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The Postcard Killers Mass Market Paperback – April 1, 2012
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I won't ever bother going over the plot. I read it once and I don't want to remember it. Honestly, it's that bad. What makes it that bad? Well my fellow reader, I'm glad you asked.
The Characters: All of the characters are annoying. One of the main characters is Jacob, a cop from NYC, and he annoyed the bejesus out of me. He flashed his badge and expected people to jump and do what he wanted. The problem is that he was pretty much all over the world doing it. I guess it never occurred to him that his NYC police badge would mean diddly squat outside of his jourstiction. People were doing what he wanted, pretty much. If he didn't get what he wanted, he'll throw a hissy fit and throw things through windows and start yelling a people like he owned the place. The other main character was Dessie, who's a sometimes gay and sometimes straight reporter. I guess she hasn't made up her mind yet. Not only is she a reporter, but she feels the need to solve big crimes for the cops. I found that to be laughable.
Also, the repetition of things grated at me nerves. How many times do we have to hear different and the same characters tell us that "The American smells", "Can't the American take a shower", "Why does the American smell so bad." "Hasn't the American heard of soap?" Okay we get it, Jacob stinks.... do we really need to read bout it so much? Speaking of repetition let's talk about Dessie, the sometimes report/crimfighter, shall we?Read more ›
Characters in the story were flat and I could not relate to them. Story line was terrible with no intriguing moments. I hate to say this about Patterson's books but I expected a lot more out of him. Seems to me like he is doing it for the money and he isn't writing most of his novels lately
Might just have to Change authors.
This is how we meet Swedish crime columnist Dessie Larsson, who has just received a similar postcard. Enter Jacob Kannon, an NYPD detective whose daughter was murdered on her honeymoon, and who has obsessively been following the murders as they occur--finding out about Dessie's postcard and traveling to Sweden to meet with her. The sub-plot becomes Dessie's and Jacob's complicated relationship. Dessie can't stand Jacob and doesn't understand why the killers chose to address the postcard to her. Jacob is hurt by Dessie's indifferent behavior and vows to do anything to catch the killers.
While Jacob and Dessie try to figure out the killers' motive, the murders continue to occur until they become an international journalism sensation--with the killers referred to as the "postcard killers." What further complicates the murders is that the victims are arranged into strange poses following their murders, which leads Dessie to a nagging suspicion that the killers are trying to send some kind of message.
As are all Patterson's books, it was a quick read with really short chapters. I find it's much easier to turn the page when the chapter is a page and a half as opposed to ten pages.Read more ›
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I wouldn't call myself and big fan of James Patterson's books but they are usually so fast and furious they can be read in a couple of days. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dubliner
Absolutely great book!!!inteiguing all the way and kept me in suspense!! I didn't once put the book down until it was finished !Published 2 months ago by Melanie J. Rosenmertz
James Patterson has ONCE AGAIN sucked me in! This is one of his books that is not in the Women's Murder Club, Maxium Ride, or Alex Cross series. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Megan Harris
Wasn't as interesting as most of his books. Thought is would be a page Turner that I couldn't put down.Published 5 months ago by Jason Peterson