We are at the mid point here on our Blast from the Past posts on our Patriotic Fictional Characters. We still have David Baldacci / Oliver Stone next week, and finally Richard Marcinko/ Rogue Warrior Richard Marcinko to close it out.
Lee Child’s Jack Reacher is one of my all time favorite characters in modern fiction, bar none. Child has assembled a great character with a totally unique sense of himself and conveys that extremely well. Other main characters in this genre have their own support group, their core group of people to go to; Reacher has just himself.
He wanders the United States doing as he wishes, living on his terms. Not many people understand why he wanders the country seemingly aimlessly. Trouble, mayhem, and injustice just seem to find him; or does he find them? Being the stand up guy he is, he doesn’t just walk away from the problems and situations in which he finds himself. What fun would that be? Minding his business and moving along is not in his description. Reacher was put together by Childs with a very nice moral code, a gift of high intelligence, an amazing memory for detail, and no need for a watch to tell time what so ever.
Reacher is a West Point graduate, an ex Military Policeman, and an ex Army Special Investigator( as Reacher says “ You don’t mess with the Special Investigators”) and all around do-gooder. Lee Child has yet to misstep with this character. I challenge anyone to find a weak novel in this franchise. Child makes sure with each new novel we learn and understand something new about Reacher. Child for me is one of the best authors out there today.
If you haven’t had the chance to check out one of the novels in the Jack Reacher series, I suggest you put them all in your Goodreads –to read- list and start from the beginning and enjoy the ride. It is like being shot from a cannon. I think if you have read this far, you’ve come to understand I got a groove on these novels. Which Jack Reacher novel is your favorite?
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