Jack Reacher - any good?

Jack Reacher - any good?

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Adenauer

18,065 posts

203 months

Wednesday 9th December 2020
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Adenauer said:
Monkeylegend said:
Much better, and he adds humour to his books, doesn't take himself or his characters too seriously which I like. Very similar to Robert Crais.
Sounds exactly right for me, looking forward to it, I reckon I'll finish Robert Crais 'The Promise' tonight and then I'll start it thumbup
ML,
Read the first two chapters last night, you know me too well biggrin

I reckon I'll blitz through this series of books in no time, seems to be written with exactly my kind of humour. Thanks for the tip. thumbup

Monkeylegend

21,238 posts

198 months

Wednesday 9th December 2020
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Adenauer said:
Adenauer said:
Monkeylegend said:
Much better, and he adds humour to his books, doesn't take himself or his characters too seriously which I like. Very similar to Robert Crais.
Sounds exactly right for me, looking forward to it, I reckon I'll finish Robert Crais 'The Promise' tonight and then I'll start it thumbup
ML,
Read the first two chapters last night, you know me too well biggrin

I reckon I'll blitz through this series of books in no time, seems to be written with exactly my kind of humour. Thanks for the tip. thumbup
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Andrew Gross is worth a look as well, a bit more serious than Crais and Coben but good reads nevertheless.

I have read all the Peter Robinson DI Banks series as well. Typically British and a bit more gloomy compared to the Americans but again some good story lines.

And the best of the lot for just telling brilliant stories with no waffle is John Grisham if you enjoy the courtroom /legal stuff mixed with a bit of crime thriller.

I "apologise" if you have already read these smile

Just a footnote, the other good taste we share is the Triumph TR6, had one for 15 years or so.



Edited by Monkeylegend on Wednesday 9th December 09:32

Adenauer

18,065 posts

203 months

Wednesday 9th December 2020
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Hah, nice to know there's another guy on PH with perfect taste!

I always thought I was the only one laugh

Laurel Green

29,571 posts

199 months

Monday 14th December 2020
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Adenauer said:
Laurel Green said:
Monkeylegend said:
Adenauer said:
Laurel Green said:
I have it in my to-read pile. frown
I predict that you'll enjoy the first 25% biggrin

I've got quite into the Elvis Cole series by Robert Crais as an alternative, pretty enjoyable and as they're old, cheap as chips on Kindl.

That also goes for the Joe Pickett series by CJ Box, also quite enjoyable.
I would add Harlan Coben and his Myron Bolitar books to this list as well.
All of the above are some of my favourite reads.

As for enjoying the first 25%, will try and stretch it to 50%. biggrin
Looking forward to your verdict, I think about 75% of it won't be very favorable laugh
Having just got around to reading it; it's not exactly what one expects from Jack Reacher, is it. frown



Adenauer

18,065 posts

203 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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Laurel Green said:
Adenauer said:
Laurel Green said:
Monkeylegend said:
Adenauer said:
Laurel Green said:
I have it in my to-read pile. frown
I predict that you'll enjoy the first 25% biggrin

I've got quite into the Elvis Cole series by Robert Crais as an alternative, pretty enjoyable and as they're old, cheap as chips on Kindl.

That also goes for the Joe Pickett series by CJ Box, also quite enjoyable.
I would add Harlan Coben and his Myron Bolitar books to this list as well.
All of the above are some of my favourite reads.

As for enjoying the first 25%, will try and stretch it to 50%. biggrin
Looking forward to your verdict, I think about 75% of it won't be very favorable laugh
Having just got around to reading it; it's not exactly what one expects from Jack Reacher, is it. frown
Nope, it was pretty tripe.

If you don't know of him already, try the Harlan Coben - Bolitar books, as recommended by Monkeylegend, I'm half way through the first one and it's very entertaining so far smile

Monkeylegend

21,238 posts

198 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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Adenauer said:
Laurel Green said:
Adenauer said:
Laurel Green said:
Monkeylegend said:
Adenauer said:
Laurel Green said:
I have it in my to-read pile. frown
I predict that you'll enjoy the first 25% biggrin

I've got quite into the Elvis Cole series by Robert Crais as an alternative, pretty enjoyable and as they're old, cheap as chips on Kindl.

