Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X

James Patterson's new hit novel calls itself, "Spider-Man meets Men in Black" on the jacket, and the novel lives up to this claim. Seemingly written for the big screen, this fast-paced adventure story is a perfectly fine piece of fiction for summer reading. I like Daniel, the 15 year old human-yet-alien-orphan with superpowers who is hunting down the evil aliens who inhabit Earth and try to destroy us.

Also on the jacket, you will find the following statement:

"In the spirit of the most enduring hit movies and books, James Patterson has written this story for readers from ten to a hundred and ten. Special care has been taken with the language and content of The Dangerous Days of Daniel X."

Hoorah! Of course, now my curiosity is piqued. What is the language and content of James Patterson's other books like?

And now, I solemnly resolve to read Stephenie Meyer's "No.1 bestselling teen vampire Twilight saga."


Robin said...

I HIGHLY recommend The Twilight Series. I just finished Breaking Dawn which is The 4th and final book from Bella's perspective. They are amazing! the way I am far from a teen!! Almost 30 but I still loved them!

federoff11 said...

I read just book #4 (Breaking Dawn) and did not like it. Bella is self-centered, and enjoys being in a love triangle between herself, her husband, and Jacob-the-werewolf. She is no role model of restraint and purity, and needs to GROW UP! I also don't like the perfection-eternally theme of the undead. All vampires are physically lovely, and will never change. As if only good looks count!
I'm a 39-year old mother, who used to like Ann Rice before I started to take my Faith seriously. These books bother me. Much better would be Regina Doman's "Midnight Dancers"