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Black Market Paperback – Jan 1 2006


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132 of 138 people found the following review helpful
Black Market is "early" James Patterson Oct. 23 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
There are few books by James Patterson that I would give fewer than 5 stars. He always blows my mind. Black Market is good, but it takes time for even a great writer like Patterson to become a true master. This book was published in 1986. Patterson fans, like me, who love his books because he pulls absolutely no punches may be somewhat frustrated when he pulls the punches a little here. Also, Arch Carroll is an interesting and sympathetic character, but I don't feel the reader gets to get inside of him like you do with Alex Cross. I kept wanting to know this guy better; I even wanted to know the bad guy better, even if I wound up hating him, like Gary Soneji. In Black Market, the admittedly fascinating plot is king. In a world full of plot-masters, I love Patterson's books because the plots are great, but character is king. Black Market is certainly a book to read for Patterson fans, as long as they understand that it feels like at this point in his career he may have been still developing the fabulous style that makes him absolutely tops today.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Fast pace, griping and an all around great read Sept. 7 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The characters and plot twists make this a book you won't soon forget. Archer Carrol/ Crusader Rabbit is my favorite Patterson character. If you liked See How They Run, you'll love Black Market.
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
One of his best, my favorite Feb. 17 2000
By Sam McNeal - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Black Market, was in my opion one of Paterson's best books. The NYPD and NYFBI details were semi-authantic, I worked for both, but it was very good. The main character was multi demensional and complex. The subplots were inter woven to the main plot and it moved at patterson's traditional pace. Truly a a great read and worth your money.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Read many books, this is definitely one of THE best! Oct. 25 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
After seeing the movie Capricorn One, many years ago, I have come to the belief that a lot of what we think of as reality in fact is not real. Since then, I have had several life experiences that have proven that fact. Black Market takes that philosophy/perception to the ultimate limit. It is everything we have all kept in the back of our minds and have been too afraid to bring out, this book makes us face how we truly feel about things in life and really LOOK at what IS real or not. Of every book I have read, some that have been great thrillers with dissapointining endings, this is one book that keeps you at the edge of your seat all of the way, only to give you the most rewarding ending of all books I have ever read! I have to applaud James Patterson, he has finally gained my respect over and above John Grisham! Black Market blows away The Firm!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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By Shikari - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
patterson's language here is quite sluggish, though the plot moves feverishly. it has enough intrigues, explosions, and murders to satisfy the reader's appetite, but patterson is no match compared to the other good writers of this genre.

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