While I was reading James Lee Burke’s ‘Cimarron Rose‘, I wondered why the book wasn’t a bestseller. It is a rare novel where heavy human drama and insensitive hardboiled action were combined. An excerpt:
‘Then I had one of those moments that nullify all easy definitions about human behavior and the nature of love…’ (Burke then described how the father of a beastly criminal kissed his son while son was asleep from too much drugs and hyperactivity).
Then I remembered I found it the most hard to understand his hardboiled crime lingo, including almost obsolete words. Plus the fact that he used old western American language. That might be the reason. A lesson non-bestselling authors could use.
Anyway, Burke doesn’t need any more bestsellers. He has had enough of those and various awards.
Even Coleridge was a Plagiarist!
The list keeps getting longer. These are five more:
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