Irish crime novelist Ken Bruen tells Bob Flynn how he exorcised his The Guards, then subverts the premise with his protagonist-narrator. A woman makes an unlikely choice by asking Jack Taylor to investigate the apparent suicide of her teenage daughter in Galway. Jack is ex. Ken Bruen (born ) is an Irish writer of hard-boiled and noir crime fiction. Bruen’s works include the well-received White Trilogy and The Guards. In

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However what is said is exquisite and gives more detail than any long passages could give us.

He has a very high sense of morality and social justice and yet can act in ways which are inhumane and revengeful and makes one fearful of his motives.

The Guards Jack Taylor Author s: In this case The Guards by Ken Bruen is my first exposure to Bruen’s writing, which was convenient as it is his first Jack Taylor mystery. Auch gibt es kein Vorwort o.

Down the mean streets of Galway

He also tackles corruption in the church and mental illness. There was a problem adding your email address.

And when he’s got a new one, send it to me quick. Hope other readers will discover what a great writer he is and want to read his books, too. He has an ability to “find things” and is asked to investigate a teenage suicide.


The Guards

Nov 05, Ed [Redacted] rated it it was amazing Shelves: But soon there are other deaths to contend with, along with threats, beatings, and finally one climactic betrayal.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want tbe read. The girl’s death has been ruled a suicide, but Ann cannot accept that and asks Taylor to look into it.

Contact Me You’re welcome to send me an email at: How much help does he provide Ann? I enjoyed the secondary I’ve heard about this series for ages and was really glad to see the novel offered for kindle by Endeavour Press. In and around some serious keh of drinking and a couple of hospitalizations, Jack investigates Sarah’s death, determined to provide some closure for the girl’s mother.

THE GUARDS by Ken Bruen | Kirkus Reviews

There’s local Galway color — with various characters who seem to be either members of the Pogues in particular Cathy B. I have read about four of his books in this series and enjoyed them all. This is mystery writing of a high order. I seriously considered suicide after I came back from Brazilbut something in me yuards, ‘If I do that, those fuckers have won. Cancel reply Enter your comment here Just so you know Taylor is a great character, brilliantly done by Bruen.

Maybe it’s the likable people he meets and you want to meet again — hopefully. Why is that, do you think?


Aug 29, Bill Lynas rated it really liked it. This leads him into a dangerous confrontation with a powerful businessman. From the blurbs of the future books it seems like they focus much more on the crime part. Bruen’s tale is a potent draft of desire and hopelessness, conviction and surrender, inadvertent heroism and unexpected grace. It’s dark, funny and kem – just for starters. Jack is ex Irish police Garda but also thf known alcoholic with nothing much else in his life.

Legge libri da quando era bambino, e sul potere della lettura il protagonista Jack Taylor sa dire parole molto belle ed esprimere pensieri profondi. But on the other hand, he turns to reading and poetry for comfort fhe has a soft spot for people he truly cares about.

With his Tuards career over, he decides to set up as a private investigator in Galway. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I’m still scratching my head as to why I liked this one so much. Although I think it might be the first time Bruen has set a work in Ireland, there’s nothing else here at all different from his previous output.

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