…Reacher, of course!
I don’t want to read about Reacher being 85 and still kicking butt the way he does; nor do I want to read about him enfeebled and Alzheimery and unable to BE Reacher any more. So either the books are going to have to just STOP and leave us all to our own devices, or he’s going to have to … gulp… die. I’m glad I don’t have to make that decision, and of course no matter which way Lee Child goes, there will be haters who wanted it the other way.
However – we do need LOTS more Reacher books, and here’s what I’d like to see:
A series of children’s books – little Reacher (never Jack, for those who don’t know, which makes it kind of a cheat for the A-to-Z, I know), travelling around the world with his Marine family, getting into scrapes, stopping bullying wherever he finds it, protecting those smaller and weaker than himself… but all told with age-appropriate language and situations. “See Reacher fight. See Reacher win. Win, Reacher, win! See Reacher be nice. Be like Reacher. Be nice.”
A series of YA books – teenage Reacher, travelling around the world with his Marine family, getting into scrapes, stopping bullying wherever he finds it, protecting those smaller and weaker than himself – and finding out about GIRLS!
A series of DIY books – a lot of this could be culled from the existing books, and then just enhanced – calculating trajectories of fist-to-face, weight vs speed, the best kind of cup for coffee, care and maintenance of a folding toothbrush, where to buy the best sturdy workingman’s clothing, you get the idea.
This needs to happen. This would make me very happy.
Written as part of the April 2015 A to Z Challenge.