Wednesday, October 13, 2010

_Bad Luck and Trouble_ by Lee Child

I hate to describe the Jack Reacher novels as revenge fantasy books, not because it's not accurate, because it totally is, but because it sounds so sordid. These books are tons of fun and they're edge of your seat thrillers.

But what I'll remember about them now is that I gave one ... this one ... to my dad, and he said he couldn't put it down.

Seeing my dad's reading tastes and my own start to overlap a little is one of the pleasures of growing up. Back when I was reading revenge fantasies like the Demon Princes novels of Jack Vance, and my dad impounded one of them for a while because of its lurid cover, I couldn't have predicted this would happen. (It was The Palace of Love. Those are great books, by the way.)


  1. Anonymous10:03 PM

    I feel kind of the same way about Robert Crais and his Joe Pike and Elvis Cole novels. They're thrillers with varying degrees of mystery involved, Pike in particular is almost inhumanly relentless, yet they are crisply written, very gripping and well-paced reads.

    I'll check one of the Reacher books out.


  2. Anonymous9:44 PM

    Okay, checked this book out and read it. Pretty good. Did not feel like it had a lot of depth and it was surprisingly sparse on the action, but it did keep me interested.