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Legion s threat Burke leans heavily on magical realism Robicheaux and other characters Consider Him Some Form Of Demon I him some form of demon I magical realism in my crime stories and to further the motif of good vs vil Robicheaux is Taxi ins Glück even saddled with a mysterious guardian angel at the novel s climax Another thing I did mind was Clete finding true love for the third time in last three novels and getting his heart brokenvery time I don t mind overall tonal repetitions in plot but the same xact sub plot 33 times is too muchRobicheaux books work much better when the man himself is not the victim of the violence It really affects the realism because that well is running dry at this point Read Cadillac Jukebox or Sunset Limited to get my point They also work better when the mystical realism is not a plot contrivance but of the subtle way point for the characters Think Black Cherry Blues those issues mean it nds up being an above average crime thriller but a below average installment to Robicheaux canon Rating 35 JOLIE BLON S BOUNCEI read this book almost ten years ago but recently listened to the unabridged audio book read by actor Will PattonLooking at this book from a writer s viewpoint I must stand in awe of James Lee Burke The plot is complicated and imaginative It s full of allegory and biblical references the average person may not understand I didn t It s full of allegory and biblical references the average person may not understand I didn t thanks to main character and narrator Dave Robicheaux This was the second book I read this week with an unexpected near supernatural Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas element to it Jolie Blon s Bounce has to be one of the most disturbing books I vever James Lee Burke is probably one of the best authors out there when it comes to ability to describe people places and things He is a master of his craft The reader is transported to the setting of the story In the Dave Robicheaux series this is usually in and around New Iberia and New Orleans in Louisiana You will find yourself in the city tasting the food and listending to the music or on a boat in the bayou His characters are vivid and colorful It is good vs The Magic Rolling Pin evil and there are reflections of the lingering aftereffects of the antebellum SouthIn Jolie Blon s Bounce the story opens with the brutal rape and murder of Amanda Boudreau a beautiful teenage girl The suspect is Tee Bobby Hulin a young black man who is musically gifted but has a drug addiction and criminal history Soon after there is another murder This time a prostitute whose father Joe Zeroski is a member of organized crime Among the other characters in this story are Legion Guidry anmbodiment of absolute Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, evil and Marvin Oates a mysterious Bible salesman who may not be the simple good ole boy that he appears to be Clete Purcell Robicheaux s former partner in the New Orleans PD is in the story and still a train wreck waiting to happen Dave is a recovering alcoholic and still struggles with his addiction In this story he will have to take on painkillers after a severe beating at the hands of Legion Dave must deal with not only the physical beating but the mental beating he puts himself through Legion left him with scars that run deep and threaten his recoveryThis story brings to the forefront the differences between the haves and the have not Blacks are usually poor uneducated and descendants of slaves Then there are the whites who are well to doducated and descendants of plantation owners A haunting reminder of the antebellum South There are other supernatural aspects in this story Legion who appears to be the devil himself or in pact with the devil A homeless man that Dave tries to help out who may or may not have been a medic in Vietnam and saved Dave when he was wounded Like In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead and Dixie City Jam the supernatural is a key undercurrent throughout the story but it does not detract Rather it seems to remind us that sometimes there are forces in play we may not understan. Berate over the top Not Without a Fight embodiment of absolutevil is one of Burke's most remarkable creations His presence together with the corollary presence of a mad possibly angelic figure known as Sal Angelo lends this novel the faint unmistakable aura of the supernatural that has characterized so much of Burke's recent fictionAs always though it is Dave Robicheaux himself a decent violent angry loving and deeply conflicted man who dominates the narrative Robicheaux's distinctive character and his voice with its mournful power its clean rolling cadences and its freuent flights of unforced poetry Garden Bouquets and Beyond elevate this novel atvery turn Like the best of its predecessors The Neon Rain A Morning for Flamingos Purple Cane Road Jolie Blon's Bounce is bruising moving and beautifully composed an The Unseen Wonder example of American crime fiction at its best and most highlyvolved Bill Sheeh. ,


