- member since November 3, 2007
Lou B’s last login was Monday, April 13, 2009.
I sort of thought that, since he's been taking llonger to write and publish each succeeding story, that he's been having difficulty finding new ways to express his ideas - which to me is a sign that an author needs to find new characters or ideas.
That is sort of "sad" but I feel that Vachss may "mined out" the mother lode of 'BURKE' novels - so it may be for the best if he moves on to another character and a newer approach. I do hope that someone continues to be an advocate for abused, neglected, and runaway children.
Sorry for the delayed response. I didn't know Vachss finally put the official nail in the Burke coffin. I liked the earliest Burke novels, but as the series went on, it got a bit comic bookish for me. Though, I don't think I can resist the idea of seeing how it all turned out for Burke. I should probably catch up with the series again. Thanks for the heads up.
Thanks, Lou. I've been reading Vachss since Flood, so you know I'll be around for Another Life.
I have mixed feelings about there being a "final" Burke novel.
My son is named Burke.
I've read every Burke novel multiple times. Andrew Vachss has helped me get through things that I'm sure you know all about.
"Final" Burke novel. Yeah, I'm having a tough time with that one.
Another Life on December 30th. I'll be there.
Thank you so much for letting me know -- I missed that interview and have always regretted it. I hadn't thought to check youtube. He is a big hero of mine, and actually wrote me back when I emailed him last year. I keep his reply in my inbox and read it almost every day.