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Meet Jack Reacher

Posted by at 10:00 am Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in Pulps, Thriller
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher

Cruise as Reacher

An interesting action series I got into is the Jack Reacher series. While some may know of the series thanks to the recent Tom Cruise movie, I was reading it a little before hand.

I find that Jack Reacher has, to me, a lot of pulp-hero characteristics. A former soldier (an ex-MP and major in the Army), he now wanders America. Somewhat stoic, he has no family and few friends, but that doesn’t bother him. He gets involved in issues in different places, and uses his physical abilities, along with his military training and skills, to “take care of things.” A big mistake that many who go up against him make is thinking he will be scared off. Reacher doesn’t get scared off. If you come at him and threaten him, hoping he will leave, he will instead put down the threat fast and hard.

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