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Another solid outing for Jack Reacher
on 2 September 2013
Another solid outing for Jack Reacher.
If you've never read a Reacher book then don't start here - go back to the beginning and read The Killing Floor.
If you've seen the film but never read a Reacher book then don't, for heaven's sake, let the film put you off. Most of the fun in any Reacher book is the internal monologue, which never came across in the film.
If you've read any or all of the previous 17 books I doubt you'll need my recommendation to read this one.
I read the first book about 20 months ago and spent most of the next year happily working my way through the series. Reading them in this manner did allow me to detect a slight dropping off in quality, as though Child was, perhaps, just getting a little bored of Jack.
As noted, though, this is a solid addition to the canon. The ending was a little bit of a disappointment - as I find is the case with many books these days - but don't let that put you off. Even though it's a bit "with one giant leap..." at the end, the first 98% of the book was great.