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Old 08-02-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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Lee Child

This guy is a great author... the first book of his that i read was 'persuader,' and it hooked me from the start. i've read all his books, and his jack reacher character is one of the best in hard-boiled fiction.

anyone else agree/disagree? i'd love to hear your thoughts on this.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:40 AM   #2
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:12 PM   #3
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I agree, fun reads. I enjoyed most of the Reacher novels but Lee goes overboard making him such an uber-man. It takes away from my sense of immersion at times. And his weapons-play isn't always accurate e.g. - shotgun has HOW much spread at that range? Not even with square shot, lol. I still like the character.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:49 PM   #4
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Oh yeah. I wonder what it would be like if the first book of his I read wasn't "61 Hours." The not-so-typical explosion and "to be continued" cliffhanger ... It's difficult not to get hooked.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:09 PM   #5
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anyone else agree/disagree? i'd love to hear your thoughts on this.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:32 PM   #6
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And his weapons-play isn't always accurate e.g. - shotgun has HOW much spread at that range? Not even with square shot, lol. I still like the character.
Same here. My wife turned me on to the Reacher books because she heard that the weapons and tactics were so detailed and accurate.

I admire that even when Child is wrong, Reacher says it with such earnest confidence and authority that I'm willing to suspend disbelief. In Reacher's universe, I'm convinced he's absolutely correct in all cases. Even when he says he prefers to headbutt people because he doesn't want to hurt his hands....

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Old 08-03-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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Jack Reacher novels? Yes. Lots of action. Great characters. But so many short sentences. Can't stand 'em. Drives me crazy. Option 2.

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Old 08-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #8
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yeah its out aug 30 in the UK... its a continuation of the previous two books not including The Affair.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:28 PM   #9
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I agree, fun reads. I enjoyed most of the Reacher novels but Lee goes overboard making him such an uber-man. It takes away from my sense of immersion at times. And his weapons-play isn't always accurate e.g. - shotgun has HOW much spread at that range? Not even with square shot, lol. I still like the character.
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Oh yeah. I wonder what it would be like if the first book of his I read wasn't "61 Hours." The not-so-typical explosion and "to be continued" cliffhanger ... It's difficult not to get hooked.
theyre all pretty good.
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