Another review in the Eclectic Reading Challenge 2012 – Crime / Mystery Fiction
Lee Child’s Killing Floor is the first of the Jack Reacher novels, which are international best sellers and very popular novels…
I’ve never read anything by Lee Child and thought that I should start at the begin – the first Jack Reacher novel. I have dabbled in this genre before which some of the well know authors like Flemming, King (a lot of his are mystery’s and not just horror), Conan Doyle… etc. I also like Crime fiction even the ones writing by fictional authors like Castle… So I was not going into Killing Floor without some fore knowledge of the genre.
First thoughts of the book was – I know why people enjoy reading Child’s work, it was easy to read, fast paced with action and relationships. It was not high prose or complex characters this was a great read that let you enjoy the story (I think this is where I am suppose to write Journey – but I’m not on a reality TV show so I wont).
Basically if you are up for a quick read without too much thought or complex story lines to keep track of, this Child is an author you can go with.
I will be looking up more Jack Reacher novels as I think I could get to like this no nonsense, ex-marine, crime/mystery man… and I hope he one day gets to find someone to love…