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Once upon a time I was an avid reader. Life got in the way for a while and I put the books down. A recent change in circumstance means I have more spare time once and I have been bitten by the bug again.

Currently reading

Hanns and Rudolf: The German Jew and the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz
Thomas Harding
The Book Thief
Markus Zusak

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Second Son (Jack Reacher, #0.1) - Lee Child

This was a nice introduction to the world of Jack Reacher - a Kindle single about him as a kid of thirteen.


I've never read a Lee Child book, or even seen the Tom Cruise movie, but I intend to give the series a go, and this short has more than whetted my appetite.


Set in the far east with the Reacher family in a period of continuous relocation due to the father, Stan being active in the marines.


The story is pretty thin, but that's to be expected, however I imagine it sets the tone for the series well and, after reading it I have a pretty good idea what to expect from the grown up Jack Reacher novels - namely violence and puzzle solving - although I'm expecting both to ratchet up considerably, as the 'case' here is only borderline criminal.


The Reacher character is certainly interesting and I'm looking forward to getting to know him much better over the coming months. I believe you can read the books in any order, but I'm intending to go in published order as it seems to make the most sense somehow (even though I've broken my own rule there with this short!)