Sunday, December 9, 2012

Jack Reacher, lone wolf and man’s man.

To acknowledge the new Jack Reacher’s movie, starring Tom Cruise, I’m printing a little rehash.
My brother suggested I read the Jack Reacher books by Lee Childs. They are the quintessential boy book. The main character roams the country, getting dragged, against his will, into preventing dastardly plots that endanger innocent people.
Coincidentally, he always runs into a beautiful woman who succumbs to his charms before he moves on to the next town.
He also carries with him nothing but a toothbrush, an ATM card and an ID. Every few days he buys new clothes and discards the old ones.
What I remember most is the man never buys underpants. No underpants and two to three days in the same clothes and the beautiful women always want to sleep with him? Obviously this wasn’t written by a woman.
So description of Jack Reacher: 6' 5" with a 50-inch chest, and weighing between 210 and 250 pounds. He has ice-blue eyes and dirty blond hair.
And a description of Tom Curse: 5’ 7” with a chest – something less than 50 inches. Dark brown hair and green eyes.
Hmmmm, I don’t get it.

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