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Don't Blink[Reading] ➿ Don't Blink Author James Patterson – Varanus.us The goodNew York s Lombardo s Steak House is famous for three reasons the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the polic The goodNew York s Lombardo s Steak House is famous for three reasons the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police s fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit The badSeated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once in a lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad boy In the chaos, he accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that lands him in the middle of an all out war between Italian and Russian mafia forces NYPD captains, district attorneys, mayoral candidates, media kingpins, and one shockingly beautiful magazine editor are all pushing their own agendas on both sides of the lawAnd the deadBack off or die is the clear message Nick receives as he investigates for a story of his own Heedless, and perhaps in love with his beautiful editor, Nick endures humiliation, threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation and finishes with the kind of flourish only James Patterson knows.

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    Don't Blink Kindle µ Kindle Edition sides of the lawAnd the deadBack off or die is the clear message Nick receives as he investigates for a story of his own Heedless, and perhaps in love with his beautiful editor, Nick endures humiliation, threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation and finishes with the kind of flourish only James Patterson knows."/>
  1. says:

    An absolute revelation One star one cliched, hackneyed, gadawful star.It was around page 250 that this book changed my life I couldn t understand before then No way, no context No truth Now my eyes are open People who watch Bridezillas and SpikeTV need something to read while they poop And every chapter here is somewhere between tinkle length and the span of a satisfying bowel movement Although if you re approaching your impending evacuation with a wet compress for your forehead and at mi An absolute revelation One star one cliched, hackneyed, gadawful star.It was around page 250 that this book changed my life I couldn t understand before then No way, no context No truth Now my eyes are open People who watch Bridezillas and SpikeTV need something to read while they poop And every chapter here is somewhere between tinkle length and the span of a satisfying bowel movement Although if you re approaching your impending evacuation with a wet compress for your forehead and at minimum seventy five pages of Joyce s Ulysses, this is NOT the book for you All hail King Patterson, the Henry Ford of fiction, he of 200 million books served, the number that changes every time you drive past the sign hell, the dust jacket said 180 million, the blurb at the end 200 I see now this is the McDonald s of prose It s no surprise that he would have franchised the brand in this case, I suspect, 90% to co writer Howard Rougham.The story is predictable, because what s promised is nothingthan what s on the menu board That s the whole idea So everything is easy, safe, and reiterated frequently enough that you can refresh yourself on the plot as far as you got during that last time you locked the bathroom door.The authors observations are assiduously non original New ideas would get in the way of easy reading So instead, they offer retreads of others creativity playing Hollywood Hamlet Rehab or not rehab That is the question Say it ain t so, Dwayne Cue Paul McCartney and the Beatles I m not half the man I used to be Ummmm Those are other people s thoughts, guys.One character is described as looking just like Niles Crane from Frazier Another like a slimmed down version of Boris Yeltsin Why create a character Just pick one from TV Your readers will feelcomfortable that way.This is Reading for Dummies, the images and ideas carefully counted out like Chicken McNuggets in cardboard clamshells I get the feeling that Patterson read through Rougham s synopsis, gave him the green light to write, and then mentioned now, if you have any great ideas that come up while you re writing this, Howard, that might make this an even better book, FOR HEAVEN S SAKE DON T USE THEM SAVE THEM FOR THE NEXT ONE WE VE GOT A QUOTA HERE, BROTHER After all, you only get six nuggets of chicken in a six piece meal


  2. says:

    Perhaps it s time for Patterson to stick to his already created series Not a great read


