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Feast Day of Fools (Hackberry Holland Series #3)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

An excellent read!

Don't believe the negative reviews from the easily-offended and thin-skinned right-wing whackos who bash this book because Burke doesn't endorse their gun nut illegal-alien-hunting fantasies. Burke puts things in perspective that normal people can relate to, in a framew...
Don't believe the negative reviews from the easily-offended and thin-skinned right-wing whackos who bash this book because Burke doesn't endorse their gun nut illegal-alien-hunting fantasies. Burke puts things in perspective that normal people can relate to, in a framework of an interesting story. An excellent read, great story and very much reflective of the current political climate. I've read nearly everything Burke has written over the years and love this series with Hackberry and his approach to life and love and law enforcement. GET IT!

posted by mt41w on January 24, 2014

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Most Helpful Critical Review

12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

TIRED OF IT!

I just dropped about $25 for this book because JLB is one of my favorite wrters and in fack I have read EVERY ONE of his books. But, folks, more and more his books are filled with his left wing political opinions and not just a good story. If you read this one here is w...
I just dropped about $25 for this book because JLB is one of my favorite wrters and in fack I have read EVERY ONE of his books. But, folks, more and more his books are filled with his left wing political opinions and not just a good story. If you read this one here is what you will come away with: 1. Illegal aliens good- american citizens bad. 2. Helping to smuggle illegal aliens into the country is the same as helping slaves escape the south during the civil war. PLEASE! 3. Left wing, totalitarian governments good- american government evil to the core. 4. anyone opposing a total open border policy is a right wing, racist, gun toting, redneck. 5. Left wing goverments should be free to slaughter their own people without us bombing them. i.e. Pol Pot and his band of merry men in Cambodia. JLB, are you putting all this in your last few books to suck up to book reviewers? You don't need to, you know, as we will buy your books anyway, regardless of what some book reviewer says. Put your politics on your web site and leave them out of your books. We pay hard earned money for a novel and if we want political views we will by a non fiction book, on that subject, and will know what we are getting.

posted by 6457585 on October 30, 2011

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    An excellent read!

    Don't believe the negative reviews from the easily-offended and thin-skinned right-wing whackos who bash this book because Burke doesn't endorse their gun nut illegal-alien-hunting fantasies. Burke puts things in perspective that normal people can relate to, in a framework of an interesting story. An excellent read, great story and very much reflective of the current political climate. I've read nearly everything Burke has written over the years and love this series with Hackberry and his approach to life and love and law enforcement. GET IT!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    Burkes the best

    No one writes descriptive atmosphiire like he does his words are like poetry

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    Although this is part of a series, it works well as a stand alon

    Although this is part of a series, it works well as a stand alone. Hackberry Holland is cut from much of the same cloth as Dave Robicheaux, although a generation older (Korean War vet vs. Vietnam). One of the antiheroes (there are many) is Preacher Jack Collins. Collins is one of the more, shall we say, unique evildoers in all of literature. James Lee Burke has an especially well developed talent for mining the lesser angels of human nature and it works well here. This one deserves its five-star rating in my opinion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Super Story

    Anything James Lee does..well..you know how it is. This is a great one. Just like all the others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    One of Burke's best!

    I've read all of Burke's novels, and he is, with this one, at the top of his game. As usual, there are sharply-drawn characters, crisp dialogue, and a creative assortment of villains. A real page turner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2011

    Highly recommend.

    Another great thrilling mystery by James Lee Burke. His books ae always great and well written.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    Top Class

    If you're a fan of Burke this is a must. It is full of rich and dark characters, delving in to the depths of our depravity. Always amazed at the descriptive terms that Burke can generate, giving plenty of food for the imagination.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Borderland epic

    Handled deftly by a man who understands the territory and mines deeply the human soul. Texas, Mexico, borders,immigration, oppressed people, corrupt officials, terrorists, psychopaths, religion, goodness, governments, war effects, surveillance, drones, zealots, extreme violence.

    Whoa. I forgot. This is fiction.

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