March 5, 2009
Grrrrrr at James Patterson
I'm telling ya, I could just whup that man right about now. I love his books about Max and the bird kids, well actually all his books, but I'm only hacked off about one. If you haven't read the series you really should. It's sort of fantastical in a sciencey way which isn't something I normally like, but this time I do. I have awaited each new book in the series eagerly. When I heard Maximum Ride, The Final Warning was coming out I was sooooooooo excited and despite how much I hate hardback books I almost spent the $20 for it. Almost, but I didn't. I knew it would come out on paperback eventually and i'd get it for a fifth the price. Soooooo, I waited and waited and waited. Finally got it!
Guess what? It's awful! If you are a fan of the series and haven't read it, I won't spoil things for you but I'll say that the last half just seems like he forgot about everything the series has been about and went off on a political streak regarding a topic apparently close to his heart. Which is okay i suppose, it's something I think should be corrected too, but it took over the freakin book and has NOTHING to do with the series. It doesn't really even tie in.
Soooooooooooooo, now i'm really glad i didn't buy the hardback out of desperation and i'm going to be really careful about any future books in the series. If I want a political book, i'll read a political author. I really hate it when celebrities do that. They have a right to their opinions just like any one else. HOWEVER, if I want to hear their opinions on political matters, i'll watch something or read something that I know will tell me about them. Sneaking it in just kinda sucks if it's over the top as it feels like this book was. Oh well, I really like James Patterson so hopefully the next book will be as good as i've come to expect.