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Who's taken Syd? And why is she wearing a Swimsuit?
Swimsuit - James Patterson
Member Name: Jonni_boi
Swimsuit - James Patterson
Advantages: James Patterson, great story, gripping writing style
Disadvantages: The cover mainly
This is a book I've been eager to read ever since it appeared on my doorstep. I read it in a matter of days, it really was amazing. This is definitely a book for someone who is planning on getting back into reading, and I shall tell you why later. This book was not actually on my wish list, however I have recently became a fan of James Patterson, and if anyone has read his books, they will know that his writing style is so gripping, that no matter if the story is dire and really boring, he'll still grip you until the very end.
James Patterson is an amazing author; I have read a total of two books by him ("The Angel Experiment" and this book). And I have a lot more books by him, waiting patiently for me to read them. I know he is an amazing author, and he has written a lot of books that I hope to read. For this book James Patterson teamed up with another author called Maxine Paetro, this is a new author to me, as I have never come across any of her books. She has written a few books here and there but none of them were big hits. Recently she is known for helping James Patterson on many of his books, such as "The Women's Murder Club" and the new series: "Jack Morgan".
Now I have a complete idea of how books that contain two or more authors work. However knowing me, I'm probably wrong and would much prefer if nobody told me how they are written as I'd love to keep this idea and believe it is truly how they write books like this. I believe that to start off with they decide to write a book, however they don't have time to meet up and write together, so instead they do a chapter each. For example: James Patterson might write chapter one. Once he is finished, he sends it to Maxine Paetro for her to do chapter two. And then Maxine Paetro, once finished with chapter two, sends it to James Patterson and he writes chapter three. It seems like a very slow way to do it, but I believe this could possibly have been written this way as there is many cliff-hangers at the end of chapters, and if they really did do it this way then they must have had a lot of fun writing it. However I do think that I could be wrong with this theory, and as interested as I am in wanting to know how it is written, I would very much like to keep my own theory and believe it. So please, no one tell me how it's actually written.
So Swimsuit... It is an amazing story; however I very much doubt I can write a great story outline to interest you, so I have decided to type up what Fantasticfiction.com says about the book because I don't think I can write it any better.
Syd, a breathtakingly beautiful supermodel on a photo shoot in Hawaii, disappears. Fearing the worst, her parents travel to Hawaii to investigate for themselves, never expecting the horror that awaits them.
LA Times reporter Ben Hawkins is conducting his own research into the case, hoping to help the victim and get an idea for his next bestseller. With no leads and no closer to uncovering the kidnapper's identity than when he stepped off the plane, Ben gets a shocking visit that pushes him into an impossible-to-resist deal with the devil.
A heart-pounding story of fear and desire, SWIMSUIT transports readers to a chilling new territory where the collision of beauty and murder transforms paradise into a hell of unspeakable horrors.
This is a pure fun read, however it does make you realise that there is some bad people out there, who would normally do anything for money. It kind of sets you back a bit, it is a major thing in this story money is one everyone's mind, but most people don't think they have enough and want more. Personally, I think we are led to believe we don't have enough and so we force ourselves to work harder and harder to get more and more. I fully enjoyed this novel and I am pretty sure you will too.
This book definitely comes under the thriller genre, it is one that could scare you and give you goose bumps, but it's not that scary that you'll have nightmares. Furthermore it has a few sexual scenes, which is to do with the thriller side of the novel, and it gives this whole book a twist, it shows a side that most people are willing to ignore, and maybe this is the main reason why this book is so good.
Again I can't link this book with any other books I have ever read, it stands alone and jumps out at you, I have read many books, and I'm sure you are all aware of that due to the amount of book reviews I have written, but I am still only young (well I turned 18 on 29th January) and I still feel that I'm still exploring the amount of books in the world, and I very much doubt that I will come across books that are similar any time soon.
The book gripped me in seconds, but it was probably James Patterson's writing that truly did it, if someone else had written it, I think I would have been extremely wary of this book, and I would have probably put it down and not read it, purely because it doesn't seem to be my sort of story. But great authors manage to make you enjoy a story you never thought you would. I could name a few authors who have done that to me, but once I start I'll never stop and I'm sure you are not that interested anyway. The story was really interesting and I just wanted to know more and more, however I still felt the ending wasn't as good as it could have been, I don't really know why, I could just have seen it being a lot better than it was. I totally enjoyed this book however the subject made me realise that not everybody in this world was nice and kind. The person you cross on the way to school or work, or anywhere else you walk to, could easily be a killer. And I think that what engaged me the most about this book. Emotions did get into me, I feared for Syd and Ben and I really wanted to know more and more, I just couldn't get enough of this book. I was kind of expecting myself to take a week maybe tow, to read the whole of this book, but I shocked myself when I got to the last page, and I had only started reading it three das beforehand. I am not a fast reader, I'm pretty average, in my opinion, and so to finish a book so quickly is an achievement in my eyes. This is definitely a book I would re-read if given the chance, it is a book that I will remember as it really made me see the world in a new light, and it is one of the first books that have done that. But knowing my luck I'll probably come across other books that also do that fairly soon.
This book is definitely for someone who has recently stopped reading and who is definitely eager to get back into reading. This book has simple chapters and they are pretty short, it doesn't mean that the book is easy to read, it just means that it will grip you enough so that you want to read more and more. I would also say this is a must for any James Patterson fans, I presume you have already read it, but if you haven't you must buy a copy right this minute, as I know that you will very much enjoy this novel. If you have not even heard of James Patterson (and I must say I'll be surprised if you haven't) then I definitely suggest this book, because it will really grip you, and you'll never ever want to stop reading, and you'll thank me lots for helping you find a new exciting author.
I have to admit, there was a few things I disliked about the book. The main one is the cover, I was seventeen when I read this, and I really don't think my parents would have appreciated it if they found out I was reading a book with that cover. I tend to hide my books on a shelf, that way the covers aren't that exposed, but occasionally I do leave books lying around here and there so that I can pick them up at anytime and read it. To be honest I reckon I would have finished this book quicker, however I kept it on my shelf most of the time, except for when I was reading it.
There is nothing else I can say to interest you into this book; I hope I have done enough because I know for a fact that this is definitely a book that you will enjoy. Thank you for reading and I hope you do read this book!
Summary: A great story written by Jaes Patterson and Maxine Paetro