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The Thomas Berryman Number
The Thomas Berryman Number
Author: James Patterson
ISBN-13: 9780739407325
ISBN-10: 0739407325
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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3 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books/Hachette Book Group
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 6
This book is to hard to follow and I could never get into it.
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Helpful Score: 5
Had heard that this very early Patterson book was one of his best, but I was disappointed. None of the characters was particularly likeable. Berryman was not well enough developed for me to care about him, and other than the reporter who is writing about him -- almost all the other characters had very distant supporting roles. I ended up skimming the book and pretty much looked forward to finishing and not having to pick it up again.
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Helpful Score: 3
this is probably Patterson at his best..early in his career, before he felt like he had to pump out NYT best sellers every other month. Should satisfy the mystery lover in all of us.
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Helpful Score: 2
Didn't take very many pages to know I wouldn't read it, either his first or one of his first but it started out a mess and the more I read the more confused I was as to what this was about but by then I didn't care.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of Patterson's first books. Very good and different.
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This is the only James Patterson book I could not read through. I believe this was his first major publication of a novel. The characters are too well developed. Descriptions go on forever, and it jumps back and forth over time and character. I had a difficult time keeping up with what had happened and who was on first. I tried reading it twice and had to put it down both times. It is a severe departure from the short chapters and clean action of his more current series.
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Won the Edgar for best first novel and launched the career of one of the most prolific and best-selling authors of our time. For those reasons, it's worth reading.
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Finally, reached disk six. The previous 5 CD's built the story but you'll have to plod through the plot to the last Chapters before it is all pulled together. Characters introduced in early chapters get lost when the next character comes into the story. Thomas Berryman was just one minor interest after all. So... what happens next?
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Patterson's first published book. Very different style than the rest of them. Nice to see that even wealthy writers had a learning curve!
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The Thomas Berryman Number begins with three terrifying murders in the South. It ends with a relentless and unforgettable manhunt in the North. In between is the riveting story of a chilling assassin, the woman he loves, and the beloved leader he is hired to kill with extreme prejudice.

This is a large print book and an ex-library book.
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PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IS HIS FIRST PUBLISHED WORK -- A more undeveloped piece of work; a much less mature style of writing than what we are used to from him today. Still a master from the literary world.
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I have to say this was the worst James Patterson book I have ever read.
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This was the most confusing book I have read in a long time. I never did get the jist of it.
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Another good mystery by Patterson
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Not Patterson's best work. "The Thomas Berryman Number" is still a page turner, and the plot is relatively exciting. The writing, though, is simplistic and we never really learn much about the characters. The plot is not very well explained, the time period keeps jolting about, so the book doesn't flow at all. It all just seems like a lot of disjointed thoughts and ideas put together in random order. Not to mention, the ending is abrupt and somewhat anti climatic. It's not up to his usual standards, but not horrible either.
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This is, I think, his first novel. It keeps you on the edge of your seat until its shocking conclusion.
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this is the fist book I read by James Patterson and now I'm hooked
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Not the best book I have ever read. Hard to follow.
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One of his early ones. Definatly not one of his best.
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I THOUGHT WHAT I HEARD (2ND CD!) OF THIS BOOK WAS CRAP. I SURE COULD NOT FOLLOW IT, VERY DIS-JOINTED, SURE NOT WORTH MY TIME + I NEVER DO THAT. MAYBE IF I LISTENED TO THE WHOLE BOOK, IT WOULD HAVE MADE SENSE, BUT I COULDN'T STAND TO!! SO SORRY MR. PATTERSON...AWFUL!!
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Finally got to the end of this book, I don't know why he wrote it and I don't know why I listened to it. I had to listen to most cds at least twice to keep up with the different characters and the ending was very lame. Maybe the book would do better as a movie because it sure isn't worth reading or as I did, listening to.
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This book was very interesting !
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Chilling and compelling.. james patterson has written the classic american suspence novel..
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One of Patterson's earlier books, it is in a different style than I was used to. It was a good book though and a quick read.
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Another very good James Patterson mystery, full of twists and turns. While it is one of his earlier books, it still showed the mind for detail that he writes with. I enjoyed it alot.
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Fairly good book
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Written in 1976. He hadn't gotten in the habit of writing 3 page chapters yet.
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Very disappointed in this one. I could not get into it, so I never did finish it.
I have read a lot of James Patterson Books (and have a lot more to read) and have never NOT finished one.
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Not my favorite book of Pattersons
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Winner of The Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America

James Patterson, author of the #1 bestsellers Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls, has written one of America's suspense masterpieces. The Thomas Berryman Number begins with three terrifying murders in the South. It ends with a relentless and unforgettable manhunt in the North. In between is the riveting story of a chilling assasin, the woman he loves, and the beloved leader he is hired to kill with extreme prejudice.
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Not as good as his other books, but still a good story.
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Early Patterson. Not his best, but interesting.
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This is a shorter book than Patterson normally writes, but it still packs a great punch. Another great book by a WONDERFUL author.
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Begins with 3 terrifying murders in the South. It ends with a relentless and unforgettable manhunt in the North. In between is the riveting story of a chilling assassin, the woman he loves, and the beloved leader he is hired to kill with extreme prejudice.
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The Thomas BerrymanNumber begins with three terrifying murders in the South. It ends with a relentless and unforgettable manhunt in the North. In between is the riveting story of a chiiling assassin, the woman he loves, and the beloved leader he is hired to kill with extreme prejudice. I enjoyed reading this book, but felt it was not as well written as most of James Patterson's other books.
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Excellant.
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Tried reading it but couldn't get into it.
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not your typical james patterson
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It begins with three terrifying murders in the South. It ends with a relentless and unforgettable manhunt in the North. In between is the riveting story of a chilling assassin, the woman he loves, and the beloved leader he is hired to kill with extreme prejudice.
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THIS BOOK BEGINS WITH THREE MURDERS IN THE SOUTH AND AN UNFORGETABLE MANHUNT IN THE NORTH.
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short James Patterson mystery -- begins with three terrifying murders in the South