But can you blame me, really? The author's name isn't quite three times the size of the title, so I didn't think this was one of those books the Ape warned me about. And who could resist discovering the answer to that question posed on the cover: "What if your imaginary friend from childhood was your one true love?" Never mind the way that last phrase shouts romance novel in disguise.
I haven't read many James Patterson books, as they seem to be the haven of my friends who don't really care much about reading--honestly, now that I think about it, this may be the only one I've read. But I know about the movies Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls, and I've heard of Alex Cross, so I was expecting some sort of thriller, or at least a mystery.
Funny thing is, all I remembered about the book before this re-read was that it wasn't what I expected. Not sure why I thought it might be what I expected the second time around. Have you ever heard the phrase, "anything worth reading once is worth reading twice"? Well, I will say that this book was not worth reading twice. But it was light and quick, like bubble gum and soda pop, which was a nice change from my last attempted read.
On to bigger and better things. I may actually finish The Sparrow next.