"...What an astonishing thing a book is! It is a flat object, made from a tree. With flexible parts on which are printed - with lots of funny dark squiggles. But, one glance at it and your inside the mind of another person, maybe, somebody dead for thousands of years! Across the millennia, an Author is speaking clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens ofdifferentepochs. Books,... read more »
Bad Luck and Trouble is one of a series of thrillers starring the heroic loner, Reacher. I have never read anything by Lee Child before and only came across this as it was part of a compilation of 4 novels in a free book I received via a book club as part of the introductory offer. Sometimes, such gifts prove more serendipitous than expected. This was one such occasion.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and found it difficult to put down. I’ve never lived in the USA, have no experience of the US military,... read more »