Friday, May 18, 2007

Lee Child's list

Lee Child, best–selling author of Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, and eight other novels about former military police officer Jack Reacher, named The List for The Week magazine.

A couple of my favorites made the list, including:

The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

Like hearing from Conan Doyle’s American cousin 50 years later ..… our genre’s other bookend. Sherlock Holmes has morphed into Philip Marlowe. All the Marlowe books are great, but this tale of the hapless Terry Lennox mixes great humanity with world–weary cynicism. Style, wit, grace, a seminal hero, and some of the loveliest writing ever committed to paper.
Read about all the titles on Child's list.

Lee Child’s latest Reacher novel is Bad Luck and Trouble.

--Marshal Zeringue