Friday, June 16, 2017

Jack Reacher by Lee Child

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I know, I know . . . I'm a little late to the party as far as these books, and movies go.  I finally got around to seeing both films this weekend.  I didn't even know they were based on books, let alone a whole series of them.

My main purpose for writing a short post about this is not to purely promote the books or movies, as they may not be appropriate for all audiences, but instead, to comment on Lee Child's interview on the first movie's DVD special features.

This is one of the best interviews by an author of a book turned movie I have ever seen.  Even though his books are successful, he was genuinely grateful they were considered movie worthy.  He explained his writing process and, if you are well read, you could see the inspiration he has drawn from other authors.  You can clearly see the influence of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in his framing of Reacher as a fully developed character that does not so much grow and change as you read about him.  The experience is more about discovering who this person IS, how he handles situations and then solves problems.

Again, I am not directly endorsing the movies themselves (for the appropriate audience, they can be enjoyable).  I am definitely endorsing the interview with Mr. Child to anyone who enjoys writing and literature.

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