Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: You're HOW old? and a few other comments

From: Doug Bassett (
Date: 05 Jan 2000

Each his/her own, of course, but I don't like Burke. His best (or, to me, most tolerable book) is Black Cherry Blues, though, so if you want to try him again that might be the one to try.

Most of his books are as overwrought as you sketch out.


> Speaking of really, really sucks, I finally got
> around to reading James Lee
> Burke--I'm terrible at titles, but I think the one I
> picked up was "A
> Stained White Radiance."
> Is there a plot here,
> or is this just modern Southern Gothic that got out
> of hand?
> Are they all like that? Should I hunt up something
> earlier, or is it not
> worth the time?

===== Doug Bassett
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