Monday, April 20, 2009
Review of the Day: Crusader's Cross
James Lee Burke is one of the best, but I think his more recent books sometimes rehash the plots of some of the other ones. Crusader's Cross felt like I had read it all before: Dave Robicheaux acts holier than thou, Clete Purcell beats someone up, a shoot out in a hunting cabin on stilts, colorful mob characters, a drunk/insane lady hits on Dave, a serial killer, Dave's wife is kidnapped, the three-legged raccoon . . . .
It is like all the components are on the computer and a program rearranges them, picks new names, and prints it out. Maybe Roald Dahl was right -- these books are all written by the Great Automatic Grammatizator!
Posted by Gilion at Rose City Reader at 1:45 PM 1 comments
Labels: fiction , James Lee Burke , mystery , review
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I've got one of James Lee Burke's books languishing in my TBR pile. Sounds like I need to get to it.ReplyDelete