Kiss the Girls (Alex Cross #2)
Alex's favorite niece, Naomi, a beautiful young woman, disappears from school at Duke University. The trail of evidence points to Wylie, a serial killer who takes sexual perversion to new heights. Wylie works in the Chapel Hill and Durham area of the South; his...more
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To be fair, it is tolerable when there is action, which is often. But every time James Patterson tries to put words coming out of a characters mouth, it makes you want to punch yourself in the face. When he writes descriptive, emotional paragraphs, it makes you want to punch him in the face.
I actually dog-eared a couple pages because the writing was so bad, I wanted to be able to quick reference it to people to show them how bad it was.
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If I could scrub clean that part of my brain where the stench of this novel resides, I would. While Patterson probably applauds himself for coming up with something as clever as an underground lair and the device of two serial rapist/murderers working together, every other aspect of this book (I have to call it a book, which is a four-letter word and refers to something that is written but can also be used as a door ...more
The story is about a detective named Alex Cross who is called on to try to find two notorious serial killers. Patterson describes them as twin killers. But are they really related? You will enco ...more
HE MADE. A NOISE. IT SOUNDED. LIKE. "YAAAAAAAGH."
Readers of popular fiction, this is what your favorite authors think of you. They think you're only capable of processing things at a fourth-grade level, that simply having a character shout "YA ...more
In some ways, this second book book in the series is even stronger than Along Came a Spider, the first Al ...more
In truth, the fact that this book scared the crap out of me made me absolutely love it. It still is one of my favourite James P ...more
I have finally finished the book and it was one cliché piled on top of another. I don't know why authors feel they have to make women so perfect. Is it some form of misguided feminism or a male fantasy? I would argue male fantas ...more
Read this disturbing novel. The short chapters and compelling story
will have you whipping through this one in no time.
Watch those paper cuts.
Alex Cross i ...more
It could be called an okay read, I guess. I could not say in all fairness since I had already seen the movie, so it was spoilt to an extent - even though I didn't remember the plot.
Forse dovrei smettere di leggere questi bestseller, thriller e polizieschi, visto che mi soddisfano sempre meno.
Trovo che a volte - come in questo caso - le storie siano abbastanza interessanti quanto a ideazione e costruzione di base, ma dal punto di vista più propriamente letterario si rivelino manchevoli in modo addirittura penoso.
Uno stile di scrittura elementare, frettoloso, quasi telegrafico; dialoghi asettici e banali; descrizioni sommarie, all'insegna del risparmio lessicale ...more
Characterization is nonexistent. The prose styling is poor, if at all existent. Women, in particular, exist only as characters to be victims, most likely ...more
It was an interesting situation because t ...more
Let me just start off by saying this is the novel Swimsuit (by the same author) tried to be, but failed miserably. If you really want to hear my rant on that book, check out my review of it.
I waited a long time before reading this book. Mainly because I wasn't that impressed with the first book in this series, Along Came a Spider. But I'm so glad I did. This is by far my favorite James Patterson book that I've read so far.
It follows two pat ...more
The story itself was incredibly well written and thought out; the proper grit and dark vibes a story like this should have. I'm growing to respect and admire Alex Cross more and more. He is a character that I WANT to succeed. I WANT him to come out on top. I'm constantly rooting for him and that makes this book ...more
I started it late one Friday night and finished it the next night. I wanted to finish because I wanted to see the movie tie-in. (The movie, IMO, was NO comparison.)
Too bad Patterson isn't writing books like "Kiss the Girls" these days. I really miss his earlier work.
Let me start by saying I felt it was my professional duty to read a James Patterson book since that is what a lot of people like to read. I picked ‘Kiss the Girls” because it was an older title that was written before Patterson became a ‘brand’ and was not formulaic and written by someone else.
I can see why people enjoy reading these, the action sequences were pretty good and the plot twists were interesting. The book also had 123 CHAPTERS which averaged to about 5 pages a cha ...more
OK, so we're back to Alex Cross, still a likeable detective. He gets involved in a missing persons case because his niece is one of the victims. He begins to hunt a man who calls himself "Casanova" w ...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