I am a great fan of Burke's books, but, this simply doesn't live up to his normal high level. His flowery prose goes to the extreme, and, his characters become so bogged down it leads to a boring read. It has taken hours to work through the book. I lay it down in frustration and go back to it thinking it will get better. Unfortunately, that never happens. Hopefully, this was an aberration.
Love these books just wish my dad were still here so we could get fired up as Clete and Dave take care of business.
Awesome book, as with every one of James Lee Burke's books, I have read them all, I could not put it down. I have started reading his older books for a second time, when I need my Burke fix..
JLB is the most moving author with his word pictures that are built into my mind. My favorite, reading him over and over. Thank you for the pleasure.
I have enjoyed previous Burke novels but I found nothing good or appealing about this one.
Great writing. Formulaic plot, rich family, obviously evil, vs good cops. Demoniac villain vs moral folks.
I had forgotten how Burke is the master of words. This book makes see evil in an entirely new way. For example, there are gradations of evil. The world is not either good or evil.