Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Sail by James Patterson
Preferring something quick and easy to read while travelling recently I accepted my husband’s suggestion of reading this title which he had just finished. He is a fan of James Patterson novels and although feeling this one is far from his best, thought I would find it good enough to hold my interest. It did, I devoured it in just a few days not for any reason other than it was an easy read though.
The book is divided into six parts plus a prologue and an epilogue. The Dunne family consisting of Christine and her three children embark on a family sailing holiday that is destined to evolve into a life or death nightmare. Although I was of course expecting this to be a thriller I did find the number of dramas and disasters that the protagonists survived, beggared belief!
High drama and twists and turns continued right through to the very end. I will not be rushing to read more by this author but it was ridiculous fun in a way. Just the sort of story that I suspect would make a better film than it did a novel. As although there is not much of a storyline it has murder, betrayal and villains.
James Patterson is one of the most prolific and bestselling American authors. His books have sold approximately 130 million copies worldwide and some of them have been made into films.
For a fuller synopsis of the plot and author details visit James Patterson’s Official Website