Killing Floor

Killing Floor

Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Jack knows is that he didn't kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn't stand a chance of convincing anyone. not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell....

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Title:Killing Floor
Author:Lee Child
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:Killing Floor
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:525 pages pages

Killing Floor Reviews

  • Chris  "Gunner" McGrath
    Sep 02, 2011

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

  • Jim
    Nov 25, 2013

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...

    I kept hearing about this series, but never started it because I had the impression it was men's fiction, like Rambo or something. But, I noticed a lot of women were reading it, so I decided to try it. It was a book everyone would enjoy, not just men. The plot was interesting, involvin...

    So my friend who was having a clear out, said "when i see you, Ive got a few books I reckon you will enjoy", "ok" I said. So when we meet up he gives me 3, yes 3 of those bag for life supermarket carrier bags full of virtually brand new books, It seems about 30 (are there that many) we...

    Third time is not the charm. I tried reading the ebook twice and put it down both times because I didn't like the writing. Figured I'd try the audiobook, because some styles work better in audio. That was not the case here. Jack Reacher, starring Our Lord and Savior Tom Cruise, is t...

    This is the book that introduced Lee Child's popular character, Jack Reacher in 1997. Reacher is a former military cop who's been made redundant by the end of the cold war. After spending his entire life in the military (Reacher grew up in a military family), he's now completely on his...

    No wonder Lee Child is a bestselling author. Killing Floor is a good mystery-suspense book with lots of action and many twists and turns. The thing I liked most about this book was that there were plenty of fight scenes, which made my heart jump and my adrenaline pump. But there were s...

    A lady of my acquaintance is addicted to watching crime shows on TV. You know the shows I am referring to...the crime labs with the lights turned down low, staffed by bikini models who strut around in power suits and stiletto heels, which same prove no hindrance in chasing down fit you...

  • Kemper
    Jul 06, 2009

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

  • Jim
    Sep 16, 2013

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...

    I kept hearing about this series, but never started it because I had the impression it was men's fiction, like Rambo or something. But, I noticed a lot of women were reading it, so I decided to try it. It was a book everyone would enjoy, not just men. The plot was interesting, involvin...

    So my friend who was having a clear out, said "when i see you, Ive got a few books I reckon you will enjoy", "ok" I said. So when we meet up he gives me 3, yes 3 of those bag for life supermarket carrier bags full of virtually brand new books, It seems about 30 (are there that many) we...

    Third time is not the charm. I tried reading the ebook twice and put it down both times because I didn't like the writing. Figured I'd try the audiobook, because some styles work better in audio. That was not the case here. Jack Reacher, starring Our Lord and Savior Tom Cruise, is t...

    This is the book that introduced Lee Child's popular character, Jack Reacher in 1997. Reacher is a former military cop who's been made redundant by the end of the cold war. After spending his entire life in the military (Reacher grew up in a military family), he's now completely on his...

    No wonder Lee Child is a bestselling author. Killing Floor is a good mystery-suspense book with lots of action and many twists and turns. The thing I liked most about this book was that there were plenty of fight scenes, which made my heart jump and my adrenaline pump. But there were s...

    A lady of my acquaintance is addicted to watching crime shows on TV. You know the shows I am referring to...the crime labs with the lights turned down low, staffed by bikini models who strut around in power suits and stiletto heels, which same prove no hindrance in chasing down fit you...

    It all began with an arrest. Arriving in town anonymously, Jack Reacher is arrested at the local diner for a murder he could not have committed. Fingered for some reason by the Chief of Police, Reacher is detained, which is where all the fun begins. Before proving his alibi, Reacher fa...

    This story has the frenetic pace of a six-year old boy that consumed two pounds of Halloween candy, gone into hyperglycemic shock, been revived in the middle of the operating room with paddles, and given a shot of adrenaline and a Snickers bar. Jack Reacher, the ultimate man?s man, l...

    I'm not that into pure blockbuster genre books, but this is actually quite well done. The opening chapter is a master class in building tension using detail and perspective--when the police storm into a small-town diner, our main character, Jack Reacher, deduces that they must be comin...

    I read this as a paperback & it didn't wow me. I hadn't planned on reading any more in this series, but several of my friends really like the series, so I thought I'd give it another shot. Maybe I'd like it better as an audio book or now. I didn't. Probably liked it less. Child'...

  • Doug Bradshaw
    Apr 13, 2018

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...

    I kept hearing about this series, but never started it because I had the impression it was men's fiction, like Rambo or something. But, I noticed a lot of women were reading it, so I decided to try it. It was a book everyone would enjoy, not just men. The plot was interesting, involvin...

