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In the mood for a good book? Look for Lee Child

September 3, 2009 Leave a comment

Lee Child

Lee Child

This may sound like a sales pitch, but it’s not. I have no connections with Lee Child and he has never heard of me. I am just a fan of his books and I feel that other people should have the chance to read them as well. Haha, enjoy!
If you are bored on some rainy day sitting at home doing nothing, I highly recommend reading a good book. You will be very surprised on how fast time goes by when you are unraveling a good book. Personally I usually go for the action/mystery/thriller/suspense genres which brings me to the authors. My brother discovered Lee Child, a thriller writer, one day when he was searching for a book to read for school. He bought the novel Killing Floor and thought it was so great, he bought the entire set.
The next time I needed a book to read for school he told me that I had to read these books by Lee Child. I said “Okay” and I took Killing Floor, opened it and started reading. After the first page I couldn’t put the book down. It was easily the best book that I had ever read and I during the weekend.
After reading that book I had to read the rest of the books in the series. Every book in Lee Child’s series about Jack Reacher, an ex- military policeman who mustered out of the military a few years back and wanders around because he has no family or home, is as good as you could ask for. There are maybe two out of about fifteen that aren’t great, but they are still very good reads.
What I can’t imagine is that this man writes a novel every year, and these are fairly long, four hundred+ page novels, even though they don’t feel that long. How do you write a book every year and every year have that book land on New York Times Bestseller list?
My favorite out of all Child’s novels, and of all novels I’ve ever read, is One Shot. The book starts out with the shooting of five innocent civilians outside of a public shopping mall. The police quickly take in there suspect who immediately asks for them to find his old army buddy Jack Reacher.—-That’s all I’ll write because I obviously don’t want to spoil the book.
I have tried reading other authors like Dan Brown, Tom Clancy, and David Morrell but I find that it is much harder to ‘get into’ their books because they start rather slow. It takes them time to set up the plot whereas Child has you sucked in on the first page. I think a reason for this is that in most of his novels Child has very short chapters, I think that helps keep a reader’s attention from one section of the book to the next.
So if your ever in Barnes and Noble or Borders or any other book store, take a stroll over to the ‘Thriller’ section and flip through one of his books. It won’t take you long to make a decision and within minutes you will be on line getting ready to pay for it.
Thanks For Reading,
SD
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** Lee Child on Late Late Night with Craig Ferguson **


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