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Make Me (with bonus short story Small Wars): A Jack Reacher Novel Kindle Edition
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“Lee Child has another winner with Make Me. . . . There’s a reason why Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre: He can take all these strange elements and clichés and make them compelling and original.”—Associated Press
“A superb thriller.”—New York Daily News
“Child’s complete command of the story makes this thriller work brilliantly.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“I’ve read all twenty of Lee Child’s novels. Maybe there’s something wrong with me. But I can’t wait for the twenty-first.”—Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker
“[The Reacher series] is the current gold standard in the genre. . . . In Make Me Lee Child delivers another Jack Reacher specialty; the total knockout.”—Dayton Daily News
“Child serves up wingding plots, pithy dialogue, extraordinary background on intriguing topics, and cunningly constructed suspense. But what keeps us coming back—by the millions—is the chance to walk around in the skin of that big guy in the middle of everything.”—The Oregonian
“A dark thriller . . . Lee Child’s Make Me, the twentieth in his wildly popular Jack Reacher series, delivers exactly what readers have come to expect from the perennial bestselling author: interesting characters, tight plots and page-turning action. . . . Readers won’t be disappointed.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Jack Reacher is back. . . . Readers new to this series will find this book a good starting point, and fans will be pleased to see Jack again.”—LibraryReads (Top Ten Pick)
“The reigning champ ups the ante. . . . Yes, there’s breakneck action, but what gives this one its zing is the multilayered plot. . . . The beguiling Chang offers a new treat for series fans as well, and a surprise at the end will keep readers short of breath until the next installment begins.”—Booklist (starred review)
“This series remains as compulsively readable as ever. Child is a master of pacing, stretching out the mystery through short chapters that give rise to bursts of well-choreographed violence. . . . Of course, the biggest strength is Reacher himself: impassive, analytical, secretly romantic, and relentlessly honorable. It’s impossible not to root for him. . . . Reacher is still going strong. Will satisfy fans—and newcomers, too.”—Kirkus Reviews
Lee Child has another winner with"Make Me." . . . There s a reason why Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre: He can take all these strange elements and cliches and make them compelling and original. Associated Press
A superb thriller. New York "Daily News"
Child s complete command of the story makes this thriller work brilliantly. "Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
I ve read all twenty of Lee Child s novels. Maybe there s something wrong with me. But I can t wait for the twenty-first. Malcolm Gladwell, "The New Yorker"
[The Reacher series] is the current gold standard in the genre. . . . In "Make Me" Lee Child delivers another Jack Reacher specialty; the total knockout. "Dayton Daily News"
Child serves up wingding plots, pithy dialogue, extraordinary background on intriguing topics, and cunningly constructed suspense. But what keeps us coming back by the millions is the chance to walk around in the skin of that big guy in the middle of everything. "The Oregonian"
A dark thriller . . . Lee Child s "Make Me, " the twentieth in his wildly popular Jack Reacher series, delivers exactly what readers have come to expect from the perennial bestselling author: interesting characters, tight plots and page-turning action. . . . Readers won t be disappointed. Minneapolis "Star Tribune"
Jack Reacher is back. . . . Readers new to this series will find this book a good starting point, and fans will be pleased to see Jack again. "LibraryReads "(Top Ten Pick)
The reigning champ ups the ante. . . . Yes, there s breakneck action, but what gives this one its zing is the multilayered plot. . . . The beguiling Chang offers a new treat for series fans as well, and a surprise at the end will keep readers short of breath until the next installment begins. "Booklist "(starred review)
This series remains as compulsively readable as ever. Child is a master of pacing, stretching out the mystery through short chapters that give rise to bursts of well-choreographed violence. . . . Of course, the biggest strength is Reacher himself: impassive, analytical, secretly romantic, and relentlessly honorable. It s impossible not to root for him. . . . Reacher is still going strong. Will satisfy fans and newcomers, too. "Kirkus Reviews"" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00R04MDAE
- Publisher : Delacorte Press (September 8, 2015)
- Publication date : September 8, 2015
- Language: : English
- File size : 2848 KB
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- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 402 pages
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- Best Sellers Rank: #10,255 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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1) I don't live in Oklahoma but the internet has cell phone coverage maps. It sure looks like almost every square inch of the state has some type of coverage. (Maybe someone from Oklahoma could confirm that.) Yeah, there might be some dead areas but not when driving for three hours. Which brings us to point number 2.
