Monday, December 3, 2012

Jack Reacher's Rules - With an Introduction by Lee Child

Reacher Creatures - Rejoice! It's here at last. All the wisdom from Jack Reacher in one handy reference guide - Jack Reacher's Rules.

And some of you many be wondering - who the heck is Jack Reacher? Well, Reacher is the creation of author New York Times best selling author  Lee Child - and one of my favourite series. (Me and a whole lot of other readers!)

"Jack Reacher, of no fixed address, is a former major in the U.S. Military Police. Since leaving he army, the authorities have not been able to locate his whereabouts, although his name mysteriously crops up from time to time in connection with investigations into murders, terrorist threats, and other breaches of the law."

Jack's credo to live by ---- "I'm a man with a rule. People leave me alone, I leave them alone. If they don't, I don't."

Child has culled from the seventeen books featuring Reacher to paint a picture of this iconic character.

You'll find the basics....."Never say no to a cup of coffee"...."After up to nine days, put clothes in trash and buy a new set"...."Carry a spare shirt and pretty soon, you're carrying spare pants. Then you need a suitcase. Next thing you know, you've got a house and a car and a savings plan and you're filling out all kinds of forms."

To the more, shall we say, specialized skills...."To set your own broken nose, smack yourself firmly in the face with the heel of your hand"...Sometimes an entire city block can be taken out with one cigarette and a book of matches...If you're swinging a weapon, get near and get near early"... and many more.

There's nothing new here, but this book will appeal to established fans, who will recognize many quotes and anecdotes from the series. Although, for those new to Lee Child's books, Jack Reacher's Rules may whet your appetite for reading the actual novels.  

"I don't want to put the world to rights. I just don't like people who put the world to wrongs" "I try to do the right things. I think the reasons don't really matter. I like to see the right thing done." Peek inside Jack Reacher's Rules.

And we like to follow Jack on his quest to do the right thing!  Reacher Creatures everywhere will be watching for the movie coming out on Dec. 21 starring Tom Cruise as Reacher. The jury's still out on that casting, but we'll see.....

1 comment:

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Ya' know, I'm no fan of Tom. But this film looks like fun. ,-)