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Any Jack Reacher fans here?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:24 pm
by Praeothmin
I first read "One Shot" after the JR movie came out, and I haven't been able to stop since...
I've read them all in haphazard order as soon as I could get my hands on them...
I don't know what it is about the character, i guess his direct, no nonsense approach to any situation appeals to me, and the plots of the books, although far-fetched at times, are always interesting...

Re: Any Jack Reacher fans here?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:59 pm
by Graham Kennedy
I've not read them but I've been thinking of getting into them after the movie came out. From what I've heard they're about like you describe them - implausible silly fun. Very bad villains getting stomped, basically.

Reacher sounds a bit Mary Stu to me, though, which has me hesitant. When I read a hero who's too good, I tend to find myself rooting for the bad guys.

Re: Any Jack Reacher fans here?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:20 pm
by Praeothmin
I would suggest you read the first one to give you an idea...
He's not perfect, has many flaws, and his strengths are well explained...
Fun to read, and sometimes, you don't need a Tolkien or Martin written book to have a fun read... 8)

Re: Any Jack Reacher fans here?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:32 am
by Graham Kennedy
Well I've got a Stephen King lined up (Sleeping Beauties), but I'll give one a go after that.

Re: Any Jack Reacher fans here?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:59 pm
by mwhittington
My first Jack Reacher novel was The Hard Way, and I've been buying them ever since. Lee Child is a frigging genius. I have all of them save one or two and I found the best places to find good books are in second hand stores, like Salvation Army. The only gripe I had with the movies is Tom Cruise himself. He's a short man. Jack Reacher is 6'5". When I read the books, I usually image J.R. played by Dolph Lundgren.

Re: Any Jack Reacher fans here?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:22 pm
by Praeothmin
mwhittington wrote:When I read the books, I usually image J.R. played by Dolph Lundgren.


While I liked Cruise's portrayal in the movies, I also think Dolph Lundgren would have made a very good Jack Reacher...
Even today, he's still jacked, and still looks menacing...
Plus he now has approximately the same age as the character in the books...