The Postcard Killers by James Patterson and Liza Marklund was classic Patterson, which is to say, the same old, same old. The story was interesting enough, I guess. I mean, I finished it, but I certainly didn't have the feeling of "oh, I can't wait to start reading it again."
Maybe it's just that I'm tired to James Patterson's writing. Here are my main gripes with James Patterson in general:
- When a co-author is listed along with his name, I wonder if he even wrote a word of the book or did he discuss a plot with someone, that person wrote the book and the publisher slapped his name on there to sell books?
- What is up with the 2-page "chapters"? I mean, I've done typesetting, desktop publishing, editing. This is such a blatant padding technique that his books would probably be about one-third the size if that little technique wasn't used.
- Does he pull a plot out of a hat to reuse? His books all seem the same, at least the last few I've read.
Maybe I've just outgrown James Patterson's writing. What do you think? Are you a fan of James Patterson? Were you ever?
Book Read: The Postcard Killers
Author: James Patterson and Liza Marklund