Feast Day of Fools

Feast Day of Fools

Audiobook CD - 2011
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Sheriff Hackberry Holland patrols a small Southwest Texas border town. A local drunk witnesses a murder committed by a group of bandits. As he tells his tale, Holland realizes that serial killer Preacher Jack Collins has returned to the desert. Other murders will follow as more illegals attempt to cross from Mexico to the U.S..
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audioworks, p2011
ISBN: 9781442344266
Characteristics: 13 sound discs (ca. 16 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Patton, Will

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dannnn
Jan 13, 2016

really great writing

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dannnn
Jan 11, 2016

what a fine novel. 4 complex villians and some go down and some are pardoned. complex writting. great entertainment.

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pearlydayze
Aug 13, 2013

Burke is a Master Author; albeit this one of his books really shows How truly evil people can Be!

I f your not a fan of Violence & real 'sickos' even the Best of Authors cant 'pretty 'it up 4 you> so If you choose to read this, Your going to be revolted by some things!
As Usual, his character & plot lines are complex & very well developed!

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bigfootmm
Aug 06, 2012

Terrible book unless you like being stimulated by reading about torture page after page, episode after episode. That someone could compare this trash with anything written by Cormac McCarthy is abominable. I've enjoyed Burke's Robicheaux novels, but I won't be reading anything by him from now on. He's lost his mind.

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jimg2000
Jun 11, 2012

Follow up to his earlier title "Rain Gods". If you like Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, you will love this one more.

mikey24 Apr 04, 2012

I like Burke's books, he's still one of my favourite authors. This one was just okay. I believe the reason it was "just okay" is that large part of this story is used to build up his character Hackberry Holland. Hackberry is likeable enough but one of the appeals for me about Burke's novels is the setting of New Orleans. I've been to New Orleans twice. It's a really unique part of the world and Burke's prose makes me feel like I'm there. I agree with ljholmes -

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ljhomes
Dec 18, 2011

Oh, JLB, give me back the haunting drama of "Nawleans." I just can't get into this Western stuff.

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toby65
Dec 17, 2011

Was expecting the"Great American novel" from all the hype.
Instead, way too much violence, much of it seemingly gratuitous.

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pitkerro
Nov 20, 2011

Declaring a bias - I am a huge Burke fan and this one does not disappoint. Almost lyrical writing. Having a bit of trouble with the ongoing May-Dec. romance. Defies belief.

debwalker Nov 08, 2011

"There is only one James Lee Burke, and he has long since ceased writing simply crime fiction. Feast Day for Fools is a western, with a touch of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men in its style and setting. It's also a crime novel; there are murders. It is also a novel about hope, belief and guilt, themes Burke has worked into all his novels over the past 30 years."
Margaret Cannon

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