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Old 08-06-2012, 08:35 PM   #16
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Lee Child is the male equivalent to Sophie Kinsella in my opinion....dick-lit?

All harmless frothy fun, but hardly literary genius (oh no now I'm a book snob!) and yes I have all his books on my Kindle for those 'don't have anything to read' moments.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:04 PM   #17
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I read the first two reacher books, well the first 1 plus not yet finished the 2nd.

He must be a good action/adventure/thriller author, because I was grossed out by the way he chose to kill and threaten the victims in his books.

I found the plot of

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Reacher landing in a random small hick town and being accused of murder only to find out the victim was his brother.


to be a little too coincidental and his ability to cheat death all the time a bit too much, but it was a heart pounding read to say the least.

Thriller books are rarely my first pick though, but once in a while I don't mind reading one.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:16 PM   #18
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to be a little too coincidental and his ability to cheat death all the time a bit too much
agreed, thus my "nope" vote.

it is too bad as some of the plot lines are interesting, but imo the Reacher character is just too over the top and removed from reality -- kind of a superman without the cape.

a hero with some chinks in their armor is more interesting to me.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:43 PM   #19
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I read the first two reacher books, well the first 1 plus not yet finished the 2nd.

He must be a good action/adventure/thriller author, because I was grossed out by the way he chose to kill and threaten the victims in his books.

I found the plot of

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Reacher landing in a random small hick town and being accused of murder only to find out the victim was his brother.


to be a little too coincidental and his ability to cheat death all the time a bit too much, but it was a heart pounding read to say the least.

Thriller books are rarely my first pick though, but once in a while I don't mind reading one.
thats explained in his latest book, Tha Affair.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:44 PM   #20
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lol... seems like many here are ashamed to like his books.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:59 PM   #21
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thats explained in his latest book, Tha Affair.
i'll put it on hold.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:02 PM   #22
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Lee Child is the male equivalent to Sophie Kinsella in my opinion....dick-lit?
Umm..."Men's Adventure" is the established genre name you're looking for, perhaps?

But Jack Reacher books (judging by the one book I've read so far) are a step above the staples of that genre -- Mack Bolan, Remo Williams, etc -- in terms of story depth and literary sophistication.

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Next time I am in the mood for action/thriller, I may re-reserve the second book (Die trying) because even though I don't normally go for that brand of novel, I really found myself liking the Jack Reacher of the first couple of chapters when I read "Killing Floor".

I downloaded the sample free Epub that was in our library catalogue of The Affair, as well to see if I want to reserve the whole book.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:38 PM   #24
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well, half a step maybe. . .

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Umm..."Men's Adventure" is the established genre name you're looking for, perhaps?

But Jack Reacher books (judging by the one book I've read so far) are a step above the staples of that genre -- Mack Bolan, Remo Williams, etc -- in terms of story depth and literary sophistication.

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Next time I am in the mood for action/thriller, I may re-reserve the second book (Die trying) because even though I don't normally go for that brand of novel, I really found myself liking the Jack Reacher of the first couple of chapters when I read "Killing Floor".

I downloaded the sample free Epub that was in our library catalogue of The Affair, as well to see if I want to reserve the whole book.
try 'persuader' instead... a good page-turner
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Thanks! Now, is it important to read this series in order? If not, I won't have to worry about when I get it from the library.
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Thanks! Now, is it important to read this series in order? If not, I won't have to worry about when I get it from the library.
Some books refer to stuff that occurred in previous books, but it's fairly minor. You can read in any order you want; I personally read in sequential order as it's my preference.
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Hmm I generally prefer in order too, but now I am curious and am putting Persuader at least on TBR.
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Thanks! Now, is it important to read this series in order? If not, I won't have to worry about when I get it from the library.
not really... some books are prequels, some follow a loose order. its all good.
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Reacher, a great character reminds me of Clint Eastwood without a gun, quiet keeps to himself but f**k with him at your own peril, easy reading.
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