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Lay Down My Sword and Shield - James Lee BurkeLay Down My Character and Narrative (798 words)
by samueltyler - written on 14/07/09 (Very useful, 52 readings)
poor conditions that many soldiers died. Being in a POW camp and making it out is always going to impact how you react and feel on returning home. James Lee Burke explores the idea of one man s lost soul after returning from Korea in Lay down My Sword and Shield . As part of a rich Southern family steeped in politics Hack Holland s natural charisma and good looks makes him a shoe in for politics. With the aid of his glamorous wife and loyal brother he is fast tracked to the big leagues. Unfortunately, Hack has a self destructive nature only heightened on his return from a Korean POW camp where he spent 3 years. Something changed in him when he was away and now the ...
Purple Cane Road - James Lee BurkeAnother stunning winner from James Lee Burke (277 words)
by maggs1939 - written on 28/05/01, updated on 28/05/01 (Useful, 13 readings)
Since discovering the Dave Robicheaux novels by James Lee Burke I have become an addict to his down to earth style of writing. In Purple Cane Road, Robicheaux gets caught up in the search for his mother's murderer (amongst other things). He is tormented by a killer who constantly contacts him with helpful hints making his decisions even more difficult since he knows he should be trying to bring the 'friendly' killer in. Robicheaux is a reformed alcoholic who seems to have no trouble hanging around his best friend Clete - his hard drinking ex cop partner. In fact a large portion of the book is devoted to getting Clete out of one serious, and often ...
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by alandooley - written on 25/08/00, updated on 25/08/00 (Very useful, 26 readings)
on how difficult (the things you see, the people you interact with, the smell of it...) it can be to be a cop. Whenever I finish a James Lee Burke novel or watch NYPD Blue, I think, Man, I wish I could craft something as clear, true and compelling as this. While travelling through Missoula, MT this summer, I almost looked up James Lee Burke in the phone book, to call and say, "Thanks for creating such a robust, honest, tough character ." But then I thought, heck, if he's like Robicheaux, he doesn't need my interruption. He wrote the book because he had demons to ...