    So my friend who was having a clear out, said "when i see you, Ive got a few books I reckon you will enjoy", "ok" I said. So when we meet up he gives me 3, yes 3 of those bag for life supermarket carrier bags full of virtually brand new books, It seems about 30 (are there that many) we...

    Third time is not the charm. I tried reading the ebook twice and put it down both times because I didn't like the writing. Figured I'd try the audiobook, because some styles work better in audio. That was not the case here. Jack Reacher, starring Our Lord and Savior Tom Cruise, is t...

    This is the book that introduced Lee Child's popular character, Jack Reacher in 1997. Reacher is a former military cop who's been made redundant by the end of the cold war. After spending his entire life in the military (Reacher grew up in a military family), he's now completely on his...

    No wonder Lee Child is a bestselling author. Killing Floor is a good mystery-suspense book with lots of action and many twists and turns. The thing I liked most about this book was that there were plenty of fight scenes, which made my heart jump and my adrenaline pump. But there were s...

    A lady of my acquaintance is addicted to watching crime shows on TV. You know the shows I am referring to...the crime labs with the lights turned down low, staffed by bikini models who strut around in power suits and stiletto heels, which same prove no hindrance in chasing down fit you...

    It all began with an arrest. Arriving in town anonymously, Jack Reacher is arrested at the local diner for a murder he could not have committed. Fingered for some reason by the Chief of Police, Reacher is detained, which is where all the fun begins. Before proving his alibi, Reacher fa...

    This story has the frenetic pace of a six-year old boy that consumed two pounds of Halloween candy, gone into hyperglycemic shock, been revived in the middle of the operating room with paddles, and given a shot of adrenaline and a Snickers bar. Jack Reacher, the ultimate man?s man, l...

    I'm not that into pure blockbuster genre books, but this is actually quite well done. The opening chapter is a master class in building tension using detail and perspective--when the police storm into a small-town diner, our main character, Jack Reacher, deduces that they must be comin...

    I read this as a paperback & it didn't wow me. I hadn't planned on reading any more in this series, but several of my friends really like the series, so I thought I'd give it another shot. Maybe I'd like it better as an audio book or now. I didn't. Probably liked it less. Child'...

    This book was not bad. I read review after review that was negative so I hesitated. The main character, Jack Reacher, clearly has a fan base and enough popular support to spawn a couple of movies with A list actor Tom Cruise so I thought what the heck. Overall, it felt like a 80s acti...

    Meet Jack Reacher, a loner with no ties. He drifts from place to place whilst inevitably finding trouble. He arrives in a small town in Georgia and within the hour he?s arrested for murder. Reacher is a fascinating character. Having recently been released from the military, he?...

    The Reacher books are one of my buddy's favorite books and so I decided to give the first book in the series a try. Haha. A bit corny to me. Reacher is a powerful drifter and gets pulled into a serious criminal enterprise as he drifts through a small town outside of Atlanta. The story ...

  • Bill
    Mar 18, 2013

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

  • Gina
    Mar 15, 2008

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...

  • Stephen
    Aug 25, 2011

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    Feb 09, 2009

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

  • Maria V. Snyder
    Jun 25, 2018

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...

    I kept hearing about this series, but never started it because I had the impression it was men's fiction, like Rambo or something. But, I noticed a lot of women were reading it, so I decided to try it. It was a book everyone would enjoy, not just men. The plot was interesting, involvin...

    So my friend who was having a clear out, said "when i see you, Ive got a few books I reckon you will enjoy", "ok" I said. So when we meet up he gives me 3, yes 3 of those bag for life supermarket carrier bags full of virtually brand new books, It seems about 30 (are there that many) we...

    Third time is not the charm. I tried reading the ebook twice and put it down both times because I didn't like the writing. Figured I'd try the audiobook, because some styles work better in audio. That was not the case here. Jack Reacher, starring Our Lord and Savior Tom Cruise, is t...

    This is the book that introduced Lee Child's popular character, Jack Reacher in 1997. Reacher is a former military cop who's been made redundant by the end of the cold war. After spending his entire life in the military (Reacher grew up in a military family), he's now completely on his...

    No wonder Lee Child is a bestselling author. Killing Floor is a good mystery-suspense book with lots of action and many twists and turns. The thing I liked most about this book was that there were plenty of fight scenes, which made my heart jump and my adrenaline pump. But there were s...

