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Subject: Ken Bruen "The Guards"
Date Posted: 9/13/2008 9:37 PM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2007
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All I can say is WOW. What an incredible book. The writing is amazing...spare, poetic, funny, poignant. Absolutely brilliant and very, very Irish. I'm sure that there are people out there who won't like this book but if you're looking for a fast, funny, gripping read that is on the "literary" side of the spectrum, this one won't disappoint. (No, I'm not pimping my shelf! I sent my copy off this morning! LOL! )
Date Posted: 9/15/2008 9:30 AM ET
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I agree, I love Bruen's Jack Taylor series! I've still got a couple left to catch up--I should be getting to another one pretty soon. They are brutal, but so well-written and quite different from anything else I've read. I haven't tried his other series yet featuring Inspector Brant, but I have the first ones in that series here too. Have you tried those LeeAnne? Wondering how they compare.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 6:23 PM ET
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The Guards is the first book I've read by Bruen. I have the others on my WL and RL. I hope that they are equally good. I love that I have come across a novelist whose voice is so distinct.
Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 9/15/2008 8:53 PM ET
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Oh, thanks a lot, guys!  Like I need any more new authors on my wish list or tbr!  <sigh>  Guess I gotta do it though. 

;-)

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 9/20/2008 11:33 PM ET
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I just had "The Guards" come up as a wish list book!   Yay!  That was fast!   :)

Date Posted: 9/21/2008 7:50 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2007
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I've just gotten this book from my wishlist. Haven't gotten to it yet but am really anxious now that I've read your opinons.



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