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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.
Great dialogue, characters you care about, great descriptions of New Orleans, and intelligent story lines are just some of what sets these novels apart.
It was a little hard to follow sometimes because of the flowery descriptions of everything with the plot.
Really enjoyed the mix of strong personalities in Burke 's Sunset Limited. He has the ability to accurately portray strong characters and make them easy to like or dislike.Published 7 days ago by Matt Cashion
Burke writes about the low life of Louisiana , but he does it so well. He really puts words together wellPublished 8 days ago by Patty R. Box
I liked the intrigue as well as the descriptive nature, by the author, of the locality. A good story with many twists.Published 1 month ago by S. Gilkey
No one does setting better--the rain, wind, storms, clouds, and light--you're there. You follow the characters through his books and wait for the next like a letter from home. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nancy Miller
Unless the reader likes to memorize names or enjoys being blindsided by characters introduced after the scene is set, this book is more labor than enjoyment. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John F. Connors
Too much violence and not enough content. Tedious.Published 2 months ago by Frog Pond Enterprises, Inc.
Great writing, beautifully descriptive, but a doozy of an ending. I hope that bastard shows up again.Published 2 months ago by Patricia Garnett