Archive for "Jan 2016"

Echo Burning (Jack Reacher, #5)

Echo Burning by Lee Child My rating: 2 of 5 stars Well, I’ve tried. Really I have. Lee Child has an interesting character in Jack Reacher, and if you’re knowledgable about firearms, and are forgiving about a writer that doesn’t do his research, you’ll probably enjoy these novels. I can’t do it anymore. Mr. Child […]

Running Blind (Jack Reacher, #4)

Running Blind by Lee Child My rating: 3 of 5 stars My actual rating would be closer to a 3.5 stars. I’m wanting to like Lee Child and Jack Reacher. I really am, but I think I’m about to give up. Child simply doesn’t know how to write in “American” English, which wouldn’t be a […]

Tripwire (Jack Reacher, #3) by Lee Child

Tripwire by Lee Child My rating: 4 of 5 stars So, I’ve figured something out. According to his bio, Lee Child is British. He’s chosen to write about an American MP and he hasn’t mastered a lot of the lingo. Things that are silly but tend to take me right out of the story. Things […]

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke My rating: 1 of 5 stars Simply stated, The Revenant is one of the worst books I’ve read in a long time. I admit, I didn’t know the book existed until I saw the trailer for the Leonardo DiCaprio movie. Now, I admit, I really don’t […]

Die Trying (Jack Reacher 2) by Lee Child

Die Trying by Lee Child My rating: 3 of 5 stars Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series is quite popular amongst a certain crowd. I’m just a bit perplexed who that crowd might be. While I’m enjoying elements of the stories (enough to keep me reading at least a couple more) there are incongruous bits that […]

Killing Floor (Jack Reacher 1) by Lee Child

My rating: 3 of 5 stars Just starting the Jack Reacher books, and I’m willing to forgive what at the time would have been a new writer quite a bit. However, to be honest, the writing is kind of cliche and at times, it seems like the author is out of his depth on certain […]

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