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  • Author:
    Ken Bruen
  • ISBN:
    1899344225
  • ISBN13:
    978-1899344222
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  • Publisher:
    Do Not Pr (April 13, 1998)
  • Pages:
    156 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Mystery
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    4.4
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The Hackman Blues (Bloodlines) Paperback – April 13, 1998. This very short book may be one of the very first written and published by Ken Bruen. Even at that stage of his career, it is quite easy to see him honing his writing style.

The Hackman Blues (Bloodlines) Paperback – April 13, 1998. by. Ken Bruen (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. There are the usual short chapters, the tough guy dialogue, and gruesome action aplenty.

In THE HACKMAN BLUES Bruen certainly releases plenty of them onto the page. In this early novel, we follow one of the most unsympathetic characters in modern crime fiction, and yet, somehow, we still like him despite all his evils. Perhaps even because of his dark nature.

THE HACKMAN BLUES – Okay Ken Bruen – 2nd book Brady is a gay, bipolar, tough guy, criminal-detective ex-con. He is asked to find a white girl in Brixton, which sounds simple, but causes all kinds of complications

THE HACKMAN BLUES – Okay Ken Bruen – 2nd book Brady is a gay, bipolar, tough guy, criminal-detective ex-con. He is asked to find a white girl in Brixton, which sounds simple, but causes all kinds of complications. Jan 13, 2015 Sandi rated it liked it. Shelves: er-suspense, read-2015.

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1997) A novel by Ken Bruen. A crime novel about life on the streets of Brixton. A junkie with a tentative grip on life on the right side of the law is lured into a potentially lucrative project which at first glance appears simple but conceals an unimaginable amount of danger. Similar books by other authors.

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The Hackman Blues (Bloodlines) by Ken Bruen. Brady, our narrator, Is fifty, gay, and a manic-depressive professional criminal of Irish descent, strung out on lithium and excessive drinking.

Ken Bruen (born 1951) is an Irish writer of hard-boiled and noir crime fiction. Born in Galway, he was educated at Gormanston College, County Meath and later at Trinity College Dublin, where he earned a PhD in metaphysics

Ken Bruen (born 1951) is an Irish writer of hard-boiled and noir crime fiction. Born in Galway, he was educated at Gormanston College, County Meath and later at Trinity College Dublin, where he earned a PhD in metaphysics. Bruen spent twenty-five years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, . Asia and South America. His travels have been hazardous at times, including a stint in a Brazilian jail. Bruen is part of a literary circle that includes Jason Starr, Reed Farrel Coleman, and Allan Guthrie.

The latest Jack Taylor novel from the Godfather of Irish noir. For fans of Adrian McKinty and Derek Raymond. In The Ghosts of Galway, he brings those elegiac talents to bear on a case involving a famously blasphemous red book and Bruen's equally profane antihero Jack Taylor. As well-versed in politics, pop culture, and crime fiction as he is ill-fated in life, Jack Taylor is recovering from a mistaken medical diagnosis and a failed suicide attempt.

JACK TAYLOR by Ken Bruen Born in 1951 in Galway, Ireland, the city in which he still makes his home, Ken Bruen had his first book published in 1992 and has been extremely prolific since then, producing seven novels in the Jack Taylor series, set in Galway; seven novels about Inspector Brant, set in England; ten stand-alone novels; and five short story collections, as well as uncollected stories

Fans of Bruen...will enjoy seeing the Keystone Crooks get picked off one by one."" - Kirkus Reviews. Brady, our narrator, is fifty, gay, and a manic-depressive professional criminal of Irish descent, strung out on lithium and excessive drinking. Today he has neglected to take his medication, which makes him even more manic, violent, and unpredictable. Brady is hired to find a powerful Irish construction chief's daughter. Known as the ""Hackman,"" the chief believes his daughter is in Brixton, a multi-racial part of London that is predominantly black. Brady recruits his former cell-mate, a black thug, and another ""associate"" to get the girl back. This doesn't please the construction chief, who's an out-and-out racist. The whole thing goes horribly wrong when Brady tries to play her black gangster boyfriend against the ""Hackman"" and his Irish heavies in a complicated ransom ploy. The Hackman Blues is ""a masterpiece of London noir"" (BBC Greater London Radio).

Kulafyn
Tony Brady is not a nice man, which sets him apart from many crime/thriller/suspense novel protagonists. He's not even particularly likeable. Further, he's manic-depressive, and walks a fine line between being able to exist in the world with the rest of us, and being carted off to the nearest padded room. He is, however, smart and cynical, with a wickedly funny take on the world around him.
Hackman Blues is as much an essay on modern life as it is a crime novel, and works terrifically well on both levels. Tony Brady is asked to find the daughter of a local 'businessman' (i.e. crook). He enlists the aid of his friend and former prison mate, Elias Rasheed Mohammed, and the adventure begins.
The novel doesn't give the reader much chance to catch their breath from beginning to end, and includes many plots twists and a heart-breaking ending.
It's not for those who like everything wrapped up in a neat package, or who have trouble with violence or profanity. But Tony Brady has a moral code of sorts that he's determined to live by, and watching him struggle to do the right thing is a great read.
Blackseeker
Bruen brutal and funny. From prison to Brixby, the hits never stop. There are no good guys and if there were they wouldn't survive this tale of double dealing and betrayal. The best guy is an alcoholic who understands Joyce's wife Nora had a mouth on her because she was from Galway. He dies too. Enjoy. You know you love it.
Fecage
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Vudozilkree
Good Noir story
Sirara
Ken Bruen is a special writer, very different to anyone else out there.

He is a noir master who seems to be able to conjure a vision of general ugliness and mayhem with great ease.

In this book, we meet Brady, a man who is a manic depressive living on the edge of society through his lithium, his one night stands with various men and his enjoyment of alcohol.

Brady is given the task of finding the daughter of a well-known criminal. Seems a relatively easy task for him but things start to spiral out of control when he finds the girl, who she is with and then develops a grand plan for a big monetary gain.

Bruen is not one for the fainthearted, he doesn't seem able to write a book that has a happy and peaceful ending and he is very fast paced (think a young James Ellroy).

Massive fan of Ken Bruen.
Уou ll never walk alone
This very short book may be one of the very first written and published by Ken Bruen. Even at that stage of his career, it is quite easy to see him honing his writing style. There are the usual short chapters, the tough guy dialogue, and gruesome action aplenty.

It's a quick read, and I quite enjoyed it. The reason for the 4 stars is that there are a lot of references to people and things that would probably only be known to readers in England and Ireland. That's not the author's fault, but puzzling them out did bring reading to almost a screeching halt. Don't let that deter you from reading this book, however.
Binar
Some interesting possibilities (gay, bipolar, tough guy, criminal- detective as lead, Brixton-centered plot, oddball crime boss) don't really gel into anything that interesting. The con is asked to find a white girl in Brixton, which sounds simple, but causes all kinds of complications. The whole bipolar thing wears thin quickly, and the style isn't quite on.