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Knives Out - a great whodunit in the Agatha Christie mould

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DIRECTOR RHIAN Johnson has made some of my favourite films of recent years, but while his last film was a Star Wars, his best work has always been his own scripts, particularly his spin on film noir with 2005’s Brick.

Ken Bruen to read at Culture Night event

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KEN BRUEN, the award winning crime writer, and one of the most critically acclaimed novelists to ever emerge from Galway, will read at one of two special Over The Edge events for Culture Night.

Jack Taylor and his battle with the Galway Girl

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'GALWAY GIRL' has been the title of both a Steve Earle song and an Ed Sheeran song. The term is about to be put to better use by the award-winning crime writer Ken Bruen in his forthcoming novel.

The unhinged poetry of Ken Bruen

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KEN BRUEN'S writing is like Charles Bukowski’s in that people tend to either love it, or be allergic to it. No one pretends to like Bruen’s writing in the way they do, say, the poetry of Ocean Vuong or Doireann Ní Gríofa because, to paraphrase WH Auden, they think it is the correct opinion to have for the time of year.

Ken Bruen's 'brilliant...surreal' take on Galway

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IN THE pristine minds of the inoffensive middleweights who like to think they dominate Irish literary culture post-Heaney, Ken Bruen is problematic. He writes novels people they describe as ‘ordinary’ like to read, with no higher aim in their devastatingly average minds than pure pleasure.

 

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