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Jack Reacher - any good?

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Welshbeef

31,549 posts

124 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

13,745 posts

151 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

31,549 posts

124 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

13,745 posts

151 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

22,461 posts

142 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.



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Prolex-UK

500 posts

134 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

18,336 posts

181 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

6,199 posts

136 months

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

Short Grain

623 posts

146 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!!

droopsnoot

5,059 posts

168 months

Friday 9th February
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As a standalone film I didn't think it was too bad - it's not that difficult to forget about reading the books and how every single one describes how physically imposing Jack Reacher is. Not sure whether he's more annoying in the second film, I've only seen the first one. I'm also not that great at remembering book plots (read loads of different books in no particular order) which meant that if there were any significant deviations from the book to the film, I didn't notice.

Short Grain

623 posts

146 months

Tuesday 13th February
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droopsnoot said:
As a standalone film I didn't think it was too bad - it's not that difficult to forget about reading the books and how every single one describes how physically imposing Jack Reacher is. Not sure whether he's more annoying in the second film, I've only seen the first one. I'm also not that great at remembering book plots (read loads of different books in no particular order) which meant that if there were any significant deviations from the book to the film, I didn't notice.
Didn't realise there was a second film TBH, will have to Google it.




Mr2Mike

18,336 posts

181 months

Wednesday 14th February
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Finally got started on the "John Milton" series, just finished the third book. Virtually identical premise to Reacher, though he is an ex-SAS soldier turned black-ops assassin rather than ex-military police, but still wanders around the USA (so far) stumbling onto people in bad situations and helping them. Pretty well written, certainly no worse than Reacher.

BigBen

9,371 posts

156 months

Wednesday 14th February
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Mr2Mike said:
Finally got started on the "John Milton" series, just finished the third book. Virtually identical premise to Reacher, though he is an ex-SAS soldier turned black-ops assassin rather than ex-military police, but still wanders around the USA (so far) stumbling onto people in bad situations and helping them. Pretty well written, certainly no worse than Reacher.
He also has the recovering alcoholic angle a la Harry Hole from Jo Nesbo's books.

I prefer the Milton books to Reacher as the character is a bit less implausible, for instance he has never been shot and survived because his muscles were so big!

Mr2Mike

18,336 posts

181 months

Wednesday 14th February
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BigBen said:
He also has the recovering alcoholic angle a la Harry Hole from Jo Nesbo's books.

I prefer the Milton books to Reacher as the character is a bit less implausible, for instance he has never been shot and survived because his muscles were so big!
I prefer them mainly because because the writing style in Reacher grates a bit. The multiple sentences. Short sentences. Used throughout. Throughout the book. To describe things.

soad

28,343 posts

102 months

Wednesday 14th February
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Short Grain said:
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!!
Night School is £20! At least cooking books have photos. hehe

Hard cover = larger font. Makes it easier to read, I suppose. wink