|Book Title:||Pop Goes the Weasel|
|Pub. Date:||October 2000|
|Started:||April 27, 2008|
|Finished:||April 28, 2008|
|Time to Read:||2 Days|
|Back Cover / Inside Flap:||"Detective Alex Cross is back - and he's in love. But his happiness is threatened by a series of chilling murders in Washington, D.C., murders with a pattern so twisted they leave investigators reeling. Cross's pursuit of the killer produces a suspect, a British diplomat named Geoffrey Shafer. But proving he's the murderer becomes a potentially deadly task. As Shafer engages in a brilliant series of surprising countermoves, Alex and his fiancee become hopelessly entangled with the most memorable nemesis Cross has ever faced."|
|Review:||I'll get this out of the way right up front: I'm not a huge James Patterson fan. And I'm even less of a James Patterson fan when he's writing about Alex Cross. I find his writing to be weak - insipid, really - and as such, he's not the first author I head for when I go to the bookstore.|
All in all, I can see why Patterson's books translate well to the big screen. It's easier to mask weak writing with big stars who can infuse even the most banal of exchanges with strength. But on paper, I'd usually just give him a pass. It's easy reading when I just need to escape for awhile, but not my favorite.
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From my library to yours,