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Greatest Contemporary Novelist

HououinKyouma
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4/21/2015 8:28:19 PM
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I am just curious to see what the opinion of people on DDO is concerning the question: Who is the greatest contemporary novelist? Another way of putting it would be: who do you think is/was the greatest novelist since, say, the 80s-90s?
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5/6/2015 2:57:23 PM
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At 4/21/2015 8:28:19 PM, HououinKyouma wrote:
I am just curious to see what the opinion of people on DDO is concerning the question: Who is the greatest contemporary novelist? Another way of putting it would be: who do you think is/was the greatest novelist since, say, the 80s-90s?

I think James Lee Burke is currently the greatest American novelist.

I have read all of his books. The Dave Robicheaux series is my favorites. Although I also loved the others, like "Feast Day for Fools."

Nobody can set the tone, or the atmosphere like JLB. He has a great gift for describing the beauty of nature--many of his books are set down in the New Orleans or Louisiana area. Or Montana's Big Sky country. And on the other hand he can also create some of the most fascinating;y evil and scary characters you will ever meet.
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