Re: RARA-AVIS: Swan Peak

From: Stephen Burridge (
Date: 19 Mar 2009

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    Burke isn't to my taste either, based on the first 50-odd pages of "Jolie Blon's Bounce" a few years ago. I was irritated by Robicheaux, who as I recall was presented as a wise older man who had seen it all, and I didn't care for the prose style, which will no doubt seem like heresy to some. Burke's reputation is such that I almost feel I have a duty to try again, but I'm reluctant. Stephen On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 12:31 PM, Terry Sanford <> wrote:

    > Regarding James Lee Burke's Swan Peak, I found the novel to be chock
    > full of angst. In addition, It seems that the Dave Robicheaux is unable to
    > converse except in an obtuse fashion, never saying it straight out. I gave
    > up after 80 pages.Is it just me?Terry Sanford
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