The Hard Way - Lee Child Reviews
Description:ISBN 0553815873 / Author: Lee Child / Genre: Crime / Thriller
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by - written on 11/03/10 (Useful, 6 readings)
The Hard Way is the 10th book in the Jack Reacher series. The Hard Way is another of my favourite of the series of books from Lee Child. This one is a bit of a slow starter, which is very different to the other books, but once it get's going it is brilliant. The story starts with Reacher in a cafe for the second night running, (which is unusual for him) drinking espresso. Another man is talking to the waiter and he points to Reacher, so the man comes and sits at his table, and before he even opens his mouth Reacher says something along the lines of yes you can ask me questions about last night as I am in a good mood. The story basically ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/10/09 (Very useful, 62 readings)
When you watch a film with a person from the UK using an American accent you often find that they do a decent job. No doubt this because we are bombarded with American media and are able to get an ear for it. The same if not often true for American's impersonating the Brits. Too many times they fall on cliché and span the globe from Swindon to Sydney and back. It may be that we notice the anomalies because we are British and that the Americans can also easily tell our fake US accents? The idea of Brits impersonating Americans is also seen in other media. Lee Child is an Englishman who moved to America and quickly began to write US based thrillers as if he was a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/05/09 (Useful, 7 readings)
'The Hard Way' fits well into Lee Child's writing style. It is classic Jack Reacher, although I only know this with hindsight...It happened to be the first Child novel I read, and it was a true page turner... I am interested in American culture, both present and past, and this book conveys both perfectly. It is surprisingly well written, and the plot is well motivated as are the characters. I have now read three 'Jack Reacher' books written by Child and I think that his character development (our of the army, into nomadic crime fighter) is genuinely interesting and reminiscent of Jack Bauer in 24. (In fact, if you like this style of story telling you are bound ... Read the complete review
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