Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

by James Patterson | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0446611085 Global Overview for this book
Registered by angelface46 of Grand Junction, Colorado USA on 1/25/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by angelface46 from Grand Junction, Colorado USA on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Journal Entry 2 by angelface46 at Montrose, Colorado USA on Thursday, February 02, 2012
Say what? A women's weepy from the megaselling author of the hard-boiled Alex Cross mysteries? Yes, and it's not the stretch some might imagine. Patterson has demonstrated his flair for female POV and characters in the stand-alone When the Wind Blows and in his current bestseller, 1st to Die and Cross himself has his gooey side. So how good is the novel? Good enough to lightly pluck the heartstrings and to impress with its craft and its calculation. As usual, Patterson mixes first- and third-person narration. Katie Wilkinson is a Manhattan book editor who's been inexplicably left by her lover and star author, a Martha's Vineyard poet named Matt. After he splits, Matt mails Katie the diary kept by his wife, Suzanne, for their young son. Katie reads it (the novel's extensive first-person passages) and reacts to it (briefer third-person interludes). The diary details how physician Suzanne, recovering from a heart attack at age 35, forsakes the rat race, moves to Martha's Vineyard and finds bliss with Matt, a housepainter who reads Moby-Dick and writes strong poems, and with their newborn son, Nicholas. The novel sloshes with sentiment (some of it quite icky) and simple spiritual truths, while acknowledging the reality of pain and loss: rose bushes galore, with thorns. Patterson sustains suspense through clever plotting and by Katie's wondering about the fate of Suzanne and Nicholas; what's finally revealed pushes her, and the novel, to a bittersweet conclusion.

Journal Entry 3 by angelface46 at Montrose, Colorado USA on Thursday, February 09, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (2/9/2012 UTC) at Montrose, Colorado USA


gotta get moving box

Journal Entry 4 by wingjmsmomwing at Newalla, Oklahoma USA on Wednesday, March 14, 2012
taken from OphEliaGirl's Gotta Get These Moving bookbox.

Journal Entry 5 by wingjmsmomwing at Newalla, Oklahoma USA on Saturday, March 25, 2017
Very different than most I've read by James Patterson. Very sad in parts but kept me reading.

Journal Entry 6 by wingjmsmomwing at bookbox, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Released 4 days ago (6/11/2019 UTC) at bookbox, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases


Sent in Ollie's Anything Goes Book Box.

Journal Entry 7 by missprisy at Edmond, Oklahoma USA on Thursday, June 13, 2019
This book enjoyed a brief stopover in Oklahoma in the Ollie's Anything Goes Bookbox. Will travel on soon.

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