Daily Archives: November 15, 2010

REVIEW: I, Alex Cross

Title: I, Alex Cross
Author: James Patterson
Finished: November 7, 2010
Pages: 374
Published: 2009
Format: first edition

One of the most recent Alex Cross books introduces us to more of the Cross family as tragedy hits.

A beloved member of the family is brutally murdered and Alex finds himself on the quest to find who has disrupted their happy life and his birthday celebration.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Cross novel without some complications. Everything is wrong the situation and it doesn’t make Alex’s search for a brutal killer (or two) when the dearest member of the family falls ill.

A secret and hidden club, catering to the rich and famous and their kinky fantasies, run by a power player who feels he can’t be touched, becomes the prime focus and Alex finds himself looking for a faceless killer that no one can identify – except one girl that managed to escape and has been hiding ever since.

This was a great story, one of his best yet. The twists were unbelievable and I can’t wait to see what’s next after the brilliant cliffhanger.

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REVIEW: Time of My Life

Title: Time of My Life
Author: Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi
Finished: November 6, 2010
Pages: 256
Published: 2009
Format: audiobook

I had been wanting to read this since it came out and when I found the audiobook on sale, I couldn’t resist.

The Time of My Life is the story of Patrick Swayze’s journey through dance and acting, meeting his beautiful wife, the struggles and pain of┬árepetitive injuries, and then the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

The journey through the life of Swayze, hearing about how he accomplished so much, persevered, set new goals and dreams despite the constant fear that his next injury could be the end.

The story was so personal and heartfelt, listening to husband and wife tell the story of their life, their own words and voice, reading letters from the past, traveling, working through fights and problems and coming out on the other side stronger than ever before. There was so much courage in their life that one can only hope to be as strong as they were and are.

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