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Books with main character like Jack Reacher

Discussion in 'Books and Anime Discussion' started by James, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Gengar

    Gengar Polymagus ~ Prestige ~ DLP Supporter

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    I want a Jack Reacher in space book. Not literally, but a military sci-fi with the mc being like Reacher. I read a book called Planetside recently by Michael Mammay that was like that (Still in Military Reacher, not Modern Day Reacher), but the protagonist was nowhere near Reacher's level of badassery (though the book was still pretty enjoyable).
     
  2. 13thadaption

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    I'd recommend David Gunn's Death's Head series as being pretty much this. The protagonist is a huge, ridiculous badass soldier who gets caught up in intergalactic politics way above his pay grade.
     
  3. Erandil

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    So I read most of the Los Norton books over the last two months or so and while I mostly liked them I have to admit that they clearly haven't aged very well (and honestly probably were problematic even when they came out). They can be incredible misogynistic and racist.

    Also the similarities with Jack Reacher are pretty limited in my opinion.

    I have watched what is been out so far and can say I was pleasantly surprised. I think they have done a great job of adopting the material for a more modern audience while keeping most of the tone/setting that made the books so interesting to read.
     
  4. Gengar

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    Lee Child is retiring and turning over the Reacher series to his younger brother.
     
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