I remember the shift from first person to third person narrative voice in TIN ROOF BLOWDOWN took some getting used, to but I enjoyed reading the book. Harlan Coben did the same deal in THE WOODS. If the pace is kept up, you can get swept along, too.
--- On Tue, 8/19/08, Stephen Burridge <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: Stephen Burridge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: Father Figure (was Re: RARA-AVIS: Positions still open)
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 10:56 PM
> I tried a Burke novel a few years ago ("Jolie
> Blon's Bounce") and gave up
> on it after about 50 pages. There was too much physical
> description and the
> Robicheaux character was way too wise and world-weary, as I
> recall. I found
> the style and the character irritating.
> I'm sure this is a minority opinion. Maybe I should
> give Burke another
> try. But I found that first experience quite off-putting.
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