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Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?

My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
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Nothing to Lose: A Jack Reacher Novel (Jack Reacher Novels #12) by Lee Child
Nothing to Lose: A Jack Reacher Novel (Jack Reacher Novels #12)

pland, April 14, 2008

As usual I read this straight through. the plot isn't as involving as I expect from Child. Reacher is his usual moral-butt-kicking self, and for a Brit, Lee Child still has a good feel for the arcane details of Americana; but there are fewer plot turns than usual, and the ending is only believable if one is willing to believe wrong numbers never happen. The story feels as if it was written in reverse. There's little drive and less urgency.
If this had been the first Child/Reacher joint I'd been exposed to, I doubt I would have read any others. For fans only.
note -- having read the other 12 in their American editions, it was interesting to read the UK printing, with its "tyres" and "kerbs". I expect the domestic edition will see the Anglican minister reborn as an Episcopalian.
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