I don’t always interact with the popular culture on a timely basis. This year, though, I find myself hiding in best-selling books. 1,034 more words
Hardcover, 369 pg.
Delacorte Press, 2016
Read: January 5, 2016
One of the strengths of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series is the way it bounces around in time — sometimes it’s Reacher’s post-military life, sometimes it’s while he’s serving, sometimes you get a couple of books in a row that are clearly tied together, sometimes it’s impossible to tell what chronological relationship a book has to the rest. 461 more words
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is a lifeless, paint by numbers action sequel that has Tom Cruise stumbling along looking bored as fuck. It is the sequel to 2012’s ‘Jack Reacher’ which was received fairly well as an above average action flick but in no way warranted a sequel, especially if this is what they had in mind. 729 more words
A prequel set back in 1996 — Reacher is still in the army, age 35, and he’s moved to an emergency task force because the intelligence services in Europe have plucked a menacing phrase from the air: “The American wants a hundred million dollars.” For what? 310 more words