Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Jester

James Patterson and Andrew Gross

Every thousand years or so, a great adventure comes along....

Hugh De Luc, a poor innkeeper, returns home from the Crusade wearied from battle and disillusioned by carnage. After journeying from the Holy Land back to his own small village, he finds his nightmare is just beginning.

In his absence, Hugh's son has been killed and his beloved wife, Sophie, abducted by a ruthless duke in search of a priceless relic dating back to the Crucifixion. Taking on the role of a jester, Hugh infiltrates the court where he believes Sophie is held captive. There he confronts men more evil than he ever imagined and embarks on an epic battle to restore his broken life.

With the breakneck pace and dizzying action of a thriller and the timelessness and romance of an Arthurian legend, The Jester is a pulse-pounding and enchanting novel. This classic tale of good against evil and the search for love is the grandest story yet from the writer the San Francisco Chronicle calls "the page-turningest author in the game right now."

My Take:

Warning! "The Jester" is not for the faint of heart! The language is heavy, the battle scenes are bleak, and most of the book is totally depressing. Now, having said that, all of those things are ultimately what make the ending that much more triumphant. This book is very thrilling and very fast paced, but I wouldn't recommend reading it at a stressful time in your life. The events that transpire will weigh heavily on your mind until you finish the book. On the plus side "The Jester" is such a page turner, you will finish it very quickly and looking back, you will like it. I'd give this book a good solid 2, Use a Coupon at Borders.

Do you agree with my review? Do you think I'm totally off base? I'd love to hear about it either way! Be sure to comment and tell me how you feel!

Did you enjoy Jester? If you did, you might enjoy Witch Child
or another action packed book- The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

Like James Patterson? Then you might enjoy The Lake House, also by Patterson

If this book were a movie, it would likely be rated R, not suitable for people under the age of 17.  Due to vivid and graphic presentation of violence in warfare strong sexual content, and repeated strong language.

1 comment:

AmberLaShell said...

Thanks for the review, I will have to pick this one up!


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