Kill Me If You Can review ☆ 3

review Kill Me If You Can

Matthew Bannon a poor art student living in New York City finds a duffel bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Station Plans for a worry free life with his stunning girlfriend Katherine fill his thoughts until he realizes that he is being hunted and that whoever is after hi Kill Me If You Can is a fast paced action thriller which leaves little time for the reader to catch their breath Each scene is a near shot of adrenaline as authors Patterson and Marshall tell a deep and engrossing story encompassing assassins art students blood diamonds and the Russian Mafia The accidental hero is Matthew Bannon an art student who stumbles upon millions of dollars worth of diamonds at Grand Central Station His easy conformance to the poor struggling art student stereotype gone in an instant thanks to this life changer; only the change takes a turn he didn't see comingI was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book It's got all the Patterson hallmarks; rapid fire chapters brisk action seuences blind turns and a likable protagonist The Russian Mafia angle is a real highlight with some nicely developed characters and well written brutal scenes My rating 55 I listened to the audio edition with had two narrators; one focusing primarily on Bannon the other on the Russian Mafia each narrator in Jeff Woodman and Jason Culp delivered solid performances which complimented the story The Art of Not Breathing realizes that he is being hunted and that whoever is after hi Kill Me If You Can is a fast paced action thriller which leaves little time for the As Bees in Honey Drown reader to catch their breath Each scene is a near shot of adrenaline as authors Patterson and Marshall tell a deep and engrossing story encompassing assassins art students blood diamonds and the Russian Mafia The accidental hero is Matthew Bannon an art student who stumbles upon millions of dollars worth of diamonds at Grand Central Station His easy conformance to the poor struggling art student stereotype gone in an instant thanks to this life changer; only the change takes a turn he didn't see comingI was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book It's got all the Patterson hallmarks; Historic Hahns Peak rapid fire chapters brisk action seuences blind turns and a likable protagonist The Russian Mafia angle is a Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys (Annie Graceland Mystery real highlight with some nicely developed characters and well written brutal scenes My Zombie CSU rating 55 I listened to the audio edition with had two narrators; one focusing primarily on Bannon the other on the Russian Mafia each narrator in Jeff Woodman and Jason Culp delivered solid performances which complimented the story

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M won't stop until they have reclaimed the diamonds and exacted their revenge Trailing him is the Ghost the world's greatest assassin who has just pulled off his most high profile hit killing Walter Zelvas a top member of the international Diamond Syndicate There's only one small problem the diamonds This book is filled with every cliche I could possibly think of Russian mobsters oo rah Marine buddies cougar professor girlfriends German ice ueen former model turned assassin crooked cops you name it The descriptions of sex between Matthew and his professor girlfriend were gratuitous and cliched as wellAnd entirely unnecessary to the plot Most of the dialogue is cliched as well There is a major plot twist halfway through the book and the story starts to get better then but not enough to make up for how bad the first half wasI had wanted to try out some James Patterson because my parents are big fans but I held off until now This particular book was on my sister's to read list so I read it in her memory I don't think she would have liked it much than I did I talked to my dad about the book yesterday and based on the synopsis on the cover he doesn't remember reading it Probably just as well as it might have turned him off of Patterson before he had the chance to read one of his better books Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys (Annie Graceland Mystery reclaimed the diamonds and exacted their Zombie CSU revenge Trailing him is the Ghost the world's greatest assassin who has just pulled off his most high profile hit killing Walter Zelvas a top member of the international Diamond Syndicate There's only one small problem the diamonds This book is filled with every cliche I could possibly think of Russian mobsters oo Conquerors rah Marine buddies cougar professor girlfriends German ice ueen former model turned assassin crooked cops you name it The descriptions of sex between Matthew and his professor girlfriend were gratuitous and cliched as wellAnd entirely unnecessary to the plot Most of the dialogue is cliched as well There is a major plot twist halfway through the book and the story starts to get better then but not enough to make up for how bad the first half wasI had wanted to try out some James Patterson because my parents are big fans but I held off until now This particular book was on my sister's to The Legacy Chronicles: Chasing Ghosts read list so I Deathcaster (Shattered Realms, read it in her memory I don't think she would have liked it much than I did I talked to my dad about the book yesterday and based on the synopsis on the cover he doesn't A Peoples Tragedy remember Out of the Ashes (The Legacy Chronicles, reading it Probably just as well as it might have turned him off of Patterson before he had the chance to Sharks read one of his better books

