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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:13 AM

What Do DUers Think About James Patterson's Alex Cross Books

I had heard a little about the Alex Cross series before yesterday, but did not pay that much attention to the series. However, yesterday, I learned that an Alex Cross movie is being made. Today, I did a search for Alex Cross books and found the series. I am considering reading the series so I just wanted to get the opinions of DUers. So, what do you all think about the series?

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Reply What Do DUers Think About James Patterson's Alex Cross Books (Original post)
erpowers Jun 2012 OP
OffWithTheirHeads Jun 2012 #1
Little Star Jun 2012 #2
getting old in mke Jun 2012 #3
Lydia Leftcoast Jun 2012 #4
russspeakeasy Jun 2012 #5
NEOhiodemocrat Jun 2012 #6

Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:22 AM

1. If you like James Bond/Robert Ludlum stuff you will enjoy.

Try to read them in order.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:51 AM

2. Starting with #12 in the series, which was Cross…

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I lost interest in that one and all the rest, Double Cross, Cross Country, I, Alex Cross and Cross Country.

The first eleven books in the series, I really, really liked a lot!

Don’t know what happened/changed!

ps: except I stopped reading them at that point. lol

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:56 AM

3. Enjoyed a number of them

Mostly from early in the series. Haven't read too many of the recent ones. Can lose track of folks coming into and out of his life.

He has some recurring opponents, but mostly one on one villians along the way. I'd say they were more like Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta series.

I went to see the Morgan Freeman version of Alex Cross in _Along Came A Spider_ back in 2001 and remember thinking it was a messy movie--I was glad I had read the book to provide some missing context.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:15 AM

4. They seem kind of formulaic to me, almost as if they were written with TV in mind

My taste in mysteries has narrowed considerably in the past few years.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:45 PM

5. Exactly.. but if you need a quick read, they're ok.

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Response to erpowers (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:58 PM

6. I enjoyed them

when I wanted a quick easy read.

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