This novel definitely has a different writing style than normally seen in novels, I would describe it as choppy in nature. Not a bad thing. Just different. Like the main character is thinking is short, hard bursts.
This is a dark story with a dark history behind it. A man spiraling out of control who may have once been a good guy, but if his behavior and actions continue, he may become just as bad as those guys he once went after.
The Mysterious Press
July 7, 2015
The award-winning crime writer Ken Bruen, called “the best-kept literary
secret in Ireland” by the Independent, is as joyously unapologetic in
his writing as he is wickedly poetic, mixing high and low with hypnotic
mastery. In the previous book in the series, Purgatory, ex-cop
Jack Taylor had finally turned his life around, only to be taunted back
into fighting Galway’s corruption by a twisted serial killer named C33.
In the new novel Green Hell, Bruen’s dark angel of a protagonist
has again hit rock bottom: one of his best friends is dead, the other
has stopped speaking to him; he has given up battling his addiction to
alcohol and pills; and his firing from the Irish national police, the
Guards, is ancient history. But Jack isn’t about to embark on a
self-improvement plan. Instead, he has taken up a vigilante case against
a respected professor of literature at the University of Galway who has
a violent habit his friends in high places are only too happy to
ignore. And when Jack rescues a preppy American student on a Rhodes
Scholarship from a couple of kid thugs, he also unexpectedly gains a new
sidekick, who abandons his thesis on Beckett to write a biography of
Galway’s most magnetic rogue.
Between pub crawls and violent
outbursts, Jack’s vengeful plot against the professor soon spirals
toward chaos. Enter Emerald, an edgy young Goth who could either be the
answer to Jack’s problems, or the last ripped stitch in his undoing.
Ireland may be known as a “green Eden,” but in Jack Taylor’s world, the
national color has a decidedly lethal sheen.