The Lake House by James Patterson
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THE LAKE HOUSE is a little gem...this is a tale for the child in all adults --- the child who delights in being scared by a story, all the more so when that same story also makes the child feel loved.
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The memorable story begun in When the Wind Blows continues in this thrilling novel, and it's one that really soars! Frannie O'Neil, a Colorado veterinarian, knows a terrible secret that will change the history of the world. Kit Harrison, an FBI agent under suspension has seen things that no one in his right mind would believe. A twelve-year-old girl named Max and five other incredible children have powers we can only dream of. These children can fly. And the only place they will be safe is the Lake House. Or so they believe..
 

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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
 
Published June 1, 2003 by Little, Brown and Company. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography, Action & Adventure, Horror, Crime. Fiction
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Patterson’s sensibility dovetails perfectly with that of his prodigies, whose tender feelings and pitch-perfect teenage dialogue are the best things here. It’s only when human grownups have to talk and act that this overblown saga sags.

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Book Reporter

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on Jan 22 2011

THE LAKE HOUSE is a little gem...this is a tale for the child in all adults --- the child who delights in being scared by a story, all the more so when that same story also makes the child feel loved.

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Despite the reduction in suspenseful moments, the fanciful concept of genetically altered children is foreboding, providing this novel with an eerie sense of reality given the current strides made in genetic research.

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THE LAKE HOUSE, the sequel to the best-selling WHEN THE WIND BLOWS is a fascinating thriller starring six unusual children whom capture the hearts of the audience as they try to make a place for themselves in this BRAVE NEW WORLD

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Reviewing the Evidence

Below average

THE LAKE HOUSE is a bland story that relies heavily on pulling the heartstrings of readers in order to disguise what is essentially a bad novel. It relies heavily on the feelings between Frannie and the children as well as the innocence...

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Overall, THE Lake HOUSE is going to disappoint all those who had high hopes for this sequel. It does seem that Patterson wanted to reuse these characters but was unable to find a suitable vehicle to do so, thus rehashing the plot of the first...

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If you¹ve never read James Patterson I would recommend his early Alex Cross books and leave WHEN THE WIND BLOWS and THE LAKE HOUSE alone. When you see this novel for sale, heed the advertisements for it, ³Be very afraid.² And run from this book.

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on Oct 09 2007

Patterson delivers a fanciful story that while obviously impossible, involves you in the story to the point that you believe that the events could really happen as he says. The loveable children, who are half-bird...touch the reader's heart.

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