Killing Floor

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Publisher: Bantam

3.9
(279)

Language: English | Number of Pages: 528 | Format: Others | In other languages: (other languages) German , Chi traditional , Dutch , Spanish

Isbn-10: 0553826166 | Isbn-13: 9780553826166 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Paperback , Hardcover , Audio Cassette , Audio CD , Mass Market Paperback , eBook

Category: Crime , Fiction & Literature , Mystery & Thrillers

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Book Description
Killing Floor introduces Jack Reacher, the tough ex-military cop of no fixedabode.
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  • 3

    It starts a little bit weird because the main character is not as usual I used to be. Later it turns more interesting because the story gets to be better, but by the end of the book, it becomes a bit ...continue

    It starts a little bit weird because the main character is not as usual I used to be. Later it turns more interesting because the story gets to be better, but by the end of the book, it becomes a bit predictable. Although I've finished the book off, maybe it's been because I've wanted to leave it unfinished. I don't know, if you like so much Lee Child and his genre, you can also like this book, but I prefer more mystery or difficult to predict facts. I suppose it's depending of the period of time I could have.
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    Empieza un poco extraño porque el personaje principal no es tan común como suele ser. Más tarde se vuelve más interesante porque la historia consigue ser mejor, pero para el final del libro, ello llega a ser un poco predecible. Aunque he finalizado el libro, quizás ha sido porque no he querido dejarlo sin acabar. No lo sé, si te gusta Lee Child y su género, puede gustarte este libro, pero yo prefiero más misterio o dificultad para predecir hechos. Yo supongo que depende del periodo de tiempo que yo pueda tener.

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    4

    要不是湯姆克魯斯來匹茲堡拍「神隱任務」,還在我天天上學路過的Centre Ave & Craig St取景,我還真不知道李查德(Lee Child)這位作家,更不知道皇冠早於2007就翻譯了傑克李奇的初登板(出版社對這種磚頭推理經常是挑最新出版或最暢銷的先出,例如聯經出的鮑許探長第一本已經不知是該系列的第八還是第九輯,對先前完全不認識主角的讀者而言,在人物形象的理解上總是有落差。)電影上映的當年我 ...continue

    要不是湯姆克魯斯來匹茲堡拍「神隱任務」,還在我天天上學路過的Centre Ave & Craig St取景,我還真不知道李查德(Lee Child)這位作家,更不知道皇冠早於2007就翻譯了傑克李奇的初登板(出版社對這種磚頭推理經常是挑最新出版或最暢銷的先出,例如聯經出的鮑許探長第一本已經不知是該系列的第八還是第九輯,對先前完全不認識主角的讀者而言,在人物形象的理解上總是有落差。)電影上映的當年我已讀了原著One Shot,對作者描繪場景和安排人物動作的細膩度很驚豔,但對漫漫度過一堆事件敘述後才有(不多的)推理略感不耐。直到最近,趁特價折扣下手Killing Floor(中文大約是因為書中提到不少經典爵士樂而譯成地獄藍調,但卻削減了不少殺戮氣息,畢竟李奇在裡頭的高峰可是一口氣幹掉五個欸!)終於有緣得見年輕(36歲)的李奇(在One Shot裡的敘述他已邁入中年,雖然結實但風霜難免),整本看下來場面連連,果然適合拍成電影。

    本書的開頭以第一人稱的角度介紹李奇,一個從小長於軍隊,退役後隨時在路上的浪人。沒有信用卡、手機或任何現代通訊可以綁得住他(當big data不斷被頌揚可以透過行為分析人類心理,這顯得多麼不可思議),又孤然一身(第一集才剛介紹有個親哥哥,沒想到就是本案因面目全非一度身分不明的死者,真的是太慘了)。故事起於李奇臨時起意在某個小鎮中途下車,竟然被栽贓為殺人嫌疑犯。不料,正因為警察局長莫名的指控,反讓李奇揪出一整串從警界到全鎮居民共謀(而直到李奇再度上路都尚未讓全國摸清狀況)的偽鈔案。畢竟因為本書成於1997年,罪犯將真1元美鈔漂白後再重印為100元的手法已經為不少編劇所用,不再出讀者意表。但看著李奇從整團迷霧裡觀察到沒落小鎮不尋常的金流,再接連摸出搶著認罪卻已被解雇的銀行家、被加工成自殺的前任警長、跋扈的世襲鎮長和五年前突然進駐撒錢的「慈善」基金會間的恐怖連結,再到最後一舉突破金庫,有盟友、有性感又睿智的美人,還有雖然遙遠但深刻的親情(哥哥信中提到的瞎子樂手,指引著李奇動念捲入事件),仍然一頁接一頁翻得過癮!

