Book Reviews of The Jester

The Jester
The Jester
Author: James Patterson, Andrew Gross
ISBN-13: 9780446613842
ISBN-10: 0446613843
Publication Date: 2/1/2004
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 449 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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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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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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Set in the era of the Crusades. The story of murder and mayham brought about by Fudal Lords and one man's journey of revenge. Good reading, short chapters
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Loved this one! I don't generally make my husband read books, but I made him read this one, and he loved it too. It's not exactly standard Patterson fare - this could be classified more in the realm of historical fiction. Set during the Crusades for Jerusalem, a man whose wife is kidnapped by marauders and his child murdered sets out on a crusade of his own to find her; disguising himself as a court jester along the way. This book is a must-read for Patterson fans, and I believe that fans of historical fiction or adventure stories would really enjoy it also.
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James Patterson's astonishing seventeenth #1 bestseller. I was unaware that this was a medieval historical novel.
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While I have always been a Patterson fan, I was skeptical about him writing a good historical fiction book. No more doubts - this work meets my strict criteria for good hi-fi. This is not the type of book you can truly escape into, but it's fun, quick and worth it. Feel free to email with any questions. ~LeAnn
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You are about to begin the Most thrilling James Patterson novel yet. Hugh De Luc returns from the Crusades to discover the his terrifying nightmare has just begun. Merciless killers have slain his young son, kidnapped hiswife, Sophie, and destroyed his town in their search for a priceless relic from the Crucifixion. Hugh's quest to find Sophie is one of the most puls-pounding adventures, mysteries, and unforgettable love stories in all of thriller fiction.
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Not what I expected, but fantastic reading!
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Most thrilling James Patterson novel yet.
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Excellent!
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Not a typical Patterson book. I loved this.
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This is a very poorly written book. if you write a book that takes place long ago, you can't use language that wouldn't take place during that time. I can't recommend this book at all.
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very good i wish he would visit this time period again
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I read this book in two days--I couldn't put it down! GREAT read!
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I couldn't get into this one. I usually like Patterson, but this one, with all the background on the Crusades, didn't pull me in.
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What a cool read, action, violence, education, and some hillarious jokes! "Jester" is like a stand up, ninja comedian!
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This book was quite different from normal books by James Patterson. I truly enjoyed it :-)
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I always enjoy anything written my Patterson. Jester seemed a little out of character for him. It was well written and a book you hate to lay down.
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I liked having a mystery from a different era.
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This is an unusual Patterson book and I think it's his best. Set back in the Crusades -- full of suspense, and just a wonderful story. A real favorite of mine!
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i am normally not into this type of book its set back in the AGES lol but this was actually really good I didnt want it to end
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I enjoyed this book tremendously!
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Well...I have to say this is the worst book that I have read out of about 25 James Patterson books. I had to force myself to continue on and on with this book, but I just could not get into it. If you like Midevil type reading then this may interest you, but for me it was a bad choice on my part for chosing to read this type of book.
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If you're a fan of Mr. Patterson's Alex Cross, Lindsay Boxer, Michael Bennett and others of the same genre, be prepared to forget that type of story!
Written with author Andrew Gross, I can't help but wonder if most, if not all, of the book was written by Mr. Gross & Mr. Patterson just put his name on it!
I had a bit of trouble getting into the story at first, due to being used to Mr. Patterson's crime thrillers. However, once I figured out this wasn't one of them, it didn't take long to get interested.
This is a really good story, urging the reader to just keep reading to find out what will happen!
I highly recommend this book. If for no other reason, because it is quite a ride, and very different from all the other Patterson books I've read.
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Very different from his series novels, enjoyed it so much. I love his writing but the "bird kids" aren't my thing.
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This book was AWSESOME!!!! That's all i have to say!
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This was a very good book. Hugh De Luc is unlucky, but yet luck is with him wherever he travels.
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This is a "midevil times" type of story which I didn't think I would get into, but I did. A little far-fetched in some spots, but a good story over all.
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Fascinating and compelling story - a complete surprise, based on the time of the Crusades! Loved it.
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This book was a bouble treat as I like the time period and it is a very typical James Patterson novel that keeps you interested from page one.
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A very different thing to read. Medieval history, with a pretty good story to go with it.
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A great story, really brings you back in time! I recommend it!
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Interesting historical read about the crusades and some very different characters.
