just finished reading the only one of the Jack Taylor novels i’d inadvertently missed by Ken Bruen, Headstone.
people spend a lot of time comparing Ken to every other recognizable master of noir, darker than, more violent than, etc. but they’ve not had the honor to read his short works, as collected in A Fifth of Bruen, for instance, where we get a glance into his boundless empathy for Downs Syndrome children. as dark as his heart gets, as bare-bones as his prose becomes, there beats a heart bigger than any of ours.
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