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He was supposed to retrieve from Zelvas are missing Now the Ghost is on Bannon's trail but so is a rival assassin who would like nothing than to make the Ghost disappear forever From America's #1 storyteller Forbes comes a high speed high stakes winner take all thrill ride of adrenaline fueled suspens This was typical fun fast exciting Patterson He held the mystery close and it worked greatThe Ghost was a great part and a nice surprise This standalone too could be a series I’d like to see if Brannon and his boys have in them さくら荘のペットな彼女 9 retrieve from Zelvas are missing Now the Ghost is on Bannon's trail but so is a The Art of Not Breathing rival assassin who would like nothing than to make the Ghost disappear forever From America's #1 storyteller Forbes comes a high speed high stakes winner take all thrill As Bees in Honey Drown ride of adrenaline fueled suspens This was typical fun fast exciting Patterson He held the mystery close and it worked greatThe Ghost was a great part and a nice surprise This standalone too could be a series I’d like to see if Brannon and his boys have in them


10 thoughts on “Kill Me If You Can

  1. says:

    This book has made me reconsider a lot of things in my lifeFirst of all it has made me look at all of the other books that I have given a one star rating too Yeah The Shack was bad but was it THIS bad? It has also made me think of how many people might be out there reading books like this or any other books which appear to have been written as a sixth grade writing assignment and live to turn the pages and get wrapped up in the action It makes me immeasurably sorry for them It has also made me think about what kind of money I could be making if I got into writing a brainless book over the course of a weekend Or better yet have someone else entirely write the book and put my name on it and slap a picture of me looking rather smug and dapper with a really nice watch on the back cover It has made me consider what watch I want to display when I am rich and famousThere are many things that can be said about this book but none of them should be said It probably shouldn't exist The fact that it does leaves me and Faulkner weeping for the futureIt is typefaced in 24 point font It has over 100 chapters none of which extend beyond four pages There is also no purpose to the chapters other to advance the reader along so that they feel a sense of accomplishment in what must be their very dreary multiple cat filled lives It is written in first person narrative but then it is not but then it is again There are uncomfortable sex scenes strewn throughout Mostly uncomfortable because I am pretty sure that whoever wrote them had not yet experienced sexual intercourse It might be cliché to talk about how writing is cliché but this shit is cliché Like laughably so A bag of diamonds A bag of DIAMONDS A Russian bad guy A Russian bad guy named CHUKOV The level of corporate sponsorship is astounding Since when were novels used to hock products Since now bitch says Patterson proud supporter of Tom's of Maine it keeps my breath fresh for hours It is ridiculous It is senseless It is drivelAnd it is genius Tag Heuer I will wear a Tag Heuer watch And my novel will be about a professional killer named Tag Heuer Watch out Patterson


  2. says:

    A poor art student Matthew Bannon stumbles on a stash of stolen diamonds worth millions belonging to a Russian syndicate In possession of the gleaming gems at the time is a dealer named Walter Zelvas who is slain inside New York’s Grand Central Terminal leading to Bannon discovering and stealing the gems Zelvas is an employee of the syndicate from which he has been stealing and is also a killer himself Before being slain he is on the run and the syndicate is hot in pursuitA true edge of your seat thriller Kill Me If You Can has genre fans flipping the pages pardon the cliché’s I finished the book in three days the whole 350 pages of it Matthew starts off seemingly a weakling—young poor and in love—but actually hides something tough he is an ex marine His fighting ability and survival instincts however don’t show until well into the story and for that reason I initially wanted to put the book down thinking he could not stand against the bloodthirsty cabal but boy was I mistaken He becomes a true beast in the end The grand finale is nothing short of spectacular My only problem with the book is the use of worn Russians are the bad guys stereotypes plus the really unbelievable twist that swings the narrative into a completely different gear around the book’s middle The romance bit does add a sweet complicating element but the damsel in distress bit is predictable and clichéd I shelve the book as a four star read


