Alex Cross, Run

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James Patterson
Little, Brown and Company
Hardcover, 432 pages

Sometimes in these pages we note books that we don’t like very much. This latest Alex Cross mystery from the wildly popular James Patterson is a case in point. It reeks of formula, fairly pedestrian writing and rehashes yet again the far-fetched travails of a DC cop (in our humble opinion!). Actually, we liked the early Alex Cross books. Perhaps Patterson is tiring or perhaps he himself is falling victim to his expanded definition of authorship – books by James Patterson with... a myriad of otherwise unknown names. It seems to reduce writing to a cottage industry like that of Thomas Kinkade the painter. But, we carry the books by James Patterson himself and will cheerfully provide them over the counter.