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The author of the book: James Patterson
ISBN 13: 9780099514596
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Reader ratings: 6.8
Date of issue: June 10th 2010
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“It was called Operation Coitus Interruptus, which only goes to prove that there are some people in the FBI with a sense of humor.”
This is my first James Patterson novel, and yes i know what you're thinking 'Emma, what have you been doing with your life up until this point?' Honestly, i dont know.. reading other great books? I like how James Patterson presents this story to the reader, taking us through different character perspectives helps build up the suspense and climax in his novel. However i found this novel to be a little predictable, hence my rating. This is probably based on the fact i have read alot of thrillers/suspense novels in my time so to surprise and pull me in is a little more difficult than your average reader.
When Caroline Cross, is found brutally murdered her uncle, Alex Cross, a detective must try to uncover the horrible truth behind her death. Having not seen her in years, Cross must piece together the life of a niece he barely knew but still loved dearly.
When the bodies start piling up, and Washington's goverment departments start trying to reign Cross in, it's clear to Cross that there's a cover up of sorts going on, just how high up he doesn't know. What does it all have to do with Caroline's murder, what in her unknown lifestyle had her meet her end by means of a wood chipper? What did she know/see?
When the investigation leads Cross to a place where every fantasy is possible given you have the right amount of money or status, Alex soon finds he is in serious trouble facing some very dangerous, well protected public figures of this high society.
First of all, i think my major problem with this was the fact i didn't feel much of a connection with the main character, Alex Cross, which is a pretty big deal considering the novel mostly revolves around him and solving this case. Not having a connection with the MC doesn't make you feel for them or the obstacles they face, making it hard to be drawn into their world/life.
And no, its not because im a women and he is a man. I have had connections with male characters before, i just didn't get that with this MC. Sure i felt for the family that Caroline had been brutally murdered, but that goes for anyone who has their life taken away by someone else's hand/evil mind, so that's not really saying all that much; I'm a pretty empathic person in general, its not hard for me to put myself in anothers shoes ,try to feel how they feel, or how they might be thinking.
Alex's character just felt alittle flat to me, i needed more from him than what i got.
There were little climaxes throughout the novel with different characters, but overall i cant say there was a major climax that had me like ' OMG, THIS IS AWESOME!'
The ending to me felt a little.. dry? I was like okay.. fair enough, had to end it some way i guess but then it took a twist in the 'come on!'
Normally with these kinds of books i get hooked into finding out the who, the why, and how it all ends when justice is served.. while with this novel i just didn't care.
I expected more, considering how much people praise James Patterson's novels. Maybe i expected too much going into it to begin with.
No matter, i'll just try another novel of his and see if my opinion differs, it could have just been a weaker novel than others.
Recommended for : Suspense/Mild Thriller
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James Patterson has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. As of January 2016, he has sold over 375 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers. In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, he also writes children’s, middle-grade, and young-adult fiction and is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children’s bestseller lists.
The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Patterson grew up in Newburgh, New York, and began casually writing at the age of nineteen. In 1969, he graduated from Manhattan College. He was given a full ride to Vanderbilt University’s graduate program in English but dropped out after a year, knowing that he wouldn’t be able to continue reading and writing for pleasure if he became a college professor.
Instead, he moved to New York to become a junior copywriter for the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson, eventually becoming CEO of its North American company.
In 1976, while still working for J. Walter Thompson, Patterson published his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, with Little, Brown and Company. After being turned down by thirty-one publishers, it won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Patterson’s 1993 novel, Along Came a Spider, his first book to feature Alex Cross, was also his first New York Times bestseller in fiction.
In 2001, Morgan Freeman starred as Alex Cross in a film adaptation of Along Came a Spider, and Tyler Perry also played the character in the 2012 film Alex Cross. A film adaptation of Patterson’s middle-grade novel Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life was released in theaters in October 2016.
For his initiatives to help kids become passionate readers and for his philanthropic efforts, Patterson was awarded the National Book Foundation’s 2015 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community.
James Patterson has donated more than one million books to students, focusing on some of the most under-resourced schools and youth programs in the country. In 2015, He donated $1.75 million to public school libraries throughout the United States, $1 million to independent bookstores, and an additional $250,000 in holiday bonuses to individual bookstore employees. He also gave $1 million to independent bookstores in 2014.
Patterson has recently donated over $26 million to his and his wife’s alma maters—the University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, and Manhattan College—and he has established over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities throughout the country. Patterson has also donated over 650,000 books to U.S. soldiers at home and overseas.
In May 2015, Patterson launched a new children’s book imprint at Little, Brown—JIMMY Patterson—that is unwaveringly focused on one goal: turning kids into lifelong readers. This imprint also provides resources, strategies, and programs to serve teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers. Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives.
Patterson also founded ReadKiddoRead.com, a website designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians ignite a new generation’s excitement for reading. Awarded the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize and the American Library Association’s Great Websites for Kids, the site features thoughtful book reviews from a variety of genres and age ranges, a large and lively Facebo
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