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Bad Luck and Trouble (Jack Reacher Series #11)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Classic Reacher Novel

Unusual for Jack Reacher but in this story he has a little help from his friends. Great story line delivered in the usual masterpiece. If you like Lee Child`s previous works then you will love this. I am a Reacher fan, if you are too then read Soft Target by Conrad Jone...
Unusual for Jack Reacher but in this story he has a little help from his friends. Great story line delivered in the usual masterpiece. If you like Lee Child`s previous works then you will love this. I am a Reacher fan, if you are too then read Soft Target by Conrad Jones, its a brilliant thriller. I read both these books on holiday and loved every minute of them.

posted by Anonymous on April 14, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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It was a good story and I basically enjoyed it. But I was turned of a few times by the authors injecting his strong approval of PETA and a negative jibe at hunting. Very distracting. Hard to understand why he would do this when he focuses on violence and the use of guns...
It was a good story and I basically enjoyed it. But I was turned of a few times by the authors injecting his strong approval of PETA and a negative jibe at hunting. Very distracting. Hard to understand why he would do this when he focuses on violence and the use of guns without much compassion for those being killed. I enjoyed all his previous books, but not sure I can support a New York/British liberal who advocates for the activites of a fringe nut group lilke PETA. Big mistake for a successful fiction author, writing in a non political genre, to interject his beliefs. A turn off.

posted by Anonymous on July 3, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2007

    Keep the politics out....

    I'm only a third through the book, and I'm a die hard Jack Reacher fan, however, this will be the last one I will probably buy. In the first third of the book he has bashed Christians and promoted PETA. Unlike the author, I was actually in the military and am currently a cop, with everything from undercover narcotics to SWAT under my belt. I have yet to meet any cops or military that would bash the Bible and promote PETA. So from now on I'll be reading his books in the bookstore and not buying them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2007

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    I don't think that I will be buying any more of the Jack Reacher novels, or any more of Lee Childs books. I have noticed that most of the books after 'Running Blind' have been getting softer and softer. In the first 3 books, Reacher is a take no prisoner kind of guy. The violence was hard and fast, and it kept the book flowing. Reachers 'he had it coming' attitude made him a gritty, likeable character. The justice that he meeted out to those that crossed him made the reader want to stand up and cheer. Then things started to change. It appears like Jack Reacher has been getting more politically correct, or at least less willing to dole out his own brand of punishment to those who are asking for it. It seems like Mr. Childs is only having the bad guy get his just desserts because that's what he feels the reader expects. In this book, he even starts throwing in some of his(presumably) political opinions. He makes several references to P.E.T.A., and makes Reacher an anti-hunter, denouncing hunters as cowards. The character development in this book is not great. Neagly remains a mystery throughout the book and we never really find out much about the bad guys. When I began reading this series it was because I enjoyed the way that Reacher used his brawn as well as his brain. It seems to me like Mr. Childs has been trying to turn Reacher into a deep thinker that only uses violence when absolutely necessary. When I want that, I pick up one of James Pattersons' 'Alex Cross' novels. Sorry Lee, but I won't be following Jack Reacher down any more roads.

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