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Die Trying | Paperback

Author: Lee Child | Format: Paperback

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  Pretty awesome

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I like to keep reviews short and sweet.
I haven't read the books in any particular order, but this was the 7th I read. It's pretty awesome, only downside, bit of just unnecessary-filler here and there.
Still, like all the Reacher novels, it's a must-read for anyone. Just don't start here, try Worth Dying For first, or Persuader!

  Sometimes, a step too far.

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This is the second Jack Reacher book that I have read (I'm reading them in sequence). Anyone who has read one of the novels from the series will know the style, so I'll spare the details.

I must admit, I didn't enjoy it to the same extent as the first book (Killing Floor), which is a great start for anyone new to Lee Child books. I found Die Trying a little forced, the plot idea was good, I enjoyed the story. But it was let down by some details, such as picking locks in seconds, staring down dogs to subdue them and destroying items at close range that had earlier been described in some detail to be incredibly dangerous at a much further range. These points in themselves are not especially bad, they just have a knack of pulling you out of the story and questioning the flow of the book. Disappointing speed bumps in an otherwise smooth journey.

I feel bad to have given this 3 stars, but I suppose it's just a minor blip across a catalogue of fun stories.

Do read it though, it is enjoyable.

  Not as good as the first one

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Maybe after being spoilt with the first book I expected more. Don't get me wrong its still an engaging story with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, but Reacher just isn't as dynamic as he was in the first book, and if I am truthful, he didn't hurt enough people!! Don't be put off, Reacher is still a great character and the book is still worthy of a read, you may just be a little disappointed if you have read Killing Floor first.

  Sly Stallone & Clint Eastwood as One

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Well this wasn't the dullest of story's but there was moments which made the story drag a little and the moment when Reacher has his wicked way with the love interest in my opinion was totally daft, but regardless it was a good value read - first venture in the world of Jack Reacher looking to read another soon !

  meh...slightly tedious

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okay...dont get me wrong, Lee Child is a superb writer, and is one of my faves, ever since i read the hard way (got it for a chrimbo or summat) but this one is definitely my least favourite out of the 3 i own (hard way, die trying, persuader) as it mostly takes place in the back of a truck! lol!

its a good book, but there are better Reacher ones! the persuader is an immense book! only four stars from me im afraid!

  Die Trying

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Lee's second book,i found this a little slow at first,quite a lot going on to start,but once you get through the first 3/4 chapters,you wont put it down!!! i love reacher in this book!! all i can say about this adventure is, if you buy it,I hope your not clostiphobic..:-)

Enjoy!

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  Die Trying

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Twist and turns right the way through, picks up pace at the right times and keeps you guessing along the way, if you like thrillers you'll love this and if you've never tried them this is a good place to start.

  Good, but not as good as the others!

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This is the second in a long, and increasing series of books about Jack Reacher. although I found this story original and intersting I think it moves a little slower than the others in the series. It does end very well and has a twist or two along the way. As with the others in the series there are moments of hightened tension, and if you're in the middle of one of these chapters, you'll just have to read on.

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