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Average rating: 3.88 · 527 ratings · 98 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
The Sound of Building Coffins

3.95 avg rating — 349 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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The Big Punch

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How Much For This? (Nonfiction)
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Description: This guest editorial for the New Orleans Times-Picayune about the infamous Louisiana Pizza Kitchen murders originally appeared in December of 1996 under the title "The Fate of a Young Man with a Medal."
The Sound of Building Coffins (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: This is one of the "lost chapters" that didn't make it to the final version of the book. I have a special fondness for this one because it was the first bit I came up with when I decided to sit down and do this thing. Quick backstory: This is my imagining of the first ever note of jazz. The year is 1891. Buddy Bolden is 14 years old.
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"What a delightful read! Set at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries in New Orleans, Louis has done a great job conveying life in Storyville/Treme at the time. Street con artists, prostitutes, bartenders, and other denizens of backatown all come to..." Read more of this review »
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 This is an extremely hard to classify book. It is a combination of a horror novel, a historical fiction novel, a surreal fantasy, and a character study. While there is a great deal to enjoy about this unusual read, it is not an easy ride..." Read more of this review »
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"The Sound of Building Coffins is unlike any other novel I have ever read and, as another reviewer wrote, it is difficult to summarize.

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“Real truth is common knowledge in the world of living men. Men only get to asking about it when they have a hard time accepting what they already know.”
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“Thinking about leaving is something I sometimes do. Staying is what I do every day without thinking.”
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“Starting over is a funny thing. You only get one true start, on the day you are born. But as we get older and know better about the lives we’ve lived, every once in awhile we try to make ourselves a new beginning. Problem is that you can’t erase where you come from, the accumulation of your experience being undeniably who you are.  Ain’t no one can be rebirthed out of a past that has come to define them, no matter if these things come by chance or design. You can only pretend to start again; never to forget, try as you might.”
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Karen Essex Hello fellow New Orleanian and fellow author! Your books sound amazing. Will definitely check them out.

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Ελένη Μουντζούρη Hi Louis, Thank you very much for your friendship. My best wishes for good reading and writing, Eleni


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