February 24, 2011

Review "Toys" by James Patterson & Neil McMahon

TOYS by James Patterson & Neil McMahon
Published by Little, Brown and Company
ISBN 978-0-316-09736-9
At the request of The Hachette Book Group, an ARC TPB was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.
  Synopsis (borrowed from publisher): James Bond and Jason Bourne have just been topped! A battle for the world is set into unstoppable motion and Hays Baker is the only one who can save it. Hays Baker and his wife Lizbeth possess super-human strength, extraordinary intelligence, 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!
  The one with the most toys--dies
  The top operative for the Agency of Change, Hays has just won the fiercest battle of his career. He has been praised by the President, and is a national hero. But before he can savor his triumph, he receives an unbelievable shock that overturns everything he thought was true. Suddenly Hays is on the other side of the gun, forced to leave his perfect family and fight for his life.
  Now a hunted fugitive, Hays is thrown into a life he never dreamed possible--fighting to save humans everywhere from extinction. He enlists all of his training to uncover the truth that will save millions of lives--maybe even his own. James Patterson's Toys is a thriller on a hyper plane--with a hero who rivals both James Bond and Jason Bourne.
  My Thoughts and Opinion: This book had all the typical Patterson traits, short chapters, fast read, etc. However this takes place in the year 2061 whereas there is a war between the "elite" and the "humans". I felt it was more of a science fiction novel as compared to his usual mystery suspense that I enjoy reading. And to be quite honest during descriptions of certain scenes, even those that were action packed, my mind would visualize "The Jetsons". I have been struggling with the rating for this novel, but truthfully have to say it was jusk an OK for me, but then, that's only my opinion.
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Unknown said...

It sounds like fun. I'm into certain kinds of sci-fi. Like the 'In Death' series which started in 2059. It's kind of cool. You're just migrating from Patterson to Zandri...

Julie P said...

Bummer you didn't like this more. I actually kind of like that he is stepping outside of his comfort zone. When he does that though, readers seem to either love it or hate it!

Nise' said...

I like JP's series for young adults so hopefully, I will like this one as well.

bermudaonion said...

That doesn't sound very appealing to me either.