Book Review: A Wanted Man by Lee Child

A Wanted Man (Jack Reacher, #17)A Wanted Man by Lee Child
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book arrived on my doorstep from the lovely people at Booktopia, just in time for me to read over the weekend. Unfortunately last weekend also coincided with the arrival of my son, damn stork was early, so my reading was interrupted. Normally a Reacher adventure can’t be put down, but my new bub showed that sometimes you have to.

Reviewing Lee’s new novel is hard, my interrupted reading, sleep deprivation and cuddle time has clouded my impression of the book. Reacher still kicked arse, the story was decent and Lee’s characteristic tight plotting was on display.

I’m only giving this 4 stars for now, with the intention of re-reading it sometime after I’ve had a decent nights sleep.

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5 thoughts on “Book Review: A Wanted Man by Lee Child

  1. Lee Child

    Dear Sir,

    I just finished reading your latest novel, A Wanted Man. Congratulations. Yet another excellent work.

    I thought you might find it interesting regarding why I like your stories. These are the reasons:

    • I never find a word I do not know the meaning of, and is not part of ordinary speech.

    • The story takes place in normal time sequence. No flashbacks.

    • A single central character carries the action from the first to the last page.

    • I find not one sentence, which is not designed to help tell the story. You never stray.

    • I find no forced metaphors that I have to puzzle over to discover their meaning.

    • I find no literary actions-verbs that may sound pretty or poetic but make no literal sense.

    • None of the characters are wooden.

    • All your stories are unique.

    • I find no explicit sex included because you can’t think of what should happen next.

    • The number of characters is limited.

    Keep up the good work.

    Jim Cunnungham
    Sarartoga, CA


  2. I read this novel but in the end I found this novel very boring…….Its my humble request to Mr.Lee Child that never ever write these type of novels…


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