Personal

Personal By Lee Child, Personal You can leave the army but the army doesn t leave you Not always Not completely notes Jack Reacher and sure enough the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service This time for the State
  • Title: Personal
  • Author: Lee Child
  • ISBN: 9780804178747
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Personal By Lee Child, You can leave the army, but the army doesn t leave you Not always Not completely, notes Jack Reacher and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service This time, for the State Department and the CIA.Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light The bullet was American The distance between the gunman and the target waYou can leave the army, but the army doesn t leave you Not always Not completely, notes Jack Reacher and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service This time, for the State Department and the CIA.Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light The bullet was American The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional How many snipers can shoot from three quarters of a mile with total confidence Very few, but John Kott an American marksman gone bad is one of them And after fifteen years in prison, he s out, unaccounted for, and likely drawing a bead on a G8 summit packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin.If anyone can stop Kott, it s the man who beat him before Reacher And though he d rather work alone, Reacher is teamed with Casey Nice, a rookie analyst who keeps her cool with Zoloft But they re facing a rough road, full of ruthless mobsters, Serbian thugs, close calls, double crosses and no backup if they re caught All the while Reacher can t stop thinking about the woman he once failed to save But he won t let that that happen again Not this time Not Nice.Reacher never gets too close But now a killer is making it personal.
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    1. Lee Child

      Lee Child was born October 29th, 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen year career as a presentation director during British TV s golden age During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series.Killing Floor was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new installment The first Jack Reacher movie, based on the novel One Shot and starring Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike, was released in December 2012.Lee has three homes an apartment in Manhattan, a country house in the south of France, and whatever airplane cabin he happens to be in while traveling between the two In the US he drives a supercharged Jaguar, which was built in Jaguar s Browns Lane plant, thirty yards from the hospital in which he was born.Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer He is married with a grown up daughter He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise.

    431 thoughts on “Personal”

    1. hmmmmm.what can I say I love Jack Reacher I love Lee Child I ve been a massive fan from the very start I ve recommended his books to dozens of peopleobably hundreds I ve shared countless books with neighbors, co workers and friends I pour a cup of coffee and I think of Reacher I buy a new toothbrush and I think of ReacherBut I didn t care for this book at all Actually my least favourite book of Reacher I m the type of person that buys books on pre order Lots and lots of them Howeverere are only [...]


    2. I see England, I see France, I see Reacher s underpants No, only fooling I ve never seen Jack Reacher s undies, although I wouldn t mind doing so as long as it was the real Reacher and not the Tom Cruise midget Hack Reacher Hollywood version Does Reacher even wear underwear Has Lee Child ever told us And if he does, are they tighty whities or boxers Anyway, how did we get on the subject of Jack s foundation garments Oh, yeah, I was talking about seeing England and France, which we get to do in t [...]


    3. I see there is a lot of debate between Lee Child fans about whether this is a good book or not I liked it four stars worth Okay it was a bit different especially as the action takes place in Europe instead of America I actually found that a refreshing change And it does get a bit wordy in parts but makes up for it with some great action and an intriguing game of double guessing who the real baddy is I really enjoyed it.


    4. I LOVE Jack Reacher and have read ALL Lee Child s Reacher books but this one and the one before, I have found disappointing to say the least in fact I have closed the latest, after giving it a good chance, and will not finish it The edge seems to have gone from the books with lots of wandering around, pointless dialogue and side tracks that take the stories no where It is almost as if someone else is doing the writing I d love to stay addicted but am finding it hard I was desperate for Jack to f [...]


    5. I ve read every Reacher novel Lee Child ever wrote Some of them are good, and some of them are magnificent Recently there have been a few substandard, but Personal is the worst Reacher novel I ve ever read It was even worse than the one where he was supposedly being held prisoner in a car, and it all took place as they drove across country, and that s really saying something because that one really sucked The beginning started out okay, and the ending was okay, but what was all that bullshit in [...]


    6. A page turner filled with action, thrills and violence aplenty However it feels like something is missing that exists in the other Jack Reacher books I don t think Jack being the narrator helps as it seems to spoil the action having everything explained, often beforehand Enjoyable and a quick read but not the best in this series in my opinion.