That also goes for the Joe Pickett series by CJ Box, also quite enjoyable.
I would add Harlan Coben and his Myron Bolitar books to this list as well.
All of the above are some of my favourite reads.

As for enjoying the first 25%, will try and stretch it to 50%. biggrin
Looking forward to your verdict, I think about 75% of it won't be very favorable laugh
Having just got around to reading it; it's not exactly what one expects from Jack Reacher, is it. frown
Nope, it was pretty tripe.

If you don't know of him already, try the Harlan Coben - Bolitar books, as recommended by Monkeylegend, I'm half way through the first one and it's very entertaining so far smile
Have you met Win yet....................articulate smile

Adenauer

18,065 posts

203 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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Yes, he seems a bit 'handy' laugh

Laurel Green

29,571 posts

199 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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Adenauer said:
Nope, it was pretty tripe.

If you don't know of him already, try the Harlan Coben - Bolitar books, as recommended by Monkeylegend, I'm half way through the first one and it's very entertaining so far smile
Another of my favourites -->



Adenauer

18,065 posts

203 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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Ahh, okay then.

Have you tried Viz? biggrin

Laurel Green

29,571 posts

199 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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There is a line that has to be drawn... hehe

jet_noise

4,645 posts

149 months

Tuesday 15th December 2020
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At the risk of stating the obvious (might already have been mentioned) - if you like Cole & Pike then try Robert P Parker's Spenser (& regular sidekick Hawk) series. I would make a strong guess that Crais takes a lot of inspiration from their style.

Adenauer

18,065 posts

203 months

Wednesday 16th December 2020
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jet_noise said:
At the risk of stating the obvious (might already have been mentioned) - if you like Cole & Pike then try Robert P Parker's Spenser (& regular sidekick Hawk) series. I would make a strong guess that Crais takes a lot of inspiration from their style.
This is great, I now have enough new authors with a back catalogue of books to see me through until I die thumbup

Monkeylegend

21,238 posts

198 months

Wednesday 16th December 2020
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Adenauer said:
jet_noise said:
At the risk of stating the obvious (might already have been mentioned) - if you like Cole & Pike then try Robert P Parker's Spenser (& regular sidekick Hawk) series. I would make a strong guess that Crais takes a lot of inspiration from their style.
This is great, I now have enough new authors with a back catalogue of books to see me through until I die thumbup
Just added him to my "to search for" list was well, thanks.

jet_noise

4,645 posts

149 months

Wednesday 16th December 2020
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Monkeylegend said:
Adenauer said:
jet_noise said:
At the risk of stating the obvious (might already have been mentioned) - if you like Cole & Pike then try Robert P Parker's Spenser (& regular sidekick Hawk) series. I would make a strong guess that Crais takes a lot of inspiration from their style.
This is great, I now have enough new authors with a back catalogue of books to see me through until I die thumbup
Just added him to my "to search for" list was well, thanks.
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Correction: Robert B Parker

Davey S2

12,650 posts

221 months

Thursday 28th January
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Currently on the second book in the James Reece series by Jack Carr which I'm very much enjoying.


Adenauer

18,065 posts

203 months

Wednesday 10th February
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I've just finished another Pickett book and now know not to treck around in the mountains for fear of bumping into a Wendigo biggrin

Monkeylegend

21,238 posts

198 months

Wednesday 10th February
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I am halfway through another Elvis Cole, Joe Pike tale, still as good as ever.

I wish I was Joe Pike or failing that Win in real life cool

blingybongy

3,020 posts

113 months

Wednesday 10th February
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I can't be arsed to read back through pages of this thread but have the Dave Robicheaux books by James Lee Burke been recommended.
I've just re-discovered them with his 2019 book New Iberia Blues, a glorious read.
Plus Clete Purcell is the perfect sidekick.

Adenauer

18,065 posts

203 months

Wednesday 10th February
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Monkeylegend said:
I wish I was Joe Pike or failing that Win in real life cool
laugh

Joe Pike's a bloody freak!

lastexile69

462 posts

138 months

Thursday 25th February
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Davey S2 said:
Currently on the second book in the James Reece series by Jack Carr which I'm very much enjoying.
I've read both The Terminal List and True Believer in this series - enjoyed them. thumbup

Also enjoyed all the Evan Smoak - Orphan X series by Gregg Hurwitz.