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Die Trying (Jack Reacher Novels) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Nov 2006
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"Tough, elegant, and thoughtful."--Robert B. Parker"A riveting thriller, brought to life with well-observed detail and paced with taut, evocative prose. It's a winner."--Greg Iles "A thoroughly engrossing tale told by an author who doesn't miss a beat." --Rocky Mountain News "Child presents his tense, action-packed adventure in vivid prose, as lean and capable as his central character. Jack Reacher is not merely a terrific hero; he sets a new standard."--Tom Savage "Opens with a bang."--Chicago Tribune "A literate scenario-cum-thriller."--The Philadelphia Inquirer "Lee Child's knowledge of the modern military and its combat tactics amazed me. A chilling and all-too realistic story, and a damn good book."--Steve Thayer "[A] redoubtable yet romantic hero...[a] fast-paced misadventure...Cunning and explosive, it's a thumping good read."--Time Out "Furiously suspenseful."--Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
LEE CHILD is a #1 bestselling author worldwide. His debut novel, Killing Floor, won two awards for best first mystery and was nominated for two more. Foreign rights in the Jack Reacher series have been sold in ninety-five countries. The movie franchise stars Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. Child, a native of England, is a former television director. He lives in New York City, where he is at work on his next Jack Reacher thriller.
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In the previous books Reacher had been forced into a number of predicaments, where in this book I couldn't help but feel he would have been tempted to have walked away as opposed to getting dragged into the drama that quickly ensued.
However, once I was half way through the book, just like all the previous ones it was difficult to put down. I have to confess that I miss some of the relationships created in the earlier books though, and after the bonds that he had created, it feels a bit distant that he rarely if ever gives them a second thought.
That's a minor point though. The Reacher character is brilliant and the writing is so fluid and excellently paced that it is highly recommended!
This book kept me quickly turning the pages but admittedly the first half of the book was a little slower. I couldn't read the last half of the book quick enough though. There was no point when putting the book seemed like a good idea, as there were non stop cliff hangers. One of the parts in the book where Reacher starts crawling through a tunnel just made me squirm!
The first book was written in first person, so you only what Reacher saw, this book however moved to third person and as a result gave perspectives from other characters. It took a little to get used to after just reading the first book, but it still flowed well.
Like the first book some of the content pushes the boundaries. Reacher actually tells his brain to wake him up 90 seconds before 10pm, then wakes up and counts 90 seconds in his head and gets up at exactly 10pm!
Reacher is like Bond, Commando, and Bourne all rolled into one. In this book he also sleeps with the presidents god daughter.
Overall impressive stuff from Reacher!
Now on to book 3!
I would call this book "commuter fiction" in that it is enjoyable and exciting without being too taxing. There are elements that are predictable and characters that from the outset you either like or dislike and really have no opportunity to change your mind about them. Though as something to break the day apart, or to make the train ride to work a little more bearable this is a fantastic piece of fiction.
Reacher is sexy, but he is a man's man too. The ultimate bad boy hero. He doesn't play by the rules, he plays by HIS rules, which are often a lot smarter.. He always holds the moral high ground, even when it isn't exactly legal. You just can't argue with his logic..
Action packed, with violence and graphic details, but also a gripping story line and tenderness, I could not put this book down..
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