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Jackson Burnett

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Jackson Burnett is the name used by a writer, lawyer, and amateur fiddle player who lives in a Southwest American city. He is a fan of the roller derby, Italian opera, and old-time country and roots music.

Besides mysteries, Burnett writes short literary fiction and essays.


In the 1970's, "Kung Fu" may have killed the televised Western. The genre dominated the early decades of broadcast TV. By the time "Kung Fu" came out, shows such as "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza," "Have Gun Will Travel," "The Lone Ranger," and "The Rifleman" had worked the good guys vs. the bad guys theme on the American frontier until not much more could be done with it.

"Kung Fu" attempted, though, to... Read more of this blog post »
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The Past Never Ends
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An Odor of Sanctity
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The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima
"Mishima slips into the skin of young Mizoguchi, this Buddhist monk who deliberately set fire to the Temple of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, considered a national treasure.

Based on real events, Mishima traces the personal journey of the monk, in a..." Read more of this review »
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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
" Do you ever stare at a tree for seemingly perpetual hours and wait as all the silence of this world fill up the void you hesitantly feel within? Do you understand no matter what you do, you cannot really win against time? Do you ever think of run..." Read more of this review »
The Biocentric Worldview by Ludwig Klages
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Philosophy and art.
Kink, death, and destruction.


In 1968, Japanese author Yukio Mishima committed ritual suicide to protest the Westernization of his country.

In 1950, Hayashi Yoken, a Buddhist monk, set fire to the ancient Zen temple called K
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
" One breakfast time my 20ish second son asked what I was doing that day. I said 'Family Court, and I have an awkward case where the father is undergoin ...more "
Salem's Daughter by Maggie Osborne
" Sarah wrote: "Jackson wrote: "Good review, Sarah."

Thank you kindly. Ooh, wait -- you're the Cheap Thrills & Kosmic Blues review. I remember readin
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“Justice isn’t about fixing the past; it’s about healing the past's future.”
Jackson Burnett

“A thousand years from now nobody is
going to know that you or I ever lived. The cynic is
right, but lazy. He says ‘You live, you die and nothing you do will ever make a difference.’ But as long as I live, I’m going to be like Beethoven and shake my fist at fate and try to do something for those who live here now and who knows how far into the future that will go. If I accomplish nothing more than making my arm sore, at least I will be satisfied that I have lived.”
Jackson Burnett, The Past Never Ends

“(She) got herself a real boyfriend and she was just crazy about him. Not jack rabbit naked and coyote howling crazy, but sugar 'n' butter, soft 'n' sweet crazy.”
Jackson Burnett, The Past Never Ends

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“It has always seemed strange to me...The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.”
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Jackson Burnett Allyse wrote: "Hello Jackson! Congrats on your book! Mine's almost impossible to get hold of outside of Australia/New Zealand at the moment. You can only really get it in paperback from the website fishpond.com.a..."

Thanks for letting me know, Allyse. When it become available in the US, would you please let me know? I'm behind on my reading but when I catch up, if it's not available here, I'll just have it shipped from fishpond. Good luck with it.

Allyse Near Hello Jackson! Congrats on your book! Mine's almost impossible to get hold of outside of Australia/New Zealand at the moment. You can only really get it in paperback from the website fishpond.com.au. :)

message 6: by Kim

Kim Hi Jackson. Thanks for the friendship invitation. I'm looking forward to getting to know you and reading your reviews.

Maureen Hi Jackson! Sorry it's taken me so long to come back and thank you for your message! I don't tend to read much mainstream fiction but there's so many interesting books out there, that I just follow where they lead. :)

It's nice to see you're a fan/friend of Duke's. More people should read him. Also, Pop. 1280! Hurray! Have you read any Maritta Wolff? I recently read two (Night Shift and Whistle Stop) that I need to review but they were excellent. In some ways she felt like she was channelling the same vibe as Jim Thompson.

While I'm here, I'd like to extend an invitation to the group I belong to, fiction files redux. We don't post as frequently as we used to, but we are always looking for new blood. :)

Catch you on the flip flop,


Jackson Burnett Thanks. I'll be interested in Dead Connection.


message 3: by Cher

Cher Thanks for the invite. You say the nicest things. I wrote a short review about Creole Belle today. I had to absorb the story for 2 days after finishing it before I could get a handle on what I would write. I'm going to start on Alafair's book Dead Connection tonight. Will let you know how she does.

Melanie Hi Jackson

You bet :)


Benjamin Sobieck Thanks for the friend add!

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