History Creator / JamesPatterson

13th Nov '17 8:23:59 PM PaulA
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* AnimalsHateHim: In ''Zoo'', the mysterious animal attacks are found to be a result of [[spoiler:pollution-induced pheromones emitted by human beings which are similar to the attack-pheromones of insects]]. Thus, this trope applies to ''everyone on the planet''.
* BlackBraAndPanties: In ''Sail'', it is stated that a lawyer likes it best when his mistress is wearing black underwear.
* BlackWidow: Nora Roberts, the main character in ''Honeymoon''. She kills two rich guys a short while after they propose to her with her two piece signature dish: an omelet laced with one poison, and sparkle water mixed with a second poison.


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* FalseRoulette: In ''Sail''.
* FreeRangeChildren: In ''I Funny'', Jamie Grimm goes to another town by himself for a comedy contest on his own -- did we mention he's paraplegic? -- and it's strongly implied he wheeled himself home in the middle of the night.


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* HatePlague: Played with in ''Zoo'', in which a Hate Plague that affects all mammals except humans appears to be triggering an escalating global epidemic of animal attacks. [[spoiler:It turns out that, while animals' behavior is indeed being altered, it's more of a ''Hate Me'' Plague: thanks to pollution plus radiation from cell phones, humans have begun emitting pheromones which incite other mammals to attack them.]]
* HighClassCallGirl: In ''Sail''.
* {{Imprinting}}: The bird kids do this to the heroine of ''The Lake House''.
* IncongruouslyDressedZombie: In ''Zoo 2'', Jackson's group in Las Vegas is attacked by feral humans, whose clothes clearly peg them as casino employees, tourists, and (inevitably) an ElvisImpersonator.
* IrishPriest: Mike Bennett's grandfather Seamus (he become a priest after he was widowed).


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* {{Pheromones}}: A major plot point in ''Zoo'' involves pheromone signals.
* PostRapeTaunt: In ''The Jester'', one of the antagonists pulls this on the hero, whose wife was kidnapped while he was participating in the crusades.
* RoboticSpouse: In ''The Lake House'', Dr. Ethan Kane, the head of the hospital where Max and the other children were kept, has a robotic wife that is "honored" to perform oral sex on him at any time and any place and even has a perfectly measured vagina.


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* TooDumbToLive: ''Judge and Jury'' is about the trial of a mob leader who is a powerful sociopath. The judge lets him hear the jury's names during selection. Even after he gets someone to break into her alarmed house, leave the evening paper under her pillow, and all but openly threatens her, she does nothing. By the end of the day, all but one of the jurors is dead. The retrial is locked down like Fort Knox.
13th Nov '17 7:03:38 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/AlexCross'' - A detective in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. Three novels have been adapted for the big screen- ''Film/AlongCameASpider'', ''Film/KissTheGirls'' (where the character was played by Creator/MorganFreeman) and ''Film/AlexCross'' (based on ''Cross'' where he is played by Creator/TylerPerry).

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* ''Literature/AlexCross'' ''Alex Cross'' - A detective in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. Three novels have been adapted for the big screen- ''Film/AlongCameASpider'', ''Film/KissTheGirls'' (where the character was played by Creator/MorganFreeman) and ''Film/AlexCross'' (based on ''Cross'' where he is played by Creator/TylerPerry).



* ''Literature/MaximumRide'' - A teen science-fiction series with human-avian hybrids.
* ''Literature/WitchAndWizard'' - A teen fantasy series about fugitive magic users.
* ''Literature/DanielX'' - A teen science-fiction series about a teenage alien bounty hunter.

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* ''Literature/MaximumRide'' ''Maximum Ride'' - A teen science-fiction series with human-avian hybrids.
* ''Literature/WitchAndWizard'' ''Witch & Wizard'' - A teen fantasy series about fugitive magic users.
* ''Literature/DanielX'' ''Daniel X'' - A teen science-fiction series about a teenage alien bounty hunter.



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* ''Literature/AlexCross'' series
* ''Literature/DanielX'' series
* ''Literature/MaximumRide'' series
* ''Literature/WitchAndWizard'' series
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13th Nov '17 6:53:49 PM PaulA
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: In all of his works, the protagonist and his/her friends are described as attractive, no matter the age.
* CerebusSyndrome: All of Patterson's middle school books have it.



* MessageInABottle



* ShownTheirWork: Frequently in the ''Private'' series.
** For example, in ''London'', Dan Carter narrates that an actress, whose name he can't recall, in the restaurant he's in is rumoured to be the next Companion on ''Series/DoctorWho'' and was "wearing a skirt even shorter than that worn the current one" (Amy Pond).
** Patterson's books in general have a tendency to describe travel and areas in exhaustive detail.

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* ShownTheirWork: Frequently in the ''Private'' series.
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In ''London'', Dan Carter narrates that an actress, whose name he can't recall, in the restaurant he's in is rumoured to be the next Companion on ''Series/DoctorWho'' and was "wearing a skirt even shorter than that worn the current one" (Amy Pond).
** Patterson's books in general have a tendency to describe travel and areas in exhaustive detail.
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1st Nov '17 11:56:08 AM dlchen145
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A prolific American thriller writer, born 1947. By "prolific", we mean he releases [[http://www.jamespatterson.com/comingReleases.php about one novel per month]], and in 2016 he's launching a brand of novellas. Patterson's work is partly known for really short chapters, which were designed to keep the plot moving. Patterson was originally a lesser-known, yet award-winning novelist until he decided to shorten the chapters and [[FocusGroupEnding focus-test]] his books. Upon making those changes, he suddenly hit fame.

