[London Boulevard] New ë Ken Bruen


London Boulevard

review London Boulevard Ken Bruen Å 0 Free read Read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Ken Bruen Ark lowlife with plans Mitchell wants nothing to do with Attempting to stay out of Logan's way he finds work at the Holland Park mansion of faded movie actress Lillian Palmer where he has to deal wi. My first encounter with this writer which I can honestly say is uite brilliant This story about the misadventures of a released convict has him assaulting a window washer within an hour of release That said I had no sympathy at all for the victim Anytime a human thinks that lama behaviour is acceptable heshe should not be surprised if they d receive a decent kickingAnyhow while the main character Mitchell does plan to stay out of jail after stint of 3 year due to a case of GBH which he cannot remember due to his state of drunken stupor his direct environment does not promise anything like that He does find himself back into the world of London underworld He does manage to get a job with a aging movie star and she kinda fancies himMitchel does his best to keep clear of any trouble and as a result trouble is finding him The dialogues as written by Bruen are bloody great and funny Mitchell loves his crime novels and does uote uite a few lines from the various authors he really likes in the genre This book I would consider a London Noir tale The story is light on his feet wickedly funny and full of interesting observations and it is such an easy read You ll find yourself in the middle of uite few unsavory characters and yet they are fun company to spend time withWell advised read I will certain vist this writer a wee bit in the future good thing I bought three hardcovers of this writer at the same time

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review London Boulevard Ken Bruen Å 0 Free read Read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Ken Bruen When Mitchell is released from prison after serving three years for a vicious attack he doesn't even remember Billy Norton is there to pick him up But Norton works for Tommy Logan a ruthless loan sh. London Boulevard purports to be an updating of the Sunset Blvd story moved to London in the present at the time of the writing The similarities to Sunset Blvd are really surface at best There is an aging actress and the protagonist is financially supported by said actress however the Sunset Blvd similarities appear to be pasted onto the framework of a very good noir crime novel The protagonist Mitchell is recently released from prison for a crime he was too drunk to remember His friend Norton helps to set him back up in his old way of life but with a few catches Mitchell is not willing to go along with This leads to some difficulties with the local crime bossAt the same time Mitchell finds honest work as a handyman for an aging actress with an interesting butler Hilarity ensues and the butler turns out to be full of surprisesThis is the first Ken Bruen book I have read after hearing and reading rave reviews of much of his work I suspect this is not Bruen s strongest novel he is much better known for his detective novels and yet I could see genius at work all the same Mitchell is exactly the type of flawed amoral completely awesome criminal that I love reading about Fans of Parker or similar criminal protagonists will enjoy Mitchell I suspect He is much rounded a character than many of the criminal protagonists currently knocking somebody or the other s teeth out in a book near you I now count myself a Bruen fan 45

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review London Boulevard Ken Bruen Å 0 Free read Read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Ken Bruen Th her mysterious butler Jordan It isn't long before Mitchell's violent past catches up with him and people start getting hurt When his disturbed sister Briony is threatened Mitchell is forced to ac. I bought this book on the strength of the movie and it s movie cover I liked the film mostly for the acting but I thought the ending sucked beyond belief I was curious about the novelLet s clear this up straight awayThe movie with Colin Farrell and Kiera Knightley has almost NOTHING to do with this book Aside from a few elements and some choice dialogue they are two TOTALLY different animals If I was Ken Bruen I d be seriously offended someone bought the rights to my book and then CHANGED EVERYTHINGThe book is written in a hip flip fast short handed style tons of dialogue and barely any description at all and though I enjoyed it at first like you enjoy an episode of Friends light and not too taxing by the time I got to halfway with still no real insight into the bones of the story and the second part called itself FINAL CURTAIN I realised there would be NO depth to this bookIt s funny and violent but shallow OH SO SHALLOW Murders beatings sex etc are tossed away with a sentence as if none of it has any conseuence at all If the author thinks so little of such events why should we If that was the point of the book the character s emotional standpoint it wasn t fully deliveredThe so called twist was laughable Trying not to ruin anything the tough smart hero may not have asked why his partner in crime was such a turn coat but maybe why his partner in crime was so eager to help him in the first placeFor the writer if you re going to preach about South East London criminal principles remember the basic one you trust NO ONE till they have proven themselves trustworthy Oh and the second one Try whacking a London East End gangland boss with NO comebacks WHATSOEVER See what happensI liked the style of this book at first but it s a loosely connected series of set pieces witty one liners and explosive violence with no emotional pay off and very little intrigueA shame because I really wanted to like it

