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Thursday, January 02, 2014


the year has only just begun and already there is a new james patterson novel on the shelves of sainsbury’s. there wasn’t a week of 2013 when there wasn’t a patterson novel on the shelves, for the majority of the time there would be one hardcover and one paperback.

all i can think is why? why? why?

i have read two of patterson’s books. pretty much the worst novels i have read.
no. really. truly awful.

i feel churlish criticising his work as his phenomenal success means that there are a lot of people out there enjoying his work and reading his books.
and reading books is a good thing. it is a wonderful thing.

additionally patterson also does a lot of work to encourage and improve literacy.
that is a good thing. that is a wonderful thing.

just such a shame his books are barely good enough to use as toilet paper.

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