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Thread: Just Discovered Jack Reacher Books

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    Just Discovered Jack Reacher Books

    I found one on Free Kindle books. I loved it! I like reading series books in order so I had to go back to the first book. Okay, this is a silly question. He basically roams...a rolling stone gathers no moss. What does he do to get his money?

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    Go to Wikipedia and you'll find a complete analysis and all kinds of info on Jack and all the books. Wow, quite a series! I didn't see anything about his money, but since he is ex-military he should at least have a pension. Maybe it goes into an account somewhere?

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    Do you really want a spoiler, or would you rather read more of the series and get your answer that way?

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    If you go back to the beginning and start with book 1, you'll understand how he gets his money. They truly are worth going back to read. Love the Jack Reacher series. I'm currently waiting for book 5 to be available at the library (as an e-book).

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    I too am a Jack fan! I was fortunate to find most of his books in paperback at a house sale. Since than I have added the 2 new ones in the last 2 years. Love him but not the movie that came out last year. Tom Cruise did not fit the mold of Jack at all!! Enjoy reading the books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid View Post
    Tom Cruise did not fit the mold of Jack at all!!.
    I guess not considering Jack Reacher is what....6'5"-6'6" and Tom Cruise is about 5'7"!

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    Keep reading. It will become clear in later books. I have read all of this series.

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    I have been an avid Jack Reacher fan for years now, from the first one. But Tom Cruse playing him in the movies has really put me off now. I keep seeing Tom instead of the 'real' Jack Reacher. Maybe sometime in the future, I will go back.

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    I will not go see the Cruse movie. He is not Reacher.
    My daughter will not watch it also.
    Do not want to ruin my image of the character.

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    I have ready many Reacher books in the past, cannot read them after Tom Cruise was cast in the role for a recent movie. No way does Cruise = Reacher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katieranch View Post
    I have ready many Reacher books in the past, cannot read them after Tom Cruise was cast in the role for a recent movie. No way does Cruise = Reacher.
    My husband & I are long time Reacher fans and in no way does Cruise=Reacheer. Anne

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    I've been in love with Jack Reacher for over three years now and have listened to all his books. I download them from my public library. I have extreme dry eye and can't read books anymore, but the audio works fine. He, in my mind, is the perfect male and Tom Cruise, whom I like, cannot come close to a Reacher that my mind has envisioned. I will not see the movie either......Money is not important to Reacher only in that he needs it to live.....as other's have said, this is addressed in many of the books.....only thing he must have is his toothbrush....LOL! LOVE this fictional man!!!!!

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    Thank you ALL for affirming my decision to boycott the Tom Cruise "Jack Reacher" movie. Did they have all the other actors stand in a ditch to make Cruise look tall, imposing, military? Or perhaps Cruise's people carry around boxes for him to stand upon. What a travesty! There are so many actors who could have played the role and been 6'5" and 250 lbs. OK I am finished ranting!

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    I am going to have to check this out, I have nerver read any. No danger of me seeing the movie I am not a Cruise fan at all!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllieGirl View Post
    I found one on Free Kindle books. I loved it! I like reading series books in order so I had to go back to the first book. Okay, this is a silly question. He basically roams...a rolling stone gathers no moss. What does he do to get his money?
    Retired military. Also had a fairly wealthy grandfather. Doesn't say precisely, but he's the last of his family.

    I was really upset when Tom Cruise (5'6") was set to play Jack Reacher (6'5"), but after seeing the movie I realized that Tom had perfectly captured the attitude, so I'm not upset anymore about his being shorter than the fictional Jack.

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    new to me....who is Jack Reacher....I rarely go to movies and my reading is mostly mysteries, or historical fiction......who is author of this character....maybe I will begin reading this series...thanks....

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    Lee Child is the author. Love Jack Reacher...a man's man. Fabulous character. Which actor would you like to see play Reacher? Who could do it justice?

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    IMHO, a good candidate for Jack would have been the lead guy in the Trainspotting series!Just my opinion.

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    I would not have chosen Tom cruise as reacher but I thought he was great in the movie. Has anyone read the Puller series 2 by David Balducci. Sort of mimics reacher.

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    I have read just about every one of his books. Never thought about where he gets the money. If you find out, let me know.

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    I wonder how often he washes his underwear or if he wears any at all?????
    Tom Cruise is NOT Reacher. Why anyone cast him is beyond me. Me thinks that is why the movie flopped. If Liam Neeson was younger he would have been my vote. How about the Rock??
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    Love Reacher - I have read them all. Another good series is Myron Bolitar - I can't remember who the author is by try looking it up.

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    According to the Reacher books I read, he doesn't do any laundry. He wears it for a few days, buys new items and throws the dirty ones away. Love the books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0tis View Post
    Another good series is Myron Bolitar - I can't remember who the author is
    Harlan Coben.

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