History Literature / JackReacher

5th Apr '16 7:14:30 PM wittylibrarian
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** In ''Never Go Back'', Reacher is hit with a paternity lawsuit alleging he's the father of a fourteen maybe fifteen year old girl. As he's also getting hit with a decades-old excessive force charge, Reacher [[GenreSavvy knows the paternity suit]] is at best a distraction or at worst a trap. However, he ''has to make sure,'' so events happen in a way that make him head out to where the supposed mother and daughter are. He finds himself meeting [[AwesomeMcCoolName Sam(antha) Dayton]], a fourteen maybe fifteen year old girl who's tall and blond like him, with excellent observational skills, a penchant for wandering off by herself, casual dangerous conversations, etc. She's essentially a BadassInTraining just missing a mentor father figure to help her to the next level. [[spoiler:It's a damn shame Reacher and Sam's mother don't even know each other.]]

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** In ''Never Go Back'', Reacher is hit with a paternity lawsuit alleging he's the father of a fourteen maybe fifteen year old girl. As he's also getting hit with a decades-old excessive force charge, Reacher [[GenreSavvy knows the paternity suit]] is at best a distraction or at worst a trap. However, he ''has to make sure,'' so events happen in a way that make him head out to where the supposed mother and daughter are. He finds himself meeting [[AwesomeMcCoolName Sam(antha) Dayton]], a fourteen maybe fifteen year old girl who's tall and blond like him, with excellent observational skills, a penchant for wandering off by herself, casual dangerous conversations, etc. She's essentially a BadassInTraining [[LittleMissBadass Badass In Training]] just missing a mentor father figure to help her to the next level. [[spoiler:It's a damn shame Reacher and Sam's mother don't even know each other.]]
28th Mar '16 1:48:59 PM wittylibrarian
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* HonorBeforeReason: Sometimes crops up, especially when dealing with military-trained people or with people who have something to prove. [[spoiler:And sometimes when they're trying to set up Reacher to frame himself.]]
** Reacher occasionally thinks like this, but most of the time he prefers the practical solutions of finishing off a fight or a bad guy as swift and clean as possible.
28th Mar '16 1:32:11 PM wittylibrarian
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** In ''Never Go Back'', Reacher is hit with a paternity lawsuit alleging he's the father of a fourteen maybe fifteen year old girl. As he's also getting hit with a decades-old excessive force charge, Reacher [[GenreSavvy knows the paternity suit]] is at best a distraction or at worst a trap. However, he ''has to make sure,'' so events happen in a way that make him head out to where the supposed mother and daughter are. He finds himself meeting [[CoolName Sam(antha) Dayton]], a fourteen maybe fifteen year old girl who's tall and blond like him, with excellent observational skills, a penchant for wandering off by herself, casual dangerous conversations, etc. She's essentially a BadassInTraining just missing a mentor father figure to help her to the next level. [[spoiler:It's a damn shame Reacher and Sam's mother don't even know each other.]]

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** In ''Never Go Back'', Reacher is hit with a paternity lawsuit alleging he's the father of a fourteen maybe fifteen year old girl. As he's also getting hit with a decades-old excessive force charge, Reacher [[GenreSavvy knows the paternity suit]] is at best a distraction or at worst a trap. However, he ''has to make sure,'' so events happen in a way that make him head out to where the supposed mother and daughter are. He finds himself meeting [[CoolName [[AwesomeMcCoolName Sam(antha) Dayton]], a fourteen maybe fifteen year old girl who's tall and blond like him, with excellent observational skills, a penchant for wandering off by herself, casual dangerous conversations, etc. She's essentially a BadassInTraining just missing a mentor father figure to help her to the next level. [[spoiler:It's a damn shame Reacher and Sam's mother don't even know each other.]]
28th Mar '16 1:31:15 PM wittylibrarian
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** In ''Never Go Back'', Reacher is hit with a paternity lawsuit alleging he's the father of a fourteen maybe fifteen year old girl. As he's also getting hit with a decades-old excessive force charge, Reacher [[GenreSavvy knows the paternity suit]] is at best a distraction or at worst a trap. However, he ''has to make sure,'' so events happen in a way that make him head out to where the supposed mother and daughter are. He finds himself meeting [[CoolName Sam(antha) Dayton]], a fourteen maybe fifteen year old girl who's tall and blond like him, with excellent observational skills, a penchant for wandering off by herself, casual dangerous conversations, etc. She's essentially a BadassInTraining just missing a mentor father figure to help her to the next level. [[spoiler:It's a damn shame Reacher and Sam's mother don't even know each other.]]
24th Mar '16 8:15:34 PM set-a-rabbit
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** Sheriff Elizabeth Devereaux in ''The Affair'' is another example. Lampshaded by Reacher as he watches her put away a cheeseburger and fries:

