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Persuader by Lee Child
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Nov 14, 11

Read from November 07 to 14, 2011

I really almost gave this 3 star's based on the fact that it took for ever for things to happen here. It was fairly predictable early on as well. One of the things that I enjoy about Reacher books is how he seamlessly gets into these situations. Except, you look back and think it was flawlessly integrated into his life. Not out of the ordinary. This seamed out of the ordinary for me. When Reacher was in his "situation" at the Beck's house though he made it feel seamless. Once that train left you felt you were on it but as if you were thrown onto the train, not allowed to ask questions or open your eyes. Once again the 2nd was played stronger than the 1rst half in this edition. I think Child know's that people will finish his books by this point. You're too invested. Honestly the next 2 could suck and I will still atleast finish them. I was busy this week so I did this via audiobook. I like it when books keep their narrators from book to book. I've done some of these on the Kindle or via the iPod and I've enjoyed both. When the same (great) narrator is kept it's as if you never left off the previous. I enjoy that. You've got to finish strong with this and the ending is abrupt (in my opinion). You will like it. I'm glad I read it when I look back. The added story with Cole really made this 2nd half. I enjoyed it and it earned the overall rating a 4th star. Enjoy.
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Reading Progress

11/10/2011
40.0% "Mehhhhhh."
11/12/2011
70.0% "Turns into an awesome book, naturally."
11/14/2011
100.0% "fin."

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Wendy Darling I've often felt the same way in the beginning of a Reacher book, Wes, but I think I've yet to rate one below a 4. He somehow always manages to pull it off in the end!


Wesley Exactly, it's like it doesn't matter what is written in the first half of the book. It could be crap (which it never is). Then without notice it becomes a standing ovation.


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