2022 Reading Challenge

2022 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 5 books toward her goal of 260 books.

Book Review: Night School by Lee Child

So today’s review is a little unusual – it is for a book I haven’t read. Didn’t even try. Not even a single page… BUT, that doesn’t matter, because this one was reviewed by the oh-so-talented TheAudioBookGuy (aka, Mr. Jill-Elizabeth). He normally only does reviews of audio books BUT he’s a ginormous Lee Child/Jack Reacher fan, and when I got the opportunity to get an advance review copy of the latest installment he decided he’d go slightly off character and read it now rather than wait months to listen… Series addiction is a beautiful thing, no?? Since my only experience with Jack Reacher comes via the Tom Cruise movie (which TABG aka MJ-E insisted we watch when it come out on Vudu last year), I can’t honestly say that I’m contributing much beyond a lead-in and formatting to this review. I have an unnatural abhorrence of reading series books out of order, even when it’s likely not a big deal to do so (this is a prequel, but it comes WELL into the series), and so couldn’t read this on my own. But I know Child’s fans love good ol’ Jack, so wanted to get some sort of review up as soon as I could.

Without further ado, I bring you the abbreviated (compared to my reviews, that is) official J-E/TABG review of Night School. Since he’s a bit less verbose than I am, here’s a quick link to the author’s site for the jacket blurb.

The latest Jack Reacher novel may be a prequel, but it still follows the same excellent format that series readers know and love. It’s a format that never gets old – kind of like Jack himself… You can see who the bad guys are a mile away, but it doesn’t matter – I still found myself wrapped up in the story and the journey to the finale. Child’s writing is great. He’s not overly descriptive, instead he gives you just enough to let you know where you are and what that particular corner of the world looks like, and then lets your imagination fill in the blanks. It makes for engaging, involved reading (and listening). There don’t seem to be any shortcomings – it’s another excellent book in a very enjoyable series. I liked it – I liked it a lot.

Our review copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley.

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