In the Galway Silence

In the Galway Silence

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 Ken Bruen has been called "hard to resist, with his aching Irish heart, silvery tongue, and bleak noir sensibility" (New Y...

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Title:In the Galway Silence
Author:Ken Bruen
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0802128823
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:310 pages pages

In the Galway Silence Reviews

  • miteypen
    Jan 14, 2019
    Bruen has a unique writing style that takes, for me at least, some getting used to. This is only the second of his books I?ve read, and the first Jack Taylor, although I have seen the JT television series. Because of the way it was written, with incomplete sentences and sketchy detai...
  • Andrew
    Jun 19, 2018
    Excellent. Brief is on a long roll. Each book more terse, elliptical, and emotional than the last. Jack Taylor, Bruen?s series hero/anti- hero here faces his demons, internal and external set against the back drop of a decaying Ireland and world. Tense, well written, and thoughtful- ...
  • Marialyce
    Nov 02, 2018
    3 hard to rate this one stars My reviews can be seen here: https://wordpress.com/post/yayareadsl... Jack 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 unde...
  • Tony
    Jan 04, 2019
    IN THE GALWAY SILENCE. (2018). Ken Bruen. **1/2. It has probably been 10 ? 12 years since I last read a book by Bruen. I used to be a dedicated fan of his works, then suddenly I wasn?t interested anymore. When my wife came home from the library with a copy of this, his latest book...
  • Carole
    Dec 05, 2018
    If you like mysteries that are dark, bleak and, at times, humorous, the Jack Taylor novels by Ken Bruen in general, and In the Galway Silence in particular, are just the ticket. Jack Taylor is his own worst enemy, as he attempts to solve a double-murder while managing his often chaotic...
  • Karl
    Dec 07, 2018
    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...
  • Pamela
    Nov 23, 2018
    This is the 14th book in the Jack Taylor series. In this outing, Taylor still drinks too much and continues taking Xanax and has a new woman in his life. On the surface his life seems to have settled. It doesn?t last long, just long enough for a wealthy Frenchman to find him and ask ...
  • Kasa Cotugno
    Aug 16, 2018
    Ken Bruen deserves his own category. Rather, Jack Taylor, his angst ridden, retired P.I. who has seemingly found stasis in his beloved Galway, defies cliched norms. While let's hope the events of Bruen's life don't coincide with those of Jack, I can't help but surmise that he shares wi...
  • Diane S ☔
    Aug 25, 2018
    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 unpunis...
  • Jamma
    Oct 02, 2018
    Jack is back. He?s bought an apartment. He has a new lady in his life and seems to be happy. The only little fly in the ointment is her obnoxious nine year old son Joffrey who gives Jack no end of trouble. But happiness and Jack don?t go together and he is still his old pill poppin...
  • Susan Johnson
    Nov 04, 2018
    Although I have seen the TV series, this is the first book of his I have read. It's like being on a roller coaster without having a chance to catch your breath. Perhaps if I had read others in the series, it would have been easier to follow but it jumped around so much that it was har...
  • Debbie
    Nov 13, 2018
    No one writes like Bruen. This is a one sitting book and as usual the worse possible thing(s) that can happen to Jack do. Honestly, I don't know how he get's up each day... and he has horrible taste/luck with women. Maybe Jack should leave Ireland for good .... ...
  • Still
    Mar 29, 2019
    Jack Taylor/Ken Bruen fans, rejoice! One of the best Jack Taylor entries in a while. In this one, His Jackness rescues a suicide from an attempted drowning which sets him up for a truckload of regret. Several violent incidents occur before the book's end... the reader learns t...
  • Randy
    Sep 26, 2018
    Jack Taylor has to be one of the most fascinating characters ever written. I NEVER get tired of following Jack through the chaos that is his life. Ken Bruen has never failed to deliver anything less than stellar when it comes to the Jack Taylor series. THE GALWAY SILENCE is no exceptio...
  • Bonnie Brody
    Jan 12, 2019
