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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    James Patterson? I tried to read one of his books once. I got about five pages in.
    Yes. I guess I made it pretty far. I got almost 100 pages in on one book and 60 pages in on a different one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Yes. I guess I made it pretty far. I got almost 100 pages in on one book and 60 pages in on a different one.
    I made the mistake of getting an audiobook of James Patterson’s when we went on a car trip because I figured it would be light reading and DH might be OK with it, and frankly there was a limited number of choices on the shelf the day I ran in to get something for our vacation.


    It became laughable listening to it because the narrator kept repeating the same thing throughout the book. I mean he would recap the plot at intervals. It’s not as though it was a complicated plot to begin with. I just made fun of it after a while because not only does Patterson write an uninteristing book, out of his only 182 pages, 25% of it is rewriting the same thing.

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    Still, there are occasional titles of best selling drek that strike me. I remember that Bridges of Madison County absolutely gutted me. I still tear up thinking about that ending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Still, there are occasional titles of best selling drek that strike me. I remember that Bridges of Madison County absolutely gutted me. I still tear up thinking about that ending.

    Iíve not read that book but the movie was quite enjoyable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    I’ve not read that book but the movie was quite enjoyable.
    I thought the movie was badly acted by the children, to the point where I found it distracting.Streep was fine of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    I’ve not read that book but the movie was quite enjoyable.
    Yes! I avoided the book like the plague, but I happened upon the movie accidentally, and I was surprised to find myself enjoying it.

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    I read one Patterson book many years ago, and I was so unimpressed that it was my first and last, and I've since been surprised to see how successful he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I thought the movie was badly acted by the children, to the point where I found it distracting.Streep was fine of course
    Fortunately, I came in halfway through, so missed the kids.

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