(EPUB) [London Boulevard]


  • Paperback
  • 237
  • London Boulevard
  • Ken Bruen
  • English
  • 09 March 2020
  • 9781899344772

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Read ß London Boulevard Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ken Bruen ½ 2 Read Free download London Boulevard 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 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 almost completely I d say the movie serves as an inspiration for the book Only that The aging actress isn t the major character that she is in Sunset though she and her devoted butler do still play a critical part in the storyBruen successfully takes the spirit of Sunset Boulevard and turns it into something that s new and different and altogether wonderful It has all the grit of a down and dirty pulp thriller It twists and turns and you ll never really know who can be trusted and who cannotBut is it the story itself that makes London Boulevard such a noteworthy novel That s a definite no What made my day while reading it was his prose which is like a round of machine gun fire uick and sharp and to the point And although his style is simple and clipped it s also strikingly lyrical heavily seasoned with references to literature almost all of my favourite crime fiction writers are represented Derek Raymond Charles Willeford James Sallis etc music and even philosophy Bruen grabs you by the throat and this story is nothing short of ass kicking at its finest Pulp poetry and it s sheer fun to read Vania etc music and Errata even philosophy Bruen grabs you by the throat and this story is nothing short of ass kicking at its finest Pulp poetry and it s sheer fun to read

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Read ß London Boulevard Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ken Bruen ½ 2 Read Free download London Boulevard 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 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 be pasted onto the framework of a very good noir crime novel The protagonist Mitchell is recently released from prison for a crime he was too drunk to remember His friend Norton helps to set him back up in his old way of life but with a few catches Mitchell is not willing to go along with This leads to some difficulties with the local crime bossAt the same time Mitchell finds honest work as a handyman for an aging actress with an interesting butler Hilarity ensues and the butler turns out to be full of surprisesThis is the first Ken Bruen book I have read after hearing and reading rave reviews of much of his work I suspect this is not Bruen s strongest novel he is much better known for his detective novels and yet I could see genius at work all the same Mitchell is exactly the type of flawed amoral completely awesome criminal that I love reading about Fans of Parker or similar criminal protagonists will enjoy Mitchell I suspect He is much rounded a character than many of the criminal protagonists currently knocking somebody or the other s teeth out in a book near you I now count myself a Bruen fan 45

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Read ß London Boulevard Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ken Bruen ½ 2 Read Free download London Boulevard 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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    (EPUB) [London Boulevard] Ken Bruen ½ 2 Read Download æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ 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 itIf I'd lost it I'd have broken his ne

  2. says: (EPUB) [London Boulevard]

    (EPUB) [London Boulevard] Ken Bruen ½ 2 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

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    Download æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ Ken Bruen (EPUB) [London Boulevard] Ken Bruen ½ 2 Read 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 da

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    (EPUB) [London Boulevard] Ken Bruen ½ 2 Read Free download London Boulevard 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 elements and some choice dialogue they are two TOTALLY different animals If I was Ken Bruen I'd be seriously of

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    Free download London Boulevard (EPUB) [London Boulevard] Ken Bruen ½ 2 Read Mr Bruen obviously knows his tradition At one point in his reworking of Sunset Boulevard hence the title saucy James Ellroy makes an

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    Free download London Boulevard Ken Bruen ½ 2 Read (EPUB) [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 sale Now I understand why it went on it in first placeThe book is about everyday's life of the main character Mitchell The first 190 pages could be easily shortened to 15 20 without any dam

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    (EPUB) [London Boulevard] 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 past such as Charles Willeford essentially a tip of the hat from one crime writ

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