--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, BaxDeal@... wrote:
> In a message dated 3/19/09 5:25:05 PM, stephen.burridge@... writes:
> > 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.
> his prose is a bit florid for my taste as well
Well, an opinion can never be heresy... There's a certain amount of repetitiveness in Burke's descriptions, too. I think his books, which I generally like, would have benefited from some serious trimming. The stories are invariably good and when the man swings, he swings hard.
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