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ISBN:1439128316
Author: James Lee Burke
ISBN13: 978-1439128312
Title: The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
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Language: English
Category: Mystery
Publisher: Pocket Star; Reprint edition (July 26, 2011)

The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke



Burke, James Lee, 1936-. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book The glass rainbow : a Dave Robicheaux novel, James Lee Burke.

The Glass Rainbow is Burke 's 19th novel to feature the world weary Dave Robicheaux. This book can be picked up by someone who is not familiar with the characters and the setting, and be enjoyed thoroughly. I would encourage the new reader to go back at least a few books and get a sense of Burke's style and cadence.

The Glass Rainbow book. James Lee Burke does weave some philosophy into all his novels. Those moments of self-reflection which Dave has as he tries to determine if he is doing more good than harm. In that moment, when watches and clocks misbehave and you feel a cold vapor wrap itself around your heart, you unconsciously draw a line at the bottom of a long column of numbers and come up with a sum.

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book. or portions thereof in any form whatsoever. address Simon & Schuster Subsidiary Rights Department, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. I’m going to the park with Kermit. He’s reading the revision I did on the last chapter in my novel. I went inside the house. Molly had left a note on the kitchen table to the effect she was in Lafayette and would bring supper home. I changed into my gym shorts and a T-shirt and my running shoes, and in the backyard, under the supervision of our warrior cat, Snuggs, and our elderly raccoon, Tripod, I did fifty push-ups with my feet propped on a picnic bench, five reps of sixty-pound curls, three reps of military presses, and one hundred stomach crunches.

James Lee Burke’s eagerly awaited new novel finds Detective Dave Robicheaux back in New Iberia, Louisiana, and embroiled in the most harrowing and dangerous case of his career. Seven young women in neighboring Jefferson Davis Parish have been brutally murdered. While the crimes have all the telltale signs of a serial killer, the death of Bernadette Latiolais, a high school honor student, doesn’t fit: she is not the kind of hapless and marginalized victim psychopaths usually prey upon. Set against the backdrop of an Edenic paradise threatened by pernicious forces, James Lee Burke’s The Glass Rainbow is already being hailed as perhaps the best novel in the Robicheaux series.

Listen to "The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel" on your iOS and Android device. Don't have an iOS or Android device, then listen in your browse on any PC or Mac computer. Another bestselling triumph from James Lee Burke. A brilliant prose stylist, a preternaturally sensitive student of human nature, and a storyteller of the highest rank, James Lee Burke has created one of the classic characters of American fiction. Driven by a keen sense of right and wrong, forever in conflict with his twin demons of alcoholism and rage, Detective Dave Robicheaux is a flawed yet singularly sympathetic hero. Detective Dave Robicheaux is back home in New Iberia Parish and once again on the trail of a killer.

A Dave Robicheaux Novel. Part of Dave Robicheaux ). Trade Paperback. eBook Unabridged Audio Download Abridged Audio Download Abridged Compact Disk. The Glass Rainbow CHAPTER 1. FOR THE REST of the world, the season was still fall, marked by cool nights and the gold-green remnants of summer. For me, down in South Louisiana, in the Garden District of New Orleans, the wetlands that lay far beyond my hospital window had turned to winter, one characterized by stricken woods that were drained of water and strung with a web of gray leaves and dead air vines that had wrapped themselves as tightly as cord around the trees.

Unabridged, Go to Abridged Audiobook. Beloved hero Detective Dave Robicheaux returns to his roots, becoming entangled in a series of murders connected with an ex-convict turned bestselling author. First JL Burke book I've read and will not be the last.

The creator of “one of America’s best mystery series” (Library Journal, starred review), New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke features Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux in a “superlative” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) bayou thriller.The brutal murders of seven young women in a neighboring parish pull Robicheaux from his New Iberia home into a case with all the telltale signs of a serial killer. Except that one of the victims, a high school honors student, doesn’t fit. Investigating with his friend Clete Purcel, Robicheaux confronts Herman Stanga, a notorious pimp and crack dealer—but shocking violence sends the already blood-soaked case spiraling out of control. And with his daughter, Alafair, in love with a man who has dangerous ties to a once prominent Louisiana family, every dark fear Robicheaux harbors for himself and his daughter are on the precipice of becoming reality.
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"The Glass Rainbow" -- the latest installment in James Lee Burke's series of crime novels featuring the New Iberia, Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux -- finds the author fully in command of his well-practiced skills in crafting plot, characters and setting. Fans of Dave need to know only this: Your expectations will be well met.

