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The New Iberia Blues  (Dave Robicheaux, Bk 22)
The New Iberia Blues - Dave Robicheaux, Bk 22
Author: James Lee Burke
Detective Dave Robicheaux’s world isn’t filled with too many happy stories, but Desmond Cormier’s rags-to-riches tale is certainly one of them. Robicheaux first met Cormier on the streets of New Orleans, when the young, undersized boy had foolish dreams of becoming a Hollywood director. — Twenty-five years later, when Robicheaux...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781501176876
ISBN-10: 1501176870
Publication Date: 1/8/2019
Pages: 464
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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I've read all of the Burke's Dave Robicheaux series up through this one, and I finally found myself getting a little irritated by the hero's constant wallowing in his self-loathing because of his alcoholism. When I dared to bring up this response on a James Lee Burke fan site, I found myself taken to task by Facebook trolls who apparently appreciate Dave's deeply seated flaw more than I do. I still appreciate Burke's beautiful prose and canny insights into human nature, but the hero's constant drumbeat of self-hate got to me a little. Also, Burke categorically states at one point that he is against capital punishment, but it's OK for Dave and his pal, Clete Purcel to go after the bad guys under a "black flag," one meaning of which is to give no quarter and take no prisoners. Still a good read but not a "keeper" for me.
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