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Ken Bruen

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Sanctuary (2008)
language
English
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4.01 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This is the first book I've read of this series and probably the last. There is a lot going on, it is packed with characters with complicated histories and connections between them. The book is good at keeping suspense, but the plot and the characters aren't very original. The ma...
Headstone (2011)
language
English
series
3.96 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Jack returns to form, getting duped on a case and the outcome is a dead priest who does not deserve to be dead. He gets duped elsewhere and as a result, he crosses his own lines, does something he would never have done, no matter how low he sank. But in between his terrible mista...
Purgatory (2013)
language
English
series
3.58 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Ken Bruen's Jack Taylor novels are not for the faint of heart or for people that drive cars sporting bumper stickers with smiley faces (or Zen-like quotes for that matter). Bruen's anti-hero, Jack Taylor, is darker than a cloudy night in the Maine woods. Smiley faces are what yo...
Once Were Cops (2008)
language
English
3.81 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Michael Patrick O'Shea was a member of the crack Irish police force known as, The Guards. He has recently traveled to NYC as part of a police exchange program to become one of New York City's finest. He is ambitious, perceptive, intelligent, and, soon we find out, that he is also...
Tower (2009)
language
English
3.74 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Busted Flush Press is a home for crime fiction of the hard boiled variety and this book by two of its favoured writers showcases this genre at its very best. It tells the story of two young gangsters starting out on the streets of New York; Bruen tells Nick’s story and Coleman te...
The Devil (2010)
language
English
series
3.81 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: As always Ken Bruen's Jack Taylor is great to read, two reading sessions at most and you fly through them. I enjoyed reading this one a lot but scored it at four stars because the story solution was not particularly inventive, Jack just shoots th bad guy,. No there is a little mo...
The Max (2008)
language
English
series
3.76 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: The first in this series, BUST (which could be read as a sort of over-the-top homage/parody of the genre of madcap ensemble-cast crime novels Elmore Leonard created the blueprint for) was good fun. The second in the series, SLIDE, was a disappointment. This one, the third, is j...
Brooklyn Requiem (2010)
language
English
3.82 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I've been a fan of Ken Bruen for some time - I usually spend a fortnight in Galway every year, so his novels resonate with me. This book is typical Bruen. It can be read in one setting - if the type format was more traditional it would be a very short book indeed. I was disappoin...
Jack Taylor geht zum Teufel (2012)
language
English
series
3.81 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: All of Ken Bruen's books featuring Galway private investigator Jack Taylor are a joy to read, because they are entertaining, brief and written in a breezy Elmore Leonard-style that is a mash-up of noir and Irish verse, with the names and lyrics of Irish and American rock stars na...
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