Ken Bruen has been called "hard to resist, with his aching Irish heart, silvery tongue, and bleak noir sensibility" (New York Times Book Review). His prose is as characteristically sharp as his outlook in the latest Jack Taylor novel, In the Galway Silence. After much tragedy and violence, Jack Taylor has at long last landed at contentment. Of course, he still knocks back to...
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In the Galway Silence Reviews
No one writes like Bruen. This is a one sitting book and as usual the worse possible thing(s) that can happen to Jack do. Honestly, I don't know how he get's up each day... and he has horrible taste/luck with women. Maybe Jack should leave Ireland for good ....
3 hard to rate this one stars
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Jack Taylor is not one of the characters I would like to know. Seriously, he is one messed up dude, drinker, drugs, and profanity seem to be his mantra. Of course dealing in the underworld he inhabits would definitely make more a bit abrasive right? This seems to be the fourteenth book in the series and I feel as if I am a bit behind understanding Jack as this is my first book about him and his esca ...more
I want to thank NetGalley and Grove Atlantic for providing me with a digital copy of this book
This is my first read of a Ken Bruen novel (Jack Taylor series #13) so I must admit I am a bit of a neophyte when it comes to following Bruen’s style of storytelling. How it compares to other books within the series is for others to say, but for me it is a difficult novel to read. The discourse is rapid and choppy and at times difficult to follow.
Jack Taylor says he is happy, although his drinking and d ...more
Even when things are looking up it seems like Jack Taylor's only way is down. When he rescues a suicide from drowning his life moves in a different direction, including a competitive killer who plays one-up-manship with Jack. A bleak Irish detective novel complete with wonderful stereotypes that reek of Jameson Whiskey and Irish fatalism is served in large doses.
Staccato presentation leads from one scenario to another, with Jack giving the reader a sotto voice, often self deprecating ...more
Excellent. Brief is on a long roll. Each book more terse, elliptical, and emotional than the last. Jack Taylor, Bruen’s series hero/anti- hero here faces his demons, internal and external set against the back drop of a decaying Ireland and world. Tense, well written, and thoughtful- crime novels don’t get any better.
IN THE GALWAY SILENCE. (2018). Ken Bruen. **1/2.
It has probably been 10 – 12 years since I last read a book by Bruen. I used to be a dedicated fan of his works, then suddenly I wasn’t interested anymore. When my wife came home from the library with a copy of this, his latest book, I felt that I owed Bruen a read to see if there was anything different about what has gone on over the last several years. Bottom line: Bruen is still writing the same non-book over and over. I’ve ordered several of hi ...more
Marilyn Stasio of the New York Times Book Review calls author Ken Bruen “hard to resist, with his aching Irish heart, silvery tongue, and bleak noir sensibility.” How right she is. And 13 turns out to be Ken’s lucky number. Because his baker’s dozen in the Jack Taylor crime fiction series — known as Ireland’s most distinctive — is an absolute winner. Riveting, hard-bitten and darkly funny, IN THE GALWAY SILENCE makes you feel anything but ... you want to shout its raves o'er the roiling waves of ...more
Jack Taylor has to be one of the most fascinating characters ever written. I NEVER get tired of following Jack through the chaos that is his life. Ken Bruen has never failed to deliver anything less than stellar when it comes to the Jack Taylor series. THE GALWAY SILENCE is no exception.