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“Child is at the top of his game in this nail-biter.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
- ASIN : B07NCNVZ5P
- Publisher : Dell (October 29, 2019)
- Publication date : October 29, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2648 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 377 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,781 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I was slightly hesitant, because the last two Reacher novels were not very good – at least not by Lee Child’s standards. The parts of Reacher that resonated most with readers had been missing. The last two novels felt like they had been phoned in. I was worried that maybe Jack Reacher had hit the end of the road…
I had nothing to worry about it – Reacher is back! All of the character traits that made Jack Reacher a great protagonist are back in style. He calculates the physics of a thrown punch. He helps the downtrodden and beats up the bad guys. He prefers sitting in the back seat of cars because he’s so big and doesn’t like to drive!
Without spilling too much detail, Reacher befriends the Shevicks, an elderly couple who is down on their luck. They’re in a jam with the worst kind of mobsters and Reacher jumps in with both feet to help them out. In the end, he takes on multiple gangs, wins every fight and gets the girl…
Yes, Lee Child has a formula – and it’s a simple one. Make the bad guys bad, the victims sad and put Reacher into the mix. This time he gets a little help from some other bit players, but it’s mostly Reacher’s game. The plots are not complicated and there are holes in the story lots of “What-ifs” if you want to dig deep, but it’s great summer reading and all the pieces of the puzzle don’t need to be perfect for the tale to be told.
I ended up reading most of the book in one evening; the rest the next morning – a very satisfying read.
For fans of Lee Child and Jack Reacher, you will enjoy this book!
I have read that Child is developing a tv series which will be an
amalgam of previous Reacher novels. That may be the best future for his character because this novel suggests that after twenty-five novels, Child has exhausted the soil for developing future plots.
For Reacher fans, don't waste your money.
Top reviews from other countries
Publisher – Lee, your body count in you last book was around fifty, your readers were very unhappy, the plot was ponderous and dull, not enough gory killing and mayhem.
Lee – OK I’ll try harder in future, sorry, I was getting bored with the whole Reacher character.
Publisher to Lee after reading the first draft of “Blue Moon”
This is brilliant, the body count is extraordinary, who cares about the ridiculous storyline and the crazy thought process behind each action Reacher and his new buddies take, it doesn’t matter, bodies are all your readers want to hear about, most have brains the size of a pin heads anyway.
Lee – Thanks, I’m glad you like it, can I have the rest of my advance now?
It's a polished production that won't sell well in eastern Europe. The characterisation hasn't changed since book one. Why should it?
There are many pages of tedious slow motion that it's best to skip. They don't add anything to the story, it just seems like the author is going through the motions.
Time to call it a day, Lee Child, while you can still do so with some dignity, as Reacher would say.