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** Sheriff Elizabeth Devereaux in ''The Affair'' is another example. Lampshaded by Reacher as he watches her put away a cheeseburger and fries:fries and notes:
24th Mar '16 6:42:32 PM set-a-rabbit
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* DeadpanSnarker: Reacher gets this way very often, especially when talking to people he doesn't like. A prime example from ''Gone Tomorrow'' as the villains, a pair of Afghan terrorists, are preparing to kill him, and so make him strip off his clothes and empty his pockets, then critique his few belongings:

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* DeadpanSnarker: Reacher gets this way very often, especially when talking to people he doesn't like. A prime example from ''Gone Tomorrow'' as the villains, a pair of Afghan terrorists, are preparing to kill him, him after he runs out of ammunition, and so make him empty his pockets and strip off his clothes and empty his pockets, clothes, then critique his few belongings:
24th Mar '16 6:40:35 PM set-a-rabbit
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* DeadpanSnarker: Reacher gets this way very often, especially when talking to people he doesn't like.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Reacher gets this way very often, especially when talking to people he doesn't like. A prime example from ''Gone Tomorrow'' as the villains, a pair of Afghan terrorists, are preparing to kill him, and so make him strip off his clothes and empty his pockets, then critique his few belongings:
--> '''Svetlana Hoth''': Youíre a poor man.\\
'''Reacher''': No, Iím a rich man. To have everything you need is the definition of affluence.\\
'''Svetlana''': The American dream, then. To die rich.\\
'''Reacher''': Opportunity for all.\\
'''Svetlana''': We have more than you, where we come from.\\
'''Reacher''': I donít like goats.
24th Mar '16 6:28:33 PM set-a-rabbit
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* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: In ''The Affair'', Reacher and Sheriff Elizabeth Devereaux have sex on the ground right next to a railroad track. Right as the midnight train (and Reacher, and Devereaux) are [[DoubleEntendre coming]].[[note]]It's unclear whether Lee Child intended that as a double entendre or not, but several times over the course of the novel, Reacher and Devereaux carefully time their sex so they orgasm right as the (very loud) train passes through town, so it works either way. [[/note]] The questionable (and gravel-covered) location [[ItMakesSenseInContext makes somewhat more sense in context]].

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* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: In ''The Affair'', Reacher and Sheriff Elizabeth Devereaux have sex on the ground right next to a railroad track. Right as the midnight train (and Reacher, and Devereaux) are [[DoubleEntendre coming]].[[note]]It's unclear whether Lee Child intended that as a double entendre or not, but several times over the course of the novel, Reacher and Devereaux do carefully time their sex so they orgasm right as the (very loud) train passes through town, so it works either way.town. [[/note]] The questionable (and gravel-covered) location [[ItMakesSenseInContext makes somewhat more sense in context]].
24th Mar '16 6:25:48 PM set-a-rabbit
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* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: In ''The Affair'', Reacher and Sheriff Elizabeth Devereaux have sex on the ground right next to a railroad track. Right as the midnight train (and Reacher, and Devereaux) are [[DoubleEntendre coming]].[[note]]It's unclear whether Lee Child intended that as a double entendre or not, but several times over the course of the novel, Reacher and Devereaux carefully time their sex so they orgasm right as the (very loud) train passes through town, so it works either way. [[/note]] The questionable (and gravel-covered) location [[ItMakesSenseInContext makes somewhat more sense in context]].
24th Mar '16 6:03:35 PM set-a-rabbit
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* BigEater: Reacher qualifies as this, especially given his size.
** Sheriff Elizabeth Devereaux in ''The Affair'' is another example. Lampshaded by Reacher as he watches her put away a cheeseburger and fries:
-->She was a slim woman. She must have had a metabolism like a nuclear reactor.\\
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