You can hear St James Infirmary, you can taste the po boys at Mothers - a great fictional story that feels like it did / could happen.
You Feel Like You're There. If you love Burke's gothic thrillers, you'll love Wil Patton's dirty cop. Yum.
Non Fiction Reader
This book could be reduced by 2/3 if you just eleminated Robicheaux's introspections, self-analysis, self-doubts, Vietnam flashbacks, liberal talking points, self-pity and janudiced personality profiles. This is the same formula Burke used in earlier books and frankly it is tiresome. It's getting to the point that Burke has worn out his themes and is boring.
Having grown up in New Orleans it was interesting to hear the story, however, the narrators extremely slow speech pattern and incorrect pronunciation of cajun/french names shows a lack of preparation and understanding of this area and the people. People in N.O. don't speak with a southern dialect, nor do they speak slowly...it was a distraction from the story.
Northwest mother to a diverse international brood Lover of plants, books, horses and dogs
A good story is always a good find, but when you get it wrapped up in such delicious language and an understanding of the impact of Katrina, it's all the better. The narator adds just the right touch of cajun spice.
Read the book but had trouble with the French and foreign names. The narrator provides a wonderful flare in accent and character. Enjoyed this immensely and have recommended it to my friends that passed the book on to me.