Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1)
A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check.
Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Reacher. - Check
Hero is quickly given a personal grudge against the villains. - Check
Bad dialogue. - Check.
Stereotypical villains including corrupt businessmen and politicians. - Check.
Hero finds a few trustworthy allies, but...more
Reacher’s a former military police officer who is cucumber cool and carries himself with a calm, quiet stoicism that reminded me a lot of Shadow from Neil Gaiman’s American Gods(another favorite character of mine). In typical hardboiled fa...more
I bought the whole series for $1 a piece. I regr...more
This is the first book in the Jack Reacher series, sixteen books so far. It’s told in first person by Jack. He was a homicide investigator in the military police for thirteen years, hunting trained killers gone bad. He had to be able to outthink them and fight them. He retired as a major six months ago at age 36. Now Jack just wants to wander, living off his severance pay, buying cheap clo...more
I stayed leaning up on the bars, motionless. Baker signaled Hubble to walk with him around the far side of the squad room. Toward the rosew...more
Minding his own business while having breakfast, Reacher is arrested in a small town in Georgia and accused of a particularly vicious murder. Jack was arrested because he had been seen walking down the road near the industrial site where the...more
Do you need an Action Pick-You Up?
Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve?
Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel!
Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal fashion, and it ain't pretty. I admit that I wince when I see someone die violently on tv and in movies. But I love action movies. Yeah, I know it makes no sense. Killing Floor is the kind of book that I would love to see as...more
Jack Reacher doe...more
This is the first of the series, and as you see, I refused to give up on Lee Child yet.
He got arrested. He was put in jail for the weekend. He run into fight and win.
Nothing new yet, as this is not my first Reacher's book.
Yet, it make you guess what he would do next. Or what the writer want Jack to do next.
The character Jack is stand offish yet you would like him to fight on your side. He is not a guy you want to hug, or start...more
Okay, I don't get it.
There is mass appeal for the Jack Reacher series, there's been a movie made, Lee Child is making a gazillian dollars off it.
I also heard a pretty reputable BBC book review panel podcast where they were going absolutely bonkers over the series.
Well, I'm at 320 pages and the thought of plowing through 204 more has about as much appeal as chewing toenails.
First off, I'm sick of reading about this guy who, as a vagrant, wanders into town, gets...more
There were occasional moments of cleverness that I t...more
Jack Reacher! Jack Reacher is so incredibly awesome! I've heard a ton about Lee Child's Jack Reacher series, but it wasn't until a critic on Hit Fix (http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-ca...) was going on and on about how horrible it would be if Tom Cruise played him that I really thought I should pick up the first one. And it was a lot of fun. Told in 1st person (which I guess changes from book to book), Jack is a 13-year...more
I don't know how anyone that reads this "type" of book can't love this series. If you aren't into the genre, then OK, I will give it to you... But Child does a great job in an opening novel of hooking y...more
When drifter and ex-military policeman Jack Reacher hits town, he plans to be gone by M...more
Child, Lee – 1st in series
Jack Reacher is on his own for the first time after spending his life on military bases. While having breakfast in a small Georgia town, he is arrested for murder. At first it's a misunderstand but when he realizes the victim was his brother, a U.S. Treasury Agent, Reacher is determined to find out why his brother was in this town and who killed him.
*** I had not read Child before. Once one g...more
The plot was quite clever/interesting -- but Child's idea (the 'key' to it all) has been used since, in at least one movie, so instead of feeling stunned ('bril...more
Well I've finished it now, and quite quickly!
Good thriller, does what a thriller is supposed to do, and keeps the reader turning pages at a cracking pace. Very violent as I had been warned by Nancy Pearl , some moments made me go 'eeew..' but I was grossed out in a good way. Reading the book was sort of like watching an engaging action movie (I'm thinking "True Lies" here...) - you know it's unrealistic...more
Jack Reacher is walking down the highway and he stopped at a diner for breakfast when he is arrested for murder.
my grandfather read a lot of mysteries. and truthfully I actually really like mysteries, but I read so many of them that I can usually figure out exactly what's going on within the first couple chapters. this translate to I don't read mysteries very often. however my grandfather has all of the child books and he thought I might like them. so I decided to indulge the man and try...more
Killing Floor is the first book in the internationally popular Jack Reacher series. It presents Reacher for the first time, as the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode: a righter of wrongs, the perfect action hero. Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks fourteen miles down a country road into Margrave, Georgia. An arbitrary decision he's about to regret. Reacher is the only stranger in town on the day they have had their first homicide in thirty years.The cops arrest Reacher and the police c
All is not well in Margrave, Georgia.
The sleepy, forgotten town hasn't seen a crime in decades, but within the span of three days it witnesses eve...more
Reacher is a drifter because he is a drifter. He is a Ramboish ex-military policeman who is lost in the civilian world. He drifts because that's all he has done since he was a military brat. He's rarely had a fixed location for long and just wants to see much of the USA that he missed growing up and serving overseas.
This novel was, unlike the others I have read thus far, was written in the first person. I read on Child's website that he prefers to write i...more
Judul Asli : KILLING FLOOR
Copyright © 1997 by Lee Child
Penerbit : Elex Media Komputindo
Alih Bahasa : Rosida W. Simatupang
Cetakan I : April 2013 ; 454 hlm
Rate : 3,5
Sebuah kota kecil bernama Margrave, di wilayah negara bagian Georgia, Amerika Serikat, nyaris tidak tercantum di dalam peta dan tidak begitu dikenal oleh khalayak umum. Dan suatu hari, terjadi peristiwa aneh yang memicu rangkaian kejadian yang mengerikan sekaligus mencengangkan, membuat kota kecil itu terkenal dalam sekejab. Diawali...more