Swan Peak – James Lee Burke

Swan peakSwan Peak (Dave Robicheaux, #17) 
by James Lee Burke

 

Edmond Gagnon‘s review

Dec 24, 2017  
Dave Robicheaux is one of my favorite characters, perhaps because I can relate to him so easily. James Lee Burke is master of metaphors and he can offer descriptions of the sky like no other. His story-telling is enjoyable and almost philosophical at times.
In this book Burke’s first hand knowledge of the pristine scenery in Northern Montana shines above his usual inside look at Louisiana bayou country. Robicheaux’s sidekick Clete Purcel is also a colorful and easily likable character.
The only reason I didn’t give this book a fifth star is that it wasn’t as exciting as other Burke novels I’ve read.

James Lee Burke – The Neon Rain

55022The Neon Rain (Dave Robicheaux, #1)
by James Lee Burke

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Edmond Gagnon‘s review

Read from January 27 to February 07, 2014

 

A friend recommended that I read this author since my own work reminded her of his style.
After reading the book I must say I am flattered. I had seen two movies with Burke’s Dave Robicheaux character, and enjoyed them both. This book made it a perfect hat trick. I like the author’s style, more specifically, his use of metaphors. It’s a tactic I use to help my readers acclimatize to the scene.