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Lee Child
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Tomorrow at 9:20AM +WFAN WFAN Sports Radio talks with Lee Child - you know, about the Yankees...

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When is the next Jack Reacher due out?
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Lee will be discussing Sophie's Choice, his The Wall Street Journal Book Club pick, on Thursday, October 16th, at 1pm ET! Click the below link to see how you can join in on the chat.

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/10/07/post-your-questions-for-lee-child-wsj-book-club/
We're wrapping up our reading of "Sophie's Choice" by William Styron. Join us for a live video chat on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. ET.
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Then the kick-ass trailer.  He doesn't care about the law. He doesn't care about proof.  He only cares about what's right.  Damn straight sez Team Reacher :)  http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/jack-reacher/trailers/
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Using a midget like tom cruise as Jack Reacher was a disaster.  Was he standing on a box the entire movie?
If Lee Childs endorsed tom cruise, then he may be getting complacent about his readership base??
I will stick to the written novels and exercise my imagination.
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Less that two hours from now (1pm ET), Lee Child will discuss Sophie's Choice with #WSJbookclub: https://plus.google.com/events/ch8aefkmag4leaeq3hbpnp4g2ks … - see you there!
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Lee's part of +SamsungUSA and +Google Play’s new reading club this month! See the video interview, check out the special Reacher content and more here: http://goo.gl/AmHl0 and if you got A WANTED MAN from Google Play, please let us know in the comments. Thanks! - Team Reacher
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+Isaiah Harrison No. Move it over to Google+ ;)

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Mr. Child - how could you? I consider you the Gold Standard of writers and for the life of me cannot figure out why you let a tarnished midget with limited talent play wonderful Jack Reacher! I would never see the movie and I close my eyes when I even see photos because I know what he looks like in my mind's eye. He is a young Liam Neeson. If you do any further movies, please pick an unknown actor who fits the part. 
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  • Granada Television
    Presentation Director, 1977 - 1995
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Author of the #1 bestselling Jack Reacher novels
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Lee Child was born in 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV’s “golden age.” During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker. But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars’ worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series.

Killing Floor was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new installment.  #19 in the series, Personal, was #1 in all English language countries simultaneously.  In 2012 a movie based upon One Shot, titled "Jack Reacher", starred Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Robert Duvall and Werner Herzog, and was written and directed by Oscar winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie.

Lee has several homes—an apartment in Manhattan, country houses in England and the south of France, and whatever airplane cabin he happens to be in while traveling between the two. In the US he drives a supercharged Jaguar, which was built in Jaguar’s Browns Lane plant, thirty yards from the hospital in which he was born.

Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer. He is married with a grown-up daughter. He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise.

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  • University of Sheffield
    law, 1974 - 1978
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