2) Oklahoma City is smack dab in the middle of the state. All of the wheat fields are west and northwest of OC. It is only 100 or so miles from downtown OC to the Texas border. Add another 100 and you're in Amarillo Texas. It's hard to tell exactly where this fictional town is set but even if it is up in the far northwest corner, it is only about 100 miles back down south to Amarillo. The northern border of the state is only 100 miles from OC and I-35 runs up that way, add another 100 and your in Wichita KS. Three hours at 50 mph and you should hit a good size town somewhere. And it probably has cell phone service.
3) Chicago. Our heroes determine that the bad guy has a network behind him because he has a gun. He couldn't take the gun on the airplane so someone must have supplied him with it. They incapacitate the bad guy and start using their cell phone again which they knew had been traced before. Why would you do that if you thought there was some network of bad guys? Go get a burner phone like you did earlier in the book.
4) The library. Our heroes find out their guy phoned from the library. Our heroes know they have been traced by their cell phones. Our heroes are so smart that they can't figure out that maybe the bad guys just might have the library under surveillance.
5) Chang uses an old FBI business card to fool people into thinking she is still with the FBI. No one ever asks to see, I don't know, A BADGE!!! Who on this planet doesn't know that any scam artist can print their own business cards? At home, on their personal printer.
I may have forgiven some of this nonsense if the book was any good but it was just deadly dull. I didn't care anymore. One last observation about my fellow readers. If you don't want a violent book don't read Lee Child or John Sandford. There are plenty of light mystery books out there you can select from.
I think Lee Child has run out of steam for the series. The "bad guys" in this book were deplorable, the subject unthinkable. I call them bad guys but they shouldn't even be allowed to be called human. I won't spoil anything in case you actually want to read the book. But I wouldn't recommend it to any one. In sorry I wasted my money.
Child's seems to really be stretching himself thin in this book. In the past, fight scenes have been written in a way that I could almost feel myself being there with Reacher as he takes on one, two, ten combatants. I could hear elbow meet flesh and always anticipated the we-know-it's-coming head but slam. The fight scenes in Make Me were forced and Reacher is way off his game. It just became easier to shoot some one. And while I agree that Reacher didn't kill anyone who didn't deserve to die I agree with other reviewers that at some point law enforcement should have been involved. Simply killing the bad guys was too good and too easy.
I hate to say it but I no longer look forward to the release of book 21. Jus my prediction that it will be the last Jack Reacher book. Child's is straining to come up with scenarios in this technologically driven world. It's become more difficult to keep Reacher under the radar. It's been nearly a decade since we first met up with him but I think the time has come for him to plant roots and give up the nomadic life style that had lead to all of his encounters with loathsome characters.
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Regrettably, it’s time for Jack to start thinking about a future that doesn’t involve a bus/coach/truck/train trip to nowhere and contemplate a safer future. The early stories were a breath of fresh air in an arguably stale genre when Reacher bestrode the thriller universe. But twenty books in twenty years is a long, long time: too long! We know he gets the girl, we know he mangles bad guys, we know he outwits all and sundry – and we know how he does it! Sadly, what once had me pining for the next instalment, now has me trying to avoid Tom Cruise’s face on book covers that should have featured Vin Diesel’s (or any suitable alternative!)
Don't get me wrong: it's okay by Reacher's standards and if you haven't read (m)any of the previous books - hence, the three stars. But journey's end is beckoning.
Make me has all the elements of a typical jack reacher novel and then some. There is more action in this than some of the previous ones and the violence more extreme. An interesting character progression here is that, where as reacher was always concerned about justice and bringing the bad guys to book. Here , he's a cold clinical killer that would sooner blow the baddies away.
As always in a reacher book. Child never let's on till the end what's going on and when we finally do find out the truth here.......well what can I say except this is probably the most disturbing conclusion to any reacher book!