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Lee Child
Bantam Books (1999)
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Killing Floor is the debut novel by Lee Child, first published in 1997 by Putnam. The book won the Anthony Award and Barry Award for best first novel. It also is the first book to feature the character Jack Reacher.

Killing Floor is the debut novel by Lee Child, first published in 1997 by Putnam. It is written in the first person. The novel has three prequels: The Enemy (set eight years before Killing Floor and published in 2004), Night School (set one year before Killing Floor; published in 2016), The Affair (set six months before Killing Floor; published in 2011).

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. I’ve avoided this genre for years as there are a dozen guys out there writing this type of fiction.

Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks fourteen miles down a country road into Margrave, Georgia. This is the novel the first Jack Reacher movie was based on so from a film perspective a valid place to start. A heartland city thrown into terror. An arbitrary decision he’s about to regret. Reacher is the only stranger in town on the day they have had their first homicide in thirty years. The cops arrest Reacher and the police chief turns eyewitness to place him at the scene. As nasty secrets leak out, and the body count mounts, one thing is for sure: they picked the wrong guy to take the fall. But within hours the cops have it solved.

Then I have a quick solution. This is the book that introduced Lee Child's popular character, Jack Reacher in 1997.

Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal fashion, and it ain't pretty. I admit that I wince when I see someone die violently on tv and in movies. But I love action movies. Yeah, I know it makes no sense. Reacher is a former military cop who's been made redundant by the end of the cold war. A Jack Reacher Novel. Jack Reacher returns in Lee Child's new "rip-roaring thriller" ("Denver Rocky Mountain News"). Why is this town called Mother’s Rest? That’s all Reacher wants to know. This time, he's a hitchhiker picked up by a troubled beauty. And what happens between them has everybody talking.

Killing Floor (Jack Reacher is a Mystery novel by Lee Child. Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn’t kill anybody.

In fact, Lee Child has written 17 Jack Reacher books. Lee Child has also been the recipient of several awards including the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery for his first Jack Reacher novel, Killing Floor. These are best described as thrillers and in 2012, Tom Cruise starred as the main character in a movie titled, simply, Reacher. Another Reacher novel, The Enemy, won the Barry and the Nero awards for Best Novel. With all of these accolades one would think Lee Child was born to be an author.

The first jack reacher novel. Lee Child’s Killing Floor is one of them. But not content with writing a rip-roaring thriller, Child also gives us one of the truly memorable tough-guy heroes in recent fiction: Jack Reacher. The bestselling novel featuring the wonderfully epic hero (People) who inspired the hit films Jack Reacher and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. A big, rangy plot, menace as palpable as a ticking bomb, and enough battered corpses to make an undertaker grin.

Jack Reacher is a fictional protagonist of a series of novels, novellas and short stories by British author Jim Grant under the pen name Lee Child. A former major in the United States Army Military Police Corps, Reacher roams the United States taking odd jobs and investigating suspicious and frequently dangerous situations. The Reacher novels are written either in the first-person or third-person. The schedule for the Reacher series is one-per-year, except for 2010 when two were published

Any Jack Reacher book I have read, and I have read many Reacher stories. has always been a good and exciting read. I highly recommend reading any Reacher books possible to all you mystery story buffs out there.

Any Jack Reacher book I have read, and I have read many Reacher stories. Any Jack Reacher book I have read, and I have read many Reacher stories. You will be glad you did! 32 views.

  • This is my first time delving into the world of Jack Reacher beyond the lackluster movie. I was prepared, based on reviews, to be wowed by Mr. Child's one-man-against-all-odds novel. Unfortunately it was more "meh" than "wow". While the story itself was interesting, with a unique take on a global counterfeiting ring and one man's quest to avenge a brother who strayed too close, the writing itself got to be downright painful. There are just some things I found in this novel that you should never, ever, read from a talented author:

    "It was as distinctive as the most distinctive thing you could ever think of" -literally made me cringe
    "We high-fived, whooped and hollered" - Once is bad enough, but when this is used 4 and 5 times, with "high-ten" as the only variation, it leaves me scanning pages trying to skip beyond the sophomoric attempt at a written bromance and get back into the actual story.