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Very differant Patterson but a great story anyway
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A great Mystery. Hugh DeLuc returns from the Crusades to discover that his terrifying nightmare has just begun. Merciless killers have slain his young son, kidnapped his wife, Sophie and destroyed his town in their search for a priceless relic from the Crucifixion. His quest to find Sophie is one of the most pulse-pounding adventures, mysteries and unforgettable love stories in all of thriller fiction.
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Another excellent book by James Patterson! It kept me enthralled to the end.
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fun and fast moving adventure. Jonguleur, turned innkeeper, turned Jester, turned rebel is a character to like. A bit bloody, but fitting for the story.
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WOW! Totally different book from Patterson - but it kept me reading page after page!
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Not your usual Patterson but return to the times of the Crusades and follow Hugh De Luc through a terrifying nightmare. Very good book
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Awesome read!! Loved, loved loved it!!!
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Excellent, engrossing story. Fast paced reading.
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An excellent book very entertaining
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Like every other book of Patterson's I couldn't put this one down.
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I am not a big 'historical' reader, but I am glad I bought this one. Really makes you appreciate what you have in these times.
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Patterson has put me on the egde of my seat again--pulse-pounding
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Another incredible James Patterson book! Very fast read! A little more of an espinage type book than Patterson's norm! Loved it!
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This has got to be one of my favorite Patterson books! I love it!
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Best Author is the WORLD
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Different kind of Patterson. I still enjoyed it though. Here is the exerpt from the back cover. "You are about to begin the most thrilling James Patterson novel yet. Hugh De Luc returns from the Crusades to discover that his terrifying nightmare has just begun. Merciless killers have slain his young son, kidnapped his wife, Sophie, and destroyed his town in search for a priceless relic from the Crucifixion. Hugh's quest to find Sophie is one of the most pulse-pounding adventures, mysteries, and unforgettable love stories in all of thriller fiction."
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Good book
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Interesting medieval story about the Crusades, and relationships between nobles and commoners. Hugh is searching for his wife. What is the mysterious relic he has that the nobles want and are willing to do anything to get? Some violence.
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One of Patterson's best! Easy to read; hard to stop!
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You are about to begin the most thrilling James Patterson novel yet. Hugh De Luc returns from the Crusades to discover that his terrifying nightmare has just begun. Merciless killers have slain his young son, kidnapped his wife, Sophie, and destroyed his town in their search for a priceless relic from the Crucifixion. Hugh's quest to find Sophie is one of the most pulse pounding adventures, mysteries, and unforgettable lvoe stories in all of thriller fiction.
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IT'S JAMES PATTERSON!!!
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Not your normal James Patterson, but an excellent book.
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It was ok
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JAMES PATTERSON'S ONE OF THE BEST MYSTERY AUTHORS AROUND
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Hugh De Luc reutrns from the Crusades to discover that his terrifying nightmare has just begun. Merciless killers have slain his young son, kidnapped his wife, Sophie, and destroyed his town in their search for a priceless relic from the Crucifixion. Hugh's quest to find Sophie is one of the most pulse-pounding adventures, mysteries, and unforgettable love stories in all of thriller fiction.
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A GREAT READ ESPECIALLY FOR SOMEONE WHO LOVES HISTORY.
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You are about to begin the most thrilling James Patterson novel yet. Hugh De Luc returns from the Crusades to discover that his trrigying nightmare has just begun. Merciless killers have slain his young son, kidnapped his wife, Sophie, and destroyed his town in their search for a priceless relic from the Crucifixion. Hugh's quest to find Sophie is on of the mose pulse-pounding adventures, musteries and unforgettable love stories in all of thriller fiction.
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This was the first and only James Patterson book I have read. At first, I was put off by the very short, simple sentence structure. It almost seemed like a grade school book. After I got used to the writing style, the story turned out to be pretty good.
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Arriving home disillusioned from the Crusades, Hugh discovers that his village has been ransacked and his wife abducted by knights in search of a relic worth more than any throne in Europe. Only by taking on the role of a jester is he able to infiltrate his enemy's castle, where he thinks his wife is captive.

With the unstoppable pace and plot of a page-turning Alex Cross novel, THE JESTER is a breathtakingly romantic, pulse-pounding adventure-one that could only be conjured by the mind of James Patterson. Everyone who has ever hoped for good to defeat evil or for love to conquer all will not be able to stop turning the pages of this masterful novel of virtue, laughter-yes, laughter-and suspense.