This Blog is Dedicated to our dear friend Karen.
When she left this life she left a hole in our hearts as well as several to be read books.
We, her friends, will read these books for her.
This blog will be a sort of book club for us to post our thoughts and feelings about the stories and feelings we have of Karen while we read.

Friday, April 17, 2015

#162 Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson


This book is filled with every cliche I could possibly think of - Russian mobsters, "oo-rah" Marine buddies, cougar professor girlfriends, German "ice-queen" former model turned assassin, crooked cops, you name it. The descriptions of sex between Matthew and his professor girlfriend were gratuitous and cliched as well.(And entirely unnecessary to the plot.) Most of the dialogue is cliched, as well. There is a major plot twist halfway through the book, and the story starts to get better then, but not enough to make up for how bad the first half was.

I had wanted to try out some James Patterson, because my parents are big fans, but I held off until now. This particular book was on my sister's to-read list, so I read it in her memory. I don't think she would have liked it much more than I did. I talked to my dad about the book yesterday, and based on the synopsis on the cover, he doesn't remember reading it. Probably just as well, as it might have turned him off of Patterson before he had the chance to read one of his better books.


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