Lee Child's Jack Reacher series is comfort food for me, and I needed this read. (I've been needing a lot of comfort food books this month!) Reacher predictably solved a series of problems and helped random people he met on his journey. The Midnight Line held an unexpected consideration of the opioid crisis, something on my mind since reading Beth Macy's Dopesick. This was number 22 in this series of great, formulaic, suspense and action.
Another entry in my “series catch-up” goal. Not sure how I missed this one especially as it has a Wisconsin connection. I listened to this one and always Dick Hill‘s narration. His voice will always be Jack Reacher to me. I enjoyed this one - especially all the supporting characters.
Kitten contemplates leaving home to join Jack Reacher on the road. She already has the requires battle scars and she is fearless. #CatsofLitsy
Book is a typical Reacher novel, impossible to not read just one more chapter.
I don't know whether it's just me but I've become bored with this series 🙄 I used to love them, they were so exciting and I literally couldn't put them down but the last few have not excited me at all. Don't know whether it's because they're all a bit samey. Hoping Past Tense changes my mind in November and Reacher is back to his best!
Dark gray sky all weekend, satisfaction with chores all done. Jack Reacher perfect to relax to with coffee on Sunday morning. He‘s tracking down the owner of a West Point ring, small women‘s size he found in a pawn shop to make sure she‘s not in harm‘s way. He does, and there‘s a choice for a moral solution over a legal one. Trouble on the way, and so is the rain.
An immensely satisfying and emotional journey with America‘s giant hero, Jack Reacher and his tooth brush.
Reacher is off to another unknown destination when sees a 2005 West Point class ring in the window of a pawnshop in a small town in Wisconsin. It‘s a small ring, made for a woman and has a black stone in the middle. Some initials are engraved inside the ring. https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-midnight-line-jack-reacher-22
So I've been saving these books for when I "need" them cus I think they'll all be fabulous. I think I need a week off to just sit and enjoy these books! ?❤️?
Does anybody else save books for when they can thoroughly enjoy them?
NYU Media Talk with Lee Child, R.J. Palacio, David Grann, and Amor Towles (latter two not pictured).
“Nothing of value is ever achieved in the morning.” - Lee Child
After Jack Reacher sees a West Point class ring in a pawnshop, he decides to return it to its owner. What seems like a simple act of kindness finds Reacher involved with an array of unsavory characters stretching across a number of states. Lee Child is a master plotter, and this book incorporates an array of elements so that it seems as though it were ripped from the headlines. I have read all of Child‘s books. This is definitely one of his best.
I'm on track for my 2018 reading goal! But where is the Goodreads "year in review" page? I can't find it.
Another classic Jack Reacher read- which kept me entertained throughout. As always this had all the hallmarks, a bit of vigilante justice, great fight scenes, sparse dialogue, a bit of mystery and a decent crime. Although there was a bit of a lull, pace-wise in the middle, I enjoyed the commentary on treatment of veterans, especially those wounded in combat.
After two consecutive mediocre thrillers Mr. Child hits this one out of the park. The way plot unveils with some unexpected twists is amazing and keeps you hooked. Some might even say this is the best Jack Reacher thriller. Hard to argue with that!! 😉
P.S. I would have liked the retired Fed to be more than just a driver. 😑
It‘s probably cheating, especially given I used No Middle Name yesterday but... The Midnight Line is the 23rd Lee Child Reacher novel and since I just bought it, I‘m going with it for #NovemberByTheNumbers for the 23rd!!! I haven‘t read it yet and suspect it might become my new “Emergency Reacher” 😊😊😊. We‘re being engulfed in family wedding stuff though so it may see service soon (WHY have weddings become multi-day extravaganzas?!?😭😭😭).
If your criteria for a good read is fast-paced and action-packed and you don't mind suspending disbelief, then the Jack Reacher series is always a good choice. After several weighty non-fiction reads, this was the escapism that I was looking for.
I liked this one more then the last few Reacher Books. I liked the premise of this story (Reacher searching for the woman who owned a West Point class ring that he found in a pawn shop). And, he wasn‘t as omnipotent in this book. I do wish the editors would edit the fight scenes in the book(s). These scenes also usually go on for more pages then necessary. But, this book, was more about a missing veteran and the fallout from war.
I have been crossing from Montenegro to Turkey and offline for a week, I've missed my Littens so I'll catch up on your posts and check out reviews soon. For now, I'm going to be listening to my favourite modern day hero Jack Reacher, I'm so grateful to my library to have this book available a day after its release.