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This was the best of the series that I have read so far I really enjoyed it. Once again Ken Bruen puts together great characters and a great plot. I love reading Ken Bruen s books the pages turn in a flicker, so fast that the edges smolder I laugh and I cry and all the things you re supposed to do The trouble is that, a few hours later, I can remember very little of what I ve read.This is no damning criticism I could say much the same about the Midsomer Murders TV movies, which I also rather like although we re talkin chalk an cheese here I read Calibre in a sort of race with time as I came out the other end, puffing from the spr I love reading Ken Bruen s books the pages turn in a flicker, so fast that the edges smolder I laugh and I cry and all the things you re supposed to do The trouble is that, a few hours later, I can remember very little of what I ve read.This is no damning criticism I could say much the same about the Midsomer Murders TV movies, which I also rather like although we re talkin chalk an cheese here I read Calibre in a sort of race with time as I came out the other end, puffing from the sprint, I asked myself how consequential was what I d just read The answer was not very As an aside, the book would have benefited from the attentions of a proofreader Bruen s style violates orthodox grammatical rules, and I have no trouble with that I do object to the spelling punctuational errors, though This is another tale of the South London division of the Met, and in particular of its most corrupt yet successful detective, Brant This time out, the squad are up against a serial killer who s decided to off obnoxiously rude people If you think this echoes Brad Denton s satirical novel Blackburn 1993 you re right Bruen thinks the same and actually mentions the book, but, because he believes the novel s called Blackstone, he can t identify the author s name.Well fuckit, I can There are various other subplots going on, of course, in a very 87th Precinct style Bruen is far better at acknowledging his debts here Some of those subplots come to a reasonable resolution others don t I m not sure the main plot does, either.Hm.It has been, you see, several hours since I finished the book Every summer I reread all of Robert Parker s Spenser books and Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall The people at the library are always bemused at the sight of me returning a big stack of them mere days after checking them out I always explain that it takes about two hours tops to read a Parker book That s the way they are.Well, I read Calibre and Ammunition by Ken Bruen yesterday, in one three hour sitting Actually I was flat on my back on the couch, with the TV tuned to The First 48 for Every summer I reread all of Robert Parker s Spenser books and Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall The people at the library are always bemused at the sight of me returning a big stack of them mere days after checking them out I always explain that it takes about two hours tops to read a Parker book That s the way they are.Well, I read Calibre and Ammunition by Ken Bruen yesterday, in one three hour sitting Actually I was flat on my back on the couch, with the TV tuned to The First 48 for extra procedural oomph SO that eclipses the Parker record by 30 minutes on average.These are bare bones stories Think Ed McBain Bruen certainly does Bruen packs a lot into these sparse paragraphs And I suspect they will repay re reading, as with Parker.The only reason I don t give them five stars is I have an uneasy feeling they might be the literary equivalent of a bag of potato chips Might be Only Ken Bruen is Ken Bruen.He is the master. I m not at all sure of the point of this story It makes little sense to me 2 of 10 stars Most of the characters are unappealing, even the supposed good people The ending was mostly satisfying, but I don t think I will readof this series. *Free ☂ Calibre ⇔ Somewhere in the teeming heart of London is a man on a lethal mission His cause a long overdue lesson on the importance of manners When a man gives a public tongue lashing to a misbehaving child, or a parking lot attendant is rude to a series of customers, the Manners Killer makes sure that the next thing either sees is the beginning of his own grisly endWhen he starts mailing letters to the Southeast London police squad, he ll soon find out just how bad a man s manners can get The Southeast is dominated by the perpetual sneer of one Inspector Brant, and while he might or might not agree with the killer s cause and can even forgive his tactics to some degree, Brant is just ornery enough to employ his trademark brand of amoral, borderline criminal policing to the hunt for the Manners Killer For if there s one thing that drives the incomparable inspector, it s the unshakeable conviction that if anyone is going to be getting away with murder on his patch, it ll be Brant himself, thank you very muchKen Bruen s Calibre is original and astonishing hard boiled noir Not nearly depressing as your average Ken Bruen novel The Manners Killer faces up to Brant who has no manners whatsoever Or morals, or discipline, etc Highly recommended