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Subject: Anybody else crushin' on Jack Reacher?
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 7:28 PM ET
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We had a small discussion on one of the boards earlier on this subject!  (Lee Child's character)  I mentioned that he was my secret crush and several ladies chimed in to say that wasn't possible coz he was theirs!

Do you "crush" on your favs?

Date Posted: 5/28/2008 9:19 PM ET
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My biggest "literary crush" is Gus McCrae from Lonesome Dove. Love me some Gus! :)
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Date Posted: 5/29/2008 11:45 AM ET
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memememememe!!!   I saw him first!!!!!  I am majorly crushing on Jack Reacher!    

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 12:23 PM ET
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Definitely crushin' on Jack!

Of course my most recent one was Kurt in Joseph Finder's Killer Instinct.  Unfortunately Kurt was not the good guy ;-(

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 2:38 PM ET
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Sharon W.  go for the bad boys, huh?  I may have to check out that book!

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 4:06 PM ET
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I haven't started my Lee Child books yet so I can't compare but have you folks read Vince Flynn?  I could oh so easily have a thing for Mitch Rapp.  I went through all nine of his books in 2 weeks.  Now I have to suffer until October when his latest book comes out ::sigh::.

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 10:50 PM ET
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Do his books need to be read in order? I have a couple I think but don't know if they're part of a series o r not. also, how'graphic' are they in the violence department?

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Date Posted: 6/5/2008 1:21 PM ET
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 No, they don't need to be read in order.  They are quite stand alone, and give you what little background you need in the beginning of each book.   Some books have been more graphic than others, but nothing that has really upset or bothered me yet.  He's a loner, former Army MP, and has his own sense of honor and justice.  And if you're a bad guy, he WILL take you out!     But the action and tension is amazing and Child's style of writing is terrific.   I've got a definite crush on Jack Reacher! 

Date Posted: 6/5/2008 5:31 PM ET
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Kim B ~ Don't make me fight you!!!  Altho, from the description he is quite a tall fellow, maybe enough to share.  Nahhhhh, I don't think so!

Date Posted: 6/5/2008 7:19 PM ET
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Ok...I'm definately going to have to start this series next.  I'm in the middle of Ted Bell's 'Alex Hawke' series at the moment.   Carol, have you read Vince Flynn?

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Date Posted: 6/5/2008 7:49 PM ET
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 Fuhgeddabowtit, Carol, that man is all mine! LOL Though, maybe we could alternate days :)   I'm sure he'd be okay with that LOL

Date Posted: 6/5/2008 8:31 PM ET
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I haven't read Vince Flynn.  Is he a social worker or something like that?  I guess I could look it up myself.....but it is easier to wait for one of you to tell me!         Lazy, huh?!

Date Posted: 6/6/2008 3:01 PM ET
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OMG...no Carol.  He's an 'unofficial' CIA operative (well, he starts out 'unofficial' at any rate).  I haven't read any of Lee Child's books yet so I don't know his writing style but I have a feeling they are somewhat silmilar.   I can't imagine you wouldn't love the Mitch Rapp character based on what little information I have about  Jack Reacher.

"Term Limits" is Flynn's first book and doesn't include the Rapp character but his subsequent books are all based on Mitch Rapp and include character's from 'Term Limits'.



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Date Posted: 6/6/2008 3:19 PM ET
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I'll have to go look him up, Jan.  I HAVE TOO MANY BOOKS TO READ!!!!  But, what's a few more?!



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Date Posted: 6/6/2008 3:59 PM ET
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I know the feeling Carol.  I have 250+ sitting upstairs calling my name.  But I promise you it will be well worth your time :).

Date Posted: 6/8/2008 9:50 AM ET
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For all you Reacher fans, here's an article on Lee Child that was in the NY Times a few weeks back:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/03/books/03child.html?_r=1&ref=books&oref=slogin

 

Date Posted: 6/8/2008 2:16 PM ET
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Well, I just read the article and take offense at the "Don Quixote" reference!!  Obviously, the writer doesn't know that my Jack Reacher CAN do anything!   Cannot wait to get this book!

Date Posted: 6/8/2008 2:28 PM ET
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I loved this line from the article about why women readers like Reacher:

“And finally, reason No. 4, what makes Jack so attractive is the absolute impossibility of his sticking around. Affairs in the real world are messy — you get found out, you get divorced, you lose your house. But what if you could absolutely guarantee that the guy would stick around for two or three days and then he’d disappear? He’ll never phone, he’ll never write, and you’ll never see him again. That makes him the irresistible boyfriend.”

Date Posted: 6/12/2008 2:43 PM ET
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I JUST GOT "NOTHING TO LOSE" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!  sorry for yelling but........WOOOO YOOOOOOO!  I know what book I'm starting today!  I have most of his others in hb, too.  I just haven't been able to part with them yet!  I will be in Jack Reacher's world today!

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Date Posted: 6/13/2008 10:32 PM ET
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Ooooh Carol, I'm jealous!  I hope it's great and you enjoy your time in Jack's world!   Happy reading :)

Date Posted: 6/14/2008 10:51 AM ET
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Hey Kim, I gotta say, Jack and I are kickin' some as@ today!  If I could part with my Lee Child books, I would post it directly to you!  Wish us luck, things are heating up in here!

Date Posted: 6/14/2008 11:56 AM ET
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It's my next up too. Can't wait!

Date Posted: 6/14/2008 9:39 PM ET
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I'm reading it now - about 1/3 of the way through the digital version, and loooving it!

Date Posted: 6/14/2008 10:39 PM ET
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I finished it!  Jack and I kick some "A" and then................no spoilers here, folks!

Date Posted: 6/15/2008 5:56 AM ET
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Yay. I"m going to start it now ;)

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