This was a new read for me. I find the character fun and mysterious. The story moves and twists and make the time fly. My kind of guy.
I got lost in this story more than once. It is convoluted and there are a LOT of characters. That said it was engrossing and the presentation was excellent. It had to be good to get through that many hours of the same story. I still didn't want to leave these people after it was all over. I recommend it.
While I don't expect thrillers to be really really believable. There is only so much suspension of disbelief I can muster. Every time these guys need something, it is magically to hand. The end of the world is due in 5 hours, then 4 minutes. They cover massive distances immediately, divert sattelites at will and fend of skilled men with autmatic weapons with two guys and a handgun. The forcing of real historical or religious material into aun believable mish=mash of a story is lame. The enternal attempts at suspense building by talking about how wondrous and horrifying a sight is without saying what it is is also lame.
The reader emphasizes every other word so it it annoying. That aside...it is nothing but pronography written by an amateur. There is little story. Kind of like a porn flick. The plot is just there as a conduit for dull sex scenes. I think I got this on a special price. I would have rioted in the street if I had paid 30 bucks for it.
These two guys are always a good time. They are becoming somewhat of caricatures of themselves but that's ok too. The language they use and the pickles they get in (and out) of are entertaining.
Robicheaux is quite the dark philosopher which adds another layer to the stories. Keep them coming.
This one, set in Montana, has a new set of characters and wonderful scenery, but the two of them manage to get into trouble anyway.
While the story was interesting enough from a historical perspective, the pacing was so slow it bordered on boring. At the end, I'm not sure there was a point at all. I'm trying another of Furst's books and it is also very slow-paced.
He takes us through the city, shows us the best and the worst of it, maybe the best and worst of ourselves. The "justice" system is a convoluted and dark place to be trapped. Either innocent or guilty. It would be nice if the innocent are all free and the guilty all get their just dessrts, but sadly, that will never by. Connelly shows us how innocent the guilty can be and how poorly the system really works. I loved it.
I was slogging up and down the hills of Acapulco laughing my butt off. The people I met must have thought I was there for the cure. It was a fun story, heartfelt and charming characters. The reader was a gem. How she does everyone from a gruff old man to a crazy old Italian witch, I can't say, but it was fun from start to finish.
I generally like this writer. Her writing is clear and her stories engaging. This one dragged on and on. It was all bed Germans good Jews, look how they suffered. The story was weak and the characters way too ordinary.
While the story is a good one, it is the people in the story that hold you. Dave and Clete are good guys, but hardly in white hats. They have their own darkness that makes them just the right guys to go after the bad guys, who don't wear such black hats themselves. Then there is the atmosphere. The darkness and immediacy of the Lousiana bayou seems to be another character that develops from book to book, just like the dark side of both the good guys and bad guys. Will Patton is just the best at Burke's books. He seems to really get the voices and accents.
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