    A lady of my acquaintance is addicted to watching crime shows on TV. You know the shows I am referring to...the crime labs with the lights turned down low, staffed by bikini models who strut around in power suits and stiletto heels, which same prove no hindrance in chasing down fit you...

    It all began with an arrest. Arriving in town anonymously, Jack Reacher is arrested at the local diner for a murder he could not have committed. Fingered for some reason by the Chief of Police, Reacher is detained, which is where all the fun begins. Before proving his alibi, Reacher fa...

    This story has the frenetic pace of a six-year old boy that consumed two pounds of Halloween candy, gone into hyperglycemic shock, been revived in the middle of the operating room with paddles, and given a shot of adrenaline and a Snickers bar. Jack Reacher, the ultimate man?s man, l...

    I'm not that into pure blockbuster genre books, but this is actually quite well done. The opening chapter is a master class in building tension using detail and perspective--when the police storm into a small-town diner, our main character, Jack Reacher, deduces that they must be comin...

    I read this as a paperback & it didn't wow me. I hadn't planned on reading any more in this series, but several of my friends really like the series, so I thought I'd give it another shot. Maybe I'd like it better as an audio book or now. I didn't. Probably liked it less. Child'...

    This book was not bad. I read review after review that was negative so I hesitated. The main character, Jack Reacher, clearly has a fan base and enough popular support to spawn a couple of movies with A list actor Tom Cruise so I thought what the heck. Overall, it felt like a 80s acti...

    Meet Jack Reacher, a loner with no ties. He drifts from place to place whilst inevitably finding trouble. He arrives in a small town in Georgia and within the hour he?s arrested for murder. Reacher is a fascinating character. Having recently been released from the military, he?...

    The Reacher books are one of my buddy's favorite books and so I decided to give the first book in the series a try. Haha. A bit corny to me. Reacher is a powerful drifter and gets pulled into a serious criminal enterprise as he drifts through a small town outside of Atlanta. The story ...

    I'd heard good things about the series, so I decided to give it a shot. It's not bad. It has an interesting plot (a real page-turner), I read it in a single sitting. But... it is poorly written with short, choppy, repetitive sentences that go nowhere. Characters are not consistent,...

    The Beginnings Lee Child set out to write a thriller with a hero who wasn't a weakling or didn't get beat to crap six ways from Tuesday before pulling some clever crap and winning the day. He wanted his guy to be an outsider, adrift, apart. Thus, he created Jack Reacher, a six foot...

    This is Lee Child's first Jack Reacher book and it reads like a first novel. The plot and pacing were great, but not a ton of emotional depth, which it should have, considering it's first person POV. I'm going to assume he gets better as he's a bestselling author with a ton of books ou...

  • Lisa (Harmonybites)
    Sep 23, 2011

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

  • Dirk Grobbelaar
    Mar 15, 2013

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

  • James Thane
    Mar 23, 2010

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...

    I kept hearing about this series, but never started it because I had the impression it was men's fiction, like Rambo or something. But, I noticed a lot of women were reading it, so I decided to try it. It was a book everyone would enjoy, not just men. The plot was interesting, involvin...

    So my friend who was having a clear out, said "when i see you, Ive got a few books I reckon you will enjoy", "ok" I said. So when we meet up he gives me 3, yes 3 of those bag for life supermarket carrier bags full of virtually brand new books, It seems about 30 (are there that many) we...

    Third time is not the charm. I tried reading the ebook twice and put it down both times because I didn't like the writing. Figured I'd try the audiobook, because some styles work better in audio. That was not the case here. Jack Reacher, starring Our Lord and Savior Tom Cruise, is t...

    This is the book that introduced Lee Child's popular character, Jack Reacher in 1997. Reacher is a former military cop who's been made redundant by the end of the cold war. After spending his entire life in the military (Reacher grew up in a military family), he's now completely on his...

  • Jane Stewart
    Nov 29, 2011

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

  • Julie
    Jun 11, 2012

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...

    I kept hearing about this series, but never started it because I had the impression it was men's fiction, like Rambo or something. But, I noticed a lot of women were reading it, so I decided to try it. It was a book everyone would enjoy, not just men. The plot was interesting, involvin...

  • Lyn
    Mar 20, 2018

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

  • Robert
    May 31, 2011

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...

    I kept hearing about this series, but never started it because I had the impression it was men's fiction, like Rambo or something. But, I noticed a lot of women were reading it, so I decided to try it. It was a book everyone would enjoy, not just men. The plot was interesting, involvin...

