In the Galway Silence

In the Galway Silence❮Download❯ ➹ In the Galway Silence ➾ Author Ken Bruen – Bluevapours.co.uk 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 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 PDF/EPUB ² 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 too much Jameson and dabbles in uppers but he has a new woman in his life a freshly bought apartment and little sign of trouble on the horizon Once again trouble comes to him this time in the form of a wealthy Frenchman who wants Jack to investigate the double murder of his twin sons Jack is meanwhile roped into looking after his girlfriend's nine year old son and is in for a shock with the appearance of a character out of his past The plot is one big chess game and all of the pieces seem to be moving at the behest of one dangerously mysterious player a vigilante called Silence because he's the last thing his victims will ever hearThis is Ken Bruen at his most darkly humorous his most lovably bleak as he shows us the meaning behind a proverb of his own design the Irish can abide almost anything save silence.

Ken Bruen born in Galway in is the author of The Guards the highly acclaimed first Jack Taylor novel He spent twenty five years as an English teacher in Africa Japan In the PDF/EPUB ² SE Asia and South America His novel Her Last Call to Louis Mac Niece is in production for Pilgrim Pictures his White Trilogy has been bought by Channel and The Guards is to be filmed in Ireland by De.

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  • 288 pages
  • In the Galway Silence
  • Ken Bruen
  • 12 September 2016
  • 9780802146670

10 thoughts on “In the Galway Silence

  1. Diane S ☔ says:

    Jack is back After his last outing this was much in doubt This hard drinking Xanax popping ex garda attracts violence like no other Here he actually saves a man from drowning a man bent on killing himself He actually did a good deed but the old adage no good deed goes unpunished is so true here as he finds out much to his dismay He will take another personal hit and this one is hard to get over People who friend Jack seem to have short lives and so it will prove againWith his trademark black humor one liners uotes from books and or music and previews of current or near current events Bruens writing is as uniue as Jack's character He doesn't mince words nor does he hold back Much like the structure of Ali Smith's writing their is a plot running through with many side trips and opinions as a detour Of course structure is the only similarity Smith's characters are no where as dark as Bruens Yet Jack's tender but tough personality appeals the writing never boring though I do wish Jack could at last catch a breakHow long can he keep rising from the the ashes of his life like the proverbial Phoenix?ARC from Edelweiss

  2. Karl says:

    For those not familiar with ‘The Jack Taylor Series’ by Ken Bruen a bit of back story is in order Taylor is the creation of Ken Bruen starting back from the year 2001 With 14 books now released in the series to date the series is about the protagonist ‘Jack Taylor’ who is a cop turned private eye in Galway IrelandThe series begins with “The Guards” released in 2001 where Jack is initially a member of the ‘Gardaí’ which is the Irish euivalent of a police force Sincere to his job in the force he flags a speeding politician one day for a traffic violation But soon the politician touches Taylor’s nerves and this leads to an assault from Taylor which makes him loose his job in the ‘Gardaí’ With a drinking problem and no job to live for Jack Taylor soon turns into a private eye but at first rather reluctantlySet in an Ireland where there are almost no private investigators Ken Bruen’s character soon finds himself solving and attending cases that the ‘Gardaí’ disregard as they are of no significance to them With old school detective skills and a maverick attitude and way of proceeding about matters Jack soon finds himself a case challenging than what he has ever attempted while in the forceWe follow Jacks life beingAlcoholicCoke fiendPill popperAngryBitterScarredBrokenBatteredTatteredTorturedJack is a reader His reading tastes are exceptional I find myself making lists as I read not only of authors but of books music and Television shows Mr Bruen’s writing style is uniue and well worth getting acuainted with His friends tend to die Swans tend to die Relatives of Jack tend to die At times Jack’s despair is so viable he wants to die What a great and compulsive series

  3. Paromjit says:

    No one does Irish Noir like Ken Bruen brutal violent lyrical with a musical uality in the prose often sharp and staccato set in beautiful Galway although it's underbelly of crime and horror once again slams into the broken but well read PI Jack Taylor's life A shock that Jack is still of this world and for once happy in a relationship with Marion whose son Joffrey is not so taken with her beau This is not going to last long this is Jack after all and Bruen is not going to let this state of affairs continue without once splintering his life apart as tragedy strikes again albeit this is done with style violence and verve The father of murdered twins asks Jack to investigate The twins were over privileged disgraceful and entitled brats wreaking untold damage and despair into the lives of those they came into contact with Not such a great loss to humanity then but Jack has it in his DNA to continue poking about in their murder not a great idea neither is rescuing a man intent on drowning himself A vigilante Michael Ian Allen aka The Silence brings murder mayhem malice and machinations as he begins to dismantle and destroy Jack's lifeJack's past intrudes into his present in the form of a wife with a daughter he never knew about and a paedophile roams free but with badness in his heart Jack continues to partake in the demon drink and popping the Xanax A documentary maker wants to document the life of a hero and broken PI and dogs are being poisoned in the city As usual Bruen slips in uotes galore the game of Chess and documents events throughout the world all indicating a world gone mad in a chorus that echoes what is happening in Galway and to Jack Fans of this series know what to expect by now in this remarkable series although it often feels like observing a deadly car crash in slow motion My only complaint is that as usual the book feels far too short Fantastic read