  3. says:

    Kill Me If You Can is a fast paced action thriller which leaves little time for the reader to catch their breath Each scene is a near shot of adrenaline as authors Patterson and Marshall tell a deep and engrossing story encompassing assassins art students blood diamonds and the Russian Mafia The accidental hero is Matthew Bannon an art student who stumbles upon millions of dollars worth of diamonds at Grand Central Station His easy conformance to the poor struggling art student stereotype gone in an instant thanks to this life changer; only the change takes a turn he didn't see comingI was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book It's got all the Patterson hallmarks; rapid fire chapters brisk action seuences blind turns and a likable protagonist The Russian Mafia angle is a real highlight with some nicely developed characters and well written brutal scenes My rating 55 I listened to the audio edition with had two narrators; one focusing primarily on Bannon the other on the Russian Mafia each narrator in Jeff Woodman and Jason Culp delivered solid performances which complimented the story


  4. says:

    This book is filled with every cliche I could possibly think of Russian mobsters oo rah Marine buddies cougar professor girlfriends German ice ueen former model turned assassin crooked cops you name it The descriptions of sex between Matthew and his professor girlfriend were gratuitous and cliched as wellAnd entirely unnecessary to the plot Most of the dialogue is cliched as well There is a major plot twist halfway through the book and the story starts to get better then but not enough to make up for how bad the first half wasI had wanted to try out some James Patterson because my parents are big fans but I held off until now This particular book was on my sister's to read list so I read it in her memory I don't think she would have liked it much than I did I talked to my dad about the book yesterday and based on the synopsis on the cover he doesn't remember reading it Probably just as well as it might have turned him off of Patterson before he had the chance to read one of his better books


  5. says:

    My second of Patterson's reads Well i will start this review by saying that he is rapidly becoming one of my top 5 favorite authors of all time I love his style of writing and the fact that he has what i like to call 'uick chapters' just a little over 100 in this short read In this Patterson tale that is also co written by Marshall Karp the story starts with a hitman doing battle with his uarry in the public washroom of Grand Central Station in New York This fight ensues as the hitman who we find out is named the Ghost nails his prey with a shard of the bathroom mirror sending him fleeing out into the grand central station The prey who is named Walter Zelvas stumbles over to a locker and uickly opens up the locker frantically trying to reach and grab a bag that he had stashed in there he doesnt make it and uickly dies due to the wound inflicted on him earlier A art student passing by sees this and goes over to see what Zelvas was trying to reach up inside the locker much to his delight it was a doctor's type leather bag filled with diamonds We find out the student's name is Matthew Bannon Matthew after the coast is clear takes off with the booty filled bag Let the chase begin as Bannon finds out that a whole bunch of no do gooders are now tracking him The ghost has now been hired also to track Bannon but he is not alone as the russian diamond syndicate has also hired a professional killer only to make sure that Bannon gets captured Ghost gets into a cat and mouse type game vs Bannon and his competition as well This is yet another fantastic edge of your seat thriller read I have read alot of negative posts on this book and alot of Patterson's work for that matter I personally love his writings to death and no he isnt going anywhere as Guiness Book Of World Records has named him the author to have the most books reaching bestseller's status and looking at his books written list he must have a million of them done I for one look forward to reading and owning as many as possible Bravo James


  6. says:

    I really liked this book It was fast paced and action packed Which is exactly how I love my thrillers


  7. says:

