Top critical review
From Meh to Ugh
Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2019
I really hate quitting books. I always try to push through and hope it's just a slow build up to something great. After about 300 pages (after the scene in the airport) I realized I had gone from vaguely uninterested to downright annoyed and aggravated. The plot progression is slow, far-fetched, and the characters are boring. After more than half the book, I couldn't have cared less if any of the main characters died, including Jack Reacher. As for the writing style, I completely understand how short, direct, even fragmented sentences can add power to a scene, but the ENTIRE book is written this way even when completely unnecessary. Couldn't do it. Not me. The short sentences. They get to you after awhile. Feels too choppy. Like a robot. Well, I ain't a robot. Never have been. Never will be. Sad, really. Great reviews. Short sentences. Can't figure it out. Recommend this book? Not me. No way. No how.