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Reacher, Parker, and A Bullet to the Head

Jack Reacher, Parker and A Bullet to the Head

I have a great affection for roman noir and film noir, but lately I find myself bored and impatient and even a little fed up. The best of the noirs present us with central characters who though cynical and tough are recognizably human: Marlowe, Sam Spade, the Continental Op. They are a mixture of good and bad, as most of us are, but we sense that at their heart something true stirs; they know good from evil.

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