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I love Lee Child but...,
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I have read every Lee Child book over the past 15 years or so, and love them whether or not they're good. It's a bit like meeting up with an old friend: sometimes you have a good giggle, sometimes it's day-to-day mundane stuff. This is one of the mundane ones and I can't help feel he's getting a little bored with writing them.
The story is very thin and excessively implausible and the pace erratic. I know, reality is not where it's at with Lee Child, but with this one it was hard to suspend disbelief. I found myself struggling through to the disappointing end.
So, not his best, sadly. I'll go on reading him, but I do think he needs to pep it up a bit, give Jack a shake up, make the story the thing and surprise his readers occasionally maybe? If he goes on like this he's at risk of turning Jack into a parody of himself, a cartoon-like character who just does the same thing, over and over and over...
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Initial post: 13 Sep 2013 22:00:07 BDT
Joan Smail says:
I'm also a fan of Lee Child's character, and have found another author on amazon, Michael Kerr, who has his own 'drifter' series going. If you like Reacher, I'm positive you would like Joe Logan. The books are lean, fast-paced, and real page-turners.
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