Tripwire (Jack Reacher #3)
I like Lee Child's storytelling skills, and Jack Reacher is a fun character to read about.
Unfortunately, his prose is like fingernails on a chalkboard. Most irritating of all, it's not irredeemably bad, it just needs a good editor. Who is Lee Child's editor? Does he even have one?
"Are you Jack Reacher?" the guy asked for the third time.
Reacher set his bottle on the table and shoo...more
Devotees will surely be struck by how well Lee Child leanred in the later novels to inject pace; this one keeps coming to a stop. And the romantic element here reveals the author as uncomfortably close to Mills and Boon. Something else he learned to deal with.
Of itself, Tripwire disappoints...more
My husband and I also saw the movie 'Jack Reacher' in December and we both enjoyed it.
When Reacher travels to New York City he discovers that Mrs. Jacob is actually Jody Garber,...more
this is the 3rd book ive read in the jack reacher series, and this one definitley lives up to its predecessors. Recher is working down in some place called the keys digging swimming pools when a private investigator turns up looking for Jack Reacher, Reacher says he doesn't know anyone by that name. so the p.i gives up, but then the p.i turns up dead on the sidewalk with his fingertips sliced off. The chase starts here, Reacher needs to know who was looking for him and why....more
There is a passage for example where Lee Child describes a police officer who is not very significant to the plot but who comes into the story towards the end. He gives this guy about a page of history about how he is old but how he wants to keep fit and that's why he usually walks rather than taking the car or buses. On the d...more
I found listening to the first two Reacher novels soothing, Child's sparse, almost documentary-style prose with its focus on facts and street names and physical routines, combined with McClain's calm but never dull voice, create a rhythm that I enjoy.
I also like the idea that Reacher is the competent but detached alpha male who will punish evil-doers and save the beautiful woman, even though we all know he won't stay with her.
"Tripwire" is dar...more
But a resourceful private investigator does locate him, and in the ensuing chain of events Reacher then finds himself zeroing in on someone else who "doesn't want to be found"--so much so that this person is killing anyone who...more
Anyway, this is a pretty enjoyable, if somewhat lightweight tale that is easy to read. It's certainly better than the second book in the series, which was a total stinker. I had doubts over...more
I saw the movie over Christmas and thought, "that might be a fun read." I have now read the first three in the Jack Reacher series and firmly believe that they should all b...more
Reacher's anonymity in Florida is shattered by an investigator who's come looking for him. But hours after his arrival, the stranger is murdered. Retracing the PI's trail back to New York, Reacher's compelled to find out who was looking for him and why. He never expected the reasons to be so personal-and twisted.
Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is lying low in Key West, digging up swimming pools by hand. He is not at all pleased when a private detective starts asking questi
Book Title: Tripwire
Series: Jack Reacher (Book 3)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Publication Date: July 5 2005
Synopsis: A private detective ends up dead. Hours before, the detective was looking for Jack Reacher. He meets with Jack Reacher but Reacher lies and claims he doesn't know any "Jack Reacher". He investigates the suspicious death of the detective and finds that his old CO's daughter had hired the detective. They follow up on her father'...more
Having spent an inordinate amount of my reading years going back and forth between fluff fiction, non-fiction, thrillers, and history, it was a pleasure to stumble upon Lee Child's "Tripwire." I probably never would have found this series if it were not for all the television hype about the Tom Cruise screen version of Child's...more
I got it but it felt lacking.
Seemed like Child spent a lot of time going out of his way with misdirection at every turn, even to the point of having some inner monologue with Jack starting to doubt his own skills, to the point that there was so much misdirection it was obvious that what he was trying to steer both the reader and JR away from was, in fact, the obvious answer.
A lot of this books seemed to be Jack going one way...more
I have several criticisms of this book, some major and some minor. On the minor side, the prose was suspect, redundant and often lazy. As some other reviewers have pointe...more
Mais uma vez, Child acerta ao exibir seu jeito único de escrever: claro, direto e duro. Assim como Jack Reacher. Sem entrelinhas e sem e...more
The book begins with Reacher in Key West, but quickly mo...more
Lee Child has created an unforgettable and unique character in his creation of Jack Reacher. Jack seems to implicitly understand that he is a unique animal/human running around on this planet and that in spite of social con...more
I do love Child's writing. He grabs me and pulls me immediately into the story. The story's basic concept may be a bit of a cliché, but Child has a lovely way of twisting it into something so much more interesting, especially with a character who understands fear and tucks it away as we get to observe from inside Reache...more
Trip Wire sees jack digging pools by hand in the sunny Keys, lots of detail here about the...more