Re: Father Figure (was Re: RARA-AVIS: Positions still open)

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 20 Aug 2008

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    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.

    Ed Lynskey 

    --- On Tue, 8/19/08, Stephen Burridge <> wrote:

    > From: Stephen Burridge <>
    > Subject: Re: Father Figure (was Re: RARA-AVIS: Positions still open)
    > To:
    > 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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