Thursday, April 13, 2017

Book Beginning: Make Me by Lee Child



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YOUR BOOK BEGINNING



MY BOOK BEGINNING



Moving a guy as big as Keever wasn't easy. It was like trying to wrestle a king-sized mattress off a waterbed.

Make Me by Lee Child. This is the 20th Jack Reacher book.

I'm a big fan and I'm enjoying this one enough. But I'm two-thirds of the way through and I'm still waiting for the plot to gel. And I'm getting a little tired of Reacher books that start with him in a two-track town in the middle of Nebraska. Make Me came out in 2015 and I am only reading it now because, based on the description, I was sure I had read it already.

19 comments :

The Book Filled Day said...

Haha. I like that first line. Great choice & thanks for hosting!

Kathryn said...

I read the first book in th4e Jack Reacher series early this year, I think. The book grew on me, but I'm not sure if I'll invest the time to read the rest of this series. There are so many books and they aren't short books, either.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I haven't read a Jack Reacher book in ages - have to get back to that! :)

Maria said...

I used to have a waterbed so I know how difficult it is to move someone who's on one...good beginning...haven't read anything by this author yet

Bev Bouwer said...

I loved this book. Hope you enjoy it too. Have a wonderful weekend.

James Casterline said...

I enjoyed the series for years (though not the movie) but somewhere along the way I lost interest. I suppose my prediction that Jack would work things out and the bad guys die horribly came true too often that is in every book I read. Perhaps I should try again. They were addictive.

BookPlease said...

I haven't read any of Lee Child's books! There are so many - is it best to read them in order, or not?

Breana M. said...

I don't believe I've read anything by this author before, but I might have heard about this book. It seems interesting. Thanks for mentioning it. :-)

Suzanne McClendon said...

I love the title coupled with the author's name. I can picture a child saying "Make me!" very easily. I know as a child, it was a regular part of my vocabulary. haha

David and I have had the experience of moving a king-size waterbed before. We were helping a friend move. The waterbed was upstairs in a townhouse apartment. That was not fun nor is it on our list of things to do ever again. :)

Have a blessed Easter weekend!

Nadene said...

I have not read anything by Lee Child. This sounds like something I would enjoy. Here is my post
http://totallyaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/2017/04/friday-memes-book-beginnings-and-friday.html

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

I never started this series--and with so many books already published, I doubt I will. Hope it gets more enjoyable for you.

Sherry Fundin said...

I love the Jack Reacher novels.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Stormi Johnson said...

I really need to start this series.

fredamans said...

Sounds perfectly suspenseful!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Having had a waterbed back in the day, that visual image grabbed me! lol

Katherine P said...

I sometimes have problems with series that have run on a long time. It starts to feel like the author is reaching to get everything to make sense of it's just same old same old. I do want to try the series. I've enjoyed the movie but have never read the books.

Roberta said...

I read this book paired with Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me by Andy Martin. Although not the best or most insightful analysis, it did give some fascinating insights into the book and Lee Child's writing process.

I also saw an interview where Lee Child said something to the effect that he didn't want Reacher to change too much. It is difficult to incorporate any sort of character arc over a series of twenty books or whatever.

Hope you enjoy it.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Love the description in the opening! It's been a while since I read a book by this author. This sounds like a good one.
Thank you for hosting Book Beginnings.

The Book Sage said...

I read the 1st 3 or 4 and then stopped. But for no good reason. I think I got wrapped up with local authors and had to make cuts.

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