    My hope is, with this being an early novel, the writer has matured through subsequent releases. I will be moving on to the next novel still hoping for a "WOW" moment; let's hope it comes with fewer cringe-worthy passages.

  • Considering that it’s been 20 years since Lee Child’s first Jack Reacher novel, “Killing Floor” was published I acknowledge I’m late to the party with this review. I’ve avoided this genre for years as there are a dozen guys out there writing this type of fiction. They all seem cut from the same cloth; a former military Spec Ops guy who suffers personal loss and is damaged drops off the grid and drifts around getting embroiled in various subterfuge. He’s big, bad, a master of ‘special skills’, and is just one rung down from having lineage traceable to the planet Krypton. They all seem the same and the stories contrived so they failed to appeal to me.
    Well, guess I’ve been wrong because “Killing Floor” grabbed me from the first page. Ex-Army Military Policeman Jack Reacher is 6 foot 6 inches of bad mamma-jama and yes he’s damaged goods, wandering through Georgia when he’s arrested in a diner for a murder which he’s not committed. The story rockets along at a blistering pace with plenty of action, twists and turns, and excitement for 529 pages. I’ve already bought the next two in the 21 (and counting) book series.
    In the forward to this paperback edition Child tells the readers his objective when creating the Reacher character was to have someone who was pretty much indestructible- a guy who does not lose and vanquishes every bad guy he meets. He wanted someone different from the flawed and vulnerable heroes in other books and find themselves in mortal jeopardy at every turn and in Jack Reacher he succeeds. Knowing the hero isn’t going to fail does not lessen the suspense and it’s fun watching how Reacher takes down the scum. It’s kind of like satisfaction you get watching a Jason Bourne movie.

  • I love the Jack Reacher series, but the first one is kind of.... poorly written. The chief reason I wrote so is his first book is crammed full of sentence fragments, to such an extent the writer's meaning gets lost and what he tried to say becomes, in many scores of places, incomprehensible. There are so many bad sentences, lacking subject or verb, and even lacking subject and verb, that entire paragraphs are rendered gibberish. Some sentence fragments end up as dangling participles, and the result is some times amusing.

    Other than the garbage (and I apologize, but I cannot think of a more valid word) due to a seemingly endless number of non-sentences, the book is of course excellent; and the writer improved greatly in later books in the series. I have purchased every one of the Jack Reacher novels, and I have loved the character for over a decade.

    If people new to Jack Reacher only read this book, I hope they do not conclude all of the books are as poor. As the writer Stephen King also pointed out in his book "On Writing," Lee Child's splatter and spewing of sentence fragments is excessive and annoying in this novel, but not as bad in the others.

  • Coming back to this novel after all these years is illuminating. The adventure/thriller genre has changed a bit, but Jack Reacher is still there on the top of the heap. What I have always enjoyed is the classic PI independent vibe, with a dash of military "breaking things and killing people." I started re-reading these novels after breaking my long standing policy of not watching movies based on novels I like. I got what I expected. Tom, your Jack Reacher is not bad for a movie character, but not big enough or tough enough to match the character as written. My advice to those who loved the movie "Jack Reacher" should go back to the source and meet the "real" lonesome Jack. Only trouble for me is now he looks like Tom Cruise instead of Fred Dryer. I guess I can get used to that.

  • Great read! I started reading Jack Reacher after someone passed me one of the books. I was hooked since and I've read four before deciding to go back to the beginning. The Killing Floor is a great start. We don't get too much background about Reacher but his character is enough to make you want to get to know the man behind the muscle. I really love that he narrates his own story. I can't move away from Lee Child. I keep trying but no book can keep me from Jack Reacher! If you like hard action, thriller, detective type reads then this is for you. You won't be disappointed! And please don't think of Tom Cruise when deciding on these books. He looks nothing like Jack Reacher.