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Ken Bruen writes wonderfully. Jack Taylor is a very interesting character. I get great references to authors who I've not read and will truly enjoy. And yet ... These stories are an unremitting slog through the life of a bad alcoholic. I really don't see the point in revistiting, time and time again, the depths to which Jack can descend while he's ruining his life with drink. It's so unfortunate - I love the location, I love the characters - I barely finished the first book and I could not finish this one.
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I have enjoyed many other mysteries by this author, but this book was very disappointing. Basically 90% of the book is the main character moaning about his life, getting high on cocaine, and getting drunk. I feel as if I was robbed.
What made the experience of listening to The Killing of the Tinkers the most enjoyable?
There's a lot in this story. It builds nicely and quickly and keeps your interest all the way through. It shows our hero to be as fallible as ever, maybe more so. Sometimes it's difficult to empathise with him and it's all the better for that. Great character, really well written.
What can I say, this is the second book in a week I've listened to this week. Can't seem to get enough of Jack Taylor, both in books and TV series.