Do You Qualify For The Jack Reacher 100 Percent Club?

So you’ve read all the Jack Reacher books?

Even the short ones?

Watched the movie too?

If so, congratulations you are now part of the Jack Reacher 100% club!

Here’s your badge/medal:


If not, then get too it!


37 thoughts on “Do You Qualify For The Jack Reacher 100 Percent Club?

  1. Hi Sheldon,

    I just love this site! I tried to locate your email for a very special message about my new book series called Get Jack Reacher (WITH Special permission of course). I think that you will be VERY interested and surprised. If you would like to know more please shoot me a email. Next to you, I’m probably Jack’s #2 fan. I’ve read all of Jack’s books at least 50 times each. On my site there is a trailer for first book. So check it out and let me know. If you decide to pass then no hard feelings and I just love your work here. 🙂

  2. I Love this Site and I hope someday there would be a series out may be on HBO or FX somewhere. and wish some more movies of Jack Reacher comes out. I will soon finish all his books.

    Why did they choose Tom Cruise.

  3. Hi,

    I have just this minute finished “Everyone Talks”, which I didn’t know anything about 1 hour ago, so I hereby qualify!


  4. Sheldon, Thanks for creating this website. I have only read 4 titles and really enjoy each of them. I skipped Echo Burning when I found myself reading about an area of the US that I am horribly uncomfortable.
    I was born and raised in Ohio and thought I needed to escape to a Big City. I picked one of the worst locations for me. Dallas! The weather is rarely comfortable. An example, in 1980 we had 96 consecutive days over 100 degrees. It began in mid June and lasted until the mid point of September! Can you imagine. A friend who remained up North asked me once if we had autumn here in Dallas? My reply, Its hard to tell since the cement doesn’t change color.
    I have been to the top of the highest structure in Dallas and you can look out for 360 degrees and we see nothing! just flat land the goes on for miles in every direction. Nothing natural that does down and nothing pops up. Texas has hundreds of lakes. I heard that they are all man-made except for one. When in a skyscraper and looking out at, IMHO nothing I’ve asked why are we here? The Mormons wouldn’t have spent one night here. It turns out that 2 cattle crossings intersection. So the men moving the cattle along a trail would meet another harty group so the wise capitalist built a store, they came a gas station, and a few started digging to make a lake.
    I am not a Texan in spite of my living here for approx. 40 years. If anything I don’t want to be reminded of this nightmare so when I began to read Echo Burning I quickly decided, I don’t care where in falls in the sequence of titles, I’m moving on to Without Fail!
    Thanks Lee for making this possible. You’re a Prince!
    Oh, Sheldon. I’m sorry. No I am not a 100%’er.
    Sorry folks to have wasted so much space just to say that.

  5. Hi Sheldon,

    My wife and I listen to Jack Reacher novels while driving and are totally addicted. We love your site! Our only disappointment is having Tom Cruise cast in a movie. Jack is 6’5″ Tom is 5″6″ and not at all like Jack. Once while listening to a Jack Reacher novel (Bad Luck and Trouble) we arrived at our destination after 16 hours of driving but still had 1 cd left so we drove around for over an hour to finish.

  6. Part of the club and finished the first YOU DONT KNOW JACK fan fiction. Nothing like the novels, I dont recommend it.

    Enjoyed the books though!

      • Thank you!
        Did you get my facebook question?
        I’m trying to remember a specific moment from a specific book. Because I read the books and novellas in order over the last 10 weeks some of the books have muddled in my brain.

        The question is:

        In a book Reacher helps an agent from an organisation (CIA, FBI or other) solve an old case where they’re following a spy/criminal who reads a newspaper on a bench by the sea (I think) and then dumps the newspaper in the trash. The agent looks through the trash but doesn’t find anything, Jack has an idea that maybe the spy/double agent/criminal was actually doing something else…

        What was it?

        • That doesn’t sound familiar to me Nick, sorry I can’t help with this. Can someone else help Nick?

          (I see your FB message, but this website is a better place for questions like yours so others can read and answer)

        • In the book Personal, Reacher finds an army newspaper that has an ad looking for him. He responds to the ad and then helps find a shooter that he put away 16 years ago that had a 15 year sentence.

          He is picked up by the Navy, so I thought that this might be the book you’re looking for.

  7. Just finished Make Me and have now read all the books and short stories. Thanks for the website, as I wanted to read them all in chronological order. Looking for something else to read until Night School comes out.

