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as others have said, this book is just bad and not worth reading. Reacher needs to be done I think.
This is a far-fetched book about Ukrainian and Albanian mobs, health insurance and hospital costs, computer startups and fake news. Adding Reacher only made it worse. Once he was a strong, terse loner, now he's a chatty remorseless killer with growing superpowers--a clock in his head (but his dogged integrity is gone), a photographic memory, instantaneous reaction time, and accelerated thought processes. He used to physically subdue an impressive number of assailants. Now he mostly shoots them with uncanny marksmanship--all the more remarkable because he doesn't own any guns and killing appears to be the only practice he gets.
Pitted against this paragon, the bad guys are ludicrous caricatures--pathetic, bumbling, and dumb. It is sad to see the evolution of Child's style from what years ago was riveting and spare to sloppy drivel.
I usually don’t have to completely suspend any rational thinking reading a Jack Reacher story I Am A BIG fan but sorry Mr.Child this one would have to go into the what the hell were you thinking file HOPING this is just a one off
Terrible book, Jack Reacher used to,do everything with his fists and his bulk, now it’s wanton killing , chopping heads off,,,,,,just stupid and completely LAZY writing.....don’t waste your time...no wonder it was available
My least favorite Child book. I bought it for a gift and apologized when I gave it. I expect better on next book, The Sentinel. Long-time fan
I enjoyed this Reacher story. It's good to give your opinion of what you thought of the book but never tell anyone to not read the book.
Not a good read & I am a Reacher fan. Like a B grade movie where the hero goes out & shoots everyone. It just got more outlandish as he went on. It is a good idea to skip this one....I can't unread this but others may be able take heed from these comments.
My first Jack Reacher novel, and it will be my last. Bad 007, lots of violence and sexist thinking. Very disappointing.
Child is beginning to get stale. Maybe time to retire Reacher and start a new character series.
A very fast and breezy Reacher read for *dedicated* Child fans. Others be warned. This 'book' is a grade B hollywood over the top action shoot em up sh*ty movie script. Requires complete suspension of disbelief. Child's format has gotten so tired and self parodying as to be unreadable - however he achieved that so long ago in the series that anyone reading this is forewarned by definition.
Okay Mr Child, it's time to retire Jack and find a new guy to replace him...so you can re-start with some good books...this was the WORST Reacher book ever...he cant even make good decisions any more!
The worst Jack Reacher book and I've read them all. However, for me it was still middle of the road for all of the newly published books as I enjoy the genre.
Do not read this book, I am a lee Child fan and have enjoyed all his books except this one. He definately under achieved his writing standard.
This was the worst "Jack Reacher" book I have read--the story was boring--too much rhetoric
and less action--and when there was action, it was kill, kill, kill usually between two opposing Europeon groups in an American city. I like being able to work out the details with the protagonist rather than have the author go into details about what the "bad guys" were doing or thinking--the hero did not have access to this information so why should the reader get in on it--it is supposed to be a mystery/suspense type book and with the reader knowing everything ahead of time, the mystery was no mystery. Too many other authors give both side of their "mystery" books--such as David Rosenfelt(usually his stand-alones) and Jeff Abbott. Sometimes I think these authors think they have to give away a lot of the mystery to the readers just in case they are not bright enough to figure it out for themselves with the protagonist, which is one of the reasons that mystery/suspense type books are my favorite genre.
I agree with many of the other critiques. This was not one of Lee Child's better books. It involved violence for violence sake. Period. The story line was good, but the violence was way over the top!
No doubt the worst " Jack Reacher" novel I have read. Ridden by violence for violence sake
set out in overly descriptive terms.
I too enjoyed the earlier Reacher books but this one is beyond ludicrous. Half the book is just repeating Reacher's "calculations" and just becomes tedious. Reacher is a guy who wanders from place to place killing people. Hmm serial killer?
This Jack Reacher book had the usual measure of violence meted out by Reacher. Somehow the violence is justified by good against evil and so even a non-violent person doesn't feel a sense of distaste. As always there's a huge amount of action in the last pages and a very satisfactory ending.
The Jack Reacher books used to be a fun read and I always looked forward to the next one back when the series started, but somewhere several years ago they started getting less interesting.
Sadly this one is a bore and was impossible for me to read. Is it even written by Lee Child ?
Child/Grant is just phoning it in -- though wouldn't be surprising if Blue Moon was written by AI, given its banality. The author used to excel at vividly describing settings; this story takes place on either side of a main street in an anonymous mid-sized city, located . . . somewhere. Maybe it's time to give Reacher a much-deserved literary retirement and let him travel aimlessly in peace.
Reacher is more violent than before.
The conversation is more humorous. I don't remember him that way before.
"He blink first."
Was very disappointed with this book. Have always enjoyed Jack Reacher novels but this one not so much. Too much killing.