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Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson
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Oct 03, 2011

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Not my favorite Patterson book. It was a little heavier on the sex than I'd like, and the (consensual) incestuous relationship of the bad guy and his daughter really wasn't a necessary or enjoyable part of the plot. I'm convinced Patterson acts as mostly just a consultant on most of these books he supposedly co-writes, and I don't think I'd want to read any more by Marshall Karp. The plot was interesting, but I found myself reminded of a recent movie plot and a less-recent movie plot when it came to the hitman "The Ghost." I won't add any spoilers, but the plot wasn't completely unique. I also believe these Patterson books use about half the words of a regular novel. Between the large font and the short chapters, it's hard to make it last more than two days. Of course, it was compelling and exciting, which is why I gave it three stars, but it's not the best book with James Patterson's name on the cover.
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message 1: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca I totally agree with your assessment. I stopped reading after the incestuous relationship was introduced.

Terri Lynn You are right Tonya. I read an interview of James Patterson in a writer's magazine and he said that on the books with a co-writer, he comes up with an idea and roughly outlines it and they get to write it. He only looks at it before sending it to the publisher. He said he had hundreds of ideas for books written down and can't possibly write them all so he chooses co-writers. That is why those are all so different. I hated the incest plot. In the THE POSTCARD KILLERS, the writer was Scandinavian and she wrote an incest plot in that one too.

message 3: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Guerra Marshall Karp's own books are amazingly funny and well-written.

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