    7. By coincidence, Jack Reacher picked up a discarded Army Times newspaper and discovered a classified ad directed at him contact Shoemaker it said and as he owed the General a favour, he did just that But in doing so, the direction of his aimless wandering changed considerably sixteen years previously Reacher put a man in prison he learnt that man had been out for twelve months was Reacher going to have to hunt him down again On learning that the President of France had been targeted by a sniper, [...]


    8. Nothing really happens until the 16th chapter, page 87 unusual for a Jack Reacher novel Lee Child likes to set the foundation in detail I realize that it s necessary to a point, but this novel, unlike the other Reacher novels I ve read, focuses primarily on strategies, hypothetical situations scenarios, and way too much detail about the artillery ammunition used or not used as in some cases He goes into all the technical stuff, such as velocity of bullets, ranges, angles, specifications, materia [...]


    9. Look, I ve read every Jack Reacher book Lee Child is one of my favorite authors But by the time you get to the finale, you re just like Wait, what This doesn t even make sense Is this really happening I thought about giving an extra star because there s a fair amount of energy in the book it s a mess, but it s a fast paced, rollicking mess In the end, I decided to use one of my rare one star ratings to wave off other folks.Just to check that I wasn t crazy, I handed it off to my wife without say [...]


    10. One day in Paris someone takes a shot at the President of France from three quarters of a mile away and damn near hits him, but a sheet of bullet proof glass in front of the podium deflects the shot Only a handful of people in the world could have made that shot, and probably only one American a sniper named John Kott who was released from prison a year earlier after doing a fifteen year stretch.The evidence suggests that this may have only been a practice round The leaders of the G8 nations are [...]


    11. More Jack Reacher then and I enjoyed this one than the last not as much as the early ones but it was very good They always are No messing around here, Jack Reacher is Jack Reacher and that is kind of comforting.Don t expect any surprises there are not any The thing I mostly enjoy about these when I think about it is the fact that they are easy, predictable, do exactly what you expect them to do and are perfect reading when you don t want to have to think too much but want to be entertained Jack [...]


    12. Reacher is playing an away game in this non stop action thriller Mostly takes place in Paris and London, but now he is a one man wrecking crew on two continents I enjoyed this episode in Reacher s life as much if not than previous books.



    13. Somebody takes a shot at the french president and he gets saved by a new safety glass but suddenly all major security servies get mighty nervous they make a list of the possible shooters who might be able to do a shot like the one aimed at the French president.This list contains one wrathful person who has been put into jail by a certain military policeman by the name of Reacher So the powers that be in the US want Reacher on the case and ship him to France were Reacher finds the weather pleasan [...]


    14. As part of the praise for the book at , another favorite author of mine, Stephen King, calls this The best one yet It may not be the best I ve ever read, but it s sure close to the top The only real downside was the monumental effort it took not to envision the comparatively scrawny Tom Cruise in the role of 6 foot 5 inch, 250 pound plus Jack Reacher in the 2012 movie of the same name If it s action you want, you ll get an overload here It begins as Reacher is called back into service for the St [...]


    15. I was a Lee Child fan before Lee Child was cool my hazy recollection is that I started reading him around the time of his first novel , and as such, I have spent a lot of time recommending his novels to people Each one seemed as crisp and exciting as the last But in the past several years I ve started to worry Child seemed to be falling into the problem so many series authors have How do you keep the formula fresh to the reader and interesting to the author The absolute rock bottom was Nothing t [...]


    16. After several recently disappointing books in this outstanding action driven series, I m very happy to report that Lee Child is back with what might be his best book in the series Jack Reacher is asked by a US Army General to join a multinational team to interdict a sniper who might have taken a shot at the French President in Paris and may be planning high profile assassinations in London Reacher accepts the assignment because he once arrested the American suspect and sent him to Leavenworth f [...]


    17. In a bus station in Seattle, Jack Reacher comes across a copy of the Army Times with a classified ad addressed to him with instructions to make contact Reacher does and is quickly swept up into a race against time to stop a potential assassin from taking out the heads of state of the world superpowers at an upcoming economic summit.One of the potential killers has a connection to Reacher he was put behind bars years ago during Reacher s time in the army And it appears the potential assassin has [...]


