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James Patterson (II)

James Patterson (II)


3/22/1947, Newburgh, New York, USA

Birth Name

James Patterson



Also Known As

Jim Patterson
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[edit] Alex Cross:

Along Came A Spider (1992, ISBN 0-446-36419-3) Kiss the Girls (1995, ISBN 0-446-60124-1)
Jack & Jill (1996, ISBN 0-446-60480-1) Cat and Mouse (1997, ISBN 0-446-60618-9) Pop Goes the Weasel (1999, ISBN 0-375-40854-1) Roses are Red (2000, ISBN 0-446-60548-4) Violets are Blue (2001, ISBN 0-446-61121-2)


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • James Patterson has been writing books since 1976, with his first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number.

    • Amongst his plethora of novels the Alex Cross book series is the most popular of his fans.

    • James Patterson's height is 5'9, or 170 centimetres tall.

    • Two of his novels, Along Came a Spider, and Kiss the Girls have been made into movies. There are plans for the books Roses are Red and Violets are Blue to be made into movies as well.

    • James Patterson often writes alongside other people, most commonly with Maxine Paetro and Andrew Gross, with whom he has already written books with. He finds that working with others brings new ideas to his stories.

    • James Patterson is a famous supporter of giving encouragement for the younger generation of people to get into reading.

    • As of late 2007, James' bestselling series, Womens Murder Club, is a TV show on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Agency).

    • James Patterson has a bachelor's degree in English from Manhattan College, in New York.

    • James currently resides in Palm Beach, Florida. He is in retirement there, but hasn't retired from writting books.

  • Quotes

    • James Patterson: (On the novel The Beach House) As I do with all of my books, I outlined The Beach House from the beginning to end of it.

    • James Patterson:(On reading) Anybody who wants to take a quick beach trip out there should sit down on the sand with a new, fresh book.

    • James Patterson:(On a Michael Eggleston documentary) What you have to understand is that Michael's film isn't really a documentary. It's a portrait of significance to the subject.

    • James Paterson: (On a piece of art) It cuts through the middle of the person, ... and it might make a connection between the purchaser of the book and artist behind it.

    • James Patterson:(Excerpt from Cradle and All) Sundown had bloodied the horizon over the uneven rooftops of South Boston. Birds were perched on every roof and seemed to be watching the girl whom was walking slowly below them.

    • James Patterson: Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out. It's called Four Blind Mice and it's a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military.

    • James Patterson: This summer, I'll be bringing out a mystery that involves a young lawyer and a court scene the likes of which I don't think you've ever seen. Hollywood said this is James Patterson meets John Grisham.

    • James Patterson:(On book Violets are Blue) The vampire underworld is much larger than most people could imagine. It exists in all the cities mentioned in the book, but also in many, many more. Teenagers, especially, seem to like to act out vampire fantasies.

    • James Patterson: Other than my hundreds of arrests I really don't have that much experience with the law. While the majority of people aren't corrupt, there certainly is an awful lot of corruption in this country.

    • James Patterson: Lately, I find that I'm working on three or more projects at any given time. For some reason, this is a very comfortable way for me to work.

    • James Patterson: I read some, and then visited with people involved in this curious, exciting and somewhat misunderstood sub-culture. I met with a fang maker, who offered to fit me for an exquisite pair.

    • James Patterson: I grew up in a house full of women: my mother, grandmother, three sisters, and two female cats. And I still have the buzz of their conversations in my head. As an adult, I have more female friends than male ones: I just love the way that women talk.

    • James Patterson: I did know that the book would end with a mind-boggling trial, but I didn't know exactly how it would turn out. I like a little suspense when I am writing, too.

    • James Patterson:(On the novel Violets are Blue) For many years I had heard about an underworld consisting of people who act out a vampire fantasy while I was living in New York. Fortunately for me there are also several books on the phenomena.

    • James Patterson: I'm also working on a medieval mystery story that will hopefully read like a historical novel on speed. at some point, I'd like to try a contempory horror novel, and maybe write another love story like Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas.

    • James Patterson: I didn't specifically set out to wirte a legal thriller, I was just incredibly intrigued by the story in The Beach House. However most of us are sick of the justice that poses for justice in this country. That's at the core of The Beach House.

    • James Patterson: I have no police background, nor do I have a record-thank God.

    • James Patterson: Assume nothing, question everything.

    • James: I love the idea of getting people reading. I know that a lot of kids are going to read this book (Maximum Ride) and go "books are cool."

    • James: I'm a Toys 'r' Us Kid.

  • James Patterson... brilliant.

    Even though he may not exactly be the king of the Literacy world, he is definently the Prince of Crime Fic, or, failing that, the Prince of gore.

    Some of his descriptions of various scenarios, inclusive of torture, murder, and other such vile activities, are frighteningly accurate. I, of course, am not in anyway implying that he is a murderer himself, quite the contrary actually. He has a unique talent for reognising psychological functions of the human mind, and failing being an author, he would make an EXCELLENT criminal profiler. Most of his novels have got the Joshua Pierce tick of approval for excellence. The detail and aforementioned psychological accuracies are so striking that they should have more critical acclaim that they recieve from critics.

    In closing, if you are ever bored, or have a spare couple of hours, I would recommend picking up Along Came a Spider or, if you're a younger reader, Maximum Ride. I promise, it won't dissapoint.moreless
  • James Patterson is best known for his Alex Cross crime book series. This series is the life of detective Alex Cross whom solves challenging mysteries and crimes for a living. James has also written the Maximun Ride series which is also a well known work.moreless

    James Patterson is best known for his Alex Cross crime book series. This series is the life of detective Alex Cross whom solves challenging mysteries and crimes for a living. James has also written the Maximun Ride series which is also a well known work.

    Among James Patterson's plethora of books, the Alex Cross series is the most popular of his fans. This series is followed by the Maximun Ride series, which is about a group of parent-less children with supernatural powers.

    James Patterson's Along Came A Spider was voted the world's best selling in 2005. Jmaes then continued the Alex Cross series after this achivement.moreless