Now other writers are commenting ont TGR. They read the LA Times Review, and one author even read the book. See separate thread if you have not read the review.
Finally--someone else wonders what I was wondering!
From the above review...
The normally depressed detective is not merely feeling a sense of his own
imminent mortality, but he's also given an irrefutable sign that the end is
near — a mystic vision of a 19th-century paddle-wheeler floating down Bayou
Teche, its ancient crew and passengers beckoning him aboard.
There's nothing like a harbinger of death to unsettle a lawman. That goes
double for the reader, prompting a frisson of uneasiness at its first
mention that increases with each sighting. By the time the novel arrives at
Robicheaux's and Purcell's inevitable, inevitably violent final confrontation
with evil, that otherworldly paddle-wheeler is lowering its gangway in
anticipation, and the suspense level is about as high as it gets in popular
Does Robicheaux hop aboard for a sail down the River Styx?
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Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 12:29:37 -0500
From: Pat Browning <browning.pat@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: THE GLASS RAINBOW...pulling a Reacher?
On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 10:42 AM, Star Lawrence <JKelLaw@aol.com> wrote:
> Finally--someone else wonders what I was wondering!
(quoting from LA Times) There's nothing like a harbinger of death to
unsettle a lawman. That goes > double for the reader, prompting a
frisson of uneasiness at its first
> mention that increases with each sighting.... Does Robicheaux hop aboard for a sail down the River Styx? (end quote)
I read the L.A. Times review and found it very upsetting. I'm not
ready to let go of Dave Robicheaux and Clete Purcell, but maybe JLB is
just tired of putting those two through the wringer. Nobody lives
forever, not even in fiction. I haven't read THE GLASS RAINBOW and now
I'm not sure I want to. I admit it, I'm a wimp when it comes to that
sort of thing.