    So my friend who was having a clear out, said "when i see you, Ive got a few books I reckon you will enjoy", "ok" I said. So when we meet up he gives me 3, yes 3 of those bag for life supermarket carrier bags full of virtually brand new books, It seems about 30 (are there that many) we...

    Third time is not the charm. I tried reading the ebook twice and put it down both times because I didn't like the writing. Figured I'd try the audiobook, because some styles work better in audio. That was not the case here. Jack Reacher, starring Our Lord and Savior Tom Cruise, is t...

    This is the book that introduced Lee Child's popular character, Jack Reacher in 1997. Reacher is a former military cop who's been made redundant by the end of the cold war. After spending his entire life in the military (Reacher grew up in a military family), he's now completely on his...

    No wonder Lee Child is a bestselling author. Killing Floor is a good mystery-suspense book with lots of action and many twists and turns. The thing I liked most about this book was that there were plenty of fight scenes, which made my heart jump and my adrenaline pump. But there were s...

    A lady of my acquaintance is addicted to watching crime shows on TV. You know the shows I am referring to...the crime labs with the lights turned down low, staffed by bikini models who strut around in power suits and stiletto heels, which same prove no hindrance in chasing down fit you...

    It all began with an arrest. Arriving in town anonymously, Jack Reacher is arrested at the local diner for a murder he could not have committed. Fingered for some reason by the Chief of Police, Reacher is detained, which is where all the fun begins. Before proving his alibi, Reacher fa...

    This story has the frenetic pace of a six-year old boy that consumed two pounds of Halloween candy, gone into hyperglycemic shock, been revived in the middle of the operating room with paddles, and given a shot of adrenaline and a Snickers bar. Jack Reacher, the ultimate man?s man, l...

  • Matt
    Jan 23, 2013

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...

    I kept hearing about this series, but never started it because I had the impression it was men's fiction, like Rambo or something. But, I noticed a lot of women were reading it, so I decided to try it. It was a book everyone would enjoy, not just men. The plot was interesting, involvin...

    So my friend who was having a clear out, said "when i see you, Ive got a few books I reckon you will enjoy", "ok" I said. So when we meet up he gives me 3, yes 3 of those bag for life supermarket carrier bags full of virtually brand new books, It seems about 30 (are there that many) we...

    Third time is not the charm. I tried reading the ebook twice and put it down both times because I didn't like the writing. Figured I'd try the audiobook, because some styles work better in audio. That was not the case here. Jack Reacher, starring Our Lord and Savior Tom Cruise, is t...

    This is the book that introduced Lee Child's popular character, Jack Reacher in 1997. Reacher is a former military cop who's been made redundant by the end of the cold war. After spending his entire life in the military (Reacher grew up in a military family), he's now completely on his...

    No wonder Lee Child is a bestselling author. Killing Floor is a good mystery-suspense book with lots of action and many twists and turns. The thing I liked most about this book was that there were plenty of fight scenes, which made my heart jump and my adrenaline pump. But there were s...

    A lady of my acquaintance is addicted to watching crime shows on TV. You know the shows I am referring to...the crime labs with the lights turned down low, staffed by bikini models who strut around in power suits and stiletto heels, which same prove no hindrance in chasing down fit you...

    It all began with an arrest. Arriving in town anonymously, Jack Reacher is arrested at the local diner for a murder he could not have committed. Fingered for some reason by the Chief of Police, Reacher is detained, which is where all the fun begins. Before proving his alibi, Reacher fa...

  • Edward Lorn
    Jun 30, 2016

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...

    I kept hearing about this series, but never started it because I had the impression it was men's fiction, like Rambo or something. But, I noticed a lot of women were reading it, so I decided to try it. It was a book everyone would enjoy, not just men. The plot was interesting, involvin...

    So my friend who was having a clear out, said "when i see you, Ive got a few books I reckon you will enjoy", "ok" I said. So when we meet up he gives me 3, yes 3 of those bag for life supermarket carrier bags full of virtually brand new books, It seems about 30 (are there that many) we...

    Third time is not the charm. I tried reading the ebook twice and put it down both times because I didn't like the writing. Figured I'd try the audiobook, because some styles work better in audio. That was not the case here. Jack Reacher, starring Our Lord and Savior Tom Cruise, is t...

  • Jeff
    Jan 29, 2013

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

  • Supratim
    Jun 02, 2017

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

  • Rita
    Jul 03, 2017

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

  • Adrian
    Aug 01, 2017

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...