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A James Brendan Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is a prolific American thriller writer, born 1947.writer. By "prolific", we mean he releases [[http://www.jamespatterson.com/comingReleases.php about one novel per month]], and in 2016 he's launching a brand of novellas. Patterson's work is partly known for really short chapters, which were designed to keep the plot moving. Patterson was originally a lesser-known, yet award-winning novelist until he decided to shorten the chapters and [[FocusGroupEnding focus-test]] his books. Upon making those changes, he suddenly hit fame.
21st Jun '16 9:10:54 PM jormis29
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* ''Literature/AlexCross'' - A detective in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. Three novels have been adapted for the big screen- ''Along Came A Spider'', ''Film/KissTheGirls'' (where the character was played by Creator/MorganFreeman) and ''Film/AlexCross'' (based on ''Cross'' where he is played by Creator/TylerPerry).

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* ''Literature/AlexCross'' - A detective in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. Three novels have been adapted for the big screen- ''Along Came A Spider'', ''Film/AlongCameASpider'', ''Film/KissTheGirls'' (where the character was played by Creator/MorganFreeman) and ''Film/AlexCross'' (based on ''Cross'' where he is played by Creator/TylerPerry).
15th Apr '16 3:07:55 PM fryhole
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A prolific American thriller writer, born 1947. By "prolific", we mean he releases [[http://www.jamespatterson.com/comingReleases.php three or four books per month]]. He pulls this off by maintaining a stable of co-writers to help churn out new installments for some of his franchises. Patterson [[http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/books/380231/James-Patterson-the-best-seller-who-doesn-t-write-his-own-books writes a treatment of 60 to 80 pages]] containing all the key plot points, and then hands it off to his co-author to flesh out the details.

Patterson's work is partly known for really short chapters, which were designed to keep the plot moving. Patterson was originally a lesser-known, yet award-winning novelist until he decided to shorten the chapters and [[FocusGroupEnding focus-test]] his books. Upon making those changes, he suddenly hit fame.

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A prolific American thriller writer, born 1947. By "prolific", we mean he releases [[http://www.jamespatterson.com/comingReleases.php three or four books about one novel per month]]. He pulls this off by maintaining a stable of co-writers to help churn out new installments for some of his franchises. Patterson [[http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/books/380231/James-Patterson-the-best-seller-who-doesn-t-write-his-own-books writes a treatment of 60 to 80 pages]] containing all the key plot points, month]], and then hands it off to his co-author to flesh out the details.

in 2016 he's launching a brand of novellas. Patterson's work is partly known for really short chapters, which were designed to keep the plot moving. Patterson was originally a lesser-known, yet award-winning novelist until he decided to shorten the chapters and [[FocusGroupEnding focus-test]] his books. Upon making those changes, he suddenly hit fame.

As for Patterson's prolific output, he pulls this off by maintaining a stable of co-writers to help churn out new installments for some of his franchises. Patterson [[http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/books/380231/James-Patterson-the-best-seller-who-doesn-t-write-his-own-books writes a treatment of 60 to 80 pages]] containing all the key plot points, and then hands it off to his co-author to flesh out the details, periodically reviewing and providing feedback. This practice is often criticized in literary circles, but Patterson points out that collaboration is common in practically all media. It also doesn't hurt that he [[http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/james-patterson--scholastic-reading-club-award-first-round-of-grants-to-school-libraries-due-to-high-demand-for-funding-patterson-announces-an-additional-250000--bringing-total-to-175-million-to-help-libraries-across-the-u-300106642.html donates millions of dollars]] to school libraries and indie bookshops.

15th Apr '16 2:22:44 PM fryhole
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A prolific American thriller writer, born 1947. He releases roughly ten books a month. Partly known for his really short chapters, which were designed to keep the plot moving. Patterson was originally a lesser-known, yet award-winning novelist until he decided to shorten the chapters and [[FocusGroupEnding focus-test]] his books. Upon making those changes, he suddenly hit fame. He now has many co-writers churning out many of his books.

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A prolific American thriller writer, born 1947. He By "prolific", we mean he releases roughly ten [[http://www.jamespatterson.com/comingReleases.php three or four books per month]]. He pulls this off by maintaining a month. Partly stable of co-writers to help churn out new installments for some of his franchises. Patterson [[http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/books/380231/James-Patterson-the-best-seller-who-doesn-t-write-his-own-books writes a treatment of 60 to 80 pages]] containing all the key plot points, and then hands it off to his co-author to flesh out the details.

Patterson's work is partly
known for his really short chapters, which were designed to keep the plot moving. Patterson was originally a lesser-known, yet award-winning novelist until he decided to shorten the chapters and [[FocusGroupEnding focus-test]] his books. Upon making those changes, he suddenly hit fame. He now has many co-writers churning out many of his books.\n
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* ''[[Literature/TheDangerousDaysofDanielX Daniel X]]'' - A teen science-fiction series about a teenage alien bounty hunter.

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* ''[[Literature/TheDangerousDaysofDanielX Daniel X]]'' ''Literature/DanielX'' - A teen science-fiction series about a teenage alien bounty hunter.
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