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Killing Floor (original 1997; edition 1997)

by Lee Child

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Title:Killing Floor
Authors:Lee Child
Info:Bantam (2010), Paperback, 528 pages
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Killing Floor by Lee Child (1997)

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Violent book good story. Had read before but Harold got discs for Xmas for me so listened again. First jack reacher ( )
  afarrington | Mar 15, 2014 |
After reading chronologically, the first Jack Reacher book, I started with Killing Floor, the first Lee Child novel, written with Jack Reacher as the protagonist, a book which won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel when it got released in 1997.

Set in a small town in America, this was a fast paced thriller, with its not-so-small plots and conspiracies. There is a lot of action, some goriness, and a whole lot of entertainment. The book doesn't strive to be real and hence avoids from becoming ridiculous - you know what you are reading, and why you are reading it. One of the takeaways from thrillers is that with the research the author puts in, or supposed to have put it, one gets to know a whole lot of interesting tid-bits, which otherwise may not have come in one's way - this one for instance gave a crash (if lacking in details) course on counterfeiting operations.

I see no harm in continuing with the series. ( )
  PiyushC | Feb 16, 2014 |
I enjoyed it well enough, but not enough to rush out and buy the next one. It also took me an improbable amount of time to get through. Good but by no means great. ( )
  greppers | Jan 25, 2014 |
This is my second book of the series...I decided to read them in order.

Overall it was a decent read. The plot had enough twists to make it interesting but there is one aspect of the writing I did not really like. It is the fight scenes....You know that no matter how big the opponent, how skilled a fighter the opponent is, how many bad guys there are in the fight...Reacher is going to win and Reacher never captures anyone...he blows them a way in a straight on fight, an ambush or trick...the fight is anti-climatic... Reacher never loses unless he wants to. It kind of gets to be boring after a while.

Other than that it was a decent thriller/mystery ( )
  Lynxear | Jan 20, 2014 |
I enjoyed this one and will probably read another in the series. Similar in some ways to Jack Sandford (for level of violence) and Michael Connelly (for the mystery). I liked the creepiness of the town where the story takes place but I was slightly disappointed with the major plot. I thought that could have been a bit more, well, mysterious. But that's just a minor gripe. ( )
  Myckyee | Jan 18, 2014 |
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When Jack Reacher suddenly decides to ask a Greyhound bus driver to let him off near the town of Margrave, Georgia, he thinks it's because his brother once mentioned that the famed blues guitarist Blind Blake died there. But it doesn't take long for the footloose ex-military policeman to discover that there are plenty of strange--and very dangerous--things going on behind Margrave's manicured lawns and clean streets that demand his attention. This first thriller by a former television writer features some of the best-written scenes of action in recent memory, a crash course in currency and counterfeiting, and a hero who is just begging to be called on for an encore.

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Jack Reacher, an ex-military policeman passes through the town of Margrave, Georgia and is accused of murder. He must find the true killer and prove his innocence--with virtually the whole town against him.

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