Author Topic: Reading a book  (Read 3517 times)

Rita Postlethwaite

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Re: Reading a book
« Reply #15 on: Sep 13, 2011, 02:33:15 PM »
I can see that I am going to have a great winter getting to know Lee Childs and we will have to agree to share Jack Reacher Dottie as I don`t want to fight you for him ;D ;D What a great character!
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Hugh

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Re: Reading a book
« Reply #16 on: Sep 13, 2011, 03:16:50 PM »
Jack Reacher like ladies for a short term only, so sharings no problem.

Noel Cassidy

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Re: Reading a book
« Reply #17 on: Sep 14, 2011, 05:29:44 PM »
My husband and I are great fans of Lee Child - have all his books - also on Kindle.  And read them more than once. But Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher sounds awful.  The height of course, but Reacher is a really manly tough guy and when I imagine him it is like a younger Clint Eastwood.
Has anyone out there enjoyed the similar books of A J Quinnell ? He also has a ruthless loner named Creasy.  A film of the first book 'Man on Fire' was made with Denzel Washington as Creasy and the setting was changed to Central America - it was awful compared to the book and Denzel (nice as he is) was NOT the right actor for the part. I have read his books over and over, real page turners. :)

Dottie1943

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« Reply #18 on: Sep 14, 2011, 05:49:51 PM »
That is why Noel that I much prefer to read a book before seeing the movie ;)

I remember reading Ian Flemings books about 007 when I was very young on the train to and from work, and then they started to make the films, I was very disappointed initially when they had Sean Connery play him because I imagined him like Roger Moore because I loved the Saint, however, I saw Sean in the film and he was fantastic.

I was also delighted when later they did get Roger Moore to play him as well.
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Hugh

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Re: Reading a book
« Reply #19 on: Sep 14, 2011, 09:25:44 PM »
I thought man on fire was a great film but never read the book which could have made a big difference to my thought on thr subject.