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Bring back Alex Cross and the Mystery Stories
"When The Wind Blows" was a thriller about genetically engineered children kept in cages by the evil doctors. The kids had wings and could fly. In "The Lake House" the same kids are back involved in a tedious custody battle between their natural parents whom they had never known and the Veterinarian who had helped, along with Kit Brennan the FBI agent, to rescue them. The story is basically strange kids growing up and silly.
The Alex Cross books written by Mr. Patterson were his best literary efforts. When the Wind Blows sold a lot of books so on came the sequel. The result was a watered down version of a once successful book. It would be great to see the original suspense of the Cross series come back.
Original and entertaining...A fantastic novel.
The flying children are back in a non-stop thriller.
Max, and her group of winged pals have escaped the horrors of government experimentation at a place called "the school." Now, living among the civilized world for the first time, Max and crew long to be reunited with Kit Brennan and Frannie O'Neill, the couple that rescued them, and at long last return to the lake house, the cabin of safety for the winged children. Unfortunately things will not go smoothly and the children will battle for their lives.
As a legal battle ensues over the custody of the children, Max realizes her worst nightmare is about to become reality as a survivor from the destroyed "school" has re-surfaced with a sinister plot.
Max, Matthew, Icarus, Oz, Peter, and Wendy, with the help of Kit and Frannie must fight for their lives while staying one step ahead of a monster set out to destroy the future of human existence.
'The Lake House' is the thrilling sequel to 'When The Wind Blows.' From the prologue to the last page you are held captive by science, action, interesting characters and surprising plot twists in this fantastic thriller that stretches the imagination. Only at the hands of James Patterson can a story of winged children be an entertaining page-turner. Trademark short chapters, and shocks at every turn keep things cooking as you race to the satisfying climax.
Once again, James Patterson scores a bulls-eye with a novel that's sure to please his fans, and land at the number one spot on all the bestseller lists.
Revenge of the Clones
I really did enjoy reading this book's predecessor. At first, this book did not seem so bad... and then I read page 2. Seriously though, most of the book was tolerable (a FAR cry from what Patterson is capable of)... But I have never been so disappointed in an ending.
Can you tell that Patterson had a minimum amount of writing he needed to do? I really felt that about 9/10 of the way through the book Patterson realized that he had almost met his quota for the month, and decided to chop the ending and make it as pathetically brief as possible.
I was so disappointed by the way this book ends, and the lack of depth Patterson showed in writing this. He spreads the book in so many directions, and all of them are lucky to get a paragraph in the end to give them any summation.
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