    18. When a shot is fired at the French president in Paris, Jack Reacher is recruited to apprehend the rogue sniper before he causes havoc at a forthcoming G8 meeting in London Reacher teams up with a female rookie agent called Casey Nice With global stability at stake failure is not an option The suspected shooter, John Kott, one of the world s best snipers, has recently been released from a lengthy stint in jail It was Reacher who put him there The action takes in rural Arkansas, Paris and London, [...]


    19. A sniper tries to shoot the President of France from than 3 4 of a mile away, a shot that could only be made by the most elite While the bullet did not go through the protective glass, the G8 security agencies are worried about an upcoming summit in London The list of candidates is quickly shuttled down to three men, a Brit, Russian and American The American turns out to be a recently paroled man who Jack Reacher put in prison for 15 years Reacher has a favor called in by a friend and is teamed [...]


    20. Personal is a thrilling novel at times, but after the first few chapters, it becomes really repetitive and dull.


    21. Choosing to read the nineteenth book in a thriller series is a decision about your reading expectations than about the quality of the book or the writing Lee Child s Reacher series has had so many good thrilling action books and mysteries that the expectation is every book will be just as good But the last few books have been a mixed bag Some better mysteries some worse Its a given that in Child s Reacher centric universe, he will be the best fighter best brawler, best boxer best executor of a [...]


    22. Lee Child s Reacher character is one of my original favorite hammers He is the quintessential pragmatic man A creature of a mostly black and white world, Reacher recognizes his actions and results are always influenced by outside forces A case in point, he designs every strike knowing that the plan never survives first contact with the enemy From that point forward, the victory goes to the quickest thinker Much of this tale, and the included action scenes, revolves around that premise As a resul [...]


    23. 3.5 starsI love the Jack Reacher series and eagerly await a new book This one was a minor disappointment to me Reacher usually find trouble in a local area and always saves a damsel in distress This one has Reacher playing on a bigger field He is charged with saving the leaders of the Free World There is a meeting of member of G8 in London and apparently Reacher is the only one who can save the day So he leaves the confines of the roads in the U.S, and heads for Paris and London.Someone has take [...]


    24. An all time low for Reacher who is no longer a character, he is now a robot Perhaps this is fitting given the grinning pint sized Hollywood robot who now portrays him, in miniature, on film He has no emotions, nothing to say other than repeating the same trite little sayings over and over again As far as I can see the only thing in the whole world he cares about is coffee In this book he has a Dr Who type sidekick who is a great match for Reacher in that she too is one dimensional.I won t bore y [...]


    25. PROTAGONIST Jack ReacherSETTING France, LondonSERIES 19 of 20RATING 4.25WHY There s been an assassination attempt on the President of France, with a sniper shooting from over 1400 yards away There are only a few men in the world who are skilled at that kind of shot, one of whom Jack Reacher helped put behind bars many years before The US government seeks his help Working with an unseasoned agent, Casey Nice, Reacher is sent to Paris and then London to thwart the would be killer before he attempt [...]


    26. Since I started reviewing, the Reacher series has been going through a saga of sorts Culminating in the meeting of Reacher and his sexy female replacement counterpart in the Military Police I was disappointed in that tale, that Child didn t take a dare and change the series forever by having Reacher settle down or at least form a relationship deeper than wham bang bang thanks ma am.Instead he returned to his vagabond ways and Personal is the first installment since The first striking thing about [...]


    27. This is based on the Audible version narrated by Dick Hill.This wasn t as much a bad book as an annoying one I don t know if it was down to Hill s narration or the actual book, but I found it so frustrating to have to listen to description upon description of the stupidest detail with no bearing on the story Reacher s 5 second train of thought took minutes to get through And what about losing time what I guess would be pages describing the password to get access to a tablet I have been a huge Re [...]


    28. 3.5 stars Even though I figured it out, I really liked the twist at the end the title of the book is a big clue I ended up enjoying this one a lot than I thought the investigation was interesting and I liked seeing Reacher in Paris, remembering his mother And for once, there wasn t any hookups for Reacher Not that I object to them, but some times they are really contrived And I guess I got used to Dick Hill s weaker narration because it didn t bother me as much as when I first tried this book a [...]


    29. There was action, there was intrigue but there was no cohesive theme, human truth or tension in this formulaic international government thriller I was left feeling that none of the events in the story matter much to the characters or me It s a quick read if you want an action packed, violent roller coaster ride But if you are looking for a mystery with substance I suggest choosing something else


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