What I’ve Been Reading: Personal by Lee Child

What I’ve Been Reading: Personal by Lee Child

February 11, 2018

I’m getting closer and closer to finishing the Jack Reacher series. After reading Personal by Lee Childs over the past week or so, I have three more to go. In this one, instead of stumbling into a hairy situation, Reacher gets drawn back into duty by one of his older superiors from the armed forces. A rogue sniper is on the loose after being released from prison, and Reacher was the guy who sent him there in the first place. Reacher travels to Arkansas and Paris and England in the hopes of finding the sniper.

I felt like the book lost some steam toward the end. One of the villains sounds like a James Bond character, and another one of the villains is almost totally absent from the whole book. He’s discussed ad nauseum but barely makes an appearance. Finally, the big twist at the end is a little too contrived and not fleshed out very well. If it were a movie, you would think, “I thought the movie was over, and then it kept going for another 10 minutes.”

What have you been reading lately?

One comment

  1. mos12
    Comments: 30
    Joined: 8/15/2016
    Feb 11, 2018 at 11:23 AM

    Red Sky at Noon – about the formation of a penal brigade in WWII to fight as cavalry on the Russian Steppes. It was good. Last book of a trilogy.

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