Review: The Glass Rainbow, James Lee Burke

The Glass Rainbow
The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Glass Rainbow is a superb follow-up to Swan Peak. I can’t say enough about this novel. With each book, James Lee Burke manages to top himself. Amazing.

I was glad to have Robicheaux and friends back home, as I so enjoy reading James Lee Burke’s Louisiana. The scenes he paints with a few wonderful phrases conjure up a Louisiana I can see, hear, smell, and feel. Maybe even taste.

The characters of JLB’s world continue to grow in complexity, and I look forward to learning more about them. Burke’s continued use of a mix of first and third person point of view has deepened his characters. I especially enjoy seeing into that dark cavern that is Clete’s mind. Something is definitely coming for him.

I was really worried, near the end, that we would lose Alafair. I saw the signs, and I was dreading it. But instead we get a cliffhanger like we’ve never had to endure. I’m just so glad Creole Belle is already out, or I would be convinced Burke just killed off his main character. I could not handle it if JLB killed off Robicheaux. Please! Don’t even think about it, Mr. Burke!

Running off to get Creole Belle!

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