Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson
Unfortunately, this is another James Patterson book in which I don’t have much of an idea about what’s going on. This is what I remember–there are four men, playing a deadly game. Each man has named himself after one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Murders are happening and a detective is trying to catch the men, mainly one man, playing this deadly game. That man happens to be a government official, of some sort, and meanwhile, someone kidnaps the detective’s wife and baby. Maybe she’s a fiancée, I forget.
What I liked
I want to say something positive about this book. I’m sure there’s something positive; I just can’t put my finger on it right now.
What I didn’t like
For the life of me, I do not understand what is so difficult about James Patterson books for me. Every single book I’ve read by him has been this way. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I’m listening to them, but I’ve listened to plenty of other books and still end up with an understanding of the events that happened in the book. It seems odd that the anomaly would be from one author.
Maybe it’s because the idea of filler-thriller isn’t my thing? James is quite prolific and certainly has a formula for writing his books. That formula enables his books to be consumed, mass-market, by many people. Maybe I tune it out because it has that feel to me? I don’t really know.
I’m sure there are lots of people who love reading James Patterson; he wouldn’t be a bestselling author if that wasn’t the case. Unfortunately, James doesn’t catch my book fancy in such a way as I would have hoped.
No nursery rhyme is safe; hide your kids; hide your wife.
If you were to pick a nursery rhyme to write a thriller about, which would you choose?
What do you think about filler-thriller?