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Book Review of Personal (Jack Reacher, Bk 19)

Personal (Jack Reacher, Bk 19)
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Helpful Score: 2

I read the first Reacher novel, Killing Floor, a few weeks ago then skipped right to this, the most recent Jack Reacher novel (#19 I think.) I found this book much more enjoyable - and it's interesting to see how Child's writing style has changed over the years. The earlier novel spent a lot of time exploring the hero's musical and culinary interests. This one completely skipped those expositions in favor of more and faster action.

Child has also moved into more of a 4-6 page chapter length format - offering plenty of convenient stopping points for a busy reader, but also pulling you out of the story too frequently.

The novel finds Reacher, an itinerant retired Army MP, responding to a personal ad placed in an issue of Army Times that is used to bring him into the investigation of an attempted assassination involving a sniper, possibly one put into prison by Reacher over 15 years earlier.

I found the book readable, somewhat interesting, although easy to put down.