April 28 Meeting

personalWe met on the 28th of April at Paul’s house to discuss Lee Child’s book  ‘Personal.  Paul, as I had hoped, made pizza for the group. As always the pizza turned out great.

7 of the 8 book club members were present for the discussion.  Mike was still out of town, but he did send his review and rating to Paul ahead of the meeting.

As usual Paul gave us a synopsis of Lee Childs career and bibliography. This is the 20th Jack Reacher novel that he has penned.

The discussion started with an explanation of the design philosophy of the AK 47, since it was an integral part of the book.  Interesting that the prime target ( no pun intended ) is a rifle for the masses.

Harry brought out an interesting point in that he mentions the unusual characters and ideas that Childs puts in his books.  The character that is so large that he has to have everything specially made for him due to his size.  Also, the idea that the sniper shot would have to actually been two due to the time the round would be in the air.  Had never come across any of these ideas before.

Paul posed the question to the group about if we liked the character (Reacher).  The group seemed split on this idea.  For me there were some parts of the character I liked and others I didn’t find believable.  And I think that was true for the rest of the group, except for Mike who was not a fan of the book at all :-).

Was the book an easy read?  I think we all agreed that it was an easy read except maybe for Mike.  Wayne maintained that the book was ‘entertaining’ and I think that was a great description for the book.

At the end of the evening, we talked again about putting a list together of all of our favorite books.  To that end I have created a page that allows you to create an entry that you can put up a listing for your favorite book(s).  You can do it at this Link.

Rating 5.8125

Till next time……….

About gillespierm

Born: 1952 Des Plaines Illinois Education: BA in Psychology from Western Ill University, Masters in Computer Sciences from Azuza Pacific University Occupations: Senior Consultant Inforeliance Corp. Marine Corps Training Information Management System (MCTIMS) Family: Married in 1995 to Bonny. Hobbies: Golf, Hiking
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