Monday, May 6, 2013

Lee Child's six favorite debut novels

Lee Child is the author of the Jack Reacher thrillers.

For readers of The Week magazine, he recommended six debut novels that led to greater things, including:
The Deep Blue Good-by by John D. MacDonald

MacDonald, also restless after the war, broke away from his prosperous background to become a prodigious pulp wordsmith — Westerns, sci-fi, anything to pay the rent. Until, in the early '60s, he dreamed up a leathery boat bum named McGee and launched one of the greatest series ever. What if MacDonald had gone to work for GM?
Read about the other debut novels on Child's list.

Learn about Lee Child's hero from outside literature and the fictional character he would most like to have been.

--Marshal Zeringue