Lee Child


Wow, thought I would find some comment on Lee Childs books here?

>>By Head Shed   (Monday, 3 May 2004 11:10)

I bought a Lee Child book out of curiosity but his writing didn't press the right buttons, neither did a Cathy Reichs... I guess both would be good for anyone needing to research Americanism' and to be street cred on American slang...Both books ended up on charity book stall, a fate that hasn't befallen AM, yet...



>>By devonwren   (Monday, 3 May 2004 13:13)

Just finished reading One Shot. Excellent if you like the sort of books where you know that the obvious solution cannot be the true one but there seems no other option. Excellent plot. Shame the Reacher character has not moved on in any way. There is no real development over the last few books. No insight into his personal life and whether he is just going to continue drifting for another 5 books.

Perhaps Mr Child could consider writing a few more retrospectives like The Enemy?

>>By Lisle45   (Tuesday, 25 Jul 2006 20:17)

Im thinking of getting a lee child book was thinking about his new on bad luck and trouble Lisle but mm not sure now I read your review of one of his books

>>By BookWormGeek   (Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 17:13)

They should be read in order of publication like all of this genre where there is a certain serialisation, except in this case, where 'The Enemy' should be read first. I would recommend these books to any reader who enjoys the unfeasible hard-man loner type, they are never disappointing. I have to say Lisle, if Reacher 'moved on' I doubt that the books would be so compelling. Remember in one 'episode' he inherited a house which immediately disappeared come the next volume, when he had little money as usual, so Lee obviously likes him as he is.

>>By camban   (Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 16:02)

i think Lee Child suffers in the way that many creative people suffer-literary or musical-in that they hit upon a successful formula in Jack Reacher and the star takes over from the plotlines. Early Reacher books were excellent stories and Jack being Jack was just a bonus but for the last few books there's only been Jack and a threadbare plot.Shame.

>>By starbuck   (Saturday, 11 Apr 2009 19:01)

Bad Luck and Trouble was IMHO the best Reacher that I've read (three more on the ready table tho.) The character does change a bit and now he carries more than his folding toothbrush. I won't give it away, though.

>>By Windwoodtrader   (Saturday, 9 May 2009 23:53)

reading die trying since 9 last night and didn't sleep till 6:30 am... got hooked i guess, feel so tired but want to read the rest tonight, i wasn't expecting much but this one given by my sister has got me interested in lee child :) i hope his others are as good :)

>>By orion5   (Saturday, 25 Sep 2010 17:15)

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