Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Wanted Man

Sidetracked. The seventeenth Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child is titled A Wanted Man. The setup involves Reacher being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He’s in Nebraska and is hitchhiking to Virginia when he gets picked up and becomes diverted into a very odd adventure. The physical Reacher takes a backseat in this novel to the cerebral Reacher, and should have been an opportunity for richer and deeper character development. Instead, the novel proceeds at a snail’s pace and even long time Reacher fans are likely to be bored, even with the protagonist himself. Readers who are hooked on the series will probably read this novel anyway. Readers who like thrillers will find some action in this one, but could do better with most other novels from this series and others. I endured to the end, and felt mildly entertained. Rating: Two-star (Mildly Recommended) Click here to purchase A Wanted Man from amazon.com.

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