Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke

Today I finished reading Feast Day of Fools by James Lee Burke.

I read this novel as a part of my learn to write by reading program.  And because I read everything Burke writes.  I love him.

This is a Hackberry Holland novel.  Dave Robicheaux is my favorite Burke protagonist.  But, Hack is great also.

James Lee Burke has been described by the Denver Post as 'America's best novelist.'  TheAbout the Author section at the end of this book contains this sentence, "His novel The Lost Get-Back Boogie was rejected 111 times over a period of nine years and upon its publication by Louisiana State University Press in 1986, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize."  Tells me that novels are rejected for reasons other than quality.

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