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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

REVIEW for Alex Cross's Trial

Thank you! thank you!!!! Miriam - I always squeal when I get a new James Patterson/Alex Cross book!

TITLE: Alex Cross's Trial

AUTHOR: James Patterson/Richard Dilallo

GENRE: Thriller

RATING: 3.5 Stars

I read absolutely everything that has the words Alex Cross written on it and I was thrilled to read Alex Cross's Trial. However, be warned that this book has absolutely nothing to do with Alex Cross and the rest of the gang.

Actually the premise of this book is quite clever. The prologue (or introduction) is in Alex Cross's words - basically he introduces some new characters, mainly Ben Corbett and Abraham Cross who happens to be directly related to Alex Cross. Alex feels it is time to hear about his family history and the fact that these two heroes have a story to tell and he is going to tell us about it.

I am not sure what I think of this. I feel, on some level, a little tricked by this. If you just look at the cover of the book, you can easily be fooled into thinking that this book is about Alex Cross, on the other hand, the story of Ben Corbett and Abraham Cross is actually extremely interesting - even if it was set in the early 1900's - which is usually an era that I am not that interested in.

This book is written in typical Patterson style - with short chapters (which I love) and is as much character driven as plotline driven.

I found myself getting into the story and quite enjoyed it.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Thanks for the review - I had no idea the book was like that. I just figured it was a new Alex Cross book. Interesting.

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