| Author Lee Child: Jack Reacher NovelsBy Fabien. On February 28, In Reading Guide. Like with Quarry , the Jack Reacher books are numerous and they are not published in a chronological order. That said, maybe you want more, like a sense of continuity or just a firm direction to follow.
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In chronological order, The Enemy would be the first book to read, as it takes place while Reacher is still in the Military followed by Night School. The Affair would be the next book to read, as it covers the end of Reachers Military career, and leads into Killing Floor. After that, all books would go by the order that they were published. Jack Reacher is the lead character and the protagonist in the series of books by British author Jim Grant who writes under the pseudonym of Lee Child. The books in the series follows Reacher as he goes through a number of exploits in his world. One of his early novels in fact the first that has gotten outstanding acclaim is the Killing Floor. In his debut Reacher novel,in , Child won the Barry award for the book of the year, and also the Anthony award for literary work.
Jack Reacher Series. Jack Reacher is a drifter and ex-military policeman. Each book in the series is a self-contained story, and the plot of each book relies very little on the prior books in the series. Book 1. Killing Floor by Lee Child.
As he never got to see much during his time in the military, Jacks aim is to see everything there is to see throughout the United States. Unfortunately for Reacher, wherever he goes, trouble seems to follow. Jack Reacher is one of the more consistent series out there. Not only in terms of quality, but in frequency of publication. Lee Child has been publishing a new addition to the Jack Reacher series annually ever since the series started with Killing Floor in Below is a list of the Jack Reacher novels in order of when they were first released:.
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Should you read the Jack Reacher book series in order? This is a question almost all fans of Lee Child's novels have asked themselves, including me. Child has said that reading his books in the order they were published is not important, but I have found that reading them chronologically allows one to establish a useful timeline that can be used to identify references to previous scenes and moments. For example, the novel The Enemy will mean more to you once you've already gotten to know Jack Reacher. Being familiar with the main character from the get-go creates an enhanced reading experience.
There are only a handful of references to previous stories and some books have no references at all. So if your reading style is chaos, then go for it. Have you only recently got addicted to the Jack Reacher novels? I just read the enemy and Reacher is demoted to Capt In what book does he get back To major? I have read them all, but have just begun to read them again in chronological order, thanks for the list.