Note about my Reviews

Dear Authors: The reviews in this blog are only personal opinions. I have absolutely no background in literature, writing or reviewing. I am a Librarian (actually a Library Technician for those who care OR know the difference) with a love for a good story. The opinions in the reviews are ONLY my OPINIONS. I am not commenting on the writers ability since well -- I am not a writer and never will be. If you are the author of any of the books reviewed here, my opinion is just that and not a judgment against you!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Review Alex Cross's Trial

Alex Cross's TRIAL
by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
Borrowed from Albion Bolton Public Library

I grabbed this from the new releases shelf at my library, because it had Alex Cross' name on it. Over the years I have really enjoyed James Patterson's Alex Cross novels. Now its my fault for not reading the synopsis, but I have to say I was a little disappointed that the book wasn't "really" an Alex Cross novel. I sort of feel that this was a marketing ploy to get Cross fans to buy.

That being said, I enjoyed it. It is by no means a great book, but you
won't be disappointed. It is your typical easy and fast read by James Patterson. The type of book you want for the beach or your vacation (or in my case a long frickin Go bus ride, during a snow storm).

The characters are interesting, if not overly developed, and the plot keeps you hooked. This is a little different than some of his other stuff, but I imagine that has to do with his co-writer on the story. The story is set during the early 1900's in a racially tense small Mississippi town. It is the story of Alex Cross's grandfather and his relationship with a white lawyer who comes to investigate lynchings on behalf of President Roosevelt.

I know a lot of people knock James Patterson's novels, but he is a good storyteller, which is far more important to me than if the author is a "great writer"


  1. An enjoyable read Alex Cross's TRIAL by James Patterson. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.