Lee Child – Jack Reacher
If you know the name Jack Reacher and have read lots (any) of Lee Child’s books, then you might want to join me Tuesday, September 10 at 7 PM in DC to see and hear Child’s talk about his newest book, Never Go Back.
Janet Maslin’s review in the NY Times (Aug. 29) of this recent book opens with the following:
Lee Child’s bodacious action hero, Jack Reacher, has already tramped through 17 novels and three e-book singles. But his latest, “Never Go Back,” may be the best desert island reading in the series. It’s exceptionally well plotted. And full of wild surprises. And wise about Reacher’s peculiar nature. And positively Bunyanesque in its admiring contributions to Reacher lore.
For those of you who haven’t had the good fortune to read any of Child’s thrillers, he’s a British writer named Jim Grant (Lee Child is his pen name). His 17+ books featuring the ‘detective’ Jack Reacher are some of the best escapist books I know. Grant/Child’s books have won numerous awards, beginning with his first one, Killing Floor, which won a best first novel award in 1997, and on to his 2012 A Wanted Man which won a National Book Award for Thriller/Crime Novel of the Year.
To ‘claim’ the one free ticket I have, send me an email (Samesty84@gmail.com) if you want to/can join me.