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Light of the World (Dave Robicheaux Series #20)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Great read

Must read for Burke fans.

posted by 786770 on July 28, 2013

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Disappointed

It appears that Burke has opted for quantity over quality. When I saw the length of this book, I was enthused about a good long read. Instead I got a lot of social/political/economic commentary filler, with a limited amount of the old Burke magical adventure. Too many c...
It appears that Burke has opted for quantity over quality. When I saw the length of this book, I was enthused about a good long read. Instead I got a lot of social/political/economic commentary filler, with a limited amount of the old Burke magical adventure. Too many characters interwoven, but with little resolution. Maybe he's just setting up the next story. Unfortunately, I won't be reading it. I'd rathet go back and re-read Sunset Limited.

posted by 18624798 on August 17, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    Disappointed

    It appears that Burke has opted for quantity over quality. When I saw the length of this book, I was enthused about a good long read. Instead I got a lot of social/political/economic commentary filler, with a limited amount of the old Burke magical adventure. Too many characters interwoven, but with little resolution. Maybe he's just setting up the next story. Unfortunately, I won't be reading it. I'd rathet go back and re-read Sunset Limited.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2014

    Sadly, Burke continues to slip, both in quality of story line, a

    Sadly, Burke continues to slip, both in quality of story line, and emphasis on his left wing soap box. In this book, we learn right off the bat that the military people lost in combat didn't die for their country, and that the police don't serve and protect. That's all right wing mythology.

    ANother limousine liberal looking for absolution. No thanks.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Having been a huge fan of Mr. Burke's Dave Robicheaux series, I

    Having been a huge fan of Mr. Burke's Dave Robicheaux series, I really started to wonder about 1/4 of the way through this one but, I kept on reading up until Chapter 23. Here, the writing goes off the rails here and I really thought the chapter would end with the Alafair character getting up from her computer and this was a piece of her writing that Burke had inserted for a purpose I couldn't devine. That's the only thing I could think of given the total change in writing style. Either that or another author was called in to rescue a sinking story line. At this point, I started skipping pages by the handful and went through the last 250 pages in about 10 minutes hoping that I was wrong. Terrible book. Too many characters. No gravitas. Bond between Dave and Clete gone. The two daughters totally in some other universe and the bad guys just characters that should have never made it through the second draft. Having said that, I still think that his earlier books rise to great fiction and I thank him for many hours of enjoyable reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 20, 2013

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