American Skin

American Skin

A Novel

Book - 2006
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Stephen Blake is a good man blown in bad directions. He and girlfriend Siobhan, best friend Tommy, IRA terrorist Stapleton, and a particularly American sort of psychopath named Dade, are all on a collision course somewhere on the road between the dive bars of New York, and the pitiless desert of the Southwest. American Skin is the long-awaited American novel by Ken Bruen, the hardboiled master of Irish Noir.
Publisher: Boston : Kate's Mystery Books ; Lanham, MD : National Book Network, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781932112474
Characteristics: 280 p. ; 22 cm


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Mar 21, 2019

I hated it, feel it should be destroyed.

Nov 04, 2011

Very good Bruen. A more elaborate story than we're used to and set in Ireland and America, American Skin may be his best ( toughest?) novel yet ( I read a few and, happily, lots more to come). After the death of Donald E Westlake and his wonderful Dortmunder I do think that Ken Bruen has become my fetish writer. And it all began with "The White Trilogy" and that obnoxious but so much charming (?) character D S Brant. A pleaser to read. Every time I feel like I'm having dessert.


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