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Bad Luck and Trouble | Lee Child

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Bad Luck And Trouble - Lee Child

Analysis by Sidra Javed

User Rating: 3.42 ( 5 votes)

Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child

“Bad Luck And Trouble” is one of the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. It’s a thriller where Jack is a larger than life character. A former MP (Military Police) officer who managed and trained a team that is equal or in fact better than the rest of the world. The story begins with mysterious abductions and killings of his former teammates. Jack with three other members of his team set on the mission of finding and punishing the responsible culprits. Hence it begins a very interesting, thrilling and exciting chain of events.

Their mode of communication is the swift reflections, fight sequences. The investigating techniques etc. make it hard to put down “Bad Luck And Trouble”. For example his teammate sends him messages as bank transactions. Jack solves problems using number games etc. The ever building suspense, the twists and turns of plot will be glued to it till the end.


The author of the “Bad Luck and Trouble” goes through each point in detail and paints a picture in readers’ minds. He thoroughly describes each sequence which may or may not be boring at times and you wish let’s move on now. Some of his books convert into movies as well. I watched two of them. Tom Cruise plays the character of Jack Reacher. There is a stark contrast between the two. In the book Jack is a huge giant, very tall with a rough personality. But on the other hand, Tom Cruise is not matching with this criteria.


While reading, I can actually see the characters, even hear their voices in my ears etc. But I was totally confused. Jack in the “Bad Luck And Trouble” is nothing like the Jack on screen. The movies are good though which is rarely a phenomenon in book adaptations. I personally enjoy thrillers in fiction reading so I recommend it.

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About Sidra Javed

Sidra Javed is a home maker yet reading enthusiast. She loves reading different genres and likes to share her views with others, hoping this will inspire others to take up reading books. On the contrary she's interested in Calligraphy and Art too. She loves adding creativity and delicacy in food.

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