House of the Rising Sun

houseHouse of the Rising Sun
by James Lee Burke
2015 / 448 pages
read by Will Patton
rating 6 / historical fiction

This may be the most “Arthurian” of all Burke’s works and I’m  disappointed.  It’s also  one of the grittiest books I’ve read since Blood Meridian but has nowhere near the style or substance of anything Cormac McCarthy ever wrote and not even of what Burke himself has written prior.

Burke’s style is as it’s ever  been – lush and heavy with rich metaphors,  but it seems like that sort of thing is somewhat out of place here on the semi-desert and more at home among the live oak trees and critter infested swamps in southern Louisiana where Burke’s more popular Dave Robicheaux lives and fights gritty crime. >>>>MORE>>>>

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