Morning Meanderings… I Know Patterson Gets A Bad Rap but…
Good morning. Wednesday already? Does it seen like the days fly by or is that just me? Tonight a meeting, Thursday I am helping Chance get ready for the weekend, and Friday is the home show which I run concessions for each year for this weekend to raise scholarship money for kids.
I have to set up tomorrow night and honestly, I need a zap of energy to pull this one off well.
I received an email from Amazon this morning about Patterson and it actually surprised me how much of his books I have read throughout the years. For those of you who think he is incredibly gory and graphic…. he can be…. but he is more than that. He is also a great mystery writer – the Michael Bennett series (Step On A Crack, Run For Your Life, Worst Case and Tick Tock) are about an Irish detective who has 10 adopted kids with his wife who recently passed away. This series is good and clean.
If you have not seen Patterson’s Nicholas Sparks side…. you may be amazed to know he has one…. his book Diary for Nicholas was read by me one summer in one sitting. I meant to pick it up and see what it was about…. I read it straight through and was pulled in by a book that I felt was very “not Patterson style”.
I never got into the Alex Cross books…. but have enjoyed the movies.
His book Honeymoon we read as a book club a few years ago and for my standard review question of “what did we learn by reading this book?” We joyfully laughed and agreed that we had learned to kill someone with scrambled eggs. 😛
I guess what I am saying here is that Patterson is not just heavy hitting mysteries… yes, I too laugh at the jokes about his short chapters and know that he cranks books out like a popcorn machine. I read recently that he has a long conference table in his office with several manuscripts half written on it. While some frown about this – I can not complain, even when he is writing with other authors what he is producing is pretty good.
Recently I listened to the first of the Womens Murder Club books….and liked it. Currently I am reading Sundays at Tiffany’s for book club and have to be reminded that this is indeed a Patterson book.
I didnt wake up thinking I was going to talk about James Patterson this morning… but, the beauty of the Morning Meandering is you never know what you are going to get…. sometimes, it surprises me too. 😀
What do you think of James Pattersons books? Like them? Hate them? Have you tried any of his non mysteries?
|Sundays at Tiffany’s||Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas||Honeymoon||Run for Your Life|
|Worst Case||Swimsuit||The Beach House||I, Alex Cross|