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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

An Interesting Read

This book takes us to the year 2061, where there are two types of beings on Earth, HUMANS and ELITES.


Hays Baker and his wife Lizbeth possess super-human strength, extraordinary intelligence, high powered jobs, stunning looks, a sex life to die for, and two beaut...
This book takes us to the year 2061, where there are two types of beings on Earth, HUMANS and ELITES.


Hays Baker and his wife Lizbeth possess super-human strength, extraordinary intelligence, high powered jobs, stunning looks, a sex life to die for, and two beautiful children. Of course they do--they're Elites, endowed at birth with the very best that the world can offer. The only problem in their perfect world: humans and their toys!


Only things are not always as they seem, as the bottom falls out of Baker's world and he suddenly learns he must give up the life he has always known and realizes he must foil the plan of the ELITES and try to save the HUMANS from extinction. He will need to tap into all of his resources to save millions of lives including his own.



Let me start by saying you will never look at your children's toys the same way again and the frightening thing is that the authors have set this book just 50 years into the future. This story was a very interesting and scary read but in a totally different way than other books I have read by Patterson. I have not read his Maximum Ride series but this book seems to dovetail into that type of book. The scientific, futuristic, save the world style, rather than the serial killer, mystery style. But Patterson with his group of talented co-writers seem to pull off both effortlessly.

The Humans vs. Elites mirrors the typical Good vs. Evil storyline but the addition of the political element gives you pause as it relates to what is happening in the government today. The privatization of many things that have been previously handled by government and other political ideas put forth right here in Wisconsin by our current governor could be a precursor to things happening in this book. Taken down to the raw level, the ELITES would be the billionaires and corporate America and the HUMANS would be the middle/lower class that is facing extinction.

This book is definitely a futuristic thriller, and the back of the book says "James Bond and Jason Bourne have been topped," but I don't think when the authors put this book together they realized that as is was released that the United States would be going through what it is right now with America being divided and ripped apart by those elected and the huge corporations that got them elected vs. the middle class. Then again, maybe they did, which makes this book's release time brilliant.

Just be aware of the toys of the future, those robotic animals and ones that clone human-like behavior, may lead to the total unraveling of the world as we know it. Sometimes "THE ONE WITH THE MOST TOYS--DIES".




Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from The Hachette Book Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

posted by Dollycas on March 8, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

28 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

Blame McMahon, not Patterson

I received an advanced copy of this book from Little, Brown, & Company as a surprise when I received my review copy of Cross Fire. No offense to the publisher, or to James Patterson, but this was the type of surprise I wish I could undo.

This novel is a rather shaky...
I received an advanced copy of this book from Little, Brown, & Company as a surprise when I received my review copy of Cross Fire. No offense to the publisher, or to James Patterson, but this was the type of surprise I wish I could undo.

This novel is a rather shaky venture into Science Fiction territory, ripping off SciFi stories we know and love (and at least 3 written by name checked author Philip K. Dick) and making them an unholy hodge podge of...well of unentertaining momentum.

James Patterson has proven himself to be consistently entertaining, so when I read a bad collaboration like this, I tend to blame the co-author.

(For more of my thoughts, you can check out my full review of the book at my book blog, The Bookish Kind.)

posted by TheBookishKind on December 22, 2010

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  • Posted January 21, 2012

    Predictable plot, although an unwanted surprise

    I love James Patterson, so when I see a new book with his name on it I immediately pick it up. Unfortunately I didn't notice that there was also a co-author or I might have been a little more cautious.

    After reading the blurb on the book itself, I thought it would be an interesting read typical of Patterson. I felt really ripped off when I started reading and soon realized that it was sci-fi. I'm not a sci-fi lover and felt like I had been duped into buying the book since no mention of the future, clones, Elites, etc. had been mentioned.

    But I went ahead and read it anyway figuring that if Patterson had put his name on it, it must be good. He must've really been paid a lot to put his name on it, because it was nowhere up to his normal standards. The ending was very predictable--and this is coming from someone who rarely figures it out before it's over. In fact, all you really have to do is look at the title after about 50 pages, put two and two together, and you're about done.

    The bottom line is don't waste your money on this one. And if you're still not convinced, at least wait a couple of months and it will be on the bargain table.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2014

    Bloodslave to vamps!!!

    She walks down the bak alley looking around nervously knowing she had gone the wong way. She began to walk faster her heart racing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Anna

    She came in and lay on a couch with out her thong and said come to me for some fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Kayla

    Im h<_>orny girls

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Hannah

    A girl with a seethou bra and seethou shorts and pantys

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Kristwn

    Comes in with a thong and a wet vagina. Hwr boobs are 40dd size and has a small bra on thay shows most of her boobs. Likes to have pee sex.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    Mira

    She cam in and said anyone not have someone? Ajusting he croptop and VARY SHORT shorts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    Ash

    Sure

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Sara

    She sat down wearing a tiny crop top that flashed her plump DDDs. She also wore a very tiny leather mini skirt. She fiddled with her blond hair, and crossed her legs, trying to hide her extreme horniness...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Sims

    Walks in wanting to get fuc<_>ked

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    A darkly handsome ass stud with abs and muscles in all black walks in

    *looks at Nick and crosses the room gracefully* hey there lets get you free shall we? *unties him, takes out the vibr<_>ator and gives him clothes* get dressed *walks out farting then sh<_>its his pants right before crossing the door* oops

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    The Way Lyrics

    I love the way you make me fell I love it I love it I live the way you make me feel I love it
    <br>
    Mac Miller-
    I'm thinkin' abour her every second every hour do my singin' in the shower pickin' petals off of flowers like do she love me? Do she love me not? I ain't a player
    <br>
    You give me that kinda somethin' want it all the time need it everyday on a scale of 1-10 i'm at 100 never get enough i cant stay away
    <br>
    If you want it i got i got everyday you can get whatever you need from me stay by your side i'll never leave you and i aint goin nowhere cause your a keeper
    <br>
    So font you worry baby you got me i got a bad boy i must admit it you got my heart dont know how you did it and i dont care this is it babe i dont wanna hide the way i feel when your next to me
    <p@,
    Figure the rest oyt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Wow.

    Thats a lot of gays!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Troy

    Flips through channels

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    To Troy

    Are you bise.xual?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    To you all

    Go to y slave res 2 & 3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    Nick

    Okay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Josh

    I'm josh and want se.x now

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    Futuristic fun!

    This Patterson novel is one of his stand alone stories. In other words, it is not part of a series. It is also a bit of a departure for him because it takes place in the future, so technically it is a science fiction novel. Genetic engineering in a distopic society is the main theme of the book. Has some great plot twists that you don't see coming. Lots of action in this one! Fun read!

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  • Posted October 11, 2013

    I am giving the book three stars because the author is James Pat

    I am giving the book three stars because the author is James Patterson, afterall. Very strange book but I kept reading because once started, must finish. My rule. I'm still reeling from the totally unexpected theme. Are there two James Patterson's out there? This was so not like the James Patterson thrillers I'm used to reading.

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