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Just a thought.......,
This review is from: Worth Dying For (Jack Reacher) (Hardcover)
I quite enjoyed this book but as others have said, what happened to the 'to be continued' of the previous novel? I always thought it was a rather dubious publisher's ploy anyway. Yes, it was readable as most of Child's books are. Reacher still reminds me of Clint Eastwood [High Plains Drifter] or even [yeah,OK it dates me] The Magnificent Seven. Good guy takes on the villains and wins. Leaves you feeling good. But just a moment - those of you who, like me, have read all the Reacher books, did you notice in this one a distinctive turn to a darker side? I seem to remember one of the early novels starting with a shooting and I thought, oh no, I hope it wasn't Reacher who did it and surely enough, it became obvious he hadn't. Phew! He's a good guy after all - I always thought he was. And then comes this one. OK, given that it's fiction, I can put up with really nasty villains being shot, but when Reacher permanently disfigures some pretty innocent 'enforcers' with gratuitous unnecessary violence, I wonder where he's being taken by his creator. Kicking in the face, deliberate breaking of arms and more. It ain't Reacher as I knew him.