61 Hours Book Summary and Study Guide

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Jack Reacher, no middle name, is a tall man and a wanderer of a sort. At this time, his wanderings have taken him to South Dakota--in the winter. He had come on a tour bus, but became stranded in a town called Bolton. Unfortunately, this situation causes him to become embroiled in local troubles which start with a threatened witness in a drug case and end with a string of murders by a hidden assassin. Reacher must protect the witness, aid the local police, perhaps find the assassin, and avoid squatting pseudo-hippies.
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Best part of story, including ending: Reacher takes his surroundings, be they people, events, or buildings, and connects the dots of the mystery in a picture of I didn't even notice. Details that seemed inconsequential revealed the antagonist in an ironic place.

Best scene in story: Reacher is bluffing his way into some information from a large group of squatters in an abandoned facility. He intimidates them into answering without realizing they are.

Opinion about the main character: I like Reacher because, in spite of his somewhat coarse nature, he still can be a genuine gentleman, or a hard-nose, as the situation requires.

The review of this Book prepared by Jonathan Fatkins a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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