Jack Reacher

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  1. OMEGA5

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    Just finished the first 3 Jack Reacher books by Lee Child. At first, I forgave the .22 that
    could blow a persons face off. Book two I had a harder time with the .50 A&E Desert Eagle
    as a carry piece. I just barely made it thru the 3rd book and I won't be reading any of the
    rest of the series. Too many stupid mistakes a little research could have prevented. Not
    the first author I've quit reading due to stupid mistakes and probably won't be the last.
    Dano
     
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    Gun details do get better. I have most of them in audio book. It's entertainment for me. Not a documentary.
     
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    You might give Mark Greaney's 'The Gray Man' a try. Much more accurate on the details and a great series.
     
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    I'll give these a try when I next want a mystery/thriller to read. Reading Brad Thor's
    Scott Harveth series and I really like his books.
    Thanks,
    Dano
     
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    It's entertainment for me also but when it comes to the military, police, and weapons,
    I demand accuracy. Spent 11 years military, 3 active and 8 National Guard, 41 years
    LEO and I know a thing or two about military strategy, detective work and weapons.
    I just can't tolerate a Suppressor being silent, a .22 blowing a mans face off, Full
    Colonels doing grunt work, etc etc. You get the picture. "Silently thumbing the safety
    off his Glock 20" and I trash the book! :mad:

    Maybe it's just me but I hate that crap, especially now days when 5 minutes research
    on the Web could inform any fool that a Glock don't have a safety!
    Oh well, just one of my pet peeves and the reason I read a lot of SciFi. If "Joe Rocket
    clicks off the safeties to his ships Rail Guns", I don't care. :elephant:
    Dano
     
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    I know, it bugs me too. But i would have a lot less to read if i tossed a book that got simple things very wrong.
     
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    So many books, so little time. :fred:
    Dano
     
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    The name is just too much for me to show interest. Jack off Reacher around?
     
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    I like his books; but i have to switch off my mind to enjoy them. Otherwise, all the firearm inaccuracies. All the evidence issues, all the improbabilities, etc. Would totally ruin them.
     
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    Stephen Hunter is the best gun guy author. His novels are in a class by themselves.

    With other authors, I get tired of reading about Glock safeties, clips, revolvers that eject brass, etc. And oh yeah, I just read a book that says BAR stands for Browning Assault Rifle.
     
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    Lee Child was shopping at the grocery store one day. An elderly lady asked him to get something off of the top shelf...
    She said "you'd make a good reacher."
    That's how he came up with the name Jack Reacher.
     
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    I dunno, I tried one of his books and was not too impressed. 3/4 of the the way thru the First Vince Flynn book with the new author since he passed and it isn't the same. I read a book about the Cartels (it was a long read) but it was pretty darn good.
    I still need to self publish mine, I have just been too lazy.
     
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    Try Mark Dawson. Great author.
     
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    I realize that this thread is about fiction, but... What irks me is to be reading a non-fiction book, trying to learn about something about which I am ignorant, only to find errors concerning things I do know about. The whole credibility of the book is destroyed.
     
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    The Deserter by DeMille is a good read. Fairly realistic as fiction goes.


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    Many (not all) authors do not research anything. They just make crap up as they go.
    Sort of like CNN.
     
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    Thanks. I'll give him a try.
    Dano