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Cradle and All
Cradle and All
Author: James Patterson
In Boston, a young woman finds herself pregnant--even though she is still a virgin. — In Ireland, another young woman discovers she is in the same impossible condition. — And in cities all around the world, medical authorities are overwhelmed by epidemics, droughts, famines, floods, and worse. It all feels like a sign that something awful is comin...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446609401
ISBN-10: 0446609404
Publication Date: 2/1/2001
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 448 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
I am a huge fan of James Patterson work. That is probably why this book was such a huge disappointment; if I didn't like Patterson's books so much I would just chalk this up to a bad attempt, but it's Patterson! "Cradle and All" is at best preachy and disjointed. At worst this book is a loose collection of bad moral stories and it spends most of it's pages dumbing down what could be a great story and insulting the reader. I am glad that I this was not the first of Patterson's books I had picked up, because if it had been I never would have touched another. I gave him the benefit of the doubt and so far this is the only book I have not loved but honestly the only list this book makes for me is "Never Again!"
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Helpful Score: 3
James Patterson broke his mold, writing about a different sort of mystery. He is a fabulous writer regardless of which book he decides to write. I have never been dissapointed in a book by James Patterson, and now I am hooked for life...awaiting his new releases every month. What hooked me is the fact that he got away from his usual character plots and decided to go out on a limb and try something VERY different...
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Helpful Score: 2
Very snappy book! The writer keeps chapters to about 2-2.5 pages so you feel you are moving quickly through the book. The story disturbed a lot of people who read it, but if you liked things along the lines of Exorcist, Poltergiest and Amityville, you'll enjoy this.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a fast-paaced interesting read especially for the month of December. When you read it, you will understand why. There are a number of wordy spots that seem to cover the same thing. In retrospect, however, these sections were true to the struggles of the characters.

I had figured out one aspect of the ending, but not the way it came about. The last five paragraphs (of which four were only one sentence long) were totally unexpected. Although it set up the possibility of a sequel, I hope one is not written, except by each of the readers for themselves.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is not a book for the faint hearted or timid reader! Graphic scenes of two pregnant virgins in sexual situations with angels and devils...compelling in a strange and eerie way. Die-hard Patterson fans will enjoy the suspense--I wouldn't recommend it for the average mystery lover. INTENSE!
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is NOT an Alex Cross book so don't expect that. It's out there, and a twist on revelations. It kept me guessing and creeped out as well. James Patterson is always good, and this is one of my favorites of his.
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Not one of my more favorite Patterson novels -- sort ot "out there".


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