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The Emerald Lie - (Jack Taylor) by Ken Bruen (Hardcover)

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About this item


Number of Pages: 256

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Series Title: Jack Taylor

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Mysterious Press

Author: Ken Bruen

Language: English

Street Date: August 30, 2016
TCIN: 51701406
UPC: 9780802125460
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-1816


Praise for The Emerald Lie

"Nobody writes like Ken Bruen, with his ear for lilting Irish prose and his taste for the kind of gallows humor heard only at the foot of the gallows. The Emerald Lie is pure Bruen, with its verbal tics, weird typography and unorthodox wordplay."--Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

"No one writes crime novels quite like Ken Bruen . . . He has tinkered with the classic building blocks of the novel, rearranging things here and there and creating a narrative that becomes more unique book by book . . . I picture Bruen not so much writing as transcribing the words of a sweet fallen angel that are whispered feverishly into his ear. The result manifests itself in books that are often sad but frequently funny, so real that one is compelled to keep reading . . . And you should read every one of them."--Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter

"Bruen remains on the mountaintop of contemporary Irish noir. Sprightly, elliptical prose is a plus."--Publishers Weekly

"To simply describe the setup of the plot is to pay short shrift to Bruen's prodigious writing skills . . . Not to be missed."--BookPage

"The most entertaining of Bruen's Jack Taylor books . . . [A] fresh reading pleasure."--Toronto Star (Canada)

"Bruen is brilliant."--Galway Advertiser (Ireland)

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