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      03-13-2019, 01:47 PM   #45
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If you didn't read the books (or at least hear about the character) then why watch the movie? Reacher's physical size is one of the most important parts of his character.....sorry for being off topic.
It's my thread, you can hijack. I bet most people don't know it was a book. It's just another action movie. And the movies are normally disappointing if you've read the book. I agree, Reacher's size is a key part of his character.
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Works for me as long as you guys don't expect me to read any girlie romance novels
So, no Evanovich then?

Never done this, but I'm in. How long does one normally get before discussion ensues?
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      03-13-2019, 02:27 PM   #47
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If you didn't read the books (or at least hear about the character) then why watch the movie? Reacher's physical size is one of the most important parts of his character.....sorry for being off topic.
Exactly. Child beats you over the head with how big and physically imposing Reacher is - on purpose, according to interviews he's done.

Cruise as Reacher is just silly. He should look like Gronkowski, not Cruise.

Actually, Randy Orton is listed as 6'5" and 250lbs, Gronk's a little bigger at 6'6" and about 265lbs.

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Great thread. I'm a voracious reader but tend to stick to non-fiction. I'm currently reading League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for the Truth by Mark Fainaru-Wada. I have a number of others in the queue.
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Exactly. Child beats you over the head with how big and physically imposing Reacher is - on purpose, according to interviews he's done.

Cruise as Reacher is just silly. He should look like Gronkowski, not Cruise.

Actually, Randy Orton is listed as 6'5" and 250lbs, Gronk's a little bigger at 6'6" and about 265lbs.

I always thought Kevin McKidd, from the HBO Rome series, would have made a good Jack Reacher...even though he isn’t super tall, he has that Reacher look to me.
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I always thought Kevin McKidd, from the HBO Rome series, would have made a good Jack Reacher...even though he isn’t super tall, he has that Reacher look to me.
Yeah, he's only about 6 feet tall, but that's taller than Cruise and Reacher is described as having fair/light hair and blue eyes....

I could see it.
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Yeah, he's only about 6 feet tall, but that's taller than Cruise and Reacher is described as having fair/light hair and blue eyes....

I could see it.
His hair was fairer/lighter than this in Rome.
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I think one of my favorite books is STILL the original Dune. As the series continued, it diverged so much from the pure imagination present at first that I couldn't follow.
All the Frank Herbert books were a good read. His son cant hold the torch though. Theres a new Dune movie(’s) in the works as we speak.
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Revising what I am reading now from Masters of Rome to ‘’The Quiet Game”... Penn Gage book no. 1. Just a few pages in, like it so far...
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Revising what I am reading now from Masters of Rome to ‘’The Quiet Game”... Penn Gage book no. 1. Just a few pages in, like it so far...
Strap yourself in. Great read!
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I read a mix of fiction and history/biography.

Just finished "The Border" by Don Winslow (the third book in his Mexican drug cartel series of novels). Brutal but excellent.

I've read most of Greg Iles stuff and prefer his recent Natchez Burning trilogy to his earlier stuff. Just picked up his new one today, "Cemetery Road", but havn't read it yet).

Reading Walter R Borneman's "The Admirals - Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy and King" right now. He is a history writer living in Denver, and he makes history interesting (some don't).
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Revising what I am reading now from Masters of Rome to ‘’The Quiet Game”... Penn Gage book no. 1. Just a few pages in, like it so far...
Is that the one with the tranny sex?
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I read a mix of fiction and history/biography.

Just finished "The Border" by Don Winslow (the third book in his Mexican drug cartel series of novels). Brutal but excellent.

I've read most of Greg Iles stuff and prefer his recent Natchez Burning trilogy to his earlier stuff. Just picked up his new one today, "Cemetery Road", but havn't read it yet).

Reading Walter R Borneman's "The Admirals - Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy and King" right now. He is a history writer living in Denver, and he makes history interesting (some don't).
I just started The Border over the weekend. Good series. Did you read The Force? I think that was the title, about the dirty cops. That book turned me on to Winslow.

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Is that the one with the tranny sex?
Lol, I guess you could call it that. Sulla and Metrobius...Sulla was bisexual at best and Metrobius was his actor, tranny (?)lover. Had almost forgotten about them.
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Strap yourself in. Great read!
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I'm surprised no one mentioned Nelson Demille's John Corey series. No love for Corey? If you haven't read them I highly recommend the series. I did like the earlier books more than the more recent. His stand alones are pretty good too. The Cathedral was a good read. I didn't like the Gold Coast and the Gate house, although some rave that these were his best books

Run Silent I almost forgot about Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch.
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Nice. Connelly is one of my favorite authors aside from Clancy and Coontz.

If you've not seen the Bosch TV series on Amazon - it's certainly worth a watch. Titus Welliver plays Harry Bosch and nails it perfectly. Here is a short clip of him playing Bosch and Jamie Hector as Jerry Edgar.



I had no idea there was a TV series. Thanks, I'll check it out.

Coontz or Koontz? If Koontz, a lot of his stuff is too out there for me. I did like Odd Thomas but couldn't get into Forever Odd and the subsequent books. Anyway, I recently read three or four books in the Jane Hawk series. They were pretty good, the story line is believable.

You should check out this book. The Terminal List - Jack Carr. He's a former Navy Seal. This was his first book, pretty damn good.
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Stephen Coonts, not Dean Koontz.

Wrote 'Flight of the Intruder' and does the Jake Grafton series. Very good books - wrote at the same time as Clancy did with the Jack Ryan novels.

I'm familiar with the Carr novels - and they are on my list. I typically can't read more than 2 or 3 different series at a time or I start getting the characters confused, lol.

Right now - I am reading the Sigma Force series, Jack Ryan Jr series, the Gray Man series, and the Mitch Rapp series - so no more for me right now!
The Rapp series is really strong, despite the lukewarm movie that was made. I did like the casting of Michael Keaton as Stan Hurley, however. They kid they cast to play a young Mitch Rapp was terrible.
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I've not seen the movie - but am curious. I can see Michael Keaton as Hurley, although I'm not sure he could be a big enough asshole to fit the role. I could also Bruce Willis in that role, although I'm not sure he is 'scruffy' enough.

As for an actor who could play Rapp - my immediate gut answer is John Krasinski. Seeing him portray a young Jack Ryan in that new series gets me thinking he would be good for the Mitch Rapp roll too.

I could see that. He was also awesome as Jack Silva in the 13 Hours movie.

Mitch is supposed to be dark skinned and dark haired - physically able to pass as Middle Eastern, so Krasinski isn't a great fit from that viewpoint, but a pretty minor thing with the other casting follies we've been discussing.

I can't think of anyone who would necessarily be a better fit than Krasinski.

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Yeah - although I always read it as though he wasn't really 'dark skinned' per say so much as he was dark haired and just very tan due to all his ops in the ME. So I would think Krasinski could do it with a tan perhaps?

Some other options for Hurley could be Michael Madsen, Tom Sizemore, or even Robert De Niro.
These would be perfect but I think Mr. De Niro may be getting a bit long in the tooth.
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