Saturday, October 10, 2009
'Nothing to Lose", by Lee Child
12th book in the Jack Reacher series
After reading many of his previous novels, I found this one a disappointment.
The story started promising enough with Reacher walking into the town of Despair Colorado. The town people are not keen to see strangers in this area and they show it. What are they hiding? As time passes, Reacher becomes more and more determined to find out.
Reader boredom sets in with an endless description of bar brawls fights with police and generally everyone insight. We would imagine the action to be full of twists and turns but it is so repetitive the plot becomes tedious, convoluted and implausible, wandering all over the place.
A major problem is with the protagonist; he is becoming a one dimensional character that never really develops. His antics have become way too predictable.
I hope Mr Child can rekindle his sense of creativity, the one I have enjoyed in the past.