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MilesAhead:
Taking a break from some of the books I'm plodding through on my Kindle (Columbine by Dave Cullen, Steve Jobs by
Walter Isaacson), A book I'm currently reading is:

Persuader by Lee Child (A Jack Reacher novel) 

I haven't seen any of the Tom Cruise movies, but the description of Jack Reacher has him at six foot five or so - and I keep on thinking how much bigger taller and tougher the guy in the novel is in comparison to the actor.
-exjoburger (June 06, 2017, 01:05 PM)
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I feel the same way about Daniel Craig in the Bond films.  At least Sean Connery was a physical match for the character.  Roger Moore was probably too much of a sophisticate.  But even so he had some size to him.  You could believe he would win a lot of the fights.  Craig needs to carry a machine pistol to a fist fight to stand a chance.  :)

exjoburger:
Taking a break from some of the books I'm plodding through on my Kindle (Columbine by Dave Cullen, Steve Jobs by
Walter Isaacson), A book I'm currently reading is:

Persuader by Lee Child (A Jack Reacher novel) 

I haven't seen any of the Tom Cruise movies, but the description of Jack Reacher has him at six foot five or so - and I keep on thinking how much bigger taller and tougher the guy in the novel is in comparison to the actor.
-exjoburger (June 06, 2017, 01:05 PM)
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I don't view the actors in the movies as anything according to the descriptions in the novels.  Lestat is also not described in a way that would make one think "Tom Cruise", but he was excellent in the role.  I find that those who look at the novels in the same manner as the movie/TV series end up being disappointed by what is truthfully in my opinion the most superficial thing about the descriptions.
-wraith808 (June 06, 2017, 01:27 PM)
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I just find it amusing while I'm reading the author's description. It wouldn't stop me from enjoying a movie with Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher.

MilesAhead - I actually never realized Daniel Craig was not "tall/tough". I actually enjoyed his portrayal as Bond, I thought he was one of the better Bonds, excluding Sean Connery of course.

wraith808:
Taking a break from some of the books I'm plodding through on my Kindle (Columbine by Dave Cullen, Steve Jobs by
Walter Isaacson), A book I'm currently reading is:

Persuader by Lee Child (A Jack Reacher novel) 

I haven't seen any of the Tom Cruise movies, but the description of Jack Reacher has him at six foot five or so - and I keep on thinking how much bigger taller and tougher the guy in the novel is in comparison to the actor.
-exjoburger (June 06, 2017, 01:05 PM)
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I feel the same way about Daniel Craig in the Bond films.  At least Sean Connery was a physical match for the character.  Roger Moore was probably too much of a sophisticate.  But even so he had some size to him.  You could believe he would win a lot of the fights.  Craig needs to carry a machine pistol to a fist fight to stand a chance.  :)

-MilesAhead (June 06, 2017, 01:29 PM)
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You think so?  With that fight in Casino Royale?  One of the most brutal hand to hand scenes in any Bond movie, IMO.

panzer:
I'm not sure what @panzer means by "dumped"
-IainB (June 06, 2017, 08:11 AM)
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Dumped -  not finished.

wraith808:
I'm not sure what @panzer means by "dumped"
-IainB (June 06, 2017, 08:11 AM)
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Dumped -  not finished.
-panzer (June 06, 2017, 02:44 PM)
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I have a hard time doing that with a book.  Currently, I'm reading the Magicians by Lev Grossman, and the TV show is actually better IMO... the book is rather a slog.  But I'm still trying.

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