Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Tin Roof Blowdown




The Tin Roof Blowdown
James Lee Burke, 2007

The Tin Roof Blowdown is a Dave Robicheaux novel set in post-Katrina New Orleans. I checked it out of the library, read a couple of chapters, and set it aside. This morning I decided that it is a book that I am not going to finish. It isn't that The Tin roof Blowdown is badly written or has an uninteresting story. Burke writes well and his descriptions of post-Katrina New Orleans are emotionally charged and come from the heart. It is a subject that means a lot to Burke. The problem is that I don't care about Dave Robicheaux any more.There is too much of a sameness about Dave and his buddy Clete. I find myself wanting to read more about Dave's boss, Helen Soileau, the sheriff of Iberia Parish.

A lot of people liked this book. Me, I skipped to the end to see what happened. Still, if you are a die-hard Dave Robicheaux fan, you are going to want to read it yourself. Otherwise, check out the reviews.

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