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BOOK REVIEW: I, Alex Cross by James Patterson

It is almost been a year that I have read anything written by James Patterson. His last book I read, was Mistress which was mediocre. I gave my reasons and one of them being that James Patterson books are well written when they are not co-authored. And this book, I, Alex Cross proves that statement right.

I, Alex Cross is a fast read thriller though being 400 pages, can be read in a day. And the fineness of Alex Cross’s narrative is what makes it a must read if you want to read anything written by James Patterson. The plot gets better when Alex Cross gets personally involved in a crime scene. Pulled out of a family celebration, Detective Alex Cross gets awful news: A beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Vowing to catch the killer, he quickly learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington, D.C.’s wildest scenes. And she was not this killer’s only victim .As Alex closes in on the killer, he discovers evidence that points to the unimaginable – a revelation that could rock the entire world.

The development of the plot goes with number of pages. The Chapters are short and interesting. The graphic content in between is good and matches the plot perfectly. I really loved the way Patterson has built up the antagonist’s character. He is rich and powerful and will do anything from being discovered. It was intriguing to see exactly how far the character would go. I also particularly enjoyed the political involvement in the novel. Though just to fill up the pages there are some parts in the story which are drags, but that has to be compromised. The most important part of the book is the ending which is astonishing. The way the plot is structured, it is quite challenging  for a reader and for this book it was almost diminutive for to catch the culprit.

This book is also a good read for any aspiring writer who can easily see and learn through the development of characters, red herrings, the structure of the plot and a few things more. It’s kind of complete package.

4 out of 5! Recommended only if you are in a mood of fast & light read. 


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