Calling All Jack Reacher Fans

Calling All Jack Reacher Fans

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    Calling All Jack Reacher Fans

    Lee Child's latest Jack Reacher novel, Nothing To Lose, has just been published. This is the 12th novel in the series. If you haven't read them, you're missing out!


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry


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    Good series........just finished 'Bad Luck & Trouble'......
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    "An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Jeff Cooper

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    I love the series, but I thougth "Nothing to Lose" was the weakest so far. I just did not care for it too much. It got a little too political for my tastes. Still, a great series of books.
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    We enjoy the Reacher books, they're quick, entertaining reads.

    His accounts of his time/experiences in the military in general and with respect to the military police in particular can border on the ridiculous though and makes for some painful reading.
    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."

    Theodore Roosevelt

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    His accounts of his time/experiences in the military in general and with respect to the military police in particular can border on the ridiculous though and makes for some painful reading.
    As a former MOS 95B, I have to agree!


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    As a former MOS 95B, I have to agree!
    +1

    I love the books, but the author clearly has not a freaking clue what US Army Military Police actually DO.

    (makes for interesting backstory, though)

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    Love the series, but I noticed one thing. Has anyone else noticed that Reacher becomes more incredible and superhero-like as the series progresses? Or is just me?
    You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Another fan here. If I'm not mistaken, Lee Child is actually from the UK, so it's no surprise that he takes some liberties with the details of the US military.

    Still, the books are great airport reading.

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    You have just given me some new reading material when I am at the fire station during those down times when we are not running calls or attending training sessions. Thanks Captain!
    God bless our troops!

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    One of the best, along with James Burke, Roger Crais, Harlen Coben, Stuart Kaminsky, Steve Hamilton and Wilson's "Repairman Jack" series.
    "It does not do to leave a dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him."

    J. R. R. Tolkien

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    I second that, I randomly found a Lee Child book at a discount book store, now I'm hooked. I am about to finish "Nothing to Lose."
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    Read em all too.....and Repairman Jack. Hooked!

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    Just finished 'nothing to Lose'....I was a little disappointed. I thought the ending was rushed a bit & the story line was a bit of a reach........
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    Quote Originally Posted by forestranger View Post
    Read em all too.....and Repairman Jack. Hooked!

    I thought Nothing to Lose was Child's weakest book. Normally, I really enjoy the series, but this one was my least favorite. A little too preachy; storyline seemed stretched at times; and, as GoAwayFarm stated, the end seemed rushed.

    Love the Repariman Jack series! I'm not a science fiction guy, by any means, but the series is great. Almost like "X-Files" meets "The Equalizer".
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    these books are awesome

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