Lee Child is a legend in the world of fiction. His main character, Jack Reacher, is an icon in his own right, so the idea of meeting the man who created him was really exciting. Lee Child is tall, handsome, incredibly charming and forthright about the success of his books. I liked getting his take on the idea of ‘Manfiction', a phrase coined by Stephen King about Lee's books. ‘Manfiction' is kind of the alter ego of ‘Chick Lit.'
One of the things I like best about my job is that I have to read to be prepared. Because I have kids, taking time out of my day to disappear into a good book was always a guilty pleasure. Usually I read the book before I meet the author, though in this case I could not get a copy of Gone Tomorrow before our interview. I had a stack of books waiting to be read, but after meeting Lee and hearing about Manfiction and Jack Reacher, I had to see for myself what all the fuss was about. I started the book on a New York subway and guess what... the book starts there too with someone who looks like a suicide bomber. It grabs you right from the start, and ladies I can honestly say I like Manfiction as much as Chick Lit!
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