  4. Thomas says:

    35 stars rounded down to 3Thanks to Grove Atlantic for sending me this eARC through NetGalley This is my first book in this series but I have watched several of the tv adaptations I would have understood it better if I had read the previous books in the series but it worked ok as a stand alone Jack Taylor is an ex Gardapolice now working as a PI He is approached by a man who wants him to find out who murdered his 2 sons Jack is an alcoholic and bitter about his lot in life a failed marriage and now a failed relationshipPros Jack Taylor does solve a mystery and the ending ties up all the threads It is a bittersweet ending with the deaths of various innocent people Jack is driven even further into alcoholism by all the deathsCons I did not like the stream of conscious writing switching back and forth between Jack's thoughts in the first person and dialogue I realize that fans of this series are legion and that this is my reaction I read it in 2 days as it is a short bookTwo uotes There is a man served three tours in Ira and had the distinction of surviving three bomb attacks He understandably developed a phobia about noise He now specializes in what the Americans call wet work More prosaically he kills people They call him the SilenceIn Irish folklore three kinds of silence are identified Silence through fear Silence through choice Silence of compassion

  5. Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* says:

    EXCERPT I turned very slightly moved my face close to supercop whispered I'm going to shoot him on Friday at about three in the afternoon so you can be there to make the big arrestHe moved back a step Are you serious?I pondered then Maybe it's the drink talkingDebated Added Could be Thursday I'm lousy with datesABOUT THIS BOOK 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 too much Jameson and dabbles in uppers but he has a new woman in his life a freshly bought apartment and little sign of trouble on the horizon Once again trouble comes to him this time in the form of a wealthy Frenchman who wants Jack to investigate the double murder of his twin sons Jack is meanwhile roped into looking after his girlfriend's nine year old son and is in for a shock with the appearance of a character out of his past The plot is one big chess game and all of the pieces seem to be moving at the behest of one dangerously mysterious player a vigilante called Silence because he's the last thing his victims will ever hearThis is Ken Bruen at his most darkly humorous his most lovably bleak as he shows us the meaning behind a proverb of his own design the Irish can abide almost anything save silenceMY THOUGHTS Random Compelling Dark Funny This book is all these things and I was concerned about joining this series at book #14 I needn't have been After some initial confusion I was entranced I wondered if the author was on speed I wondered if I should be I had to shift my brain into random mode and just go with the flow'You always had a way about you Jack Not fully nuts but circling' a uote that says it all A great experience I will be reading from this author 😂😲😆😨😉THE AUTHOR Ken Bruen born in Galway in 1951 is the author of The Guards 2001 the highly acclaimed first Jack Taylor novel He spent twenty five years as an English teacher in Africa Japan SE Asia and South America His novel Her Last Call to Louis Mac Niece 1997 is in production for Pilgrim Pictures his White Trilogy has been bought by Channel 4 and The Guards is to be filmed in Ireland by De Facto FilmsHe has won Two Shamus awards by Private Eye Writers of America for the best detective fiction genre novel of the year for The Guards2004 and The Dramatist2007 He has also received The Best series Award in February 2007 for the Jack Taylor novels from The Crime Writers Association DISCLOSURE Thank you to Grove Atlantic via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of In the Galway Silence by Ken Bruen for review All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions Please refer to my Goodreadscom profile page or the about page on sandysbookadaywordpresscom for an explanation of my rating system This review and others are also published on my blog sandysbookadaywordpresscom

  6. Literary Soirée says:

    BLEAK NOIRMarilyn 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 LUCKY NUMBERAnd 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 HARD BITTENRiveting 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 Galway Bay METAPHYSICSNote Bruen has a doctorate in metaphysics Somehow that seems fitting 55Sláinte to Ken Bruen NetGalley and Grove AtlanticThe Mysterious Press for the early copy Opinions are truly mine#InTheGalwaySilence #NetGalley