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    Don t Blink is the first James Patterson novel I ve read inthan two years and his formula for delivering a fast paced murder mystery was there in Sam Spade s.Written in the first person through main character Nick Daniels, Patterson and co author Howard Roughan deliver what his loyal readers expect, non stop plot movement, chapter endings that demand readers flip the page, uncluttered writing, and twists and turns aplenty All of this, of course, comes at the expense of character depth, Don t Blink is the first James Patterson novel I ve read inthan two years and his formula for delivering a fast paced murder mystery was there in Sam Spade s.Written in the first person through main character Nick Daniels, Patterson and co author Howard Roughan deliver what his loyal readers expect, non stop plot movement, chapter endings that demand readers flip the page, uncluttered writing, and twists and turns aplenty All of this, of course, comes at the expense of character depth, thought provoking ideas, and prose beyond a clever turn of phrase But that s precisely what Patterson s brand aims for and delivers to the millions killing time en route or lolling poolside, nothing less and nothing .Right off there s the de rigueur lunch hour murder of a mob lawyer at a chic steak house, very public and very bloody including precision knife slashes to remove both of the victim s eyes The public execution and the assassin s on the spot utterance of he who sanctioned the hit were intended to misdirect and create conflict between rival Italian and Russian mobs, the purposeful machinations of those seeking conflict the fictional culprit, and of course Patterson.I admit to ulterior motives for reading Don t Blink As a less than best selling author, I ve been tempted to take the ubiquitously advertised James Patterson Writing Master Class less for what I d learn than for owning a ticket in the big lottery Patterson will select one of the students to co write a novel.For authors who didn t shell out the 90 and want Patterson s knowledge, Don t Blink 10 kindle version is a guidebook on how Patterson constructs his popular thrillers danger, escape, a love interest lost, a love interested gained, heck, even an endangered child Mind you, you need to deconstruct the book to lay the elements bare If you do, I think, like me, you ll gain a great appreciation for the art of James Patterson.As a novel, I ve given Don t Blink three stars but as a thriller formula guide, it rates five stars


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    I really enjoyed this book, but since I m a diehard James Patterson fan I wasn t surprised When I first started reading it I wasn t sure I d really like it It starts out in the first person, then several chapters later changes to third person It threw me off at first, but I got used to Some previous reviews didn t like the fact that at times Nick the main character is talking directly to the reader, but it didn t bother me I just loved the fast pace of the book But then, you know me, I r I really enjoyed this book, but since I m a diehard James Patterson fan I wasn t surprised When I first started reading it I wasn t sure I d really like it It starts out in the first person, then several chapters later changes to third person It threw me off at first, but I got used to Some previous reviews didn t like the fact that at times Nick the main character is talking directly to the reader, but it didn t bother me I just loved the fast pace of the book But then, you know me, I read for pure enjoyment so you know theescapist, the better I like it


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    I pre warn you, I am on a serious case of getting on my soap box here so if you don t want to listen to 50% opinion and a 50% rant to the author then please feel free to read no further.The fact that I read this in a day and a half, and then spent a 20 minute walk moaning about it to my sister speaks volumes You read the jacket and find yourself thinking it sounds pretty good How wrong could I have been The story is the most important part of a book closely followed by the writing style and I pre warn you, I am on a serious case of getting on my soap box here so if you don t want to listen to 50% opinion and a 50% rant to the author then please feel free to read no further.The fact that I read this in a day and a half, and then spent a 20 minute walk moaning about it to my sister speaks volumes You read the jacket and find yourself thinking it sounds pretty good How wrong could I have been The story is the most important part of a book closely followed by the writing style and talent of the author Clearly James Patterson though both these things were irrelevant There has been a lot of hype over the deal between JP and his co authors with some people claiming that JP contributes very little to these books, however nothing has ever been confirmed or denied from the Publishers.This story was just awful and to be truthful so far fetched and ridiculous it made the plot from the film Crank look realistic I have to mention in particular the fist major scene which is the murder of a mob lawyer Now you have to bear in mind that this scene is set in one of New York s most happening restaurants which is full to the brim This assassin manages to walk in obviously he knew the Maitre De walk past all the packed tables and manages to approach the table and cut this mans eyeballs out I have no knowledge, but I am guessing that this sort of killing in real life takes a littlethan a minute or so But still this killer manages to do all of this in an exceedingly short space of time Once the task is complete, the whole restaurant is screaming but luckily there are two off duty police officers who draw their weapons However, the killer manages with two guns pointed at him remember to produce two guns of his own Not only does the killer manage to retrieve his two guns before the police discharge their weapons, he also manages to kill them both with a single bullet to the middle of the forehead Following his miraculous shots he exits the building through the kitchen and vanishes Now do you see what I mean about the ridiculous storyline Aside from the major flaws of the story being so far fetched it s ridiculous it also lacked any real oomph The characters are one dimensional and the dialogue between them is laughable The only good thing about this whole book is the fact that the chapter layout and style is the typical Patterson special Short and sharp, it s just unfortunate that it s the only positive I can find The ending was predictable and everything wrapped up like a perfect Christmas gift.Never before have I read a Patterson and hated the characters as much as I did in this one The main character Nick Daniels is like a modern day Indiana Jones but even Indiana doesn t get as unlucky as this guy nearly every chapter produces a scene where the guy is nearly killed His so called relationship with another character in the book Courtney was like something out of a teen flick and made me cringe Never one to give up I read the book from cover to cover and found that the nearer to the end I got the happier I felt The sooner I finished this mess of a book the better If this was a debut novel with no authors name on the front I would be surprised if many readers bothered finishing it, let alone reading another.This may seem ridiculous to people that I feel so strongly about a book, but I just feel..well robbed would be the best description I have personally contributed a lot of my hard earned cash to a man that is an excellent writer with an extreme talent, who insists on producing far too many books In turn I feel like he is cheating his fans into buying anything with his name on it.I still believe that James Patterson is a very talented man that can produce books that all his readers would love However, I am beginning to think that JP maybe doesn t care what his readers fans think I mean he is hardly doing this for the money now so why his continues to co write such a vast number of books is beyond me I would rather have to wait a year for one book that would be his work and his work alone Mr Patterson, your readers deserve a refund