    Matthew Bannon is a poor art student living in New York who finds s bag of diamonds after a man known as Walter Zelvas is murdered in a vicious battle Zelvas stole the diamonds from the Russian mob They hired a contract killer simply known as the Ghost to kill Zelvas Bannon is in love with a woman named Kathrine who reciprocates his love After finding the diamonds he decides to take her on a trip to Paris Unbeknownst to Bannon the mob has hired the Ghost to retrieve the diamonds at any cost James Patterson has written a great story with lots of surprises I really enjoyed the read


  8. says:

    This was typical fun fast exciting Patterson He held the mystery close and it worked greatThe Ghost was a great part and a nice surprise This standalone too could be a series I’d like to see if Brannon and his boys have in them


  9. says:

    Kill Me If You Can by James PattersonMy rating 1 of 5 starsIt has been rud among the unfeeling of my friends that Jesse is a cynical man Jesse they say is a bloke I give all of my friends British accents so I don't feel badly for hating them; Jesse they say is a bloke who when confronted with a beautiful short single Calvinistic paedobaptist redhead with a flurry of freckles on her cheeks and a copy of Chesterton in her hands assumes that she'll either turn out to be his sister in favor of low church liturgy or she'll get hit by a truck But probably two out of threeTrue not one among them is necessarily the brightest Guinness in the fish tank I glum no puddles; I wiggle no marsh I sail the ocean usually beating Lucy Have they not heard my life motto? When I am faced with evils too great to be borne such as Briana prevailing against me at chess or Andrew shaving or Dave I say Why so downcast O my soul? Why so disuieted within me? This shadow too shall resolve into beauty for if it didn't then it wouldn't and that would just straight up suck Am I not joyful? Is not this optimism at it's absolute fatalistic finest?I say all of this as a prelude to my review of Patterson If any of you are aspiring smithies of the words should any of you meander through Anglo Saxon dictionaries looking for gems to glean should any of your fingers be as inkstained as Jo March's and you know who I'm talking about because you read everything no matter what kind of feministic drivel with wretched sentence construction it is then buy this book Don't read it yet but buy it Five years from now a moment will arrive You will re read that first chapter of yours and realize with horror and despair that some thirty five year old greasy haired unemployed twit sleeping till two pm in his mom's basement that twit still living off of Doritos and Coco Puffs the one who spends his time on line gaming with twelve year olds he spawn of the devil that he is wrote a blog post in ten minutes maintaining that Counter Strike was totally way awesome than Halo and his blog post was better written than your chapter That moment of terrifying clarity will arrive When it does and you realize that you write like a twelve year old Pakistani immigrant who learned English for the sole purpose of compiling a phone book that you can't put your pen to paper without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge when your only hope seems to be gainful employment or suicide—at that moment pick up this book say audibly this man is a NY Times best seller and read it When you're halfway through you'll print your manuscript and send it to his publisher complete with a reuest for an advance and a promise of two new books for him next weekIt was the worst book I've ever finished and I've read Rick Joyner Left Behind and Twilight Was it train of thought? Three hundred pages two hundred chapters? His characters have the depth of a mud puddle on a newly paved street after a drizzle and I know damned well which one I'd prefer spending my time with Especially if worms are involved I got it for a dollar read it in an hour and felt as incredulous as Goliath looking at David just fewer projectilesIf prison libraries stock books like this then I think those against water boarding as cruel and unusual have been straining out gnats through their teeth


  10. says:

    Not my favorite Patterson book It was a little heavier on the sex than I'd like and the consensual incestuous relationship of the bad guy and his daughter really wasn't a necessary or enjoyable part of the plot I'm convinced Patterson acts as mostly just a consultant on most of these books he supposedly co writes and I don't think I'd want to read any by Marshall Karp The plot was interesting but I found myself reminded of a recent movie plot and a less recent movie plot when it came to the hitman The Ghost I won't add any spoilers but the plot wasn't completely uniue I also believe these Patterson books use about half the words of a regular novel Between the large font and the short chapters it's hard to make it last than two days Of course it was compelling and exciting which is why I gave it three stars but it's not the best book with James Patterson's name on the cover