"Vanessa" wrote:I've just finished My Sister's Keeper and it was very sad. I very much enjoyed it but JP's books do tend to get very 'samey'. I'm sure I've read the storyline before about the two attorneys having had an affair years before, being left broken-hearted and then meeting up again in a court case. I definitely had a sense of deja vu. Anyway, it will probably be another year until I read another of JP's books. Famous last words!
I have exactly the same reaction as you Vanessa. I do enjoy her books but they are very samey and some have almost exactly the same plots. Looking at my review of Salem Falls I wrote: 'This is the third Jodie Picoult that I've read. Like the other two it was a satisfying page turner. Like the other two it follows the same plot. Man done wrong gets jailed. His experiences and survival in jail. The love of a redeeming woman. The court case plus cliffhanger. Amibiguities.'
I can't remember what the others were, but I suspect The Pact and Vanishing Acts. I recently read Perfect Match, which was enjoyable in an adequate if not stellar way.
I'm reading my first Peter James novel at the moment - Dead Simple, and really enjoying it as the element of gritty crime fiction in my reading spectrum.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard nI chasront
'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'
Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal