3/5, AUTHOR, Book Review, Fiction, P, Read in 2008

The Midnight Club by James Patterson

The Midnight Club
by James Patterson
Copyright: 198
Pages: 349
Rating: 3/5
Read: April 28-May 4, 2008
Challenge: No challenge; personal read

First Line: The night that John Stefanovitch was shot couldn’t have been colder, or the stars more dazzling in high winter skies.

When NYPD Detective John Stefanovitch is shot and paralyzed one cold night, he thinks his life couldn’t get worse. But it can. That same night, his wife is shot and killed in their apartment. Who is behind this?! A man known as The Grave Dancer, The Midnight Club and what they call “street law.” And Stefanovitch will stop at nothing to catch this crazed psychopath.
I’m going to be honest here …. this has to be the most disappointing James Patterson book that I have read to date. I was completely uninterested in it. I usually read his books in 2 days tops, but this one just kept dragging on. I didn’t like it much at all. I felt it hard to follow and am still unsure as to what really was supposed to be going on in the book. I just wasn’t impressed by this book whatsoever. I wouldn’t recommend this one at all.
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Reading Schedule

2008 Reading Schedule

By May 31

  • Carla Neggers, The Widow(Eponymous)
  • Robin Cook, Marker (Celebrate the Author)

By June 30

  • M.C. Beaton, The Deadly Game (Celebrate the Author)

By July 1

  • Nora Roberts, Blood Brothers (Title Master)
  • James Patterson, Mary Mary (Title Master)
  • M.C. Beaton, The Deadly Dance (Title Master)
  • Kathy Reichs, Deadly Decisions (Title Master)

By July 31

  • Michael Connelly, The Black Echo (Celebrate the Author)

By August 31

  • Nelson DeMille, Night Fall (Celebrate the Author; Triple 8)

By September 30

  • Stephen King, The Shining (Celebrate the Author; 1% Well-Read)

By October 31

  • Ann Rule (Celebrate the Author)

By November 30

  • J.F. Freedman, The Disappearance (Initials Challenge)
  • M.C. Beaton, The Deadly Dance (Initials Challenge)
  • J.A. Jance, Name Withheld (Initials Challenge)
  • P.J. Parrish, Thicker than Water (Series Season 2; Initials Challenge; Triple 8)
  • P.J. Parrish, Island of Bones (Series Season 2)
  • J.D. Robb, Glory in Death (Initials Challenge)
  • Alex Kava, The Soul Catcher (Series Season 2)
  • Alex Kava, A Necessary Evil (Series Season 2)
  • P.J. Parrish, A Killing Rain (Series Season 2)
  • P.J. Parrish, Unquiet Grave (Series Season 2)
  • P.J. Parrish, A Thousand Bones (Series Season 2)
  • Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin (Celebrate the Author; 1% Well-Read)

By December 31

  • David Lifton, Best Evidence: Disguise and Deception in the Assassination of John F. Kennedy (Back to History)
  • Edward Steers, Jr., Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (Back to History)
  • Jim Garrison, On the Trail of the Assassins (Back to History; Triple 8)
  • Anthony Summers, Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover (Back to History; Triple 8)
  • Don & Susie Van Ryn, Newell, Colleen & Whitney Cerak, Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope (Triple 8)
  • Anne Robins, A Perfect Stranger (Historical Fiction) (Back to History)
  • Charles Pellegrino, Her Name, Titanic (Back to History)
  • Eleanor Herman, Sex with the Queen: Nine Hundred Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate Politics (Back to History)
  • John Dallek, Nixon and Kissinger (Back to History)
  • Mary Higgins Clark (Celebrate the Author)
  • Matt Dalton, Presumed Guilty: What the Jury Never Knew About Laci Peterson’s Murder and Why Scott Peterson Should Not Be on Death Row(Triple 8)
  • Anne Bird, Blood Brother: 33 Reasons My Brother Scott Peterson is Guilty(Triple 8)
  • Stephen Singular, Unholy Messenger: The Life and Crimes of the BTK Serial Killer (Triple 8)
  • Max Allan Collins, American Gangster (Triple 8)
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Triple 8)
  • Peter Harry Brown & Patte B. Barham, Marilyn: The Last Take (Triple 8)
  • Andrew Morton, Diana: Her True Story (Triple 8)
  • Michael Connelly, The Black Echo(Triple 8)
  • Jeffery Deaver, The Bone Collector (Triple 8)
  • Stephen King, Four Past Midnight (Triple 8)
  • Greg Iles, Turning Angel (Triple 8)
  • Dean Koontz, Strangers (Triple 8)

By Feb. 28, 2009

  • Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex (1% Well-Read)
  • Ian McEwan, Atonement (1% Well-Read)
  • Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace (1% Well-Read)
  • James Ellroy, The Black Dahlia (1% Well-Read)
  • Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (1% Well-Read)
  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein (1% Well-Read)