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With Child: Lee Child and the Readers of Jack Reacher

With Child: Lee Child and the Readers of Jack Reacher
 

Andy Martin spent a year in the company of Lee Child, creator of tough-guy hero Jack Reacher. With Child is the diary of their adventures. This compelling account of life on the road with Child demonstrates that readers are just as important as writers in the making of modern fic... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781509538225
Barcode 9781509538225
Release Date 24 September 2019 by John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Martin, Andy
Foreword by Child, Lee
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ISBN-13 9781509538225
ISBN-10 1509538224
Stock Release date is 24 September 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Polity Press
Release Date 24 September 2019
International Publication Date 19 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Martin, Andy
Foreword by Child, Lee
Category Media Studies
Number of Pages 290
Dimensions Width: 134mm
Height: 194mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 354g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Authors and readers, Fiction - Authorship, Child, Lee, Reacher, Jack
NBS Text Communication & Media
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 1001665

Description of this Book

Andy Martin spent a year in the company of Lee Child, creator of tough-guy hero Jack Reacher. With Child is the diary of their adventures, tracking the publication and reception of Make Me, the writing of Night School at an apartment in Manhattan, the filming of Never Go Back in New Orleans, all the agony and ecstasy of the creative process and the sheer hard work of selling a bestseller. They go on the road together, from TV studios to bookstores, from Harvard to Stockholm, amid literary conferences and gunshows, rivalries and reviews ranging from adulatory to murderous. We meet fellow writers like Stephen King and David Lagercrantz and Karin Slaughter, and dissect the latest novel from Jonathan Franzen. But Martin also reaches out to Child's legion of readers in America and around the world. He tracks down a woman in Texas whose name appears in the home invasion scene in Make Me; he goes up a mountain in Montana in search of the only reader who thinks Reacher is a lightweight ; and he talks to obsessive fans from Europe to South Africa who find salvation or consolation in the colossal form of Jack Reacher. This compelling account of life on the road with Lee Child demonstrates that readers are just as important as writers in the making of modern fiction.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Andy Martin is the author of Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me. He writes for The Independent and The New York Times and teaches at the University of Cambridge. His book on surfing, Walking on Water, is a cult classic

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