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The Jester
The Jester
Author: Andrew Gross, James Patterson
The title character is, when introduced in 1096, an unassuming innkeeper in a French village oppressed by the local nobleman. To earn his freedom, Hugh de Luc joins the Crusades for a torturous, bloody march toward Jerusalem that occupies the book's first third and ends with him escaping the madness around him by deserting back to France, in...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316602051
ISBN-10: 0316602051
Publication Date: 3/4/2003
Pages: 457
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 205 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
Another delightful departure from the expected from the always surprising Patterson. This novel is historical fiction taking place around 1096. There is Patterson's usual twists, turns and romantic hero with The Crusades, religious relics, and feudal life in France thrown in for good measure. Cary Elwes's narration is completely perfect and certainly adds to the enjoyment of the audio presentation.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great book about treasure from the Crusades. Time setting goes back and forth between present day France and 1096 France.
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I was plesently surprised to find that this was NOT just another cookie cutter book by James Patterson and one of his numerous co-writers. Although not a "great" book, it is a well written story and an easy read.

Taking place in the eleventh century with the dark side of the Crusades as background Hugh de Luc, the Jester, fights for such timely issues of rightness, morality, justice, freedom, and, of course, love. Above all, it is a book of hope. The phrase "That may be, but it will not always be" repeated throughout the story gives hope to what seems impossible then and now.
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Helpful Score: 2
One of my favorites - set in the medival times and the Crusades. Great character development - great plot with twists and turns to keep you on your toes. GREAT.
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Helpful Score: 1
I was surprised by the time and location of the story and probably might have passed over it. Thank goodness I didn't it held my attention and made me want to do more driving or I would sit in the car until there came a break in the story.
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This was a really fun read. I could not put it down and finished it in less than a full day. By far his best book.
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I found this book quite entertaining. The jokes that the Jester comes up were quite entertaining. If you want a book that is historically correct and fact ridden this is not the book for you, but if you are reading to be entertained this is not a bad read. The characters are well developed and believable which mad the book a pleasure to read.
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Not one of my favorite James Patterson Books.

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Hugh de Luc (Primary Character)
Emilie (Major Character)
Sophie (Major Character)
Anne (Major Character)
Stephen (Major Character)

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