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This book follows the formulary for most of the Robicheaux books I hadn t read one in a while and had forgotten how violent they are There are some mystical overtones in this one One of the best of the series so far As usual Dave Robicheaux rushes headlong into the fight when a young girl is so far As usual Dave Robicheaux rushes headlong into the fight when a young girl is and shot to death He digs up old animosities in the local community stemming from the plantation days and an overseer who was a sexual predatorDave struggles with the demons of his days as a marine in Vietnam and then the dark world of alcoholism His friend Cletus Purcell is guarding his back as well as arning the wrath of the New Iberia sheriff Good fast moving action and at times you can feel yourself casting a line into the bayou There didn t seem to be some much jargonslang in this story I might as well go out on a limb and say that this may be the definitive book of the Dave Robicheaux series of course I have several to read in the series It has Dave Robicheaux s addictionviolenceanger issues Clete Purcell in all his bumbling destructive womanizing glory a creepy antagonist with an applicable name that I will remember a cast of dysfunctional characters overshadowed by their past the Southern plantation wealthy the Southern white trash the possibly lesbian cop tc unrelenting darkness and violence issues of prejudice and race in the South Vietnam War veterans the swamps and bayous fishing and boats Cajun culture and music the criminal drug and prostitute underbelly of New Iberia and Louisiana cops whose behavior should put them behind bars or off the force the rich descriptive language that vokes the region the supernaturalspiritual and portent dreams and last but not least an albino character not the first in this seriesFor all this wrapped into one book I ll give it 4 stars Although generally I knock off a star for an albino character But as the albino is portrayed as clever and non violent although still a criminal I am granting grace Burke is a great mystery writer and it s hard not to be ntertained by his Dave Robicheaux series Good stuff no doubt Containing the wonderfully vocative writing I ve come to xpect from Burke it built a world of mud and heat I could just about sink my toes into Yet despite all the lements that make it a prototypical Robicheaux novel as noted by Nanosynergy in their pointed review it lacked a certain spice to really pull it together into xceptionalThe story begins with a young girl brutally raped and murdered and what seems to be an obvious suspect a young black musician who had been dating the girl and whose prints were found on a can of beer nearby Dave Robicheaux has doubts after the kid tries to suicide and a pillar of the community decides to represent him Before long a prostitute is found savagely beaten to death and it starts to look like a serial killer The woman Linda is connected to a crime family and now her father is on the warpath However it isn t long before both cases are sidetracked as Dave follows the age old private Invisible (The Curse of Avalon eye premise of harassing various people in hopes of seeing what shakes out Mostly what shakes out are a lot of threats but occasionally some beatings as well Perhaps because I ve been reading police type procedurals as long as Ben Aaronovitch counts but it surprised me that there wasn t straight up detecting particularly as Robicheaux has official status Robicheaux also feels aggressive when he meets various people connected with the cases which surprises me a bit from the charming Cajun I thought he was Then again I suppose this is book 8 so some things must have happened between book three and this one Still I found the general repetitiveness of the lack of plotting a little tiresome Notnough to skip but nough to put it down and wander awayCharacters are interesting particularly the renegade Clete inarguably Dave s best friend and general wild card Altho. The Barnes Noble ReviewJames Lee Burke's fiction is
HAUNTED SOMETIMES UITE LITERALLY BY THE 
sometimes uite literally by the of history and by a bone deep apprehension of the human capacity for violence and cruelty A case in point is the author's latest Dave Robicheaux novel Jolie Blon's Bounce a contemporary account of murder and madness whose plot reflects the lingering aftereffects of the antebellum SouthThe story begins with the shotgun murder of 16 year old Amanda Boudreau and the subseuent arrest of Tee Bobby Hulin a musically gifted young black man with a spiraling drug habit and a checkered criminal past This initial murder is uickly followed by a second the bludgeoning death of a prostitute with ties to the world of organized crime The dual investigation that nsues leads Robicheaux together with his current partner Helen Soileau and his former partner in the New. ,
