#26. The 17th and latest Jack Reacher book. Jack, who normally doesn't like getting involved with people, is hitchhiking across country to meet the woman who is currently in command of Reacher's old MP unit. When he gets to her base, he finds her in the brig and he gets arrested. And he learns that he may have a teenaged daughter.
here, where a guy was planning to read the top bestseller for each of the past 100 years (from 1913). I figured at least 50 of these books would be off copy write and might be available for free. This book is huge and extremely wordy. The story is about a young minister who is lured from his New England seacoast parish to a larger parish in a large unnamed Midwestern city. The book mainly consist of long conversations about religion between the minister (Mr. Hodder) and the rich parishioners who maintain his church. Mr. Hodder gradually realizes that these people were not real Christians and pretty much goes all evangelical on them. Early on he meets Miss Parr, the lovely daughter of the richest and most influential man in town who largely made his money by swindling lesser men them himself. Miss Parr and Mr. Hodder fall in love with each other which really makes the religious conversations between them heat up. In the last pages of the book, he finally kisses her. It all sounds horrible but was very well written. It was also amazing how much the rich men in defending themselves sounded like rich conservatives today.
here, was based on. My daughter and I were a bit disappointed in the happy ending of the movie, and since she already owned the book we both decided to read it. The book and the movie are similar in surface details and plot but the stories diverge quite a lot. We still like the movie but think that the book was better.