Jack Reacher - any good?

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Laurel Green

25,681 posts

167 months

Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Out on the 7th of next month.


DoctorX

4,092 posts

102 months

Wednesday 25th October 2017
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Laurel Green said:
Out on the 7th of next month.

I used to devour these but I still haven’t found the enthusiasm to read the last one yet. I read all my books on Kindle where it’ll probably cost as much as the hardback, yet there are loads of similar if not better books available for peanuts in comparison (as evidenced by this thread). Still, I’ll probably read it at some point laugh

SydneyBridge

3,981 posts

93 months

Wednesday 25th October 2017
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The new one actually looks really good...
We shall see though

droopsnoot

5,891 posts

177 months

Wednesday 25th October 2017
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I'll read it when it's out, no doubt, but for me the last two have really been short stories expanded to fill a book. Good, but without as much meat as there used to be.

NDA

14,983 posts

160 months

Monday 30th October 2017
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Ben Hope - all read
Roy Grace - all read
Jack Reacher - all read
Elvis Cole - all read
Skinner - all read
Oz Blackstone - all read
Harry Bosch - all read.
Tim Weaver - all read.
Tom Thorne - all read.
Mo Hayder - Jack Caffery - all read
Billy Bob Holland - read one, didn't like.
Victor the Assassin - all read
James Barrington - Paul Richter - all read.
Logan McRae - all read
Inspector Banks - all read
Dewey Andreas - all read (books 5 and 6 are not available for Kindle)
Jack Regan - all read.
John Milton 1 - 6
James Swallow : Nomad, I Am Pilgrim, Exile
The Grey Man by Mark Greaney - 1-5

Just starting John Milton 7 - 9
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K50 DEL

7,871 posts

163 months

Monday 30th October 2017
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droopsnoot said:
I'll read it when it's out, no doubt, but for me the last two have really been short stories expanded to fill a book. Good, but without as much meat as there used to be.
I'll read it when I can get a copy in A format - I point blank refuse to buy any book in B format
Nowadays this usually means buying from the US as A format seems to be very hard to get here.


Welshbeef

34,488 posts

133 months

Monday 30th October 2017
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NDA said:
Ben Hope - all read
Roy Grace - all read
Jack Reacher - all read
Elvis Cole - all read
Skinner - all read
Oz Blackstone - all read
Harry Bosch - all read.
Tim Weaver - all read.
Tom Thorne - all read.
Mo Hayder - Jack Caffery - all read
Billy Bob Holland - read one, didn't like.
Victor the Assassin - all read
James Barrington - Paul Richter - all read.
Logan McRae - all read
Inspector Banks - all read
Dewey Andreas - all read (books 5 and 6 are not available for Kindle)
Jack Regan - all read.
John Milton 1 - 6
James Swallow : Nomad, I Am Pilgrim, Exile
The Grey Man by Mark Greaney - 1-5

Just starting John Milton 7 - 9
Go for Jo Nesbo and the Harry Hole series you will not be disappointed

NDA

14,983 posts

160 months

Monday 30th October 2017
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Welshbeef said:
Go for Jo Nesbo and the Harry Hole series you will not be disappointed
Pretty sure I've done those... let me check.

ETA: I have, although my orders are not showing on the Kindle store for some reason... I haven't read any since 2011, so there will be more in the series.

Edited by NDA on Monday 30th October 11:09

droopsnoot

5,891 posts

177 months

Monday 30th October 2017
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Have you done the James Oswald series with Inspector McLean? I think I might have mentioned them before, but they're pretty good. I've also read quite a few of the Stephen Booth ones set in the Peak District. Both are police ones, though, not really Jack Reacher style, but then so are a lot of others on the list.

Welshbeef

34,488 posts

133 months

Monday 30th October 2017
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NDA said:
Pretty sure I've done those... let me check.

ETA: I have, although my orders are not showing on the Kindle store for some reason... I haven't read any since 2011, so there will be more in the series.

