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James Patterson, Cross Country

“this book is so poorly written that i could not bring...”

Written on: 30/05/2010

this book is so poorly written that i could not bring myself to finish it,from the narration i don,t believe the writer has ever been to Nigeria it is clearly a poor representationof the region. And the storyline sucks big time… Read Full Review

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James Patterson, Cross Country

“I have loved the Alex Cross series, but this book was...”

Written on: 29/05/2010

I have loved the Alex Cross series, but this book was terrible. What happened to Alex Cross? I was getting so annoyed with his ridiculous and selfish actions in Africa, that I wanted The Tiger to kill him already! He went to Africa after a killer who mainly killed families. Did he not think about his own family? He left them in the care of an 80 something year old woman, and he didn't once think that he should be around to protect them? He has turned into a complete selfish moron. I almost feel… Read Full Review

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James Patterson, Cross Country

“I read all the Alex Cross books and loved them all! So...”

Written on: 25/03/2010

I read all the Alex Cross books and loved them all! So when i saw that there was a new(er) one on the shelves i was really excited and couldn't wait to read it.
However as i started reading it i immediately thought of how the character of Alex Cross wasn't the one i had come to love.
Then it took a long time for the book to actually get into the plot and then the pplot got a little bit ridiculous.
In all, this book suchs and i'm glad that i've seen that other people have felt the same way as… Read Full Review

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James Patterson, Cross Country

“A very shallow and disappointing book, I've just...”

Written on: 07/01/2010

A very shallow and disappointing book, I've just finished reading it and feel robbed. What the heck was Kyle Craig doing cropping up at the end? I can only assume James Patterson wants us to remember the name for when he escapes prison… Read Full Review

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James Patterson, Cross Country

“James Patterson shame on you. I love your Alex Cross...”

Written on: 23/12/2009 by paulam (1 review written)

James Patterson shame on you. I love your Alex Cross books but this is awful. It is predictable and dire. We all know these terrible attrocities are happening but this novel somehow 'hollywoodises' it… Read Full Review

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James Patterson, Cross Country

“Cross Country is, by far, the worst book I have read...”

Written on: 08/12/2009

Cross Country is, by far, the worst book I have read in recent memory. It reads as if it were written by an untalented high school student for the purpose of completing an assignment. The storyline was OK but there was absolutely no character development… Read Full Review

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James Patterson, Cross Country

“The james patterson, cross country book was rubbish,...”

Written on: 13/05/2009 by Chicohutch (1 review written)

The james patterson, cross country book was rubbish, who in their right minds would do what Cross did. Betrayed by the FBI, CIA, his own colleagues the Nigerian Government and Judicial system and the Church. His new female friend shot to death and her entire family burnt to a cinder. All this while his 80 something looks after his kids and makes bluebery pie. Crap. James Patterson must have been told by his publishers we need a couple of novels by March 2009 or you don't get paid to have… Read Full Review

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James Patterson, Cross Country

“The reintroduction of Kyle Craig at the end of Cross...”

Written on: 19/04/2009 by hermosa1970 (1 review written)

The reintroduction of Kyle Craig at the end of Cross Country by James Patterson was a surprise twist; the next Alex Cross installation promises to be interesting if Kyle Craig is the villain. Alex Cross is a tired character after so long. When it comes to his lovelife, "Cross Country" tells the same old story: Alex is attracted to someone he's thrown together with because of a life and death situation or "case", he does the right thing by not acting on his feelings, upon returning home he… Read Full Review

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James Patterson, Cross Country

“Cross Country is certainly the worst book I have read...”

Written on: 31/01/2009

Cross Country is certainly the worst book I have read for a long time, I continued to the bitter end in the hope that it might improve, but no such luck
Poor plotting
Poor writing
Very superficial view of Africa
Those stupid short chapters… Read Full Review

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James Patterson, Cross Country

“James Patterson, Cross Country was a Christmas present...”

Written on: 18/01/2009

James Patterson, Cross Country was a Christmas present so it was the thought that counted. However I cannnot believe that an author of merit would put his/her name to such a badly written book.
Last time I looked in the bookshop it was half price - still too expensive… Read Full Review

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James Patterson, Cross Country

“This series is going downhill. While the book totals...”

Written on: 31/12/2008

This series is going downhill. While the book totals just over 400 pages, it feels more like a 250 page book because of the short chapters and over half the pages only having half a page worth of text. Is it me or is Patterson getting lazy and/or senile? Also, there was just not enough of Sampson. He has grown to become one of my favorite characters in the series, and he played little or no role in the book, until the final moments. It also seemed as though half the book was dedicated to Cross… Read Full Review

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James Patterson, Cross Country

“The book started off at electric pace, it's one of the...”

Written on: 13/12/2008

The book started off at electric pace, it's one of the greatest Alex Cross books yet James Patterson has shown why the series is so popular all round. The only point was that the novel had to end. This book is an amazing story and I would recommend it to anyone… Read Full Review

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James Patterson, Cross Country

“When you watch those horror films with a bunch of...”

Written on: 26/11/2008 by juliancook (1 review written)

When you watch those horror films with a bunch of annoying teenagers who you then get to see killed in more and more interesting was, well this book forgot to kill off Cross in an interesting way. I have for years been a fan of the Cross books but this was no so much a Cross book but an uninformed commentary on Africa. It this is the sign of things to come it might be the point that the James Patterson bubble has burst. From a very talented writer to a brand name only without substance. Is… Read Full Review

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James Patterson, Cross Country

“I liked the international aspect of the book. However,...”

Written on: 23/11/2008

I liked the international aspect of the book. However, this is not the Alex Cross we see in the other books. Half the time i felt like i wasn't even reading a Cross book. Also I hate how serial killer mystery books take for ever with the "Leading up to" section of the book then hurry through the "Answers and revelations" section of the book. That is essentially how the book went. Also it hardly mentions that he is a psychologist and he does little to address the psychological factor that plays… Read Full Review

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