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Nothing to Lose (Jack Reacher, Bk 12)
Nothing to Lose - Jack Reacher, Bk 12
Author: Lee Child
Two lonely towns in Colorado: Hope and Despair. Between them, twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher never turns back. It's not in his nature. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets is big trouble. So in Lee Child's electrifying new novel, Reacher -- a man with no fear, no illusions, and nothing to lose -- goes to war against a ...  more
ISBN-13: 9780440243670
ISBN-10: 044024367X
Publication Date: 3/24/2009
Pages: 531
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 308 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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I have read all of the preceding "Jack Reacher" books, and he has become one of my all-time favorite book series characters. The writing style draws you in immediately and the stories are always intriguing. I looked forward to this book so very much, because it had been at least a year since I read my last Reacher novel and I was feeling withdrawal symptoms! I have to say, though, that I was a bit disappointed in this story. On one hand, I couldn't put the book down; just having Reacher's activities back in my reading-brain was like a drug. On the other hand, the story itself was - do I dare say it - boring! The style of writing was as great as always, but it was like walking along side Reacher and watching him do mundane things like drink coffee, change his clothes, and do lots of driving over a period of a few days trying to drum up as much trouble as he could. I found this story lacking the excitement and adventure and twists(!) that has been such a staple in the Reacher novels I had read. Would I ever read another one? Absolutely. Would I recommend this story - well, yes with some reservations. If you need a Reacher fix, this one is adequate. If you're looking for a compelling story that will leave you wanting more, read "One Shot", "Bad Luck & Trouble", or "Killing Floor".
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I am a HUGE Jack Reacher fan and have read all of Lee Child's books up until this one! I wish Jack was real! I was dissapointed with this book though! I thought it wasn't as exciting and thrilling as his other books in the series! I read the whole book waiting for the big exciting part, but it never really came! I found myself starting to day dream while reading and that is sad because I love this series soooo much! It'll be in my collection but it won't be one I read again!!
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Okay, I love Lee Child books -- fast-paced with twists and turns and intrigue and interesting characters, and most of all the gritty Jack Reacher -- I love it all. I usually voraciously eat up these books, sometimes reading the whole book in one night.

But...I didn't like this one. I'm not sure what it was exactly. I think Mr. Child is trying so hard to push across his political point that the plot becomes plodding and the tone a bit sanctimonious. And, as another reviewer said, it was kind of boring.

But I'm not writing off the next installment of Jack Reacher -- the books are usually fabulous, and I will be looking forward to reading the next one...

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  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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I decided to try a random Reacher novel because Child has been recommended to me so many times. What I found was a competent enough writer who has created a strong central character. But Reacher's appeal was lost on me. He wasn't obnoxious or particularly arrogant, just unbelievable, a sort of superhero, one-man task force storming in to save the day. It didn't help that the more or less political/military oriented plot isn't something I normally care for either. Not the type of series I'd look to continue with.
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My first Reacher but not my last. So glad to see, from reading other reviews from fans, that this isn't his best work. The story itself is good but, as one reviewer mentioned, there's a lot of mundane details (almost like filler)'s a wonder he could function considering all the coffee he drank through the course of the book LOL.
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Readable, but far from the best in the series. It seemed an effort to justify a good idea for competing place names in a book --- Hope, CO. versus Despair, CO.

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