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Priest by Ken Bruen
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Aug 21, 12

bookshelves: ireland, mystery-thriller, books-in-a-series
Read from May 01 to 02, 2008 — I own a copy, read count: 1

Like John Connolly, this is another Irish thriller-crime-PI-writer. Apparently, the Irish have a great talent for this genre, as I enjoyed this one very much. It's similar to Connolly in that the main narrator is an alcoholic, ex-cop. Bruen's main character is a bit more of a degenerate than Connolly's Charlie Parker, though. And Bruen's writing style is much more in-the-moment-in-his-head, stream of consciousness-style. It's also surprisingly funny. I would recommend this, but not as readily as some other thrillers.
My main complaint is that I am reading them out of order - this is the 5th book in the Jack Taylor series and I've started the 2nd after this one... This is really the opposite of how I like to read books. Although, it doesn't seem like any plot detail is given away by reading them out of order. I am enjoying them - but more because of the characters than the plots themselves.
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