Friday, October 29, 2010
The Hard Way by Lee Child
It was my first time to read a Lee Child novel. And, of course, my first time to meet Jack Reacher. My curiosity had been tweaked by a segment on last Sunday's CBS Sunday Morning program. I thought if the Reacher character stirs up this much interest I'd better look into it.
Well, I can see why. He is a fantastic character. I want to read more of his adventures. And, I found Child's use of dialog to carry the story to be unlike anything I have read. I thought to myself, 'he just doesn't use any narrative.' Maybe I can copy some of that style for Bon Secour and emphasize dialogue.
My secret desire is to read all of the Reacher novels immediately. But I will be strong and resist the temptation. And instead write like crazy during NaNoWriMo. But look for me to be reading a Reacher novel beginning December 1st.
A good read. Heartily recommended!