    I kept hearing about this series, but never started it because I had the impression it was men's fiction, like Rambo or something. But, I noticed a lot of women were reading it, so I decided to try it. It was a book everyone would enjoy, not just men. The plot was interesting, involvin...

    So my friend who was having a clear out, said "when i see you, Ive got a few books I reckon you will enjoy", "ok" I said. So when we meet up he gives me 3, yes 3 of those bag for life supermarket carrier bags full of virtually brand new books, It seems about 30 (are there that many) we...

  • Khurram
    Jan 03, 2017

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

  • Alp
    Jan 07, 2016

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...

    I kept hearing about this series, but never started it because I had the impression it was men's fiction, like Rambo or something. But, I noticed a lot of women were reading it, so I decided to try it. It was a book everyone would enjoy, not just men. The plot was interesting, involvin...

    So my friend who was having a clear out, said "when i see you, Ive got a few books I reckon you will enjoy", "ok" I said. So when we meet up he gives me 3, yes 3 of those bag for life supermarket carrier bags full of virtually brand new books, It seems about 30 (are there that many) we...

    Third time is not the charm. I tried reading the ebook twice and put it down both times because I didn't like the writing. Figured I'd try the audiobook, because some styles work better in audio. That was not the case here. Jack Reacher, starring Our Lord and Savior Tom Cruise, is t...

    This is the book that introduced Lee Child's popular character, Jack Reacher in 1997. Reacher is a former military cop who's been made redundant by the end of the cold war. After spending his entire life in the military (Reacher grew up in a military family), he's now completely on his...

    No wonder Lee Child is a bestselling author. Killing Floor is a good mystery-suspense book with lots of action and many twists and turns. The thing I liked most about this book was that there were plenty of fight scenes, which made my heart jump and my adrenaline pump. But there were s...

  • Gary
    Jan 25, 2018

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...

    I kept hearing about this series, but never started it because I had the impression it was men's fiction, like Rambo or something. But, I noticed a lot of women were reading it, so I decided to try it. It was a book everyone would enjoy, not just men. The plot was interesting, involvin...

    So my friend who was having a clear out, said "when i see you, Ive got a few books I reckon you will enjoy", "ok" I said. So when we meet up he gives me 3, yes 3 of those bag for life supermarket carrier bags full of virtually brand new books, It seems about 30 (are there that many) we...

    Third time is not the charm. I tried reading the ebook twice and put it down both times because I didn't like the writing. Figured I'd try the audiobook, because some styles work better in audio. That was not the case here. Jack Reacher, starring Our Lord and Savior Tom Cruise, is t...

    This is the book that introduced Lee Child's popular character, Jack Reacher in 1997. Reacher is a former military cop who's been made redundant by the end of the cold war. After spending his entire life in the military (Reacher grew up in a military family), he's now completely on his...

    No wonder Lee Child is a bestselling author. Killing Floor is a good mystery-suspense book with lots of action and many twists and turns. The thing I liked most about this book was that there were plenty of fight scenes, which made my heart jump and my adrenaline pump. But there were s...

    A lady of my acquaintance is addicted to watching crime shows on TV. You know the shows I am referring to...the crime labs with the lights turned down low, staffed by bikini models who strut around in power suits and stiletto heels, which same prove no hindrance in chasing down fit you...

    It all began with an arrest. Arriving in town anonymously, Jack Reacher is arrested at the local diner for a murder he could not have committed. Fingered for some reason by the Chief of Police, Reacher is detained, which is where all the fun begins. Before proving his alibi, Reacher fa...

    This story has the frenetic pace of a six-year old boy that consumed two pounds of Halloween candy, gone into hyperglycemic shock, been revived in the middle of the operating room with paddles, and given a shot of adrenaline and a Snickers bar. Jack Reacher, the ultimate man?s man, l...

    I'm not that into pure blockbuster genre books, but this is actually quite well done. The opening chapter is a master class in building tension using detail and perspective--when the police storm into a small-town diner, our main character, Jack Reacher, deduces that they must be comin...

    I read this as a paperback & it didn't wow me. I hadn't planned on reading any more in this series, but several of my friends really like the series, so I thought I'd give it another shot. Maybe I'd like it better as an audio book or now. I didn't. Probably liked it less. Child'...

    This book was not bad. I read review after review that was negative so I hesitated. The main character, Jack Reacher, clearly has a fan base and enough popular support to spawn a couple of movies with A list actor Tom Cruise so I thought what the heck. Overall, it felt like a 80s acti...

  • Dave
    Aug 01, 2018

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...

