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James Patterson

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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 375 million books worldwide and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers. In addition to writing the thriller novels for which he is best known, he also writes children’s, middle-grade, and young-adult fiction and is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on the New York Times adult and children’s bestseller lists.

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James Patterson If I get bored, I put the book down and walk away. I’m the same way with movies – or even Broadway plays - if I’m not having a good time, or learning…moreIf I get bored, I put the book down and walk away. I’m the same way with movies – or even Broadway plays - if I’m not having a good time, or learning something new, I just get up and go.(less)
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“Basically, I have two speeds.... Hostile or smart-aleck. Your choice.”
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“Did you know that wasn’t me, the other Max?” I asked.
“Yeah.”
“When?”
“Right away.”
“How?” I persisted. “We look identical. She even had identical scars and scratches. She was wearing my clothes. How could you tell us apart?”
He turned to me and grinned, making my world brighter. “She offered to cook breakfast.”
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message 8: by Terra

Terra Just bought the first four books of the Murder Wive's Club to keep me company while on maternity leave. Thought it seemed fitting. LOL


Stefani Zeiger NOOOO!!!! I am ALMOST finished wit saving the world and other extreme sports but then i LOST it!!!! I looked EVERYWHERE. *sigh* To the bookstore i go


Jamison Yardley When does witch and wizard 3 the fire come out????????


Kyrstyn Ever Just saw you on Castle!


message 4: by Joyzi

Joyzi Thanks for accepting me as your friend^^


Larsan Maximum Ride is one of my favorite series. As you have probabley been told many times, you are an AMAZING author.


Maxine Mr. Patterson,
Maximum Ride is my bsolute favorite book. I've recomended it to all of my friends. I even named my dog total. I guess its partially because Max has basically the same name as me... but your writing is just amazing. No other book that I have ever read can match up with Maximum Ride. I find myself dreaming about the next book coming out. Thank you so much, and keep up the great work.


message 1: by Dani (last edited Nov 22, 2010 02:36PM)

Dani Albertazzi Mr. Patterson,
When I read your books I feel like the characters are telling me the story themselves, and often I even mix up my own life with theirs. I'm positive I'm not the only one who feels like something has changed in me when I finish a book you wrote, like my whole perspective was altered. I just want to thank you for it, because it's a shock to realize how touching a simple sentence can be.


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