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When the Wind Blows Hardcover – October 28, 1998
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Patterson, a former advertising executive who coined such catchy phrases as "Nupe it!," knows how to entertain. His chapters are always short (some only two pages), and his writing is clear and unobtrusive; the reading experience is brisk--akin to watching a summer blockbuster. The book is not as dark or as weighty as the tales of detective-psychologist Alex Cross, but while some fans may be disappointed by Patterson's migration from pure suspense fiction, his first-person narrator Frannie, has a quirky realism that keeps this flight of fancy mostly on stable ground. --Patrick O'Kelley
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Die-hard Patterson fans seem to resent the man whenever he dares deviate from his normal fare (just see the reviews for "Cradle & All"), but I personally think he excels in slightly eccentric plotlines. Here is an author who is destined to live under the shadoew of Alex Cross for a long time. Give him a chance, people.
One thing I like about Patterson is that he, unlike most suspense novelists, goes out of his way to give the reader a believable excuse that the protagonist does not go to the police. Most novels leave you with the conclusion that the hero suddenly takes idiot pills and that's why he/she doesn't go to the police. In this story, Patterson makes it somewhat understandable why Kit and Frannie don't call for backup.
The one thing I'd like to ask Mr. Patterson: is it really believable that an FBI agent could be such a renegade and survive in that agency? That said, thank you sir, for a great experience of fantasy and fun.
I'm not kidding.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hard to get your head around the idea of bird kids but as usual, Patterson writes like it is a true story and fast paced.Published 4 days ago by William C Zenor Jr
Read this year's ago and even though I'd forgotten much of the story, I'd remembered enough to still find it a compelling read, so I recommend it.Published 7 days ago by Barbara
This was really a different book for James Patterson. A little out there for me. I am reading the sequel now and have adapted better. Not his usual writing.Published 10 days ago by Mark Perry
Loved it. Quite different for Patterson. Can't wait to read the sequel LAKE HOUSEPublished 13 days ago by SUSIE
James Patterson books are the most visual in the sense that his descriptions come alive in your imagination. I love this story even more the second time around.Published 16 days ago by Max