Re: Re: RARA-AVIS: Burke's Civil War Novel

From: Mario Taboada (
Date: 14 Feb 2003

<<Not a mystery, but close to on-topic. I liked it, but I think I would have liked it more if I hadn't read most of Burke's other work -- then it might not have been as obvious that Willie Burke was pretty much just like Dave Robicheaux. <sigh> I really like what Burke does, but this definitely showed a limitation on his range.>>

Sure, Burke writes about himself, the protagonist. But that's not necessarily a limitation. Any single person has enough complexity and enough things to tell. Burke certainly does.Now, repeating plots can get annoying (see Ross Macdonald).



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