Light of the World

James Lee Burke's first Dave Robicheaux novel - The Neon Rain - was a sleek 240 pages. Light of the World - Robicheaux's 20th adventure - clocks in at an eyeball-numbing 550. And once you settle into it, you realise that you're going to feel every single one of them. Robicheaux broods constantly about guilt, …

The Rosie Project

A brisk trot through reviews on Amazon told me that I wasn't alone in being confused by the ending. And like several of those reviewers, I ended up resorting to Wikipedia to work out precisely who the father was. (Not that this is new for me.) I don't write that to put the book down; …