Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross #1)
A family of three brutally murdered in the projects of Washington, D.C.
The thrill-killing of a beautiful elementary school teacher.
A psychopathic serial kidnapper/murderer who calls himself the Son of Lindbergh. He is so terrifying that the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police cannot outsmart him - even after he's been captured.
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Short attention span? James Patterson's books come automatically equipped with small chapters.
Enjoy reading before bed? Forget about it. You're laying down in bed, right? HAIL NO. This shit has you on t ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
However, the book is n ...more
IF YOU ENJOYED THIS BOOK OR THE ALEX CROSS SERIES, PLEASE DON'T CONTINUE!!
Some major points include:
* Alex Cross is an incredibly boring, cliché, slightly-racist, unrealistic character
* The italicization of random words without regards to taste or context
* Incredible off-putting love scenes
* Boring, repetitive text, ...more
That's about it. What a major disappointment this was. I guess it goes to show you just how good an actor Morgan Freeman is. Hell, he drove Ms. Daisy around for two hours and made it seem fun, and he made the movie version of this very watchable. Sadly, he was not around to act out the novel for me.
By the way, the cover isn't really that cool, I was just being polite.
As is often the case, the book was better than the film. 5 stars without a doubt.
The beginning kept me going for a while because I thought it had a pretty decent storyline (probably the only good point about t ...more
Now, I know that popular fiction is popular for a reason. But these authors who just pump out book after book after book, each book so similar to the last, tend to get tedious. ...more
The plot, the events, and actions were very well done. I was surprised and pleased. The book definitely kept my interest. The main reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because I didn’t smile. I think of Grisham who takes me to the 5 star level. He writes a similar genre, but he makes me smile, either at the intriguing characters, or the “wow that is so exciting” when being chased or trapped or wondering if the hero will survive.
At times I felt im ...more
Alex Cross is a super smart doctor/detective. He has met his match in killer, Gary Soneji. Soneji is the classic villain, he doesn't care about anyone and wants to be someone. He won't stop at anything less then being famous for his crimes. Cross is the opposite, he cares about everyone and wants ...more
First in the Alex Cross thriller series and revolving around Alex, a Washington D.C. detective with a background in psychology.
This is one of the few stories in which the movie adaptation is better. It wasn't until almost the end that Along Came a Spider started to more closely resemble the movie. Yeah, I usually hate it when a movie leaves out so much of the book, but in thi ...more
That’s coming from a former Patterson hater. I’ve only finished one of his other books. If you were to read my thoughts on You’ve Been Warned, which he co-wrote with Howard Roughan, fucking you would know how biased and negative I was regarding Patterson’s work. And look, I consider myself a serious reader and so I won’t sit here and say he’s an amazing talent at his craft. I have read muc ...more
Along Came a Spider starts with the twofold capturing of the girl of a well known Hollywood on-screen character and the youthful child of the secretary of the Treasury. What's more, that is just the start! Gary Soneji is a dangerous serial criminal who needs to perpetrate the wrongdoing of the century. Alex Cross is the splendid murder investigator set against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the female administrator of the Secret Service who finishes a standout amongst ...more
If you pay any attention whatsoever to the plot, you will have lots of que ...more
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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 350 ...more
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