RE: Writing the same book, over and over (was) RARA-AVIS: Chandle r or Hammett

From: Larson, Craig (
Date: 04 Dec 2003

Interesting thread. The author who immediately came to mind for me was James Lee Burke, who has been particularly guilty of writing the same book now for the last 5 or 6 books he's released. I remember vague feelings of "haven't I read this before," with some of Burke's books. It wasn't until I read his book _Heartwood_, the second Billy Bob Holland book, and then almost immediately after read _The Lost Get-Back Boogie_, one of his earliest books, and something of a template for the Dave Robicheaux series, that I realized I was on to something: these two books are virtually identical. Yet I keep on reading Burke and await each new book eagerly.

Craig Larson Trinidad, CO

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