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summary London Boulevard 108 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. 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 out by the hall of fame tour Whie I was frustrated as hell during the first half of the novel detailing the protagonist s release from prison and his efforts to reorient himself in society the second proved easier to swallow Bruen does affect a style which often literarly cascades down the page I can t say I hated such techniue I only wish there was on display

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summary London Boulevard 108 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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summary London Boulevard 108 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. 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 modernColin Farrell gets out of prison somehow gets himself a job as a handyman for some rich old actress crimes happen the criminal underworld circles he moves in ebb and flow to accommodate his return to their world the outline of Sunset Boulevard is tacked on all in all it s a pretty cool little taleHaving read two Bruen s in a row featuring different characters in different cities I had a major problem with his writing from the very start of this book He only knows one voice one way to write Colin Farrell has an inner monologue that sounds just like Jack Taylor only slightly less miserable and supposedly English There s the other problem I had too for a man who only ever loved two things you d think he would use the right word to refer to it I ve never heard a single Londoner refer to football as soccer it s a small detail sure but if you re trying to provide a sense of realism and what else would constantly talking about pop music and crime novels and tube stations be if not an attempt at realism If you start thinking about that too much this entire novel falls apart so don t when writing a middle aged Londoner you should probably try not to think like a middle aged man from GalwayYeah the pop culture references were a bit much too who really cares how widely read Ken Bruen is Constantly name dropping forgotten greats of noir does not magically make your novel of the same uality Giving James Ellroy a cameo on the other handI dig Bruen s work so far but I think I ll only check out if I run out of other people to read As he points out there s all this David Goodis and Charles Willeford and James Ellroy to get through first


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    [Read online London Boulevard] eBook ✓ 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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    [Read online London Boulevard] eBook ✓ Ken Bruen free download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF º Ken Bruen Ken Bruen º 8 read 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 b

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    characters London Boulevard Ken Bruen º 8 read [Read online London Boulevard] eBook ✓ Ken Bruen 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 ma

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    characters London Boulevard [Read online London Boulevard] eBook ✓ Ken Bruen 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 shou

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    [Read online London Boulevard] eBook ✓ Ken Bruen free download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF º Ken Bruen Ken Bruen º 8 read 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 different from Nora Desmond the Diva in Wilder's movie After a few pages the book and the movie diverge

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    [Read online London Boulevard] eBook ✓ 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 of their chaotic lives and recording the wreckage and Bob's your uncle The fluency and the concision are of course carefully crafted and Bruen's poetic vocation shows This is an inspired tw

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    [Read online London Boulevard] eBook ✓ Ken Bruen Ken Bruen º 8 read 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

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    [Read online London Boulevard] eBook ✓ Ken Bruen 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 out by th

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    [Read online London Boulevard] eBook ✓ Ken Bruen Ken Bruen º 8 read characters London Boulevard 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

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    [Read online London Boulevard] eBook ✓ Ken Bruen I thank my lucky stars for Ken Bruen I was looking at a horrendous reading slump and had already trashed two books without finishing them when I picked up Bruen's London Boulevard This book is essentially Sunset Boulevard through a glass darkly I really enjoyed Mitchell the literate thug's many bookish references to favorite authors

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