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Wow, where do I begin This book inspired me to write a literary review for English class discussing why a a book like this should NEVER have made it onto the bestsellers list IF YOU ENJOYED THIS BOOK OR THE ALEX CROSS SERIES, PLEASE DON T CONTINUE Some major points include Alex Cross is an incredibly boring, clich , slightly racist, unrealistic character The italicization of random words without regards to taste or context Incredible off putting love scenes Boring, repetitive text, and dull, awkward dialog So many 90 s references and dialog, even Kevin Costner from Bodyguard finds it painful to read Plot holes you could drive a truck through I bought the entire Alex Cross series at a book sale for about 13 dollars I wish I hadn t, and instead, I wish I had bought something actually entertaining, like silly putty. I have been recommending this book for years Yes, the movie adaptation was terrible yes, some of the later Alex Cross entries were somewhat weak I m looking at you, Violets Are Blue But the first book of the Alex Cross series is still an amazing read What really made this book work for me was the antagonist, Gary Soneji He s chilling and creepy, yet he s still utterly fascinating The game of cat and mouse between Alex Cross and Gary Soneji is gripping and exciting.However, the book is not perfect I did have to deduct a star, as I really didn t enjoy the portrayal of Secret Service agent Jezzie Flanagan I found her to be a grating character, and wished the time Patterson spent on her could have been used for any of the other interesting characters Still, it may not be perfect, but Along Came a Spider is still a great suspense novel. A Missing Little Girl Named Maggie Rose A Family Of Three Brutally Murdered In The Projects Of Washington, DC The Thrill Killing Of A Beautiful Elementary School Teacher A Psychopathic Serial Kidnapper Murderer Who Is So Terrifying That The FBI, The Secret Service, And The Police Cannot Outsmart Him Even After He S Been CapturedGary Soneji Wants To Commit The Crime Of The Century Alex Cross Is The Brilliant Homicide Detective Pitted Against Him Jezzie Flanagan Is The First Female Supervisor Of The Secret Service Who Completes One Of The Most Unusual Suspense Triangles In Any Thriller You Have Ever Read Alex Cross And Jezzie Flanagan Are About To Have A Forbidden Love Affair At The Worst Possible Time For Both Of Them Because Gary Soneji Is Playing At The Top Of His Game The Latest Of The Unspeakable Crimes Happens In Alex Cross S Precinct It Happens Under The Noses Of Jezzie Flanagan S Men Now Alex Cross Must Face The Ultimate Test How Do You Outmaneuver A Brilliant Psychopath This is the first book I ve read in the Alex Cross series and it won t certainly be the last James Patterson is a fabulous author as I m sure many would agree and when it comes to writing a page turner he sure knows how to keep the reader turning the pages at a fast pace Along Came A Spider is a book with the lot, mystery, crime, suspense, oh and did I mention it s a cracking thriller I can t wait to get my hands on the next book in this series If you haven t read this book then do yourself a favor and please go and read it I m very sure you won t be disappointed. It was a few years back that I read Along Came The Spider I found the plot is predictable just like those typical Hollywood thriller movies I could not find the book much engrossing, and was rather disappointed by the climax which was a cliched twist, and ruins whatever was, if any, good in the plot before It was only the psychopathic villain, Gary Soneji, that appealed to me Whereas Alex Cross, the detective, was very boring All in all, it was a below average read which I would not recommend. Along came a spider popped my James Patterson cherry I struggle to sway from my usual favorite authors, and I am working on venturing out and getting some new favs As a writer, I also feel this is the only way to check out other styles and grow by other author s genius I have never seen the movie to this book, but I felt like I was watching an action movie the whole time There were parts that bothered me a bit that I feel could have been left out, but I also understand the authors need to move the book forward and give the reader the information they need to understand the story There were times that I felt the writing was a little wordy, but I am also used to authors that have a cleaner cut style I liked his style, and all in all I will read some of his books and learn from his writing as well I will now watch the movie The ONE thing that this book could have done without and the reason it has 4 stars is all of the puns and corny clich lines I could see giving just one character this personality, but many of his characters had a clich lines over and over again in the book, including the children His children characters were the age of 13, but it took me a while into the book to realize it as he made them sound at first like they were 5 Each time I heard one of the lines I could not help but roll my eyes, because the book would have been much better without the corny lines But well done otherwise ALONG CAME a SPIDER Alex Cross, 1 is the classic thriller that launched the Alex Cross series, the 1 detective series of the past twenty five years Excellent book full of action and a ending I never saw coming This novel is a game of cat and mouse between Detective Alex Cross and psychopathic villain,Gary Soneji, and will have you flipping the pages to see what will happen next. James Patterson started his best selling Alex Cross series in 1993 with Along Came a Spider There are now 25 books in the series PBS included the Alex Cross mysteries on its list of 100 books and series for The Great American Read