    Ken Bruen's 'In the Galway Silence' is the 19th book in the Jack Taylor series. It is as fresh a read as I could have hoped for. Considered an action packed mystery, it is truthfully its own genre, one that only could have been conceived and executed by Bruen, who holds a doctorate in ...
  • Bill Berger
    Jun 08, 2018
    Ken Bruen gets better and better with age. One learns what to hear, what to watch and what to read along with a great Jack Taylor storyline in each novel. A little recap of characters from the past is a nice touch along with a new nasty piece of work makes this one of Bruen?s best. ...
  • Robert James
    Feb 03, 2019
    Read this in one day. I don't know why I keep reading the Taylor books. One reason is that they are extremely well written and concise. But they are depressing. I don't know how Taylor keeps living with the amount of pain he has to suffer. I think I keep reading them in the hope that s...
  • Tim
    Jun 21, 2018
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley to read and review. IN THE GALWAY SILENCE by Ken Bruen is the 14th book in the Jack Taylor series, and opens with Jack doing well and in a relationship with a woman named Marion that is giving him much to be thankfu...
  • Mike Sumner
    Dec 24, 2018
    Ken Bruen does it again - number 14 in my favourite series. Jack Taylor, ex guard, no saint, Irish noir that is at times hilarious, written in Bruen's inimitable style with paragraphs that more closely resemble verse than prose. It's original, unusual and continues to entertain as it a...
  • Thomas
    Oct 27, 2018
    3.5 stars rounded down to 3. Thanks 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 ...
  • Sandy
    Jun 28, 2018
    After finishing The Emerald Lie, I wasn?t sure if Jack Taylor would be with us much longer. Yet here he is?bleary eyed & bushy tailed. But there?s something odd about him. It?s like he?s?*gasp*?happy. He?s cut down on drink & cigs, quit the PI biz & has a ne...
  • Jiří Pavlovský
    Nov 29, 2018
    Dal? anti-detektivka od Kena Bruena, sp? sled vztekle depresivnch my?lenek a zu?ivch ?in? ne? kriminlka. Ale stejn?, i kdy? m? to hlad proti srsti, i kdy? jsou postavy vyvzny z logiky a jsou sp?e un?eny nhodnmi impulsy, ?tu stle dal? Bruenovy ...
  • Martha
    Nov 07, 2018
    This is the 13th outing for Jack Taylor, disgraced ex-Garda, heavy drinker, all round misanthrope with a heart of gold - or maybe butter. Now a private detective who gets results, usually by default. Set in Galway on the West coast of Ireland, this city on the edge of the sea before it...
  • Rick
    Jun 10, 2018
    I want to thank NetGalley and Grove Atlantic for providing me with a digital copy of this book This is my first read of a Ken Bruen novel (Jack Taylor series #13) so I must admit I am a bit of a neophyte when it comes to following Bruen?s style of storytelling. How it compares to ...
  • Alan Taylor
    Nov 04, 2018
    ?The Irish can abide almost anything save silence.? A few paragraphs into a new Jack Taylor novel and you hear the musicality and fall into the familiar rhythms of Ken Bruen?s prose. It is distinctive, like listening for the first time to your favourite band?s new album, you...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    Nov 30, 2018
    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 arrest." He moved back a step. "Are you serious?" I pondered, then, "Maybe it's the drink talki...
  • Paromjit
    Dec 10, 2018
    No one does Irish Noir like Ken Bruen, brutal, violent, lyrical with a musical quality 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...
  • Literary Soirée
    Jul 09, 2018
    Marilyn 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. And 13 turns out to be Ken?s lucky number. Because his baker?s dozen in the Jack Taylor crime fic...
  • Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller
    Nov 26, 2018
    I have a spiral notebook dedicated to Ken Bruen where I take notes on his books. I don?t write down the plots, which are memorable in themselves. Rather, his Jack Taylor novels (and a number of his other works as well) contain an encyclopedic range of quotations, reading suggestions,...
  • eyes.2c
    Nov 16, 2018
    Irish noir! Even when things are looking up it seems like Jack Taylor's only way is down. When he rescues a suicide from drowning his life moves in a different direction, including a competitive killer who plays one-up-manship with Jack. A bleak Irish detective novel complete with w...