Author: James Patterson

The Final Warning by James Patterson

The Final Warning by James Patterson

This is one of the laziest and preachiest books I’ve read. It wouldn’t be so bad if Patterson seem to make an effort, but it really feels more like a Mad Lib where he’s taking one of his favorite political messages and has thrown some of his characters and it just to get people to read about it. New characters are flat. Old characters are weakly written and poorly developed. The plot? Well he jumps around the idea of a plot, but considering the fact that this is a person with dozens of books on the New York Times bestseller […]

Posted September 22, 2015 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Saving the World (and Other Extreme Sports) by James Patterson

Saving the World (and Other Extreme Sports) by James Patterson

At last! A Maximum Ride I couldn’t put down. That is, half of it. At long last, Patterson answers some questions and cuts the flock in half, so that the reader can switch between one half and the next rather than reading about all the travel time. I felt like the flow was better in this one, there were unexpected twists and turns, and Saving the World – and Other Extreme Sports renewed my faith in the hype about the Maximum Ride series… enough that I will be picking up the next book when I run out of things to read. However, […]

Posted February 12, 2012 in Reviews // 3 Comments //
School’s Out – Forever by James Patterson

School’s Out – Forever by James Patterson

Yes, yes, I know. Everybody loves Max. I think that phrase is written across all three of the Patterson books I own. I’m still trying to love Max. I still don’t. The series is not bad. I liked the first book better than I liked School’s Out – Forever. I think that they idea of these kids going to school is a little far-fetched and ridiculous, and as much as the travelling annoyed me before, their goals seemed more realistic to their situation. And I simply couldn’t get past Anne, their caretaker. The lack-of-FBI-esque qualities that abounded in her character […]

Posted October 22, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

This book (and series) has a lot of hype around it, and hype can either improve or destroy my perception of a book. I tried, really tried hard to love Maximum Ride, but I didn’t. I just didn’t. It wasn’t the character – Max was well-formed and so was her flock. I think it was the plot. The plot was everywhere. And part of my frustration with the plot went along with the fact that, for one reason or another, when I read “The Angel Experiment,” I related that to the character Angel and not the obvious fact that these […]

Posted August 6, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments //