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Writers on Writing

Fellow writers are friends. They are generous with writing advice and tips for improving our work. See the Southwest Writers blog post by Bentley Clark. Thanks to her for the “10 Rules for Imitating Author Ken Bruen” blog post, derived from her favorite author. 129 more words

Travel Writing

Pushing Buttons: Jack Taylor, Series 1

How come, no matter how long since you’ve seen the family, nor how much distance you’ve put between you, they can always push your buttons? Answer: because they installed them…

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"Jack Taylor liegt falsch" von Ken Bruen

Ich lese es nicht weiter. Nach gut 80 Seiten kann ich das Gekokse und Gesaufe im zweiten Teil der irischen Detektivreihe nicht mehr ertragen. Harry Rowohlt hat sicherlich blendend ├╝bersetzt, aber das hilft mir jetzt auch nicht mehr. 16 more words


Merrick Needs to be Released!

I managed to get my hands on a copy of Merrick by Ken Bruen and I very glad I did. I have been anticipating the release of this book for a long time but for some reason it seems stuck in publishing limbo. 365 more words


It started to rain and a most rare and unusual thought entered my mind. Weed your books. I tried to ignore it, obviously. Usually this voice only occurs once every ten years after a Health and Safety incident. 778 more words


Ken Bruen: It's (Mike) Hammer Time!... Again And Again

I don’t know how long Ken Bruen’s been writing, but I finally read a couple of his novels recently. One of my favorite writing styles is that sparse yet pithy form of storytelling which I think is what (at least some) people mean when they talk about the “hardboiled” style. 682 more words

Novels Dramas Etc

Green Hell: A Jack Taylor Novel by Ken Bruen

Green Hell by Ken Bruen is the 11th book in the Jack Taylor series that started with The Guards in 2001. Published by Mysterious Press this year, the book’s length is about 304 pp. 1,286 more words

Book Reviews