Originally Posted by Subotai
Not only that, but as Bruce Campbell says in the Bubba Ho-Tep commentary, Lansdale is a sap. He's Kipling & Flannery O'Connor's love child, the friendship between Hap and Leonard is one for the ages. As much as a I hate to say it, I wouldn't mind Brett getting taken out of the picture.
And has Reacher ever even taken a punch? In like, 8 books or whatever? Child's a nice guy, he promotes the right people, eg Winslow, but I never made it past book 2 in the Reacher series.
Aw, I like Brett. He's just as good at writing women as men.
They talk like real guys that have known each other for decades. I like when they talk about sex and they'll just as easily chat about Leonard's men. I've said it before, but Lansdale is Garth Ennis without the juvenile humor and homophobia. Or rather, since Lansdale was first, Ennis is Lansdale with loads more juvenile humor and homophobia.
I picked up a random Reacher and stopped when Reacher stopped a bullet because his pecs were just that awesome.
True story: I recently asked Lee Child(in front of an audience) if he had a non-Reacher novel in him, and the audience booed
me(Hey, change is a good thing when you write, people!), Child looked at me stunned for a second probably because he had never been asked that and flashed a salesman smile and said "I'm the Jack Reacher guy! So, no". It lowered my opinion of him. In his defense though, he later called Power of the Dog the book of the deacde, which is hard to argue with.