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Great Read: Never Go Back   2 comments

Never Go BackThis was a good week. Lee Child released his 18th Jack Reacher book, called Never Go Back.

The problem? I inhale his books when they come out. This one was read in 18 hours. I could have finished faster if I didn’t have to work, but somebody’s gotta pay for the book, y’know?

I recommend the series whole-heartedly. It’s great escapist reading.

Reacher is a unique character, to say the least. He’s a former Army MP who mustered out as a Major during the draw down of forces in the late 90s. Now, he goes where he wants when he wants, and he does so with no possessions. Well, he has the clothes on his back … which he replaces when they get dirty. He has a folding tooth-brush. He has an expired passport, and an ATM card.

And with that, he’s good to go.

The recent Tom Cruise movie, Jack Reacher, is endorsed by Child, but as a separate work of art (based on the novel, One Shot). Notably, the fictional Reacher is 6′-5″ tall and weighs 220+. If you know Tom Cruise, he’s not quite that size. So, enjoy the movie if you like, but you really need to grab a Reacher book and settle in for a great day of reading.

If you’re new to the series, then you have at least 18 great days ahead of you.

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Posted September 17, 2013 by henrymowry in Reading

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Theodore Roosevelt, enjoying the great outdoors with a book.

“I am a part of everything that I have read.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."- Benjamin Franklin, painting by David Martin, 1767

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
– Benjamin Franklin, painting by David Martin, 1767

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.- Will Rogers

“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”
– Will Rogers

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”- Harry Truman

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”
– Harry Truman

Mark Twain in a color chromograph on December 21, 1908. Credit: Alvin Langdon Coburn

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read.”
and
“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”
– Mark Twain, in a color chromograph on December 21, 1908. Credit: Alvin Langdon Coburn

"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them."- Ray Bradbury

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”
– Ray Bradbury

"From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend reading it."and""- Groucho Marx

“From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend reading it.”
and
“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
– Groucho Marx

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”
– Jacqueline Kennedy

"Reading isn't good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs. So I gave up reading."- Babe Ruth

“Reading isn’t good for a ballplayer. Not good for his eyes. If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn’t hit home runs. So I gave up reading.”
– Babe Ruth

“A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.”- Abraham Lincoln, shown here reading the Bible to his son, Tad

“A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.”
– Abraham Lincoln, shown here reading the Bible to his son, Tad.
Photo by Anthony Berger, 1864.

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