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Running Blind (Jack Reacher, #4)
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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments In September, Jannene and I plan to be Reading Buddies for the 4th in the Jack Reacher series, Running Blind by Lee Child.

You should join us. The more the merrier.


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Janice (jamasc) | 47204 comments I've only read the first book in the this series. I keep meaning to read more, but other stuff gets in the way.


Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments Janice wrote: "I've only read the first book in the this series. I keep meaning to read more, but other stuff gets in the way."

I will have only read the first book as well. However I did read that each novel can "stand-alone". I
figure if I read the first one, which usually introduces the characters that I need to know throughout the series, then I can get by going out of order for this one.


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Janice (jamasc) | 47204 comments I will consider it then. I will need some "orphan" series books for my next level.


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Jannene | 2768 comments I'm in! I have been catching up on Harry Bosch. I just love him.


Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments My book is ready for pick up at the library.


Jannene | 2768 comments Woot!


Jannene | 2768 comments For what it is worth, I truly believe this series you can read out of order. The only character that seems to be in every book is Reacher himself.


Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments Jannene wrote: "For what it is worth, I truly believe this series you can read out of order. The only character that seems to be in every book is Reacher himself."

I kinda heard the same thing.

I read the first one so that I can feel that I got to know him. I have the next ones on order, but am not worried about reading the 4th one now.


Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments I'm going to start this after the weekend, on Monday the 7th.

Are you ready?☺


Jannene | 2768 comments I have my book ready. I'm just finishing my other read that I have going.


Jannene | 2768 comments I'm starting now. I just finished Nine Dragons (Harry Bosch, #15) by Michael Connelly .


Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments Weekend recovery! Got a late start.

Starting now. Have the whole day to read, so I expect to get through quite a bit.

How far along are you?


Jannene | 2768 comments I'm 20% through it. I'm a slower reader than you I think. No worries.


message 15: by Almeta (last edited Sep 08, 2015 04:53PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments The beginning monologue (view spoiler) was a great framework for the start.

Mostro's (view spoiler)

Chapter 2 (view spoiler)

Chapter 3 (view spoiler)

Chapter 4 (view spoiler)

Chapter 5 (view spoiler)

Chapter 6 (view spoiler)

Chapter 7 (view spoiler)


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Jannene | 2768 comments Almeta,

Chapter 1 - I thought the same thing about Mostro's. (view spoiler)

Chapter 2 - (view spoiler)

Chapter 3 - (view spoiler)

Chapter 4 - (view spoiler)

Chapter 5 - (view spoiler)

Chapter 6 - (view spoiler)

Chapter 7 - (view spoiler)


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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments Chapter 1 Jannene's comment (view spoiler)

Chapter 3 Jannene's comment (view spoiler)

Chapter 5 Jannene's comment (view spoiler)

Chapter 6 Jannene's comment (view spoiler)

Chapter 8 (view spoiler)


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Jannene | 2768 comments Chapter 8 - (view spoiler)

Almeta's comment
Chapter 8 (view spoiler)


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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments Chapter 8 Jannene's comment - (view spoiler)

Chapter 9 (view spoiler)

Chapter 10 (view spoiler)

Chapter 11 (view spoiler)

Chapter 12 (view spoiler)

Chapter 13 (view spoiler)

Chapter 14 (view spoiler)
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AT THE HALF WAY POINT! How are you doing Jannene? What do you think so far? I like reading about Jack Reacher, but I'm not sure I would want to be a friend. (well I'd want him to be my friend, just to watch my back!) His thought processes are amazingly way beyond me. I respect he has his own code, but I think it would be hard to abide by. He certainly hides any emotion, and sees an ulterior motive in everything!


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Jannene | 2768 comments Almeta,

This is you and I'm the toast....




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Jannene | 2768 comments Chapter 9 - (view spoiler)

Almeta's comment - (view spoiler)

Chapter 10 - (view spoiler)

Chapter 11 -(view spoiler)

I think Reacher is crazy...FYI.


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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments Jannene wrote: "Almeta,

This is you and I'm the toast...."


ROFL! I just probably have more time on my hands than you do.


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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments Jannene wrote: "I think Reacher is crazy...FYI. ..."

lol! Sure seems that way!


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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments Chapter 10 Jannene wrote: (view spoiler)


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Jannene | 2768 comments Chapter 12 - (view spoiler)

Chapter 13 -(view spoiler)

Chapter 14 -(view spoiler)


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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments Jannene wrote: "Chapter 12 - (view spoiler)

Jannene wrote: "Chapter 13 -(view spoiler)

Jannene wrote: "Chapter 14 -(view spoiler)


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Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments Chapter 15 (view spoiler)

Chapter 16 (view spoiler)

Chapter 17 and 18 (view spoiler)

Chapter 19 (view spoiler)

Chapter 20 (view spoiler)

Chapter 21 (view spoiler)

Chapter 22 (view spoiler)

Chapter 23 (view spoiler)

Chapter 24 (view spoiler)

Chapter 25 (view spoiler)

Chapter 26 (view spoiler)

Chapter 27 (view spoiler)

Chapter 28 (view spoiler)

Chapter 29 (view spoiler)

Chapter 30 (view spoiler)

Chapter 31 (view spoiler)

FINI


message 28: by Jannene (last edited Sep 11, 2015 05:32PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Jannene | 2768 comments Chapter 15 - Boy this was a long chapter!(view spoiler)

Chapter 16 -(view spoiler)

Chapter 17-(view spoiler)

Almeta's comment "AT THE HALF WAY POINT! How are you doing Jannene? What do you think so far? I like reading about Jack Reacher, but I'm not sure I would want to be a friend. (well I'd want him to be my friend, just to watch my back!) His thought processes are amazingly way beyond me. I respect he has his own code, but I think it would be hard to abide by. He certainly hides any emotion, and sees an ulterior motive in everything! "

I'm doing great Almeta. I think Reacher is a loose cannon but a smart one. He has this sense of entitlement I think. He seems to think he's always right and has a bit of an ego. I couldn't live or be with the man with his own moral code. He would drive me insane.

How come women find him so attractive? Is it the "bad boy" vibes that he gives off? It seems like writers always make the men so darn attractive to women. Harry Bosch is another one of those types of guys. Gabriel Allon in Daniel Silva's books. The Prey series, the main character seems to attract women too. Seems a little too far fetched to me.


Jannene | 2768 comments Almeta,

I'm still reading. I have no internet at my hotel so it is hard to check in.

I'm on chapter 23. (view spoiler)

Don't give up on me, please.


Jannene | 2768 comments I finished! Things sure got interesting. I should have stayed with my hunch and saw it through. This book was very entertaining. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for reading it with me.


Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments Jannene wrote: "...I finished! Things sure got interesting. I should have stayed with my hunch and saw it through... "

Yeah, it was difficult to ignore your speculation there for a while! Myself, I never suspected.


Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments Jannene wrote: "...This book was very entertaining. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for reading it with me."

I enjoyed it also. I already have Die Trying and Tripwire checked out from the library, so that I can fill in the series gaps, then I'm going to continue the rest. For some reason I have 61 Hours at home. Must have picked it up at some book sale. It will be a while before I get to # 14 and then 15!☺

Are you going to continue?

I like Reacher, er rather I like reading about him...not an easy guy to like really!☻


Jannene | 2768 comments I will definitely continue. I can wait for you to catch up if you want. I feel bad that I took so long reading it.


Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10009 comments Jannene wrote: "I will definitely continue. I can wait for you to catch up if you want. I feel bad that I took so long reading it."

I didn't think that you took long. Hey, we finished it within the first half of a month! That's pretty good.☻


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