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Old 02-17-2020, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by CA4Now View Post
I finished Persuader (2002) a few weeks ago. It was one of the few I hadn't read, and I had to buy it at Barnes and Noble since my library didn't have that one. I couldn't put it down, although many of Child's books are like that. They're great for escape reading. (FWIW, I did not read the Reacher series in order.)

Cheers, CA4

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Old 02-18-2020, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by slamont61 View Post
I've read every one of them. I would consider myself a huge Lee Child fan. When I read about his brother taking over it made sense. Got to be hard to crank out story after story using the same character doing the same things and staying relevant. In a sense it does seem like a good idea to try and maintain a seamless flow while keeping a franchise alive. Guess the editor will be kept busy looking for flaws in the mix or for cracks in the foundation.

A am also looking forward to the (cable series) based on the Reacher stories.
I don’t think this will work really
Look at Dick Francis’s son trying to take up his mantle—

Haven’t read any of the brother Andrew Child’s novels but I would think while the books might be enjoyable reads they are going to be different —-

And I don’t think Child is doing it as a favor to his readers but to his bank account...
A franchise like this is money in the bank...
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:17 AM
Location: Maine
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Originally Posted by Returning2USA View Post
I've never read any of Lee Child's books.

If anyone can give me their opinion (I'm an adult, late 40s) please chime in.
I haven't read them all. I have read maybe three or four. I don't get the love. They're okay. Not bad. Not great.

The books Child wrote in third-person are the best. But on some he switched to a first-person POV, which I found very offputting and weird for Jack Reacher. Jack never struck me as particularly chatty. "Yeah, I'm a tough as nails vigilante. The strong silent type. So let me tell you all the intimate details of my life..." Just strange. Tough guys don't generally make particularly good first-person narrators.

If you're looking for this "kind" of book --- vigilante helping people in need --- then I actually think the Peter Ash books by Nick Petrie are MUCH better than Lee Child's books. Start with THE DRIFTER.

If you're just looking for straight up adventure/thriller type fiction, then C.J. Box puts them all to shame. Start with OPEN SEASON. Jack Reacher has nothing on Nate Romanowki. Nate could beat Jack to pulp with a wet fish and still be home in time for dinner.
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:28 AM
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It's funny to take a 6 foot 5 inch bruiser described as scary looking and have him portrayed by a pretty boy so short he's got to have a box to stand on for his love scenes with his female co-stars.
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