I recently read KILLING FLOOR by Lee Child. This wasn’t the first book I’ve read by Lee Child, but it was his first book, published in 1997. It was one of those things: I started reading Lee in the middle of his Jack Reacher series and fell in love with this books. (I think the first book I read was TRIPWIRE, but don’t quote me on that!) I didn’t read them in order, but with Lee you don’t have to because his books aren’t told chronologically.
I sometimes wonder if authors feel like I do–that over time, their books have gotten better, and thus they cringe a bit when thinking about their earlier work. Then I read something as fantastic as KILLING FLOOR and think, okay, it’s just me. Because this book is just as good as all Lee’s others–it’s “classic” Lee Child.