This prompted me to check out an audiobook of the first Alex Cross book and take a listen Wow.I m sorry it took me 25 years to try this series I loved the character and the book Alex Cross is a metro detective in Washington, D.C He s raising his two kids with the help of his grandmother who he affectionately calls Nana Mama She raised him after he lost both his parents as a child Things are dicey in D.C A poor black family is murdered in their home Two children from an expensive day school are kidnapped A teacher from the school is murdered The crazed murderer and kidnapper keeps adding crimes to his list, including shooting up a McDonalds restaurant Cross wants to find the kids and capture the suspect As he investigates he finds that this case involves a lot of politics and a plot that goes much further than a psycho math teacher Alex Cross is such a strong main character He has his flaws, but he is dedicated to his job He loves his Nana Mama and his kids I enjoyed seeing the character develop throughout this thriller He deals with prejudice, Washington politics and bureaucracy I like the fact that he is a psychiatrist on top of being a detective He s able to get into the heads of his suspects, and his background aided in the investigation of the kidnapping I m definitely going to read of this series Once I started listening to this book, I couldn t stop We are in the middle of painting our house, and Alex Cross kept me company while I worked a lot of hours outdoors It made the time pass so quickly Totally mesmerizing story I did not see several twists coming I love it when a thriller novel surprises me Along Came a Spider is the 10th book I have read from the 100 books listed for The Great American Read I m glad this series was included I can see why it s been a best selling series for decades Very gritty and suspenseful This is the first book by James Patterson that I ve read I m a bit late on the scene.but I m definitely going to read of this series, and other books by Patterson Along Came a Spider was exciting, realisitic and quite enjoyable. I am honestly speechless after reading that Everything that a thriller should be I am embarrassed to say that this is the first James Patterson book I have read excluding his book shot series.Although I was unfamiliar with his work I think everyone who likes fiction has heard of Alex Cross.He was one of many standout characters in this novel Alex Cross, detective, doctor of psychology, hypnotiser, friends of the poor people when he helps out at a food shelter, respected by the black people for never leaving the hood following his glittering career, great family man and a bit of genius who cannot give up a case Although hard and rough when he needs to be, practical as they come the crimes he sees sometimes upset him such as deaths of young children Enter our villain Gary Murphy Soneji Actor Manipulator Tortured past Horrid present Other important characters include Alex s best friend and partner, sunglasses wielding 6 6 copper Sampson FBI agent Jezzie Flannagan who is part of Alex s team of experts to hopefully solve the world s most infamous case.The story commences with a kidnapping of two children from a 10,000 a term school by a Maths Teacher One was the son of the Secretary of State One was the daughter of this fictional world s equivalent of Angelina Jolie There are also a few brutal murders that have been lurking around the suburbs that are a bit too grim to describe here The book talks a lot about cruelty to children and we have seen both sides people who have received this agony and viewpoints of it being given Macabre How does this all fit together When I thought I knew where this book was going Patterson would kick sand into my eyes and it would take a crazy direction I thought I had been metaphorically blindfolded by the author, kidnapped, dropped off in the woods 70 miles away with Patterson laughing at me grotesquely saying here are a few clues figure this out Hahaha Friends and colleagues might not be that transparent Is the villain a psychopath or a sufferer from multiple personality disorder Will the families pay the ransom Do the children survive Are the kidnappings related to the murders Is there an accomplice Is it even deeper than that How many deaths can one person cause Who can we trust I won t mention the specific twists or plot too much as that is what makes this book special It was brilliantly written Mixing up pacing here and there Slow scenes with Alex and Family The middle paced romance scenes with Alex and a special someone and also blood racing turn the page 700 miles an hour sections.This was brilliant I wish I had of his Alex Cross novels I might watch the film but I have heard it isn t very good.That was a thrill Detective Inspector James x ALONG CAME A SPIDER Police Procedural US Cont PoorPatterson, James 1st in seriesWarner Books, 1992 PaperbackThe daughter of a famous actress and son of the secretary of the Treasury has been kidnapped The boy s body is found and the kidnapper demands that Detective Alex Cross be the one to deliver the 10M ransom The money is taken, but the girl is not returned and Alex joins forces with Jezzie Flanagan, the supervisor of the Secret Service, to find the kidnapper I had some real problems with this book The alternating first person, third person telling of the story was distracting Alex seemed the whitest black man I ve ever read, and there was next to no character development There were hints of the mastermind fairly early in the story, the kidnapper was stereotypically evil and the very ending was unrealistic The story did move well for about the first half, and then I found myself getting bored Judging by his popularity, one can only assume Mr Patterson s writing improved radically after this book.