    I kept hearing about this series, but never started it because I had the impression it was men's fiction, like Rambo or something. But, I noticed a lot of women were reading it, so I decided to try it. It was a book everyone would enjoy, not just men. The plot was interesting, involvin...

    So my friend who was having a clear out, said "when i see you, Ive got a few books I reckon you will enjoy", "ok" I said. So when we meet up he gives me 3, yes 3 of those bag for life supermarket carrier bags full of virtually brand new books, It seems about 30 (are there that many) we...

    Third time is not the charm. I tried reading the ebook twice and put it down both times because I didn't like the writing. Figured I'd try the audiobook, because some styles work better in audio. That was not the case here. Jack Reacher, starring Our Lord and Savior Tom Cruise, is t...

    This is the book that introduced Lee Child's popular character, Jack Reacher in 1997. Reacher is a former military cop who's been made redundant by the end of the cold war. After spending his entire life in the military (Reacher grew up in a military family), he's now completely on his...

    No wonder Lee Child is a bestselling author. Killing Floor is a good mystery-suspense book with lots of action and many twists and turns. The thing I liked most about this book was that there were plenty of fight scenes, which made my heart jump and my adrenaline pump. But there were s...

    A lady of my acquaintance is addicted to watching crime shows on TV. You know the shows I am referring to...the crime labs with the lights turned down low, staffed by bikini models who strut around in power suits and stiletto heels, which same prove no hindrance in chasing down fit you...

    It all began with an arrest. Arriving in town anonymously, Jack Reacher is arrested at the local diner for a murder he could not have committed. Fingered for some reason by the Chief of Police, Reacher is detained, which is where all the fun begins. Before proving his alibi, Reacher fa...

    This story has the frenetic pace of a six-year old boy that consumed two pounds of Halloween candy, gone into hyperglycemic shock, been revived in the middle of the operating room with paddles, and given a shot of adrenaline and a Snickers bar. Jack Reacher, the ultimate man?s man, l...

    I'm not that into pure blockbuster genre books, but this is actually quite well done. The opening chapter is a master class in building tension using detail and perspective--when the police storm into a small-town diner, our main character, Jack Reacher, deduces that they must be comin...

    I read this as a paperback & it didn't wow me. I hadn't planned on reading any more in this series, but several of my friends really like the series, so I thought I'd give it another shot. Maybe I'd like it better as an audio book or now. I didn't. Probably liked it less. Child'...

    This book was not bad. I read review after review that was negative so I hesitated. The main character, Jack Reacher, clearly has a fan base and enough popular support to spawn a couple of movies with A list actor Tom Cruise so I thought what the heck. Overall, it felt like a 80s acti...

    Meet Jack Reacher, a loner with no ties. He drifts from place to place whilst inevitably finding trouble. He arrives in a small town in Georgia and within the hour he?s arrested for murder. Reacher is a fascinating character. Having recently been released from the military, he?...

    The Reacher books are one of my buddy's favorite books and so I decided to give the first book in the series a try. Haha. A bit corny to me. Reacher is a powerful drifter and gets pulled into a serious criminal enterprise as he drifts through a small town outside of Atlanta. The story ...

    I'd heard good things about the series, so I decided to give it a shot. It's not bad. It has an interesting plot (a real page-turner), I read it in a single sitting. But... it is poorly written with short, choppy, repetitive sentences that go nowhere. Characters are not consistent,...

    The Beginnings Lee Child set out to write a thriller with a hero who wasn't a weakling or didn't get beat to crap six ways from Tuesday before pulling some clever crap and winning the day. He wanted his guy to be an outsider, adrift, apart. Thus, he created Jack Reacher, a six foot...

  • Ken
    Oct 22, 2015

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...

    I kept hearing about this series, but never started it because I had the impression it was men's fiction, like Rambo or something. But, I noticed a lot of women were reading it, so I decided to try it. It was a book everyone would enjoy, not just men. The plot was interesting, involvin...

    So my friend who was having a clear out, said "when i see you, Ive got a few books I reckon you will enjoy", "ok" I said. So when we meet up he gives me 3, yes 3 of those bag for life supermarket carrier bags full of virtually brand new books, It seems about 30 (are there that many) we...

    Third time is not the charm. I tried reading the ebook twice and put it down both times because I didn't like the writing. Figured I'd try the audiobook, because some styles work better in audio. That was not the case here. Jack Reacher, starring Our Lord and Savior Tom Cruise, is t...

