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Toys Hardcover – March 14, 2011

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CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR JAMES PATTERSON

"The Man Who Can't Miss."―Lev Grossman, Time

"When it comes to constructing a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right."―New York Daily News

"Patterson's novels are sleek entertainment machines, the Porsches of commercial fiction, expertly engineered and lightning fast."―Publishers Weekly

About the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition (March 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316097365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316097369
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (392 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #444,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I just finished Tick Tock and really enjoyed it and was excited about reading his newest book, Toys. I saw that the fist 21 chapters were free and decided that even though I knew I would wind up buying the book, I may as well start reading for free. The book really grabbed me in the first few pages, it went downhill very quickly. I was not able to relate to the main characters in any way, where is the character development? His fist twist wasn't a surprise at all and the main character was so two dimensional that I found that I didn't actually care what came next. Great idea/concept and so disappointing because he could have done so much more with this story line! I might be willing to keep reading in the hope that the book would get better if it was free, there is no way I would pay $14.99 for this book. Do yourself a favor and get the free 21 chapters first.
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I am most dissappointed in Patterson and this book. Maybe he needs to think about what he publishes for adults and what has appealed to his followers the most. I hate this book - half way through it I feel like finishing it would be a punishment. I expected the same quality and got fooled. It is annoying, the characters are stilted and lack personality - even the human ones. Next time I will get the previews before i buy!
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First off, let me say that Patterson has lost it. I keep reading his books, thinking, "this has to be better than his last." Honestly, this is hands down, his worse book, and he has some stinkers out there.

This book takes place in the future, where the Elites pretty much rule the world. If you're a human, then you're considered worse than trash. You're the scum of the Earth.

Hays and Lizbeth are Elites, and everything is perfect for them. Perfect marriage, perfect jobs, perfect friends, perfect kids, ect. Then one day Hays receives a shock that turns his world upside down. He went from National Hero, to the most wanted man on the planet.

This book has so many flaws to it. First off, it's so predictable. I had the entire book figured out within the first 30 pages. There was nothing to keep me glued to the page, no plot twists or anything exciting. As I said, I had the entire book figured out. I had to struggle to finish it.

The characters are really annoying. Hays and Lizbeth are very flat and one dimensional. They had sickly sweet names for each other, "My Love" "My Darling" ect. I mean who talks that way? God! Oh, and everything was perfect. "Perfect legs" "Perfect Smiles" One character even said to Lizbeth, "What happened to your beautiful hair?" Arrrgghhh!! We get they're perfect, and life if perfect for them. Do we have to read about it 5 times on every page. This was just rich people telling each other how perfect their life is. UG!

The names of the cities were soooo annoying. "New Chicago" "New Vegas" "New Lake City". God, how annoying.

Patterson really dropped the ball on this one. I borrowed it from the library, and I want my gas money back that I used to go there to get it. He needs to get back to the basic and write his own books and not "co-write" them with these authors.

In my opinion, don't even waste your time reading this. Honestly, it's not worth it.
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By Janie on March 21, 2011
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I could not get through the first ten pages and call me dumb because I actually bought this. I am so sick of him teaming up with these people and putting out these books as fast as the printer can print. There is no quality to them. Okay, I take that back, I like the books with the Bennett character in them. So one out of ten?

Come on Mr. Patterson, if you love to write, then write. Write those awesome books that you wrote in the beginning!
PS You would have gotten no stars but they won't let me do that.
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I've read every James Patterson book, both the good and the bad. I've ripped some as being terrible, but this is the first one that I just couldn't finish.

In TOYS, the year is 2061 and humans are a subspecies on a planet ruled by creatures that are 99% human and modified to be super human and they are called elites. They are super smart, athletic, sexy and moral. They are perfect. Hays Baker is married to the sexy Lisbeth, has two precious kids, and is at the top of the world after meeting the president. Something goes wrong, and Hays is suddenly on the run for his life, separated from his family.

Patterson's (I know he didn't write it, but his name's on the cover) view of the future held my interest for a few pages, but I quickly lost interest. The writing is horrible, with constant references to current pop culture even though its supposed to be fifty years in the future. Society's view of humans, as voiced by Hays, is comical in its absurdity. So are the ability of these Elites, they can run 50 mph and survive falls from ten story buildings.

Bottom line, Patterson is an idiot. He keeps churning out crap. I've accepted some of his books that, in spite of being churned out every other week, are still moderately entertaining standard thrillers. But, now he's branching out into new genres, perhaps looking for enough dumb people to buy a book so he can create a series.

I read 100 pages, enough to realize I don't need to do this to myself. I don't need to keep reading. By the way, I got this at the library. I didn't pay for it.
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