    由於我自己沒有聽歌的習慣,對歐美音樂文化實在不熟,只能跟著書中提到的樂曲一首一首的找youtube來聽,不能透過作者的心靈旋律直接進入那氛圍,多少有點遺憾。即便如此,作者對於靜景的描繪常常生動得與我腦海中的畫面強烈共鳴,在那與個人記憶重合的一刻,總是讓閱讀特別充滿興味。以下一些被摘錄下來的句子乍看並不那麼神奇,但當你通觀整個段落,融入情節的推移就帶有無比的魔力,這種不易模仿的功力應該也是李查德的厲害之處吧。

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  • 3

    Primo romanzo della serie Jack Reacher, che ho conosciuto grazie al film con Tom Cruise (tratto da One Shot). Pura lettura di svago. La cosa che infastidisce un po' (almeno me) è lo stile veramente tr ...continue

    Primo romanzo della serie Jack Reacher, che ho conosciuto grazie al film con Tom Cruise (tratto da One Shot). Pura lettura di svago. La cosa che infastidisce un po' (almeno me) è lo stile veramente troppo secco (l'impressione è che la frase media sia di 5 parole più o meno...). Per il resto plot abbastanza interessante, suspence (non tantissima ma comunque buona) e il personaggio di Reacher che si sente ancora un po' acerbo in questo primo libro.

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  • 5

    有人說李查徳寫的是足與湯瑪斯哈里斯和約翰格里遜匹敵的美國式驚悚小說

    美國影集 24小時反恐任務

    Bobby Bland

    藍調歌手 Stevie Ray Vanghan

    E Pluribus Unum 萬眾一心

    Canned heat

    Rambling on my mind

    Albert King 歌詞: 我不是缺乏運氣 只是找上我的都是厄運 ...continue

    有人說李查徳寫的是足與湯瑪斯哈里斯和約翰格里遜匹敵的美國式驚悚小說

    美國影集 24小時反恐任務

    Bobby Bland <Further on up the road>

    藍調歌手 Stevie Ray Vanghan

    E Pluribus Unum 萬眾一心

    Canned heat

    Rambling on my mind

    Albert King 歌詞: 我不是缺乏運氣 只是找上我的都是厄運

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  • 3

    It's A Start

    I was a bit underwhelmed after reading all the hype about the Jack Reacher series of violent action novels. This book serves as in introduction of sorts allowing the reader to acclimatize to the Reach ...continue

    I was a bit underwhelmed after reading all the hype about the Jack Reacher series of violent action novels. This book serves as in introduction of sorts allowing the reader to acclimatize to the Reacher character.

    The story is engaging enough though I thought Reacher would be a bit more impressive - he is essentially supposed to be a "super hero" of sorts, isn't he? With all his special forces training he is supposed to be reminiscent of movie action heroes like Schwarzenegger, Willis, Stallone, and so on, and let's face it, the heros those characters play are entirely the stuff of fantasy. So why does Reacher come across as pretty tame in comparison? I was looking forward to over-the-top, unrealistic fantasy action. I put it down to Child's first attempt and not yet being in the swing of things. (It turned out that the second book in the series was much more like what I was expecting.)

    Overall, Child definitely has skill. His characters are not wooden, the female love interest bits are not clunky, the action, when it happens, is exciting. Though I was slightly disappointed with this first book, I would still recommend it because it does provide a good introduction to the world of Jack Reacher, which stands one in good stead when reading the second book of the series which suffered from none of the weaknesses of this book. Besides, I have a sneaky feeling that if I had read the first book after having read some others in the series, I would probably have enjoyed it more, having been acclimatized to the characters and type of story found in this series. Besides, maybe you would really enjoy this one (many have), in which case the second book might even blow you away.

    This is definitely a series to consider for quick, light reading where entertainment and kick-ass action of the mostly mindless sort is wanted. Perhaps a holiday read? A break between more serious literature? Just a break of the purely escapist sort? Take your pick.

