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No Middle Name – Lee Child

Old girlfriend suggest the Jack Reacher novels. Patently commercial, with an eye for fiscal success, to me, the novels are like literary candy. Ripping good yarn, characters that me, as reader (consumer), engage with the proper amount of compassion and empathy. The hero is a strong anti-hero, and as I’ve noted before, the literary figure on the page is a little off from one on the screen.

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But as books, the writing is crisp. The narrative compelling. At one point, the author acknowledged, with a background in British TV, that the books were intended to be bestsellers. Which they are, and for good reason, yes, there is a nod to commercial crap, but the artistry involved is there. Well-crafted stories, moving plot, and the hero who is an anti-hero. That strong sense of justice.

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A collection of short stories about the character, Jack Reacher. Of note, in the two movies thus far, the author himself is featured as a background character. Fun, in a way.

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“West Point was in the business of holding the line, against all kinds of things, including enemies foreign and domestic, and progress, sometimes.” Page 72.

There is the strong military tradition that runs throughout the tales.

Still, well-crafted stands by itself as a quality product.

I also know I read at least two, or more, of these stories before, I think , as an Amazon or iBooks short of some kind.

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There is an authorial touch, a deft hand dealing with death. There seems to be a touch more brutality, and more grey areas in the short stories about the character Jack Reacher than previously seen in the novel series.


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No Middle Name – Lee Child

No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories

Kramer Wetzel

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