/ Lee Child Books.
Is it just me that finds this?
Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the actual story is very good; it's just his style that doesn't work well with me. I guess with anything like this it's very much personal taste...
I have read a few. The books are not bad. Nothing of real substance. Some interesting plot themes continued. Easy reading escapist genre.
Irritating thread response over ;)
On here there's hundreds...
I enjoy them, pure escapist nonsense but well written.
I've never noticed lots of full stops.
But now that you've raised the subject I probably will.
At first I thought it was badly written, now the full stops just makes me giggle....
"In a Dry Season" and "Before the Poison" are especially good.
I do like his work, very easy to read and well written- gripping.
OK for a bit of escapism, but got very samey after the first couple, although the violence, body counts and implausibility increase with each one.
A lot of the "technical expertise" stuff he shows off is just plain wrong.
But I actually do know Jim quite well, he was made redundant (because he was shop steward) and started to write for a living. I having survived the cuts was studio manager when we I/viewed him on This Morning as Lee Childs. We had a bit of a chat about old times and he said to me.
"Al, if you want to make a million, get made redundant and write a book"
Would that I had that capability, good luck to Lee/Jim he was a great shop steward and I like his books.
Currently reading Bad Luck and Trouble and after seeing this thread I consciously looked for the overuse of full stop thing. I really couldn't see it. So yep, just you :-)
I found one on a train and read it at the airport going and coming back from the Alps last year. Bit far fetched BUT it is fiction, it was a story and it was entertaining. Raise the Titanic it was called IIRC
It comes and goes. Sometime it is very obvious.
I like the Reacher books. They're silly, and fun, but ultimately not especially interesting. The moral situation he inhabits in every single book is extremely dubious, but it's treated as being a case of absolute good (channeled by Reacher) versus absolute bad (embodied by whoever it is he's up against). I would like to see Reacher ploughing into a morally complex situation if only for the laughs.
Good for my long train journeys.
Liked the first few I read, but generally they're all quite samey.
I second Michael Connolly.................they're really good.
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