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The Enemy (Jack Reacher Series #8)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Riveting, nail biting entertainment

I had never heard of Lee Child, but my librarian recommended I pick up one of his books and I sought this one out first. What a delightful surprise. At first I didn't think I could like the dry and gritty Jack Reacher, but in the end I grew to love him. I'm ignorant in ...
I had never heard of Lee Child, but my librarian recommended I pick up one of his books and I sought this one out first. What a delightful surprise. At first I didn't think I could like the dry and gritty Jack Reacher, but in the end I grew to love him. I'm ignorant in terms of military systems and terminology but Child manages to describe and inform without boring or confusing me. He keeps me engaged and completely entertained.

This book was dark, gritty and packed with tension and excitement. I couldn't put the book down. I'm very excited to read the rest of Child's works.

posted by spinspinnsuga on July 1, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Terrible

Last Lee Child book I'll read.

Wounded warriors are "garbage to the Army"? What a load of unresearched uninformed crock. TBI soldiers warehoused in filthy conditions?

Then we get to the plot. The Army is shipping destroyed tanks secretly from Iraq? How many ta...
Last Lee Child book I'll read.

Wounded warriors are "garbage to the Army"? What a load of unresearched uninformed crock. TBI soldiers warehoused in filthy conditions?

Then we get to the plot. The Army is shipping destroyed tanks secretly from Iraq? How many tanks does he think we catastrophically killed in Iraq? Most likely not enough for either a secret program or all the uranium supposedly collected.

An then Reacher deliberately sets a dirty bomb off. And he walks away from it.

Terrible. Gave it 1 star only because the system won't let you enter 0 stars. I'd give it a negative star if I could.

posted by JeffM88 on October 25, 2011

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    Posted October 2, 2014

    Gordon

    {Do you mind if I bu<_>tt in? :D}

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    This competes for my least favorite Reacher novel. They're all s

    This competes for my least favorite Reacher novel. They're all sort of implausible, but this one is especially so. Nice vignettes of Reacher's family life though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Disappointing

    After an interesting start the story devolved into a long and boring and convoluted tale with an improbable ending which was not up to the author'susual standards.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2008

    What?

    Lee Childs was recommended to me and I enjoyed the first book though I can't remember the title. In fact, I think I've read them all but they became less and less satisfying. I'm having trouble suspending my disbelief. In one book, Reacher says he has never been to MP school but he had to go in order to be an MP officer. In "The Enemy" there is a cabal of army officers killing other officers not to take over the government but to maintain their influence in strategy development. Really? Reacher is cut loose from the military because of the downsizing afer Gulf War 1 but the military just doesn't close up shop and send everybody home. Reacher would have had to retire given that he was a major. And Reacher was supposed to have been a Major and then busted to Captain and then promoted back to Major. I'm not sure that is possible. In short it seems like Mr. Child doesn't know anything about the functioning of the military. He asks me to suspend my disbelief too many times to make the story work. No more books by Lee Child for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2005

    Nothing Great

    I love books a lot but this one i just couldnt get into. everything seemed to take forever and and when it was all said and done i was not satisfied at all! The big dramatic plot twists twisted only my hatred for spending ten dollars on it. Just becasue a book says 'New York Times bestseller' does not mean it is a good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2004

    Child's first bummer

    I have read all of Mr. Childs books and have enjoyed them all. Reacher is great and a fun character to follow. This book, to me, did not seem plausible and was the least enjoyable of the author. The Enemy seems a bit convoluted and the military deaf ear gets frustrating real quick.Try something else.

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