Jack Reacher's Rules

Jack Reacher's Rules

by Jack Reacher, Lee Child
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Jack Reacher's Rules by Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher’s Rules is the ultimate fan’s guide to the World of Reacher! Featuring selections from all seventeen electrifying Jack Reacher novels and an introduction from Lee Child himself, this one-of-a-kind book compiles timeless advice from maverick former army cop Jack Reacher, the hero of Lee Child’s blockbuster thrillers and now the star of a major motion picture.
My name is Jack Reacher.
No middle name, no address.
I’ve got a rule: People mess with me at their own risk.
You don’t have to break the rules if you make the rules. Case in point: Jack Reacher, the two-fisted, quick-witted, “current poster-boy of American crime fiction” (Los Angeles Times). The brainchild of #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child, Reacher is a freelance troubleshooter with a mysterious past—and a serious passion for justice.  Now the hard-won knowledge and hard-hitting strategies of fiction’s toughest tough guy are within every thriller reader’s reach—in a rapid-fire rundown of the trade secrets, tried-and-true tricks, and time-honored tactics that separate the man in the street from the man to beat.
Rule 1. When in doubt, drink coffee.
Rule 2. Never volunteer for anything.
Rule 3. Don’t break the furniture.
Rule 4. Only one woman at a time.
Rule 5. Show them what they’re messing with.

Please note: Jack Reacher’s Rules is a compilation of advice, wisdom, and facts from the Jack Reacher series of novels by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child. It features an introduction by Lee Child, but is not a Jack Reacher novel.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345544308
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 49,279
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Jack Reacher is a former U.S. Army Military Police major. Since leaving the army, the authorities have not been able to locate him, although his name crops up mysteriously from time to time in connection with investigations into murders, terrorism, and other breaches of the law.
Lee Child is the author of seventeen Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, and The Hard Way, and the #1 bestsellers The Affair, Worth Dying For, 61 Hours, Gone Tomorrow, Bad Luck and Trouble, and Nothing to Lose, as well as the short stories “Second Son” and “Deep Down.” His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero awards for Best Novel. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in more than forty territories. All titles have been optioned for major motion pictures, and Jack Reacher, based on the novel One Shot and starring Tom Cruise, will be released in December 2012. A native of England and a former television director, Child lives in New York City, where he is at work on his next thriller, Never Go Back.

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Jack Reacher's Rules 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your money. This isn't a story. It's a lot of bullet points and quotes from previous books. Definitely not worth $9.99.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
thebigo More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy these books and the Jack Reacher character.  However, I will never go see any Jack Reacher book with Tom Cruise as  Jack. Are you kidding me.  6'5" 250 and Cruise is playing him.   Who cast him, the head of Scientology? Ridiculous.  Lee Child what were you thinking? Keep writing great books but get the right person to play Jack.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any Reacher fan would get a kick out of this book of "Reacherisms"!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure why they bother offering a sample of 11 pages, which don't even get you through the index.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has the size, physical and mental Intensity
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No way Tom could be Reacher. I didn't even go see the movie just for that reason.
Intrepid11 More than 1 year ago
This is the worst excuse for any book. A bunch of quotes from all the other books. I think Jack Reacher books are the greatest ever, but this used his name to get us to buy a bunch of crap. The only thing worse is the fact that Tom Cruise is playing Jack Reacher. Did anyone in Hollywood actually read any of the books??? Tom Cruse does not equal Jack Reacher.
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Omg!!!!! Love the book. Justess
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why would they choose tom cruise when jack reacher is supposed 2 be 6'4" and over 200 pounds...tom is a little guy.. plus Reacher has a no nonsense personalitly n Tom turned him in a soft spoken wuss... they should have picked the rock or vin diesel 2 play Jack Reacher
Reading_Bum More than 1 year ago
I have read them all... but not this one! If I found it lying about, I'd have picked up and read it... and enjoyed it. ...and be glad I didn't pay for it. Same as if it were a gift. As whimsical and kitschy as it is, there is no way I  would spend $10 for a pamphlet of Reacher's catch phrases. This should be made an addition bonus in an e-book. ...and are you his publicist? ...his marketing agent? Your babble sounds sounds like an advertisement. This truly a book targeting those who know Jack. A newbie that to Jack that reads this book, would think him a sociopathic thug. (or if the only impression was the movie, then a short guy with a Napoleon complex)  A Reacher fan knows his rules when they see them. If Mr. Grant wants to capitalize on Reacherisms then he should add references and stats to the 'Jack" quips (the books the quote/quip or rule is from). After all Jack (Lee Child) does have a tendency to repeat  himself. The book/pamphlet not worth buying but keep it if it was given as a gift. On another note: Tom Cruise! Yes! He can be a credible Jack Reacher. Although not in any off the current stories, but in a too be written story. Where he teams up with the beautiful woman from the north and the dubious magician from Kansas, to defeat the wicked woman with the army of flying monkeys from the west.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jack Reacher's Rules are interesting and many are good to know, but if you are a Reacher fan, you have already know his rules. This book just puts them all in one place.
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Did not know it was a short book and not like the other ones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this would be a story! I would like my money returned. This is all about rules to do with life. A big waist of momney. I had to give it a one star as that was the lowest offered.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tom Cruise as Jack!? Yuck! Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson would be a much better choice!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have already read all of the Reacher series and find no new information or entertainment in this one... And as for using Tom Cruise to portray Reacher, Bad Mistake... Cruise is a no talent wimp who can not come close to being believable as Reacher!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago