Wayfaring Stranger

Wayfaring Stranger

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476710792
Branch Call Number: FIC Burke
Characteristics: 435 pages ; 25 cm


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May 13, 2016

I have read many, many Burke books and this is the only one I haven't enjoyed. I need to find a character that I like in a book, and that was missing for me here. I didn't finish it....

Aug 26, 2015

Thus is my first read of Burke and I'm impressed. While the story felt meandering at times, the central character and his inner thoughts are compelling and help drive the plot forward. Look forward to reading other work by him.

jonathan4300 Jul 27, 2015

This story left an effect on me, a story you will find hard to put down.

Mar 21, 2015

Burke has written a lot of readable books over the years, most of which don't have the scope or breadth of this one. I enjoyed it, read all the way through it, and respect the job he did with it. But I don't want to give it a standing ovation, just the standard, routine applause worthy of a nice read I don't regret spending the time reading.

Oct 14, 2014

I was barely able to put this novel down.
The characters were truly alive and traces of DNA from Heaven's Prisoners, The Carpetbaggers and Forrest Gump seem to course through their veins for better or worse. A life adventure with smackings of history and a mostly plausible plot make for a very absorbing read. Burke is a poet who can disguise is work as flowing prose.
One of the best I have read in a long time and possibly James Lee Burke's finest.

Oct 04, 2014

As many readers also do, I rate a book by the time I'm able to abstain from other duties to read it. Mr. Burke has always kept me reading . Despite a few minor flaws, this book has my highest admiration. He teaches us while entertaining us.

Sep 29, 2014

Too dark. Only read 50 pages

travers Aug 30, 2014

Great read. Mr Burke is always a joy to read

Aug 18, 2014

Brilliantly written book shame about the ending. Also look out for a couple of mistakes that surely should have been picked up before publication.

Aug 17, 2014

James Lee Burke just gets better.

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