A long time ago, I read Cadillac Jukebox. It didn't leave much of an impression at the time, I realize now that it had more to do with me, and where my head was, during that period of my life than the book itself.
After reading what Ian Rankin had to say about The Tin Roof Blowdown, I decided to give it a go. I am very glad I did, it blew me away (sorry, pun intended). Living in Sweden, I watched the news about Katrina just like everybody else, and I thought I had a fairly good idea about the devastation and horrors that followed.
However, after reading Blowdown, I realized I didn't know shit - I also discovered just what an ace of a writer Mr. Burke is. Since then, I have been ordering the back catalogue, just finished Neon Rain yesterday. I am glad to have re-discovered you, sir. Thank you for your work. That's all...