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  • 5

    因為神隱任務的電影,而去搜尋這位作者。這是他的第一本書,真是~好看啊! 打算按照順序一本本好好瞧瞧這個傑克。李奇~

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  • 4

    很難想像這竟是一位小說家的處女作,故事格局龐大卻能緊密相連,角色個性差異明顯但都有稜有角,如此具有高度娛樂性的故事,像是累積了十年的寫作功力才辦得到。

    這或許跟李查德的經歷有關,他曾在戲院打工,也在電視圈待了十八年,思考邏輯全在於讀者(或觀眾)導向,作品偏向於重口味,一點都不意外,但在娛樂性之外,故事架構絕不簡單,能夠面面俱到,應該就是他天生的才能了。

    李查德是英國人,但故事的好萊塢電影氣味卻相當 ...continue

    很難想像這竟是一位小說家的處女作,故事格局龐大卻能緊密相連,角色個性差異明顯但都有稜有角,如此具有高度娛樂性的故事,像是累積了十年的寫作功力才辦得到。

    這或許跟李查德的經歷有關,他曾在戲院打工,也在電視圈待了十八年,思考邏輯全在於讀者(或觀眾)導向,作品偏向於重口味,一點都不意外,但在娛樂性之外,故事架構絕不簡單,能夠面面俱到,應該就是他天生的才能了。

    李查德是英國人,但故事的好萊塢電影氣味卻相當濃烈,也有老美一直崇尚的英雄主義,但他很聰明地採用主角傑克.李奇的第一人稱來敘事,要用這種方式來完成一個近五百頁的長篇故事並不容易,但既然有能力,何妨而為之?

    在這種方式之下,李奇便有許多獨白,文字著墨在他的思考模式上占了不小的篇幅,他在性格上的缺失很容易能夠掌握得到,很多事如果以畫面來呈現可能會覺得輕而易舉,但以他的角度來看,就會覺得不是那麼容易。像是他能在哈伯家一次放倒五位打手,讀起來就會覺得是專業技術再加上一點運氣才能夠辦到。

    娛樂導向的英雄主義作品在本世紀偏向於人性化,到現在已經是時代趨勢,007系列電影的風格轉變就是最明顯的例子,李查德的小說以「畫面感」取勝,這系列的第一部作品出現在1997年,多少也證明他能走在時代潮流之前,單純的英雄主義已經行不通了。

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  • 3

    Too long for its own good

    This is the first Jack Reacher novel that I read and, honestly, it doesn't make me feel wanting to read another one.

    The story is good, full of suspance and twists. The hero is all right, if a bit too ...continue

    This is the first Jack Reacher novel that I read and, honestly, it doesn't make me feel wanting to read another one.

    The story is good, full of suspance and twists. The hero is all right, if a bit too macho and provided with that annoying quality of not just always being the smartest guy in the room, but turning otherwise smart people into idiots as soon as he steps into a room.

    It's the style that really drags the novel down. It's verbose, occasionaly repetitive, and full of "elementary my dear Watson" moments where the author takes the pain to explain things that were already evident.

    The same novel could have been written (better) in 500 pages.

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  • 0

    一切都因瞎子布萊克而起~~

    整本書還不錯看,整整翻譯478頁,引人入勝。真的很佩服推理小說作者的文筆。知道了原來美鈔都是相同size,還真的沒發現哩!

    職業軍人退役後,如果走歪路,還真的很恐怖...就像藍波,你不理人家;別人就偏偏愛盧你,逼得自己使出真功夫,也讓自己得到處流浪。

    外國人是真的很開放嗎?電影中總是離不開男歡女愛,書中也一樣。

    如果自己就住在像馬格瑞夫一樣的「完美」小鎮,不知是幸還是不幸? ...continue

    整本書還不錯看,整整翻譯478頁,引人入勝。真的很佩服推理小說作者的文筆。知道了原來美鈔都是相同size,還真的沒發現哩!

    職業軍人退役後,如果走歪路,還真的很恐怖...就像藍波,你不理人家;別人就偏偏愛盧你,逼得自己使出真功夫,也讓自己得到處流浪。

    外國人是真的很開放嗎?電影中總是離不開男歡女愛,書中也一樣。

    如果自己就住在像馬格瑞夫一樣的「完美」小鎮,不知是幸還是不幸?

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