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#ThrowbackThursday: That Time James Patterson Upset Me

Facebook recently dug up this memory of the time I read James Patterson’s Roses Are Red. Boy, I was upset! I posted:

Joy knows that reading a novel is like having an intimate encounter. It can be exciting, cause you to cry, laugh and make funny noises, send your heart racing and even bursting through your mouth, but it has to be ultimately SATISFYING. You have to come away from the experience feeling complete. Anything less than that is a waste of time and nervous energy. Yes, James Patterson, I’m talking to you!

Hahahaha! This was my first James Patterson book, and I never read any after that! 

Has any book ever left you feeling so unfulfilled? Do leave a comment.


5 thoughts on “#ThrowbackThursday: That Time James Patterson Upset Me”

  1. Hahahaha. Not book sha but a movie. A Christian movie that came out last year to critical acclaim. I only just watched it this week. Was too upset at it that I put it off before I was done and cleared it from memory. Lol. What can I say? The kendrick brothers have spoilt me hence I have the highest tastiest taste if a movie is to be branded CHRISTIAN.

  2. I started reading James Patterson about 8/9 years ago. His first novel “along came a spider” was super. I fell in love. That novel was incredible. It introduced Alex Cross.

    The next book in the series “Kiss the girls” was good too, but not like the first.

    I read two other books in the series and was disappointed. What J.P. Was doing was creating a series where yo needed to read the previous books to understand the current one you were reading. I hated that. I felt each novel should stand alone. Also, I became disillusioned with All the murders and his method of story telling. He always switches between the 1st and 3rd person narratives and I got tired of that.

    I stopped reading JP novels around 2011 and I don’t miss them. If I have a chance to read “along came a spider” though, I’d read it again.


    1. You just know what I mean! He has no sense when it comes to murders, ha! And the whole series thing… in short, you’ve said it all. Based on what you’ve said tho, I will read Along Came a Spider if I ever come across it 🙂

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