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Thanks to everyone who submitted answers to this question: What is Lee Child’s Favorite Beatle Song? If you’d like to see some of the guesses, CLICK HERE. And to read the background information on the song, click on the cover below.

Lee Child's Favorite


Recently, Lee explained his nostalgic choice of  She Loves You in the Wall Street Journal:

I was on vacation in a dismal, rain-lashed trailer park near the English coast. It was 1963 and I was a depressed 9-year-old….I turned on the radio, and waited for it to warm up, and the static crackled and hissed, and the announcer said, “Here it is! The new one from the Beatles! Out today! ‘She Loves You’!”…The next 11 seconds changed my life. Ringo’s drums, the mad, crazy, exuberant chorus, the three-part vocal harmony setting up the first verse…I was instantly in love with the energy, the passion, the joy of it all. The song is short, but afterward I was a different person.

(Link to the rest requires a Wall Street Journal subscription CLICK HERE)

We’ve had a lot of fun with this one and you’ve been great to play along with us. We’ve chosen and notified the lucky winners of the Get Jack Back Advance Readers Copies. We hope you were one of them!

Oh – What if you didn’t guess She Loves You?

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Remember I said Lee has two favorites? “One nostalgically, one musically.” Curiously, everyone who guessed correctly guessed his nostalgic favorite, She Loves You. Meaning that no one guessed the musical favorite.

Shall we keep playing? Same prize?

Here are two hints that might help you guess Lee Child’s favorite Beatles song “musically.” First, the song was released in 1967. Second, Paul McCartney said, “It’s a song about everything and nothing.” Sounds like a great Jack Reacher novel, doesn’t it? Put your guesses in the comments below!

Okay — One lucky commenter will get an Advance Readers Copy of Get Back Jack. Is it you?

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7 Responses to Are You A #GetBackJack Winner?

  1. John Houck September 6, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Hello Goodbye. Sincerely, John

  2. Darcia Helle September 6, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    My favorite from 1967 is probably A Day In The Life, which fits the “everything and nothing” quote. But I think John is correct, and Paul McCartney said that about Hello Goodbye. Plus, the feel of Hello Goodbye fits better with She Loves You, Lee’s other favorite Beatles song.

  3. DARLA KIDDER September 6, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    Hello, Goodbye!

  4. Rob Neil September 6, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    Hell, Goodbye

  5. Rob Neil September 6, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Hello, Goodbye

  6. Pat Huot September 8, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    I believe the song is “Hello, Goodbye”

  7. terriavidreader November 23, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Hello, Goodbye

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