I've read a couple of the Jack Reacher novels and thought they were OK, but nothing to get too excited about. If you wanted to read something a bit better have a look at the Vin Cooper novels by David Rollins.<br />
I was surprised that they actually filmed a Jack Reacher story with Tom Cruise in the role. The character is supposed to be about 6' 5" tall. Tom is about 5' 7".
I'm sure he'll turn out a good performance, but just thought it was a strange choice for someone who was supposed to be an MP. Whenever they depict those guys in the movies, they're usually pretty large; which makes sense considering what they have to deal with.
The choice of tom cruise has tainted everything for me.
I would be very surprised if that movie is any good.<br />
First, the novels suck.<br />
Second, Tom Cruise sucks (literally)!<br />
It would never occur to me to watch that, even for free!