  8. Almost 100% could not read make me because of the reviews: Tom Hardy should play Jack: and I really read 61 hours that’s probably my favourite even though in truth it’s hard to pick a favourite thanks for the site

  9. Which Reacher book has him explaining the difference in fighting technique between himself and his brother. His brother spent a quarter of a second contemplating the pros and cons of fighting his opponent. Reacher explains that in that same amount of time his fist is halfway to his opponents face, swinging with every ounce of strength in his being.
    It is, I believe, one of the last five books Lee Child wrote.
    Thank you for your help.

  10. Read all the novels and short stories.

    Sad there’s only one novel per year but happy that the author hasn’t Clancy’d or Bourne’d (turned the writing over to a team of hacks, or died. )

  11. Hi,

    Just finished “The Midnight Line” for the 2nd time. 5 stars awarded.

    I would have been nice to have an epilogue to explain what happened to the bad guy & to the cop near the end!


  12. It’s me again.

    Only 5 months to go for “Past Tense”! I’ve just read the beginning on Lee Child’s site. If I follow normal practice, I will read the excerpt twice more 😉

    IIRC, in “The Midnight Line”, Reacher didn’t have to kill anyone – correct?


  13. Hi,

    Just downloaded “Too Much Time” to my Kindle.
    Started reading – this looks familiar!
    In fact, it’s the first couple of chapters of “Past Tense”!
    Did anyone else have this problem?

    I must complain to Amazon.



  14. Hi,

    I’ve just downloaded “Too Much Time” for the 4th time, & it’s *still* just the first part of “Past Tense”! YMMV.
    I did managed to read the extract of TMT on Amazon’s site (lots of screenshots & scrolling).
    I have the impression that I’ve read it before, where Reacher interferes in a mugging, but gets tangled up in the local police investigation (“Just 10 minutes of your time, sir”).

    (Thinks: I got the notification from Amazon a few days ago about TMT, but does that really mean that it’s a new story, or just a refresh?)

    The rest of “Past Tense” is out 4 months…


    (Confused of Belgium)

    • Hi Dick-san, it might sound familiar if you’ve already got “No Middle Name” which was a collection of Jack Reacher short stories including this one. Does that explain it?

  15. Hi Sheldon,

    Yes, it does (explain why it’s familiar). Thanks. Now I can go read the rest of it (again) 🙂

    What’s not explained is why the current download of TMT reads the same as the first chapters of “Past Tense”.

    Could someone else check this out? You can always get a refund 😉
    (that works a treat!).




  16. Just finished “Past Tense”. Will start over in a day or 2.
    Reacher’s thoughts on working a computer were really amusing!

    Just 364 days to go for the next one.



      • Finished reading it for the 2nd time (one of the benefits of being retired!).
        When rating the story, I clicked on the 5th star as usual. Double-tap, centre mass 😉



  17. Yep, 100% plus…since I have re-read many of them…

    Wonder if I am the only reader of Reacher that seems to be wondering about the theme thread of human depravity…Reacher has done in serial child molesters, live snuff film purveyors and, most recently, done a take on the “most dangerous game” trope.

    Sorta wonder about this trend.

    • It’s more like the author is thinking “what type of people would the readers be happy for Reacher to kill, and what story can I weave around that?” 🙂

  18. I am an 80 year old woman who is in love with Reacher! Read all the books (except new one) sometimes twice, thrice. I have now decided to keep all his books that I find just to have my own library. What I am perplexed about now is why his brother, Joe, had to die? I remember when Joe killed some woman (not sure which book…see, that’s why you have to go back and re-read) but I can’t remember why he had to die. Did he die in “Small Wars?” Oh, yeah, Tom Cruise…saw the movie, hated the casting!

  19. (minor spolier alert!)

    Hi Judy,

    In “Small Wars”, Joe had to execute a lady officer who was selling secrets.Jack was investigating the murder, & he worked out that the assassin was his brother, but didn’t tell.
    Joe was killed in the book “Killing Floor”, while working (without back-up) on a case for the Treasury.
    Joe turns up in another story, which covers earlier events in his & Jack’s life. (IIRC, they met up for their mother’s funeral?).

    Read the new one (twice, thrice 🙂 ) as soon as you can – more on Reacher’s family! I think that Reacher didn’t actually kill anyone in this book!



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