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2.0 out of 5 stars 2 1/2 Stars -- A So-So Story In Which Too Little Happens Too Late!, February 20, 2012
This review is from: Fall from Grace: A Novel (Hardcover)
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Once upon a time, Richard North Patterson was one of my favorite authors. Early books such as Degree Of Guilt, Eyes Of A Child, The Final Witness and Silent Witness are top notch. Then, he went on a long downward spiral which, for me, only started to reverse itself somewhat with a few of his more recent books. However, Patterson has fallen again with his newest book, Fall From Grace.

I won't take your time by providing a summary of the book, which can be obtained in the Amazon Book Description above, as well as in many of the reader reviews. What I think might be of more value in helping to decide if this is a book you want to read is to provide my opinion of Fall From Grace.

Overall, while the plot concept has some merit (albeit one that is not very different from lots of other books), it's executed in such a way in that the investigation by the main character, Adam Blaine, into the death of his father takes wwwaaayyy too long before anything of real interest or excitement occurs. And, while Patterson provides some interesting twists towards the end of the book, they come about wwwaaayyy too late to make this a book I would recommend highly to you.
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Initial post: Feb 22, 2012 1:59:53 PM PST
Absolutely agree with you Bob, wayyy to long to develop and not many interesting characters. Our feelings aren't far apart on this one.
Mike

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2012 2:06:41 PM PST
Bobbewig says:
Thanks, Mike. As is often the case, our opinions are very much the same.

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 11:44:31 AM PST
Opa Wayne says:
Thank you for this good review, Bobbewig.
This was one of the authors I favored as well, so without your honest comments I may have bought this one and regretted it.
This book is now on my avoid list. Thanks again.
Wayne

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2012 11:55:38 AM PST
Bobbewig says:
Wayne: Thanks so much for taking the time to comment about my review. I'm glad it was helpful to you.

Posted on Mar 1, 2012 7:59:08 AM PST
J. Norburn says:
Bob, I've never been a terribly big fan of Patterson. Not sure that I would have been inclined to read this one anyway but negative reviews by yourself and others pretty much seal the deal. I'll pass.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2012 11:44:30 AM PST
Bobbewig says:
Jeff, you're making the right decision.

Posted on Mar 10, 2012 8:39:50 PM PST
Burgmicester says:
Haven't like a Patterson book for many years. We disagreed on the last one, so although I wouldn't put anything from him on my list, it is nice to know that I don't have to think about this one for another second.
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