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4.5 We decry violence all the time in this country, but look at our history We were born in a violent revolution, and we ve been in wars ever since We re not a pacific people James Lee BurkeFrom a goodreads reviewFuck me Burke is such a goddamn badass If that language offends, you probably do not want to read these books In this one Hackberry is an aging sheriff with a bad back, nursing sobriety, and he s still a badass Plus, our author is an equal opportunity writer and his women ar 4.5 We decry violence all the time in this country, but look at our history We were born in a violent revolution, and we ve been in wars ever since We re not a pacific people James Lee BurkeFrom a goodreads reviewFuck me Burke is such a goddamn badass If that language offends, you probably do not want to read these books In this one Hackberry is an aging sheriff with a bad back, nursing sobriety, and he s still a badass Plus, our author is an equal opportunity writer and his women are a Not surprisingly, James Lee Burke can tell a good story If you like your violence with a literary twist, you ought to give him a try.I like Hackberry Holland and this prong of the story arc I thought the first book in this relatively compact sub series was the weakest, which probably means I prefer the aging,mature version of Hack To be fair, JLB rolled out Hackberry Holland years before he hit his stride with his primary vehicle, Dave Robicheaux, so another way to look at it is tha Not surprisingly, James Lee Burke can tell a good story If you like your violence with a literary twist, you ought to give him a try.I like Hackberry Holland and this prong of the story arc I thought the first book in this relatively compact sub series was the weakest, which probably means I prefer the aging,mature version of Hack To be fair, JLB rolled out Hackberry Holland years before he hit his stride with his primary vehicle, Dave Robicheaux, so another way to look at it is that I like the Hackberry Holland that JLB re introduces us to in this book nearly 40 years later, withthan 15 Dave Robiceaux novels under his belt Which makes sense, because I enjoyed Dave Robicheauxin installment 20 than I did in installment one.An interesting blend of themes here many staples of the JLB library violence of the most pathological kind , alcohol and addiction , love always complicated, never simple , aging inexorable , error and sometimes redemption, human frailty, luck a Question to Self Self,how did you overlook Burke all of these years Answer I have no clue, but now that I found him, I want to read ALL of his books Great storyline character development I m beset with the voices of Gods, literary and atavistic, screaming at me about why I should or should not care about Burke and his Rain Gods or Burke and anything else he ever wrote I m devoted to the guy, but at the same time my literary eye my English teacher eye What s that worth sees right through him Sees through his repeated characters and their repeated motifs There s always the recovered recovering alcoholic, the endless descriptions of landscape and weather somehow tied to t I m beset with the voices of Gods, literary and atavistic, screaming at me about why I should or should not care about Burke and his Rain Gods or Burke and anything else he ever wrote I m devoted to the guy, but at the same time my literary eye my English teacher eye What s that worth sees right through him Sees through his repeated characters and their repeated motifs There s always the recovered recovering alcoholic, the endless descriptions of landscape and weather somehow tied to the moral implications of action and plot, the passages of scripture and philosophy from young, old, literate and ill , also tied to the moral implications of action and plot Isn t this a bit like Barbara Cartland Note here perhaps the most grotesque book cove Decided to start on Burke with a recent one This seems a summing up of lifetime of themes and disheartening portrait of America Like a home grown Le Carr or Greene, Burke uses a page turning thriller to capture the tenor of the times so accurately and artfully it will hold up as a historical novel And what an ugly face he gives America, a litany of the ills of this fading empire including human trafficking, drug mules, the scarcity of opportunities for emot This is one of the best of Burke s books, and that s saying a tremendous amount This man is the single best writer of thriller type novels, because they re so muchthan that His prose is elegant, and his plots all consuming I dare you to put one of his Dave Robicheaux or any of James Lee Burke is an author whose canvass is paper as he paints stories with words While immense in the story one can visualize the settings and characters James Lee Burke s bad guys and gals are so bad that if you re deeply engrossed in the book and someone knocks on your door or rings your doorbell or you hear the floor squeaking above your head, you ll jump from fright The law enforcement who chases the bad guys gals is just as bad, and so is the staff they have to be to capture the mons James Lee Burke is an author whose canvass is paper as he paints stories with words While immense in the story one can visualize the settings and characters James Lee Burke s bad guys and gals are so bad that if you re deeply engrossed in the book and someone knocks on your door or rings your doorbell or you hear the floor squeaking above your head, you ll jump from fright The law enforcement who chases the bad guys gals is just as bad, Starting A New Life As The Sheriff Of A Dried Out, Broken Down Border Town In South Texas, Hackberry Holland Is Drawn Into A Murder Investigation When Nine Dead Prostitutes Are Dug Up In The Desert, Forcing Him To Focus On Something Other Than His Own Demons. A dark, wearisome and depressing novelCrime novels come in all sorts of varieties and flavors At one extreme are the slapstick Evanovich Stephanie Plum books At the other end come moody and brooding novels like those that James Lee Burke produces I have read several of his books and I know that they are not fun loving romps, but the morose nature of this book takes the cake With the exception of two brief scenes Rain Gods A Novel was relentless in its brooding tone I found it wearisome A dark, wearisome and depressing novelCrime novels come in all sorts of varieties and flavors At one extreme are Loved this Atmosphere, characters, the writing, and it also was so tense and suspenseful I suspect there are minor plot holes lurking round but I was much too swayed by the rest to care