    This is the book that introduced Lee Child's popular character, Jack Reacher in 1997. Reacher is a former military cop who's been made redundant by the end of the cold war. After spending his entire life in the military (Reacher grew up in a military family), he's now completely on his...

    No wonder Lee Child is a bestselling author. Killing Floor is a good mystery-suspense book with lots of action and many twists and turns. The thing I liked most about this book was that there were plenty of fight scenes, which made my heart jump and my adrenaline pump. But there were s...

    A lady of my acquaintance is addicted to watching crime shows on TV. You know the shows I am referring to...the crime labs with the lights turned down low, staffed by bikini models who strut around in power suits and stiletto heels, which same prove no hindrance in chasing down fit you...

    It all began with an arrest. Arriving in town anonymously, Jack Reacher is arrested at the local diner for a murder he could not have committed. Fingered for some reason by the Chief of Police, Reacher is detained, which is where all the fun begins. Before proving his alibi, Reacher fa...

    This story has the frenetic pace of a six-year old boy that consumed two pounds of Halloween candy, gone into hyperglycemic shock, been revived in the middle of the operating room with paddles, and given a shot of adrenaline and a Snickers bar. Jack Reacher, the ultimate man?s man, l...

    I'm not that into pure blockbuster genre books, but this is actually quite well done. The opening chapter is a master class in building tension using detail and perspective--when the police storm into a small-town diner, our main character, Jack Reacher, deduces that they must be comin...

    I read this as a paperback & it didn't wow me. I hadn't planned on reading any more in this series, but several of my friends really like the series, so I thought I'd give it another shot. Maybe I'd like it better as an audio book or now. I didn't. Probably liked it less. Child'...

    This book was not bad. I read review after review that was negative so I hesitated. The main character, Jack Reacher, clearly has a fan base and enough popular support to spawn a couple of movies with A list actor Tom Cruise so I thought what the heck. Overall, it felt like a 80s acti...

    Meet Jack Reacher, a loner with no ties. He drifts from place to place whilst inevitably finding trouble. He arrives in a small town in Georgia and within the hour he?s arrested for murder. Reacher is a fascinating character. Having recently been released from the military, he?...

  • Ana Tijanić
    May 27, 2018

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...

    I kept hearing about this series, but never started it because I had the impression it was men's fiction, like Rambo or something. But, I noticed a lot of women were reading it, so I decided to try it. It was a book everyone would enjoy, not just men. The plot was interesting, involvin...

    So my friend who was having a clear out, said "when i see you, Ive got a few books I reckon you will enjoy", "ok" I said. So when we meet up he gives me 3, yes 3 of those bag for life supermarket carrier bags full of virtually brand new books, It seems about 30 (are there that many) we...

    Third time is not the charm. I tried reading the ebook twice and put it down both times because I didn't like the writing. Figured I'd try the audiobook, because some styles work better in audio. That was not the case here. Jack Reacher, starring Our Lord and Savior Tom Cruise, is t...

    This is the book that introduced Lee Child's popular character, Jack Reacher in 1997. Reacher is a former military cop who's been made redundant by the end of the cold war. After spending his entire life in the military (Reacher grew up in a military family), he's now completely on his...

    No wonder Lee Child is a bestselling author. Killing Floor is a good mystery-suspense book with lots of action and many twists and turns. The thing I liked most about this book was that there were plenty of fight scenes, which made my heart jump and my adrenaline pump. But there were s...

    A lady of my acquaintance is addicted to watching crime shows on TV. You know the shows I am referring to...the crime labs with the lights turned down low, staffed by bikini models who strut around in power suits and stiletto heels, which same prove no hindrance in chasing down fit you...

    It all began with an arrest. Arriving in town anonymously, Jack Reacher is arrested at the local diner for a murder he could not have committed. Fingered for some reason by the Chief of Police, Reacher is detained, which is where all the fun begins. Before proving his alibi, Reacher fa...

    This story has the frenetic pace of a six-year old boy that consumed two pounds of Halloween candy, gone into hyperglycemic shock, been revived in the middle of the operating room with paddles, and given a shot of adrenaline and a Snickers bar. Jack Reacher, the ultimate man?s man, l...

    I'm not that into pure blockbuster genre books, but this is actually quite well done. The opening chapter is a master class in building tension using detail and perspective--when the police storm into a small-town diner, our main character, Jack Reacher, deduces that they must be comin...

    I read this as a paperback & it didn't wow me. I hadn't planned on reading any more in this series, but several of my friends really like the series, so I thought I'd give it another shot. Maybe I'd like it better as an audio book or now. I didn't. Probably liked it less. Child'...

