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Bad Luck and Trouble: A Jack Reacher Novel Kindle Edition
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"It's easy to mock the testosterone of Reacher novels—until you read one. They're everything authors like WEB Griffin wish they had the talent to write."—Rocky Mountain News
“Reacher thinks and acts in nouns and verbs—no adjective need apply. He's a human missile; all you have to do is aim him.”—Palm Beach Post, Florida
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“Electrifying . . . this series is utterly addictive.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“[An] action-packed thrill ride.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“A slam-bang yarn filled with Child’s usual terse life-and-death lessons.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A breathless, ultra-cool novel with relentless pacing.”—The Plain Dealer
“Tension-packed . . . one of the most enjoyable of the Reacher thrillers.”—Orlando Sentinel
- ASIN : B000QCQ8Y4
- Publisher : Delacorte Press (May 1, 2007)
- Publication date : May 1, 2007
- Language : English
- File size : 2955 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 386 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,711 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Lee Child knows how to write a compelling story that keeps you engaged. While I have enjoyed all of the Reacher books I have read to date, I am reading them in order because unlike Jack I do plan, this is one of the best.
This series is a guilty pleasure for me, as it's not my usual fare. I tend to gravitate toward fantasy and science fiction, and now that I think about it, Jack Reacher reminds me of my passion for David Weber's iconic character Honor Harrington. Not as law-abiding (now that he's out of the military), but as strong a passion for justice, and I feel just as passionate about both of them overcoming the odds to prevail.
Both characters are implacable enemies and staunch allies, humble and understanding of human frailty, straightforward and focused, but neither of them can abide corruption, or greed that leaves human casualties, and both are uniquely suited to make a difference. Both have superior size and strength on their side, both are clever and perceptive, and both are excellent leaders that inspire loyalty and bring out the best in those around them that have it to give.
I'd highly recommend this series to any Honor Harrington fan, and to anyone who likes thrilling novels of justice American style. (Don't let the fact that an Englishman writes the series put you off!) :)
Top reviews from other countries
If you read for fun (rather than for work) I would suggest that you try at least one Lee Child book. Obviously, you won't impress anyone, but you'll be left with a feeling that the good generally conquer the bad.
A bit like The Lone Ranger or Bonanza one hundred years ago ... but definitely worth a read.
If you like the Reacher novels, then this in my view is one of the better ones that I have read.