Posted on 08/28/2018 at 11:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Ask and ye shall receive (sometimes).

Fans wrote to author Lee Child to complain about the casting of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher in two movies, and the author took their feedback into consideration, The Guardian reports.

Child said he received tens of thousands of letters criticizing the casting choice of Cruise, who’s well under six feet tall, as Reacher, described as six foot five.

Why does this matter? Because Child is adapting several more books for TV, with hopes of signing a deal by November, according to The Guardian.

The fan letters are part of the massive collection of papers that Child is donating to the British Archive for Contemporary Writing at the University of East Anglia.

You can read more about his donation and his thoughts on screen adaptation in The Guardian.

Categories: Today in Books

Hi Mr Child Usually I love your books; devour one a year while on holiday. The last few have become heavily peppered with Reacher seemingly killing every slightly bad character; almost like an X box game. Way to much killing for me. Plus, just not very credible in terms of the plot, or necessary. If this is an ongoing pattern, I’ll be giving the books a miss. Sadly.
Margot Anderson | 12/28/2019 at 05:08 AM
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