The theme for this go-round is the perennial one of good and evil. Dave's world-view remains tragic, his compassion undiminished for the innocent victims of violence. Once again Tripod, the family's three-legged pet raccoon, climbs trees and enjoys an occasional treat of ice cream. Dave -- also known as big mon, noble mon, bwana, troop, Pops, and Streak -- acquires yet another nickname: RoboCop. One of the book's colorful supporting characters, a wise-cracking 12-year-old named Buford, exchanges snappy insults with Clete Purcel, Dave's longtime friend. There are aberrant people on the loose ("an evil presence has come into our midst, a phenomenon not without precedent"). As always, the Louisiana Gulf Coast, lyrically serenaded, is an ever-present protagonist. Nature is more than eager to convert to antagonist during the stormy, climactic shoot-out. In the end we are a witness as evil consumes itself.

Happily for the reader, the irreducible core of "The Glass Rainbow" -- its true and joyful and sentimental propellant -- is the Dave and Clete Show. Over the years the repertoire of this pair of lawmen has grown broad and deep. Here, from the first chapter to the finale, the two of them are a team. Dave and Clete call to mind Mutt and Jeff, Felix and Oscar, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Their bag of repartee now includes bittersweet reflections on growing old. In Clete's case, the problem remains his adamant refusal at times to grow up. You have to laugh when Clete's irrepressible descriptions of his recent sexual exploits causes the prim Dave to squirm. Then you have to suppress a tear when Clete says to Dave, in the middle of a tense situation, "If you die on me, I'm going to get really mad."

Burke is working at peak performance in this book. Though it has its fair share of meanderings, the trajectory of the plot appeared to me to be more streamlined than usual (or maybe Burke's skills have ratcheted up, however improbably, another notch?). The action is centered on the present day, with minimal flashbacks. While there is still a complex layering of multiple subplots, baroque excesses are less evident than in previous books. The cast of characters is easy to follow. All of this may explain why I found "The Glass Rainbow" to be one of the quickest-to-read books in the series.

Could some readers find flaws in "The Glass Rainbow"? Yes. Major components of the who-done-it-and-how are left unexplored. Some might say the character named Kermit Abelard, a wealthy scion of Louisiana aristocracy who's dating Dave's daughter Alafair, is insufficiently developed. Readers used to the satisfying story arc Burke usually traces -- a path from atonement to redemption to restoration -- may be disappointed when the novel closes down abruptly without the benefit of the usual epilogue granting us balm after the storm. And, if I may be indulged a quirky observation of my own: after closing the book it occurred to me that not once had I heard the cry of a nutria, and I sorely miss that. (The patron animal for this book seems to be a blue heron.)

If you are new to the Robicheaux phenomenon you may be asking whether it makes sense to start in with "The Glass Rainbow" (the 18th installment in the series). My view is that reading the novels chronologically is ideal -- but not very realistic, since the size of the backlist is daunting. Plus, I suspect most of us fans did not follow a strict chronological route anyway, on the way to falling under the spell of New Iberia. When I consider the consistent quality of Burke's writing, the seemingly endless variations he spins on the same profound themes, and the immutability of his supreme creations, Dave and Clete, I think the newcomer can jump in at any point. Keep in mind that as the narrative of "The Glass Rainbow" unfolds, Burke anticipates the needs of new readers and at key points supplies you with appropriate background information on Dave, Clete and Alafair.

My advice is: Just start. Noble Mon is too good to miss.
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I know this book is nearly a decade old, but what I love about James Lee Burke is that his writing transcends time. Don't believe me? Grab a copy of Heaven's Prisoners and start reading. It is every bit as seductive and compelling as it was when it was published decades ago. JOB's writing has only gotten better with age.
The Glass Rainbow is Burke 's 19th novel to feature the world weary Dave Robicheaux. This book can be picked up by someone who is not familiar with the characters and the setting, and be enjoyed thoroughly. I would encourage the new reader to go back at least a few books and get a sense of Burke's style and cadence. His prose is dense, full of sensual anchors; his dialogue is earthy and sharp. When you read Burke you can see the characters and the setting, you feel the dense hot humid air of the bayou, you can smell the fetid decay of the swamp, you can hear the rain on the tin roofs and you can feel the hot sweat as if it were sliding down between your own shoulder blades. Add the mix a very sharp and personal integration of local history and current conditions and you have the basic ingredients of a James Lee Burke novel.
Here, JLB tells the story of the perverse, hateful and exploitative behavior by men who, concurrently are exploiting the land. This may be the darkest of the Robicheaux novels to date. The darkness is countered, nearly completely driven back by the transcendent moral goodness of Robicheaux and his family and friends.
These characters drive the story; we care more about them than the story. Burke's skill creates people so real you will feel that you know them. They stay with you like few others do.
Read this book, especially if you love great storytelling and real, complex characters. Burke's endings are not neat, they are too real. No happily ever after for him; he leaves the story the way life does. Not in a neatly tied bundle, just time to get on with things.