  • Paperback
  • 237
  • London Boulevard
  • Ken Bruen
  • English
  • 05 February 2020
  • 9781899344772

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  1. says: review London Boulevard Read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Ken Bruen Ken Bruen Å 0 Free read

    Ken Bruen Å 0 Free read [London Boulevard] New ë Ken Bruen Oh God Mitch you crazy bastard You're outwhat? Ten minutesand you're at it already You can't be losing itI didn't lose it BillyWhat you smash the guy's arm that's not losing it?If I'd lost it I'd have broken his neckYou can probably guessMitch is NOT on his way to pick up a Humanitarian of the Year award Mitch has been warned tha

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    [London Boulevard] New ë Ken Bruen London Boulevard purports to be an updating of the Sunset Blvd story moved to London in the present at the time of the writing The similarities to Sunset Blvd are really surface at best There is an aging actress and the protagonist is financially supported by said actress however the Sunset Blvd similarities ap

  3. says: [London Boulevard] New ë Ken Bruen Ken Bruen Å 0 Free read review London Boulevard

    Ken Bruen Å 0 Free read Read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Ken Bruen review London Boulevard Bruen writes real page turning stuff here it's not an incredible piece of noir by any stretch of the imagination but what he has done is written a really very good piece of MODERN crime fiction It's not like that's particularly difficult with the amount of garbage that gets published in the genre these days It's fast paced it's LOADED with pop culture references and it's incredibly knowing from start to finish Wait does that make it post m

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    [London Boulevard] New ë Ken Bruen Read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Ken Bruen review London Boulevard My first encounter with this writer which I can honestly say is uite brilliant This story about the misadventures of a released convict has him assaulting a window washer within an hour of release That said I had no sympathy at all for the victim Anytime a human thinks that lama behaviour is acceptable heshe s

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    Read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Ken Bruen Ken Bruen Å 0 Free read review London Boulevard I don't know what makes Ken Bruen's books so appealing to me but they certainly doWith this book he uses Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder one of my favourite movies of all time as the perfect canvas for a wonderful book Everything is almost rightAfter meeting the infamous Lilly Palmer in the book we understand that she's uite dif

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    [London Boulevard] New ë Ken Bruen Ken Bruen has the gift of making it sound easy all you do is sit down and channel these South London criminal types breezing through a few days

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    [London Boulevard] New ë Ken Bruen I bought this book on the strength of the movie and it's movie cover I liked the film mostly for the acting but I thought the ending s

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    Ken Bruen Å 0 Free read Read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Ken Bruen review London Boulevard Mr Bruen obviously knows his tradition At one point in his reworking of Sunset Boulevard hence the title saucy James Ellroy makes an appearence yeh Ellroy himself appears just off stage References are made in almost every chapter to some noir classic Such a homage creates its own set of problems namely that the narrative is crowded

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    Read Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Ken Bruen Ken Bruen Å 0 Free read [London Boulevard] New ë Ken Bruen Lots of alcohol and brutality I reached for this book because it has been on my shelf for a long time I bought it at a book sale Now I understand why it went on it in first placeThe book is about everyday's life of the main character Mitchell

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    [London Boulevard] New ë Ken Bruen Ken Bruen Å 0 Free read review London Boulevard I thank my lucky stars for Ken Bruen I was looking at a horrendous reading slump and had already trashed two books without finishing t

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