My Guilty Pleasure

January 24, 2015

I’ve blogged about my favorite books before. Having read almost everything there is about the Great War, I’ve turned to another genre and I’m addicted.  I’ll let you in on my literary secret: It’s Lee Child’s Jack Reacher action/thriller novels.  Everyone needs a guilty pleasure and this fun read is mine.

Screen Shot 2015-01-24 at 5.14.20 PM You may have seen the movie starring Tom Cruise, but let me tell you about the real Jack Reacher. He’s a former Major in the U.S. Army Military police, and a loner who always finds trouble (or trouble finds him).  Reacher is an adventurer, who explores the world with just the clothes on his back. He  always has a toothbrush in his pocket, because he never knows where he’ll end up. He’s the original survivor – a tough guy with smarts who selflessly solves issues for others. He takes down the bad guys and does the best to save the good ones.

The books are page-turners and you are drawn into this series by the fact that Jack’s past is a mystery.  He may have killed a man, or even two or three.  Who knows?  And who cares as long as Jack keeps the world a safer place - often by any means necessary. Oh, he usually gets the girl, too. 

Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels set the standard for spy action-adventures.  Lee Child’s Jack Reacher is today’s thriller.  I hear that a movie sequel is in the works, but read the book first.  You’ll become addicted, too. 

I’m Bill Marriott and thanks for helping me keep Marriott on the move.   

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