Â Along Came a Spider Ã Download by ↠´ James Patterson
Â Along Came a Spider Ã Download by ↠´ James Patterson I am honestly speechless after reading that Everything that a thriller should be I am embarrassed to say that this is the first James Patterson book I have read excluding his book shot series.
Although I was unfamiliar with his work I think everyone who likes fiction has heard of Alex Cross.
He was one of many standout characters in this novel Alex Cross, detective, doctor of psychology, hypnotiser, friends of the poor people when he helps out at a food shelter, respected by the black people for never leaving the hood following his glittering career, great family man and a bit of genius who cannot give up a case Although hard and rough when he needs to be, practical as they come the crimes he sees sometimes upset him such as deaths of young children Enter our villain Gary Murphy Soneji Actor Manipulator Tortured past Horri I have been recommending this book for years Yes, the movie adaptation was terrible yes, some of the later Alex Cross entries were somewhat weak I m looking at you, Violets Are Blue But the first book of the Alex Cross series is still an amazing read What really made this book work for me was the antagonist, Gary Soneji He s chilling and creepy, yet he s still utterly fascinating The game of cat and mouse between Alex Cross and Gary Soneji is gripping and exciting.
However, the book is not perfect I did have to deduct a star, as I really didn t enjoy the portrayal of Secret Service agent Jezzie Flanagan I found her to be a grating character, and wished the time Patterson spent on her could have been used for any of the other interesting characters Still, it may not be perfect, but Along Came a Spider is still a great suspense novel.
Along Came a Spider Police Procedural US Cont PoorPatterson, James 1st in seriesWarner books, 1992 PaperbackThe daughter of a famous actress and son of the secretary of the Treasury has been kidnapped The boy s body is found and the kidnapper demands that Detective Alex Cross be the one to deliver the 10M ransom The money is taken, but the girl is not returned and Alex joins forces with Jezzie Flanagan, the supervisor of the Secret Service, to find the kidnapper I had some real problems with this book The alternating first person, third person telling of the story was distracting Alex seemed the whitest black man I ve ever read, and there was next to no character development There were hints of the mastermind fairly early in the story, the kidnapper was stereotypically evil and the very ending was unrealistic The story did move well for about the first half, and then I found myself ge This is the first book I ve read in the Alex Cross series and it won t certainly be the last James Patterson is a fabulous author as I m sure many would agree and when it comes to writing a page turner he sure knows how to keep the reader turning the pages at a fast pace Along Came a Spider is a book with the lot, mystery, crime, suspense, oh and did I mention it s a cracking thriller I can t wait to get my hands on the next book in this series If you haven t read this book then do yourself a favor and please go and read it I m very sure you won t be disappointed.
It was a few years back that I read Along Came The Spider I found the plot is predictable just like those typical Hollywood thriller movies I could not find the book much engrossing, and was rather disappointed by the climax which was a cliched twist, and ruins whatever was, if any, good in the plot before It was only the psychopathic villain, Gary Soneji, that appealed to me Whereas Alex Cross, the detective, was very boring All in all, it was a below average read which I would not recommend.
Along Came a Spider popped my James Patterson cherry I struggle to sway from my usual favorite authors, and I am working on venturing out and getting some new favs As a writer, I also feel this is the only way to check out other styles and grow by other author s genius I have never seen the movie to this book, but I felt like I was watching an action movie the whole time There were parts that bothered me a bit that I feel could have been left out, but I also understand the authors need to move the book forward and give the reader the information they need to understand the story There were times that I felt the writing was a little wordy, but I am also used to authors that have a cleaner cut style I liked his style, and all in all I will read some of his books and learn from his writing as well I will now watch the movie The ONE thing that this book co
James Patterson started his best selling Alex Cross series in 1993 with Along Came a Spider There are now 25 books in the series PBS included the Alex Cross mysteries on its list of 100 books and series for The Great American read This prompted me to check out an audiobook of the first Alex Cross book and take a listen Wow.
I m sorry it took me 25 years to try this series I loved the character and the book Alex Cross is a metro detective in Washington, D.
C He s raising his two kids with the help of his grandmother who he affectionately calls Nana Mama She raised him after he lost both his parents as a child Things are dicey in D.
C A poor black family is murdered in their home Two children from an expensive day school are kidnapped A teacher from the school is murdered The crazed murderer and kidnapper ke A Missing Little Girl Named Maggie Rose A Family Of Three Brutally Murdered In The Projects Of Washington, DC The Thrill Killing Of A Beautiful Elementary School Teacher A Psychopathic Serial Kidnapper Murderer Who Is So Terrifying That The FBI, The Secret Service, And The Police Cannot Outsmart Him Even After He S Been CapturedGary Soneji Wants To Commit The Crime Of The Century Alex Cross Is The Brilliant Homicide Detective Pitted Against Him Jezzie Flanagan Is The First Female Supervisor Of The Secret Service Who Completes One Of The Most Unusual Suspense Triangles In Any Thriller You Have Ever read Alex Cross And Jezzie Flanagan Are About To Have A Forbidden Love Affair At The Worst Possible Time For Both Of Them Because Gary Soneji Is Playing At The Top Of His Game The Latest Of The Unspeakable Crimes Happens In Alex Cross S Precinct It Happens Under The Noses Of Jezzie Flanagan S Men Now Alex Cross Must Face The Ultimate Test How Do You Outmaneuver A Brilliant Psychopath Wow, where do I begin This book inspired me to write a literary review for English class discussing why a a book like this should NEVER have made it onto the bestsellers list IF YOU ENJOYED THIS BOOK OR THE ALEX CROSS SERIES, PLEASE DON T CONTINUE Some major points include Alex Cross is an incredibly boring, clich , slightly racist, unrealistic character The italicization of random words without regards to taste or context Incredible off putting love scenes Boring, repetitive text, and dull, awkward dialog So many 90 s references and dialog, even Kevin Costner from Bodyguard finds it painful to read Plot holes you could drive a truck through I bought the entire Alex Cross series at a book sale for about 13 dollars I wish I hadn t, and instead, I wish I had bought something actually entertaining, like silly putty.