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Killing Floor by Lee Child
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Mar 06, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: crime-suspense
Read from June 17 to 19, 2011

This is really a 3.5, but I enjoy Jack Reacher so much, I'm bumping it up.

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 ( 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 military police veteran who's been honorably discharged, is basically hobo-ing through Georgia, and is arrested in a small town for a murder he didn't commit. There are some great twists and turns in the story, and even though I thought it could've been tighter, and I'm always kind of irritated when the bad guys aren't just bad, but eeeeeevil involved in a MAJOR CONSPIRACY (it always seems so improbable to me) with unbelievable coincidences, Reacher himself made it worthwhile. A fun, badass character who is not above offing some people when they mess with his life, or his loved ones. Oh, and the prison scenes? DISTURBING. And I learned a few things, namely: if you try to strangle someone, use your knuckles on their windpipe and not your fingers splayed out, because someone could snap those things like twigs. Oh, and aim for the eye sockets. OH--and your forehead is the strongest bone in your body, so headbutting is effective to smash someone's nose in. Gross, right? So gross! And yet, potentially useful!
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Chris Love Lee Child's Jack Reacher. Read them all.

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