    This book was not bad. I read review after review that was negative so I hesitated. The main character, Jack Reacher, clearly has a fan base and enough popular support to spawn a couple of movies with A list actor Tom Cruise so I thought what the heck. Overall, it felt like a 80s acti...

    Meet Jack Reacher, a loner with no ties. He drifts from place to place whilst inevitably finding trouble. He arrives in a small town in Georgia and within the hour he?s arrested for murder. Reacher is a fascinating character. Having recently been released from the military, he?...

    The Reacher books are one of my buddy's favorite books and so I decided to give the first book in the series a try. Haha. A bit corny to me. Reacher is a powerful drifter and gets pulled into a serious criminal enterprise as he drifts through a small town outside of Atlanta. The story ...

    I'd heard good things about the series, so I decided to give it a shot. It's not bad. It has an interesting plot (a real page-turner), I read it in a single sitting. But... it is poorly written with short, choppy, repetitive sentences that go nowhere. Characters are not consistent,...

  • Michael
    Apr 20, 2017

    This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Rea...

    This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed...

    I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are ...

    Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6?5? prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies. As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher?s a for...

    On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the sho...

    Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve? Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal ...

    Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those ?either you love him or you hate him? protagonists and Lee Chi...

    A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6?5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the eart...

    I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he gre...

    4 stars. Rambo, Dirty Harry, with a hint of Sherlock Holmes ? fun, exciting, suspense, escape. STORY BRIEF: This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It?s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thi...

    I disliked this novel, maybe because I'm missing a Y chromosome. First, the style of the prose and voice of the first person narrator, Jack Reacher, really irked me. The style reminded me of irritatingly faux Hemingway. Spare, choppy with lots of short declarative sentences and sentenc...

    Some very minor spoilers in this... Okay, I don't get it. There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it. I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bon...

    A friend had ?very highly? recommended Jack Reacher novels to me a long time back. I had add a few Reacher novels to my TBR but never got around to reading one. A few weeks back, during the Goodreads Mystery & Thriller Week ? I saw Killing Floor in the top 100 mystery & ...

    Right from the beginning, I was hooked! How can you possibly put a book down when the main character is arrested for murder in the first chapter? LOL, I don't know anyone who could. I liked this! Written in the first person, I felt like I was seeing everything through Jack's eyes. His ...

    I kept hearing about this series, but never started it because I had the impression it was men's fiction, like Rambo or something. But, I noticed a lot of women were reading it, so I decided to try it. It was a book everyone would enjoy, not just men. The plot was interesting, involvin...

    So my friend who was having a clear out, said "when i see you, Ive got a few books I reckon you will enjoy", "ok" I said. So when we meet up he gives me 3, yes 3 of those bag for life supermarket carrier bags full of virtually brand new books, It seems about 30 (are there that many) we...

    Third time is not the charm. I tried reading the ebook twice and put it down both times because I didn't like the writing. Figured I'd try the audiobook, because some styles work better in audio. That was not the case here. Jack Reacher, starring Our Lord and Savior Tom Cruise, is t...

    This is the book that introduced Lee Child's popular character, Jack Reacher in 1997. Reacher is a former military cop who's been made redundant by the end of the cold war. After spending his entire life in the military (Reacher grew up in a military family), he's now completely on his...

    No wonder Lee Child is a bestselling author. Killing Floor is a good mystery-suspense book with lots of action and many twists and turns. The thing I liked most about this book was that there were plenty of fight scenes, which made my heart jump and my adrenaline pump. But there were s...

    A lady of my acquaintance is addicted to watching crime shows on TV. You know the shows I am referring to...the crime labs with the lights turned down low, staffed by bikini models who strut around in power suits and stiletto heels, which same prove no hindrance in chasing down fit you...

    It all began with an arrest. Arriving in town anonymously, Jack Reacher is arrested at the local diner for a murder he could not have committed. Fingered for some reason by the Chief of Police, Reacher is detained, which is where all the fun begins. Before proving his alibi, Reacher fa...

    This story has the frenetic pace of a six-year old boy that consumed two pounds of Halloween candy, gone into hyperglycemic shock, been revived in the middle of the operating room with paddles, and given a shot of adrenaline and a Snickers bar. Jack Reacher, the ultimate man?s man, l...

    I'm not that into pure blockbuster genre books, but this is actually quite well done. The opening chapter is a master class in building tension using detail and perspective--when the police storm into a small-town diner, our main character, Jack Reacher, deduces that they must be comin...