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Night School Hardcover – November 7, 2016
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“As gripping as ever.”—The Florida Times-Union
Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series
“This series [is] utterly addictive.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“Reacher [is] one of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes.”—The Washington Post
- Item Weight : 1.4 pounds
- Hardcover : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0804178801
- ISBN-13 : 978-0804178808
- Product Dimensions : 6.28 x 1.44 x 9.22 inches
- Publisher : Delacorte Press; First Edition (November 7, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #124,979 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mr. Child, your fans depend on you for high quality, exciting adventures with developed characters and story lines that make it hard to put the book down. If this is what future publications are going to be like, you are going to disappoint the millions of us who are devoted to Jack and faithful to you. Don't do it. Please go back to the quality you originally delivered.
That’s the good part, now the part that isn’t quite as good. I like Reacher novels because over the years he has been consistent - Jack Reacher is a really interesting character – keeps a clock in his head – always know exactly what time it is. Calculates the physics of a punch before he throws it, etc. In this book, Reacher is a bit more superficial. There is a lot less of Reacher’s thought process in this book and I felt it made the book a bit less fun to read. In fact, I can only give it “4 Stars” because it’s good – very good, in fact… but it lacks a bit of what makes Reacher novels so enjoyable.
Reacher fans will love it. Folks new to the series will enjoy it, as well. I enjoyed it. I just wish Lee Child done a bit more to keep Reacher’s character as unique and entertaining as he has done in the past.
Top reviews from other countries
1. A European city for location (not the back of beyond in USA), and involvement in a global incident
2. Sex scenes. Not Lee's writing strength at all in my opinion, but a requisite element of most Hollywood films these days. And gives an good director a chance to show off his artistic skills. In earlier books, I don't recall him always bedding a woman. In the later books, it has become a certainty, like James Bond.
3. Uneccesary bestiality scene. I'm no prude, but it seemed to be there to add some Hollywood shock factor, rather than be an integral part of the story.
4. A large group of key players, giving the chance to assemble a stellar cast.
5. Reacher as self-imposed judge, jury, and executioner. Yes, Reacher kills, but this time his murders seem almost gratuitous, and somewhat out of character. Far better when he badly hurts the transgressors. In this book, I felt he was little better than the "baddies" from a moral standpoint.
I'm not sure how I felt about him working as part of a team that he wasn't in charge of. In some ways it highlights his maverick nature, which I like, but I suspect it was necessary to create a situation where he could be involved in such a potentially global incident.
For a book hoping to be turned into a film, there was surprisingly little "action" for Reacher. I'm sure this was a disappointment for many readers.
I didn't find the plot as boring as some reviewers, nor as riveting as others.
Overall, I would put this on a par with other thriller novels I have read, whereas the best Reacher novels stand head and shoulders above the rest, with a twist or development to every chapter end that makes you want to move on to the next. This wasn't the case for me with this book.
One final point. I know Lee Child has defended the choice of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher, and has even gone so far as to say that it isn't easy to find an actor that fits his stature. One thing's for sure. Tom Cruise is the antithesis of Jack Reacher, whatever his acting abilities. I refuse to believe that there isn't a decent actor out there, who would be a better fit, physically.
Tom Cain's Samuel Carver
Will Jordan's Ryan Drake
Andy McNab's Nick Stone
Chris Ryan's Danny Black
Tom Wood's Victor the assassin
Talk about not being able to put it down, I was not able to pick it up!