Ugh Dave s wife and daughter make brief appearances they seem to be of an afterthought in this book Dave s pseudo addiction is a little tiresome both from a plotting standpoint and from a psychological perspective I m definitely ambivalent about the reason for the addiction in this book and if anyone wants to discuss please let me knowNarrative is mostly from Dave s point of view but there are a few others included It s a little strange when stories of the past both immediate and distant are told as Burke moves the scene back in time and tells it from an omniscient point of view including that of women being abused It s very vocative but leaves the mystery to head into literary fiction land Overall not a bad read just one that had me wishing for a bit of actual detecting and less from the bar brawlerThree and a half stars rounding down to ven out the average 4 stars rating One of my friends who also really likes the Harry Bosch books told me this is another favorite series My library doesn t have many in audio so when I saw this I was thrilled Not so much after listening to it for an hour I think I need to read the series from the start this might be in paper The narrator s voice irritated me ven at 15x it was slow Burke s books carry an undeniable sense of deja vu in terms of plotting and I had overlooked it before but Jolie Blon s Bounce feels like a retread than any other book that came before it A series of brutal rapes and murders has an obvious suspect in the
FORM OF A YOUNG BLACK MAN 
of a young black man Bobby Hulin and less obvious ones in form of hellish Legion Gundry and mysterious bible salesman Marvin Oates It is just the starting point of a sprawling narrative The plot like all Burke books is a mishmash of disjointed fragments for the first ninety percent of the book till the last ten percent xpertly reels in the denouements to complete a puzzle that fits perfectlyThe usual characters of any Robicheaux novels are present the tragic young black man Tee Bobby Hulin forever carrying his skin color as stigmata the scion to old white money Perry Lasalle whose politeness is a facade an antagonist Legion Gundry who is ual parts insidious and dangerous I am not going to repeat myself singing the praises of the writing and dialogue I have done it not going to repeat myself singing the praises of the writing and dialogue I have done it times before and suffice to say they remain top notch I will rather concentrate on what makes the book feel much mediocre compared to other ntries in the seriesRobicheaux was at his best place psychologically in books 9 and 10 though as a character he was at his best at the start of the series raw alone and fallible and Burke Evolution, Me Other Freaks of Nature ever since then is focused on bringing his world crashing down It was done organically in Purple Cane Road and Jolie Blon s Bounce s device to send him spiraling down further is uestionable at best Robicheaux while investigating the murders run afoul of Legion who is protecting ancient secrets of his own Legion gives him a brutal beating a manhandling that makes Robicheaux feel almost sexually violated Robicheaux is tempted to revisit booze the series had always afforded Robicheaux s sobriety the utmost respect and had not used it as a cheap storytelling device It breaks that trend here but because Burke has used it so sparingly till now I did not mind itHowever what I did mind is the path Burke takes tonsure Robicheaux reaches the tipping point This series has seen some great villains Julie Balboni in In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead and Jim Gable in Purple Cane Road and they are at their most menacing when there is a veneer of civility to go with their obvious depravity Legion does not possess that he is a seventy four year old man with no ties to organized crime and whose address is known to Robicheaux I just did not buy his threats Robicheaux had faced much worse ven of the psychotic variety in Dixie City Jam and not been so vulnerable To sell. Orleans PD Clete Purcell into the complex interrelated histories of several New Iberia families some rich white and powerful some poor black and chronically underprivileged The investigation puts Robicheaux in touch with the most vicious lements of Louisiana society and with the darkest aspects of his own divided soulLike most of Burke's fiction Jolie Blon's Bounce is a rambling loosely plotted affair notable for its powerful set pieces its precise sensual vocation of the Louisiana bayou country and its flamboyant sense of character Among the novel's most vivid creations are a sexually voracious defense attorney descended from a wealthy slaveholding family a traveling Bible salesman with a penchant for violence a former Mafia hit man with a tragic personal history and a predatory not uite human killer who goes by the name of Legion Legion a deli. ,
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