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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company (Nov. 17 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316602906
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316602907
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 16.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 717 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,541,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By janet dunn on May 17 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
James Patterson is a fantastic story-teller! Big Bad Wolf is one of his best. I haven't read them all yet,
but I sure am going to.

Patterson has a way of keeping me hooked and to me that's a good thing. If he ever comes to the
Ottawa area, I would sure love to meet him.
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By R. W. SIMPSON on April 17 2014
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As always, James Patterson, and Alex Cross, provide a great read. Cross is always running up against a new threat, and each one is relevant to the times in which we live.
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By jordan brookes on Feb. 10 2012
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I gave it as a gift to my mom and have not read it yet, I am sure it will be a nail biter as they always are. I will be glad when I get to read it
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 12 2004
Format: Hardcover
A dozer. This book is lackluster; severely lacking in both character and story development. Seems to me that Patterson has decided to rest on his laurels and churn out drivel for his fans. My advice: don't waste your money on this. If you want to read it, check it out from your local library...then you won't feel so ripped off.
For other reviewers--please resist revealing the ENTIRE plot in your reviews. Sheesh, it would be nice to have at least ONE surprise left while reading. (Although in this particular book there's not much "plot" to reveal.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By toonin on June 1 2004
Format: Hardcover
I thoroughly enjoyed the initial Alex Cross novels, but this was a resounding disappointment. Patterson seems to have evolved into an author who no longer cares about the quality of his writing. If you can accept the premise of the F.B.I. recruiting someone from a city police force and immediately jumping them over seasoned veterans to a position of dominance, then, perhaps you will be readily able to accept the many other unlikley aspects of this novel. Rather than contributing to character development, Patterson's subplots involving Cross's family and friends seem manipulative and shallow. His long distance romance is like a teenage view of love and separation. The most manipulative facet of the entire book is the ending which seems to have no motivation driving it other than an effort to get readers to buy the next epsiode when it comes out. It shouldn't be a long wait-it can't take much time for Patterson to type a book of this quality.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Definitely not one of Patterson's better Cross books. While I am finding the whole series becoming very predictable and formulaic, this novel, and the second "wolf" installment, London Bridges, are perhaps the most poorly developed of the Alex Cross stories. Not one I would recommend unless you are a huge Alex Cross and/or James Patterson fan.
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By A Customer on June 30 2004
Format: Audio CD
First, let me praise the audio recording of this book.
Both actors were fantastic. The first-person reading of agent Alex Cross was phenomenal and the other characters were also skillful and convincing. Audiobooks have come a long way. This was full-fledged theater.
Now, the book itself. Yes, it was cheesy. Yes, it was a bit dopey. But did you expect otherwise?
It kept my interest, it was fast-paced, it was everything I expected it to be.
Was it filled with cliches? Yes. Did the descriptions of Cross's family life grow tiresome? Yes. Was the ending contrived? Sure.
But it's not like you pick up James Patterson to read great literature.
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By Jorge Frid on June 30 2004
Format: Hardcover
I agree with most of the reviewers that this is not the best of JP's books , but even so, this book will keep you reading, it is a very fast read and you will be interested in each page, the story about the Red Mafia could be real; anything in these days could be real.The book has some unsolved murders that I think is just to give the Wolf more power. Why didn't they use Elizabeth to know exactly who the Wolf was?
The end is kind of sad with his son and very sad about what happened to the Wolf, but remember not all the endigs are happy.
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