Essay on The Philosophy of James Patterson

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The Philosophy of James Patterson

James Patterson should be included in an anthology because he has mastered the art of description and plot. He’s capable of creating lives in his books like no other author from past or present. He has created a fictional world inside of his Alex Cross series, where many fans of his like to live. With each new book he can fill a mind with unbelievable detail and imagery. A small two book series, nicknamed the “bird books�, blew away many critics. With this mini-series he ventures into biotechnology and the worlds in its view on longevity. He’s known for venturing off the normal path of writing. He goes where many authors don’t, into religion, romance/humor/history, and a woman’s murder
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The sequel was even better than the first. Evaluating it as a fantastic medical drama, bringing trauma and delight to the ever changing plot, never fails to thrill the reader through a roller coaster ride of suspense (Ufowriter, Amazon.com). But without a doubt his Alex Cross series is his best work. He creates a world that keeps building upon itself with each book. With each book the characters develop again and again. Enemies from past books will resurface to terrorize Alex once more. Old enemies will rise again and some main characters will die. He has even said that “I’m much heavier into the telling of the story and a little less careful with the writing of good sentences.� (Author & Artists, page 212) The series has changed the way an action/mystery novel is written today. Patterson writes with extreme detail and plot development. He can describe a characters entire facial appearance and background. Since Cross has a PhD in psychology, he is always evaluating criminals, getting into their mind is his job. He weaves a tale of what the criminal did as a young boy or as a college student that turned him evil. He connects the actions of the criminal to their past. The description that he is able to put into his books blows any other author out of the water. Describing a cars engine as it goes around a tight turn
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