Sam Leith

Books Podcast: Lee Child on Reacher, revenge, and writing without a plan

Books Podcast: Lee Child on Reacher, revenge, and writing without a plan
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“I wondered what would happen if you made Goliath the hero…” In this week’s books podcast I’m talking to the thriller writer Lee Child about the latest in his phenomenally successful Jack Reacher series, Past Tense. Lee tells me why you can’t have a knight-errant in Europe any more, about writing without knowing what happens next, Reacher’s trouble with women, why he can never remember his own titles -- and why liberals love reading about bad guys getting punched in the face. Plus: how he rumbled Robert Galbraith as woman.