Saturday, January 21, 2012

Book Review: Kill Alex Cross, by James Patterson

Let me start off by saying (if you aren't aware) I'm a HUGE Alex Cross fan. So, I loved Kill Alex Cross. Is it the best one? No. But I'll keep reading them as long as Patterson is writing them. I love the characters -- Alex's family -- and the way they relate.

The story this time, was not as heart pounding as some. The President's children have been kidnapped. Yes, the President of the U.S. At the same time, some fairly scary terrorist attacks have been happening in Washington D.C. Of course, Alex gets all wrapped up in these cases, especially the kidnapping aspect and ends up being heroic, as usual. This book was kind of different, since there are really two stories going on at once, and the question is:  Are these events related?

I'm not going to tell you, but this two story line technique is one reason I didn't like this plot as much. But, Nana is there, and a potential new recurring character who has the potential to reek some havoc within the family. I hope these books keep coming, because I feel like I've grown up with these people. And as I always say, I can't help but picture Morgan Freeman as Alex. (A bit younger version, though.)

This is an adult book, but teens will enjoy this too. We always point our male reluctant reader to these, because of the short chapter lengths and the compelling plot lines. Reluctant readers need to feel the pages turning and feel like they are accomplishing something, and these books are great for that!

Published by Little, Brown & Co., Nov. 14, 2011
Personal copy, purchased
384 pages

Rating: 3.5/5

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  1. I do love Alex's family--they seem to ground him as a character. Nana rocks.

  2. I haven't read these books before. It sounds really interesting. I'll look up the first book in the series and see if I like it.

  3. I'm waiting for this to be returned to the library ..ugh not until Feb!! --Hmm, two stories that may not relate might put me off. --I love Morgan Freeman! :)


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