After reading four books of James Lee Burke I’m getting the feeling that in order to “enjoy” him you’ve to like the aura he creates around his antihero, David Robicheaux. Also, the way he writes, which is, superb compared to the average crime fiction writers.
Those two aspects, I believe, are more significant than plots and scenes in James Lee Burke’s mind. I’m saying this in spite of giving him what could be seen as bad review. I mean a good plot can sometimes save a book full of two dimensional characters and without depth. Harlan Coben’s “Gone for Good” comes to mind, which is in my opinion a book with some really good I-didn’t-see-that-coming twits but also with characters that left me nothing.
I’ll continue reading David Robicheaux’s series because as long as James Lee Burke continues writing books such as “Jolie Blon's Bounce” I’m pretty sure that it’ll be a pleasure loosing myself in one of his Noir adventures.