Thursday, November 04, 2010
Burn by Nevada Barr
Soooo....I liked the mystery portion and the characters Clare and Jordan, but absolutely hated the subject and the image of New Orleans. We all know, those of us who have been there and those who have not, that there is an unbelievable amount of corruption in New Orleans, and I don't think Barr's intention was to leave that as the only image, but the truth is that many will never look on New Orleans the same way. While I might believe that many of New Orleans' police and political representatives are corrupt, sanctioning this kind of corruption takes it too far for me. Bribes, yes; drugs, yes; child sexual abuse, no. Not in the wholesale way depicted here.
Fiction. Mystery. 2010. 378 pages.