woven through an intense and elegiac prose in which the lush details of nature run profuse and poetic. The upshot is an almost dreamlike, or rather nightmarish, account of detective Dave Robicheaux's search for justice in a mounting set of murders. His journeys run from wealthy manors to cockfights and cathouses and through the injustices of a South where past and present are rarely separated. The detective's keen, indisputable insights on human nature and history set him and this story apart from all peers. (Running time: 4.5 hours, four cassettes) --Anne Lockwood --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I like all of James Lee Burke's books featuring Dave Robicheaux.
I thought the story suffered a little because of its slight lack of focus, and for this reason I don't think it was as good as some of his previous books.
Great dialogue, characters you care about, great descriptions of New Orleans, and intelligent story lines are just some of what sets these novels apart.
Wonderful author and he lives in Montana....where I was born and raised!!Published 3 days ago by Eileen Crawford
Although not as crisp as many of the other Robicheaux novels, Sunset Limited joins the ranks with the other books in this series as some of the best fiction available on the free... Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. Lee Barrett
Another well written Robicheaux book by Burke. He never disappoints. Is a real page turnerPublished 1 month ago by Orchid Lady
Not one of the best. Too complicated instead of sophisticated. I have read better from James Lee Burke. But it will not stop me from reading his novels.Published 1 month ago by Sebastiao Lacerda
3 stars. I enjoyed the story, but not his best effort. A slow start but picked up halfway through. Read morePublished 2 months ago by OLD1mIKE
Well written, could not put it down. Great characters, local dialogue. Burke has a real feel for the local atmosphere. You feel like you are right there. I love his work. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lucille Lutz