History Literature / JackReacher

25th Jun '16 3:20:32 PM maxwellsilver
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A series of novels by British-born Lee Child, about [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks ex-Military Policeman]] Jack Reacher, WalkingTheEarth after mustering out from over a decade of service. A MilitaryBrat, having spent his younger years being posted all round the world, he decides to get a closer look at his home country. On his journeys across America he stumbles across his fair share of forgers, smugglers, gun runners, drug dealers and assassins. [[BlatantLies He then proceeds to sit down with each of them in turn and have civilized discussions -over a lovely cup of tea- why they really should stop all this unpleasant business and whatnot]].

Received a film adaptation based on the novel ''One Shot'' titled ''Film/JackReacher'', which was directed and written by Christopher [=McQuarrie=], starring TomCruise in the lead role with Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Robert Duvall, and Creator/WernerHerzog also starring.

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A series of novels by British-born Lee Child, about [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks ex-Military Policeman]] Jack Reacher, WalkingTheEarth after mustering out from over a decade of service. A MilitaryBrat, having spent his younger years being posted all round the world, he decides to get a closer look at his home country. On his journeys across America he stumbles across his fair share of forgers, smugglers, gun runners, drug dealers and assassins. [[BlatantLies He then proceeds to sit down with each of them in turn and have civilized discussions -over a lovely cup of tea- why they really should stop all this unpleasant business and whatnot]].

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Received a film adaptation based on the novel ''One Shot'' titled ''Film/JackReacher'', which was directed and written by Christopher [=McQuarrie=], starring TomCruise in the lead role with Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Robert Duvall, and Creator/WernerHerzog also starring. A sequel titled ''Jack Reacher: Never Go Back'', based on 2013's ''Never Go Back'', was released in 2016.
14th May '16 3:18:07 PM gsv
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** ''Killing Floor'' a substantial Reacher-inflicted body count, ''Die Trying'' somewhat fewer, before it settles down to more modest numbers. With occasional peaks thereafter, but not the same action-adventure glee as the early novels.
13th May '16 9:55:20 AM 43110
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* BiggerBad: General Tom O'Day in ''Personal.'' After the book's climactic fight, it's revealed that O'Day is the one who ordered John Kott to snipe at the French president, which prompted U.S. intelligence to reach out to Reacher, the MP who's once arrested Kott in the past, in effect triggering the plot of the book. Reacher doesn't kill O'Day on the spot because he has to make sure nothing happens to his partner, Casey Nice.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: General Tom O'Day in ''Personal.'' After the book's climactic fight, it's revealed that O'Day is the one who ordered John Kott to snipe at the French president, which prompted U.S. intelligence to reach out to Reacher, the MP who's once arrested Kott in the past, in effect triggering the plot of the book. Reacher doesn't kill O'Day on the spot because he has to make sure nothing happens to his partner, Casey Nice.
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.
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