  6. says:

    the word is shallow and in a way the writing is so fluid that as a writer i can just envy it seems like coming so easy with plenty of inventions but on the whole if you want to block your mind in a flight, which i did, it is ok i read much better Petterson thrillers so going to put it aside as sort of mistake.


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    My first James Patterson book after a friend recommended him to me and I wasn t disappointed To be honest, I was quite surprised Short chapters with very interesting story line that kept me guessing The thing I liked most about it was the story was fast paced and kept me interested the whole time Now I m excited to readof his books


  8. says:

    Typical Patterson novel with a bitgruesomeness than normal and required Interesting throughout for the most part 8 of 10 stars


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    Finished this in one day Not sure how I managed to miss this Patterson book but I really enjoyed it.


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    James Patterson is known for writing fast paced mysteries that are very easy to lose yourself in Don t Blink was different and not for the better The book is written in the first person through the eyes of Nick, a reporter The book carries on in the usual style until all of a sudden, Nick is talking to the reader directly Once his pointing out of key background details is over, the story resumes in normal first person perspective Until he does it again This back and forth breaking the fo James Patterson is known for writing fast paced mysteries that are very easy to lose yourself in Don t Blink was different and not for the better The book is written in the first person through the eyes of Nick, a reporter The book carries on in the usual style until all of a sudden, Nick is talking to the reader directly Once his pointing out of key background details is over, the story resumes in normal first person perspective Until he does it again This back and forth breaking the fourth wall on multiple occasions was unnecessarily distracting and drew me completely out of the story The plot of Don t Blink takes a long time to make sense Nick is in Africa, then Dubai, and just as he is about to travel to Paris, he s called back to New York so the reader can experience the same scene that was included as the prologue The scene in New York, now shown twice, is the first thing that is really relevant to the mystery All that traveling beforehand Its only purpose seems to be in showing the reader that Nick is a worldly and experienced reporter.There was a romance between Nick and his editor that was predictable and didn t do much to add to the excitement of the story The mystery is where we see Patterson return to form, with a lot of unexpected twists and proves to be the one thing to make the book worth reading The buildup and surrounding elements weren t the best and slowed the momentum of the book considerably While not terrible, Don t Blink is not on par with Patterson s earlier books One has to wonder if Patterson s huge output of books each year is taking a toll on his writing or if Howard Roughan isn t the best writing partner for his style

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