RARA-AVIS: Re: IN THE ELECTRIC MIST due out -- and straight to DVD...

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 21 Feb 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Kevin Burton Smith <kvnsmith@...> wrote:

    > By the way, the book it's based on was the last Robicheaux I really
    > enjoyed. The whole ghost thing was fresh and unique and murky and dark
    > and worked surprisingly well -- but it became a real drag when Burke
    > started using it over and over, to the point where I haven't read any
    > of his most recent books. But I keep hearing good things about TIN
    > ROOF BLOWDOWN or whatever it's called.
    > Anyone read it? Is it a return to form?

    You missed some good ones. He went off the supernatural stuff after a while. The Tin Roof Blowdown is excellent, in my opinion. He also put out a wonderful collection of short stories (not all crime stories but really good stuff).



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