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Bob posts on 7/22/2005 5:23:52 PM Annie, She's published under Alafair Burke; protagonist is a young female attorney practicing in a DA office, her dealings with a police department and becoming involved in the investigation process.
mark romine posts on 7/21/2005 8:29:23 PM want to hear the stories about clete and jims early new orleans days, early bosby twins, before the aa meetings and more on jims first wife. tell it in cletes point of view
annie posts on 7/15/2005 11:51:38 AM Bob: Cool! Are her books under Alafair "Burke"? I'm curious to know what she chooses to write about.



BOB posts on 7/13/2005 12:26:37 PM You bet. Anybody who's had a best buddy like Clete or LQ can appreciate the relationships JLB writes about and would love to quaff a few (diet cokes that is). By the way, are y'all aware that Alafair is now published under her own name? Check it out. Her first two efforts are OK, not up to her Dad's level (yet) but she's got game.
annie posts on 7/13/2005 9:04:52 AM BOB - & PHIL: Undoubtedly Burke is honored by your words of tribute, abate humble. Wouldn't you just love to sit down and have a conversation with him? To Retired Teacher: What a great idea! I agree. It's high time we had a whole book about LQ.
retiring teacher posts on 7/5/2005 8:29:52 PM I'd like a novel about LQ Navarro. A pre-ghost should have an interesting story to tell. I've already put in one request, and I'm hoping for a rip-roaring read.
Marilyn posts on 6/26/2005 4:37:50 PM Four more to read Phil then you can start reading them over or listen to them on tape as I mentioned in my ealier post Mark Hammer is the best narrator. Talk about characters coming alive I too feel as if I've been to Louisiana
Phil Jones posts on 6/25/2005 3:55:37 PM JLB is the first American author who has instilled in me a desire to visit the USA.His evocation of of the region of South Louisiana is hypnotic - sheer poetry.I love his tough deep-seated humanism.You can feel his characters breathing.I have only four more of his novels to read! Phil.
BOB posts on 6/23/2005 11:18:20 AM TJ, undoubtedly there are dark aspects to JLB's writing; much of it I think (like with most of us) is colored by his life experience; his involvement with alcohol and his Vietnam history certainly show through (having been down both roads myself, I can appreciate the latent effects of bad stuff when it finally surfaces). I accept much of JLB's storytelling as just that: the ability to weave a tale through the eyes of an observer whose personal journey shows through; there is certainly no lack of honesty, and that is always a good thing (unlike some authors [James Patterson comes to mind] who prostitute themselves to their publishers and book sales by becoming production machines. I particularly like JLB's prose. Like Greg Iles, Burke expresses himself a lot like other great southern writers, with a lot of imagery; you can smell the magnolias (among the other aromas) and really "see" what he writes. Add that style to great storylines, and I get a real sense of satisfaction from his work. As to depression, like Burke I'm on an anti-depressant (a darn good one) so what's the point? :-)
Marilyn posts on 6/22/2005 10:43:21 PM Right but GT was asking did she die and she did as I mentioned in my post MD
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