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Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, Bk 1)
Killing Floor - Jack Reacher, Bk 1
Author: Lee Child
Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Geor...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780515153651
ISBN-10: 0515153656
Publication Date: 10/30/2012
Pages: 560
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 93 ratings
Publisher: Jove
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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The first of the Jack Reacher series gives you a glimpse of the writing skills of this author. It was doubly insightful for me as I had started reading Lee Child beginning with a book closer to the eighth or ninth in the series. As with so many authors in this genre, the inclusion of detailed descriptions (of varied degrees) of the sexual activities of characters in the book seem to, either by the author or someone who has the author's ear, hold to the belief it is a requisite for selling books. The book in the middle of the series is light on those details compared to Killing Floor and suffers not in any way, as upon completing it I could not wait to read them all in order. Lee Child writes so well, that while I had difficulty finding a used copy of Killing FloorIng I ended up reading half of book two before obtaining book one. While it is true that those details of one's bedroom activities sells books, there are whole genres to prove it, Lee Child proves it is not a requisite. We all have different tastes but I personally am thankful Lee Child believes so. Jack Reacher is a bear of a man, and for those of us men who walk in the atmospheric region six feet and under, Reacher's size is part of what makes him a man's man. While not a saint, Reacher has a set of mores acceptable to the realists in society. If you mess with women, children, or the weak you will live, or maybe not, to regret it. Reacher's desire for anonymity while trying to see and experience all of the states of the U.S.A. make him an endearing character, (who doesn't want to tell the government to take a hike when it comes to personal privacy and rights.) Reacher is believable as one of the best of investigators (because he needs help and makes mistakes while eventually getting to the truth) and an action hero (who never stays around for the fame or glory or the tough questions the authorities will inevitability want to ask). It is on to the next adventure. Let's hope there are many more to come. Well done Lee Child.
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reviewed Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
This is the first Jack Reacher novel. I came to this book because of the recently released Tom Cruise movie.

Jack Reacher is a recently discharged Military Police Officer who is bumming around the country and who finds himself embroiled in a murder investigation.

I found the book to be a bit tedious, I think it could have been about 200 pages shorter, gotten the same information across, and been a more compelling read.
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Excellent book. Jack Reacher is a complex character, and the story keeps you on the edge of your seat.
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Loved it. Couldn't put it down.