A few years ago a friend recommended that I read the book "You've Been Warned" by James Patterson and a few months ago I finally got around to it. The book was so good that I thought I would look into more books by James Patterson. I decided to start with the Alex Cross series, mostly because I knew the first book had been made into a movie and it seemed interesting enough.
I finished reading "Along Came a Spider" yesterday and the ending was so far fetched that I had to blog about it. I won't get into too much detail to avoid spoiling it for anyone who plans to read it. Basically a character in the book is sentenced to death by lethal injection for kidnapping. That's right, for kidnapping!!! I thought capital punishment was reserved for murderers and pshycopaths, not kidnappers! When they annouced the verdit for the charater I couldn't help my feelings changing from "this is a pretty good book" to "ok, this is so dumb!". To make matters worse they executed this person in what seemed like a few short months from the verdict. Not sure how it all works over in Washington D.C. but in California it takes wayyyyy longer than that to follow through with an execution! People here have a better chance of dying of natural causes. Oy.
Anyways. I did enjoy the book but that ending slightly ruined it for me. It would be been more realistic to me if this person received a life sentence. Or perhaps I just need some insight on the justice system in Washington D.C.???
Oh and ONE more thing.... As I recall the actor who plays Alex Cross in the movie was Morgan Freeman. Can you say total MISMATCH! He does not fit the charater description AT ALL! If they make anymore of the Alex Cross movies I hope they pick someone better to fit the roll. Like Will Smith, Cuba Gooding Jr., or Denzel Washington. Anyone but Morgan Freeman...ick.