Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Lake House

James Patterson

The memorable story begun in When the Wind Blows continues in this thrilling new novel, and it's one that really soars! Frannie O'Neil, a Colorado veterinarian, knows a terrible secret that will change the history of the world. Kit Harrison, an FBI agent under suspension has seen things that no one in his right mind would believe. A twelve-year-old girl named Max and five other incredible children have powers we can only dream of. These children can fly. And the only place they will be safe is the Lake House. Or so they believe...

My Take:

First off, I would like to state that I read "The Lake House" not knowing it was a sequel, and it is a testament to a good writer that you can just pick up a sequel and enjoy it. This book was very different from Patterson's classic whodunnits, which is why I enjoyed it overall. The book is very well paced and very exciting. However, at the very end, it felt a bit rushed. The very last surprise and scare didn't feel very well executed, it was as if the writer felt obligated to put in just one more "Gotcha". The last encounter ended as abruptly as it began, making you think "wait, what just happened?" Toward the end, there was a death that I felt robbed the book of it's simple love and beauty, but at the very end, another even took place that restored much of that beauty. While I enjoyed "The Lake House", there were a few disappointments that were not redeemed by the end, and so I rate this book a 3, Find a Used Book Store.

For more James Patterson reviews, check out The Jester

For more Action Adventure, check out The Book of Names, The DaVinci Code, and Running Out of Time

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!

If this book were a movie, it would likely be rated R.  It has strong language, and strong sexual content.


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