Category Archives: Ken Bruen

Book vs Adaptation: The Guards

The book In what I’m sure some would view as heretical behaviour I’ve come to Ken Bruen’s Jack Taylor novels in a higgledy-piggledy fashion, starting with THE DRAMATIST which is the fourth novel of the series and the book I now use as my … Continue reading

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Wrapping up my Ireland Reading Challenge 2011

Although I only read four books for it I did enjoy the Ireland Reading challenge, hosted by Carrie at Books & Movies, very much, not least because it introduced me to two authors who I think will become firm favourites. They couldn’t be more different. … Continue reading

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The half-way point

As of the end of June I had finished 84 books (and abandoned another eight) which is a pretty good start to the year. I consider anything I rate 3 stars or above to be reading time well spent and … Continue reading

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Review: Priest by Ken Bruen

Priest opens with its anti-hero, Jack Taylor, having been virtually catatonic in an asylum for five months, following the event that occurred at the very end of The Dramatist. If you have read the earlier novel you will not think that unreasonable at all … Continue reading

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Books of the Month – September 2010

That Was Then September was a pretty good reading month for me with my 8th 5-star rating for the year among the 13 books I finished. Being noir, Ken Bruen’s The Dramatist is not my usual reading fare but it’s an … Continue reading

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Review: The Dramatist by Ken Bruen

Roughly as many friends told me I would love Ken Bruen as told me I wouldn’t. I would love him because he is a brilliant writer or I wouldn’t because noir is not really my thing and/or I wouldn’t ‘get’ … Continue reading

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