James Lee Burke


white doves at morning

>>By chris   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:59)

Why do I get the feeling, in reading Jolie Blon's Bounce, that I have read it before? It doesn't seem possible, if it was first release this past summer. I have not picked up a Burke novel for several months. I am pretty sure not this summer. And yet the story and the characters ring bells. Has this ever been published before now? Just a casual enquiry. I am still loving the book, even with the deja vu. - p

>>By paddyvic   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:59)


if you have read everything by Mr Burke you will probably notice that he does recycle some of his anectdotes. However, inn no way is he telling the same story. I noticed after I read "The Convict and other stories" that samples of some of those earlier writings appear in his later novels. In my oppinion they do not hinder the story at all. I think the help to bring out the characters, the setting and the overall theme.

>>By Dean   (Monday, 10 Mar 2003 20:55)

No comment about this writer in five years? Must not be any Burke fans among Florkers.

>>By Doug Phillips   (Monday, 30 Jun 2008 09:26)

I, for one, AM a fan, still!

>>By dreamsailer   (Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 20:09)

As are we all!

Yes, I think Burke did recycle many of his Dave Robicheaux (sp?) characters over the years - in the sense that many of them drifted in and out of stories in which they did not play primary characters. Perhaps that's one of the things I like about this series, the fact that there always seems to be a familiarity about the characters and the geography.

As a recommendation (for you staunch Robicheaux fans), the audiobook series with actor Will Patton is excellent. Listen to it once and you will immediately recognize the true voice of Dave Robicheaux.

>>By mikehayward   (Monday, 29 Aug 2011 00:14)

Getcha Robicheaux fish and bait shop gear here:
$22 isn't too much for an embroidered baseball cap, is it? (Don't answer that question.)

>>By mikehayward   (Monday, 29 Aug 2011 00:21)

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