Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review | Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1) by Lee Child

Killing Floor is the first book in the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child.

While passing through a small Georgia town, former cop Jack Reacher is arrested for murder. Jack knows that he didn't kill anybody. But he doesn't stand a chance of convincing anyone.

The Jack Reacher series is a lot different than I expected. It turns out Killing Floor is actually my style of read. I assumed these books would be more military in nature, but Killing Floor is a crime thriller that just happens to star an ex-military cop. I'm now wondering if the Stephen Hunter books are at all what I thought they were either.

Killing Floor was a very fast read. I love a good page turner so I will be sticking with this series for a while. The brutal nature of the crimes were a little over the top for me, but I don't think it was more than the average reader can handle. If you are a fan of page turning mysteries, Killing Floor is a great book to check out. I can only imagine the rest of the series will prove worthwhile as well.

7/10: Recommended Read

Have you read any of the Jack Reacher series? Have you seen the Tom Cruise movie yet? I'm a fan of Tom Cruise, but I won't have the chance to check out the movie for a while.

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8 comments:

  1. It's been ages since I read KILLING FLOOR but I did love it! I'm sadly behind in the series and have been collecting installments with plans to tackle it very soon, but this first remains my absolute favorite. I haven't seen the movie - and admit that I'm really leery of it as a Jack Reacher movie - but I'll see it when it comes out on dvd.

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    1. I probably won't see it until it is on DVD either, but I'm looking forward to it.

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  2. This sounds fantastic Jennifer, definitely adding to Wishlist. I like a little brutal so i'm excited.

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    1. Yes, Marce! I think you would enjoy this series.

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  3. I read this book years ago after Stephen King recommended Lee Childs. I love his writing style, but sadly I still haven't made time for the rest of the series, but I need too!

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    1. I didn't know Stephen King was recommending this series. I usually like what SK recommends. I might have read it faster had I known. Then again, I still need to read Dog Gone It!

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  4. I'm going to add this one to my list. I like the way you describe this one.

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  5. Love this series. I'm getting ready to read #9 which is the one the movie's based on. I did see the movie and thought it was okay. Tom Cruise IS NOT Jack Reacher BUT I think he did a pretty good job. The movie itself was just okay. I think you'll like this series.

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