Tuesday, July 15, 2008

James Lee Burke's Swan Peak

If, besides his usual literate good ride of a novel, you want to experience and be moved in fiction by the parable of the leaven and of the "Good" Samaritan and the possibilities for reconciliation amid a world of evil, go read JLB's latest Dave Robicheaux novel, Swan Peak. It's all the richer if you have been living with Robicheaux these past, what, 20 years? how time passes since Neon Rain, and my favorite, Black Cherry Blues, but even if you are new you will be hooked, and keep your parables by your side as you move through it.

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