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The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke
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Aug 20, 2011

it was amazing

I started the Dave Robicheaux series by reading Pegasus Descending then Tin Roof Blowdown and Swan Peak. I grew to love all of the characters, the description of the beautiful Louisiana settings and of course Burke's writing. So I decided to go back to the first book and work my way through the entire series. I made it through from Neon Rain to the 9th book Cadillac Jukebox. I couldn't stand waiting so I jumped ahead and read The Glass Rainbow.

This book was the best of the entire series that I have read so far. Burke's writing is poetry in novel form. I have listened to most of the books on audible and I feel like I'm on a trip to Louisiana in each one. I can picture the places described in the books as if I have been there.

Dave Robicheaux and Clete Purcel are some of the best characters I have ever encountered ... they balance each other out perfectly. And, there has been great character development as the series progressed. The ending in this book is a true masterpiece. I'm sure that this will be considered an American Literature Masterpiece or Classic someday.

Now, I'm glad that I still have five more of the Dave Robicheaux books to go back to and finish the series. Thank you James Lee Burke for your creative efforts.
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