Edited by NDA on Monday 30th October 11:09
Probably another 6 to enjoy.

NDA

14,983 posts

160 months

Tuesday 31st October 2017
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Welshbeef said:
Probably another 6 to enjoy.
Yep -I've downloaded 7-9.

Thanks for the reminder. smile

I will check out your recommendations Droopsnoop - thanks.

Welshbeef

34,488 posts

133 months

Tuesday 31st October 2017
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NDA said:
Yep -I've downloaded 7-9.

Thanks for the reminder. smile

I will check out your recommendations Droopsnoop - thanks.
When did you last download Mo Hayder?
Ditto the same question for the entire list of your favourites.

NDA

14,983 posts

160 months

Tuesday 31st October 2017
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Welshbeef said:
When did you last download Mo Hayder?
Ditto the same question for the entire list of your favourites.
Last Mo Hayder was August 2014.

Not all of my downloads are on Amazon for some reason - but I do have 250 books listed since November 2012.

It would take ages to list download against author.

ETA, I don't actually like going back to a series once I'm out of it, the Milton series is the first where I've done that.

Welshbeef

34,488 posts

133 months

Tuesday 31st October 2017
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NDA said:
Last Mo Hayder was August 2014.

Not all of my downloads are on Amazon for some reason - but I do have 250 books listed since November 2012.

It would take ages to list download against author.

ETA, I don't actually like going back to a series once I'm out of it, the Milton series is the first where I've done that.
From the list you posted above there is likely 30-40 books a year added leaving a handful of weeks a year to find as new gems.

I’d say you’ll get mighty stressed trying to find any new series as you’ve captured most of the good ones so you’ll be going down the route of inferior titles

NDA

14,983 posts

160 months

Tuesday 31st October 2017
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Welshbeef said:
From the list you posted above there is likely 30-40 books a year added leaving a handful of weeks a year to find as new gems.

I’d say you’ll get mighty stressed trying to find any new series as you’ve captured most of the good ones so you’ll be going down the route of inferior titles
I hadn't considered that... good point.

I will definitely revisit my list when I've finished the current series.

Oakey

23,450 posts

151 months

Friday 10th November 2017
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DoctorX said:
I used to devour these but I still haven’t found the enthusiasm to read the last one yet. I read all my books on Kindle where it’ll probably cost as much as the hardback, yet there are loads of similar if not better books available for peanuts in comparison (as evidenced by this thread). Still, I’ll probably read it at some point laugh
Out now.

£10 for the Kindle edition, £9.50 for the hardback and £11.00 for the paperback rolleyes

That sort of pricing is just begging people to download it from elsewhere.



Prolex-UK

602 posts

143 months

Friday 10th November 2017
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Reading latest reacher book. Very good so far.

Try joy ellis police procedural based in the fens.

Mr2Mike

19,996 posts

190 months

Friday 10th November 2017
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Oakey said:
Out now.

£10 for the Kindle edition, £9.50 for the hardback and £11.00 for the paperback rolleyes

That sort of pricing is just begging people to download it from elsewhere.
The new Harry Bosch book (Two Kinds Of Truth) is £9.99, 1 pence cheaper than the hardcover. I love this series so I've have gladly paid a fiver, but £10 is taking the piss for an electronic copy.

tdm34

6,310 posts

145 months

Friday 10th November 2017
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Finished it last night, pretty good!

Short Grain

783 posts

155 months

Friday 9th February
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Prolex-UK said:
Reading latest reacher book. Very good so far.
I've read a few Jack Reacher paperbacks, they're an easy, decent paced boys adventure, nothing more but I enjoy them.

Only gripe is Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher in the recent film, can't even remember the title as I couldn't equate Cruise, all 5 foot and a peanut of him with Jack Reacher at 6 foot 5 inches of muscle or whatever he is!

Sainsburys near me has a few back titles at £2.99, so a bargain at the moment.

Wouldn't buy them in hardback though!!