  7. Sandy says:

    After finishing The Emerald Lie I wasn’t sure if Jack Taylor would be with us much longer Yet here he isbleary eyed bushy tailed But there’s something odd about him It’s like he’sgasphappy He’s cut down on drink cigs uit the PI biz has a new woman in his life Initially the only fly in the ointment is her pompous 9 year old son But who are we kidding? This is Ken Bruen he seems to revel in putting Jack through the ringer In the prologue we watch as teenage twin brothers meet a horrible end Their wealthy father approaches Jack with a job Find the killer Jack has just about recovered from a recent brush with mortality isn’t eager to descend back into the world of thugs violence where his investigations inevitably lead Still it seems pretty straight forward Oh Jackthat should have been your first clue Turns out the twins were spoiled psychopathic gits the only real surprise is no one killed them sooner Then he runs up against the man responsible life as he knows it is over A master manipulator the killer proceeds to dismantle Jack’s new life from the inside What else can he do but welcome back his dark side?This is a uick read full of twists violence a kind of psychological warfare that leaves Jack reeling He’s used to dealing with “disagreements” the Irish way You either ignore it or get right up in its face This time someone is getting to him by infiltrating the lives of those he loves Jack’s not used to feeling helpless has no choice but to return to his former lifeI suspect there’s not a lot of ambivalence when it comes to whether or not you’re a fan You either like his stuff or you don’t I love it No one writes like Bruen Bleak gritty darkly funnyall written with the soul of a poet who composes each book as a love letter to Galway We see everything through Jack’s eyes become well acuainted with the ghosts that haunt him still The narrative is lean light on dialogue Instead we listen in on Jack’s thoughts as he ponders everything from how to kill a guy to the simple pleasure of a perfectly poured pint Galway’s streets come alive through the characters he meets his wry observations Liberally sprinkled around the prose are uotes comments from politicians authors musicians that pertain to the central theme of silence He’s also a prolific reader I always enjoy his terse book reviews I’ve got a big soft spot for Jack this is one of my favourites in the series If you haven’t read Bruen before I’d recommend starting at the beginning The Guards That way if you fall under his spell you’ve got a whack of books to look forward to

  8. Marialyce says:

    3 hard to rate this one starsMy reviews can be seen here 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 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 escapades However Jack is trying to recover to put his ducks in a row to be a better personTwins have been murdered and Jack is hired by the French twins' father to investigate Meanwhile Jack is enticed to watch the nine year old son of his current flame As poor Jack has been trying to stay out of the fray trying to get his life in order he does not want to enter the underworld that he was formerly a part of But things happen and Jack is drawn back in hook line and sinker into a world where the hits just keep coming and he descends into the hell he was trying so hard to escape Life often does run in a complete circle and Jack finds himself back at the very beginning of a life he tried so hard to escapeI am somewhat ambivalent about how I feel about this book and the way in which Mr Bruen writes It was a short book but written in that kind of flow of consciousness way that had you flipping around trying to absorb the happenings One might refer to this writing as controlled chaos So I am still thinking and still digesting whether this might be one of those lovehate relationships one can sometimes have with a book Would I recommend this book? hmmm don't really knowThank you to Ken Bruen Mysterious Press and NetGalley for a copy of this book due out on November 13th

  9. Still says:

    Jack TaylorKen Bruen fans rejoiceOne of the best Jack Taylor entries in a whileIn this one His Jackness rescues a suicide from an attempted drowning which sets him up for a truckload of regretSeveral violent incidents occur before the book's end the reader learns that Jack was married to a fellow alkie years ago and that he had a child by her A wee girl childThere are also two wicked young brothers twins who are murdered in the first 4 5 pages of the novel Jack is hired by the father of the twins to find their murderer A child is kidnapped by an obese pedophileserial killer and sexually abused before Jack allegedly rescues the eight year oldJack learns to play chess and engages in a deadly game with another kind of serial killer near the novel's endThis is a typical Jack Taylor adventuremurder mysteryies minus the hand wringing over fallen comrades which Jack Taylor series fans have come to expect from the recent entries in the series Minus the blind drunk falling down pissing himself in his various and assorted mournings this is the good old pissed off Jack TaylorHighest Recommendation

  10. Josh says:

    I'm a big fan of the Jack Taylor series but this one was by far one the weakest of the series to far Over the past 13 books prior to In the Galway Silence I've grown accustomed to the downtrodden uasi private eye suffering immeasurable loss after loss only to drag himself out of the gutter and resume the role of accidental hero often than not Each slice of bad luck felt organic and fit the theme of the books; bad shit happens and it happens to Jack Taylor; the scenarios were plausible and the outcomes preordained That didn't happen hereWithout spoiling Jack's life is turned upside yet again and while the scenes which bring this about are full of shock and awe the lasting impact is left wanting due to the convenient characters involved The cases are so so and didn't connect with me like the others I hope this isn't a sign of what we're to expect of the post Emerald era books My rating 355 stars Still a solid read but when reading a Jack Taylor novel I expect so much Perhaps better read the second time round

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