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11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

The first thing you should know about this slim, wonderful book

The first thing you should know about this slim, wonderful book is that it is not a novel, something that is immediately apparent, but is instead just what it states it is: A compilation of Rules fashioned by Jack Reacher, the iconic protagonist of 17 books by Lee Chil...
The first thing you should know about this slim, wonderful book is that it is not a novel, something that is immediately apparent, but is instead just what it states it is: A compilation of Rules fashioned by Jack Reacher, the iconic protagonist of 17 books by Lee Child, as well as a new eponymous film, and culled from all those novels.

All “rules” included will be familiar to the many fans of Mr. Child’s creation, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t bring smiles of recognition, and pleasure. The headings include such Rules as “Be Prepared,” “Breaking and Entering,” “Choose Your Weapons,” and 55 others.

There are a number of things within these pages under the heading of “Things you’ll never hear Reacher Say,” including “No more coffee for me” and “Call me on my cell,” guaranteed to elicit those smiles. There are tidbits such as instructions for “The best way to break a finger,” and “If you get a lift, give a destination. Saying ‘anywhere’ sounds like you’re a drifter who wants to go home with them,” enlightening if nothing else. There are also many factual sections that are very interesting, which many readers may know in a superficial way and which are given more detail here, e.g., The Wimbledon Cup [the Marine Sniper School competition]; West Point; the “10-“ Codes used by the Military Police; and “A Medley of Military Acronyms,” which includes The Patriot Act, which I never realized was an acronym: “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act.”

These and others like them comprise the contents of this delightful book, sure to be a favorite of Reacher fans [“The Reacher Creatures,” as they are fondly known], an introduction for those not yet among that group, and a perfect holiday gift for members of both. Highly recommended.

posted by gloriafeit on November 29, 2012

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17 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

i have read all of these books and tom cruise can not compare to

i have read all of these books and tom cruise can not compare to jack reacher. sorry guys but you picked the wrong fellow to follow in reachers shoes

posted by THEBIGBOSSY on November 12, 2012

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  • Posted November 29, 2012

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    The first thing you should know about this slim, wonderful book

    The first thing you should know about this slim, wonderful book is that it is not a novel, something that is immediately apparent, but is instead just what it states it is: A compilation of Rules fashioned by Jack Reacher, the iconic protagonist of 17 books by Lee Child, as well as a new eponymous film, and culled from all those novels.

    All “rules” included will be familiar to the many fans of Mr. Child’s creation, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t bring smiles of recognition, and pleasure. The headings include such Rules as “Be Prepared,” “Breaking and Entering,” “Choose Your Weapons,” and 55 others.

    There are a number of things within these pages under the heading of “Things you’ll never hear Reacher Say,” including “No more coffee for me” and “Call me on my cell,” guaranteed to elicit those smiles. There are tidbits such as instructions for “The best way to break a finger,” and “If you get a lift, give a destination. Saying ‘anywhere’ sounds like you’re a drifter who wants to go home with them,” enlightening if nothing else. There are also many factual sections that are very interesting, which many readers may know in a superficial way and which are given more detail here, e.g., The Wimbledon Cup [the Marine Sniper School competition]; West Point; the “10-“ Codes used by the Military Police; and “A Medley of Military Acronyms,” which includes The Patriot Act, which I never realized was an acronym: “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act.”

    These and others like them comprise the contents of this delightful book, sure to be a favorite of Reacher fans [“The Reacher Creatures,” as they are fondly known], an introduction for those not yet among that group, and a perfect holiday gift for members of both. Highly recommended.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    OBVIOUSLY this is not a book -but a primer for REACHER CREATURES

    OBVIOUSLY this is not a book -but a primer for REACHER CREATURES... A good reference tool for the coming years for those of us still awake enough to care.
    I do have to agree with previous posts as to Mr Cruise (all 5'2" playing Jack) Hollywood casting needs a little work >I know they don't get reality but Tom as Jack and Lohan as Liz???

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2013

    need to know

    Interesting addition to the Reacher series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Fun to  read but not worth $10

    Fun to  read but not worth $10

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Don't count Tom out!

    Like many i had thought there was no way Cruise could be Jack Reacher on film.
    The movie was pretty true to the book and Cruise brought enough menace and sly humor to the role.
    For the diehards who refuse to see the movies since Tom is the star, get over it. He bought the rights and to the rich go the spoils!

    The movie is great!
    DM

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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