Saturday, September 7, 2013

Coming Soon to a Book Near You #3

Well, it's here and I cannot wait to read it!! Never Go Back by Lee Child.


techeditor said...

I read an ARC of this book.

Jack Reacher fans will be glad to see NEVER GO BACK, the next book in Lee Child's series, and they will probably love it. I didn't.

This story is corny, even cartoonish. Jack Reacher is an all-knowing superman with supersenses and an ability to predict the future. Almost everything that happens is either impossible or unlikely.

By comparison, Child's ONE SHOT is less corny and even enjoyable. Perhaps that is because Child could write anything he wanted about the fictional places and circumstances in ONE SHOT. Whereas, in NEVER GO BACK, Reacher goes back to the U.S. army, where his actions are questionable; no one could get away with what he gets away with in NEVER GO BACK.

liaminnes said...

True story techeditor. Reacher could seriously do with some competition, or an adversary that might lead to a tense conclusion to the book. Alas, I did enjoy getting to the part that left me frustrated, so when he stated on Elaine Charles' book report radio show that his next novel is called "20 seconds ago", I was very pleased. I hope it's better than this one.