13 FACTS ABOUT JAMES PATTERSON AND CROSS JUSTICE
The adventures of the famous detective Alex Cross continue with book #23 Cross Justice. The novel was published on November 23 and without surprising no one headed NY Times bestseller list. For the past month the title stayed in Top 3 of the most wanted books of the prestigious rankings.
The readers showed their appreciation of the story with brilliant average of 4.7 Amazon stars from 350 plus reviews. Let’s welcome the famous New York writer at our 13 Facts rubric.
Book #148. This is the exact order of Cross Justice in the list of the published books of James Patterson.
Alex Cross continues to fight the crime 23 years after the initial start of the series Along Came a Spider has been published.
The very first novel of Patterson was published in 1976 and was named The Thomas Berryman Number.
The New York Times acknowledged James Patterson as the author with most #1 titles in their bestselling list. 67 of his novels topped the prestigious ranking, a Guinness World Record.
Patterson sold more books than any other writer on the planet in the last 15 years. According to Nielsen Bookscan he already passed 300 million copies worldwide (According to the latest numbers 305 million copies).
The combined sales of Stephen King, John Grisham and Dan Brown are less than those of James Patterson.
The famous writer publishes between 3 and 15 books each year. Bigger parts of them are with co-authors.
According to Telegraph’s calculations Patterson is writing with a rate of 4.7 published pages per day since 1976.
The main writing routine of James Patterson is creating outlines for his books. Each of his chapters has been developed by a paragraph with the main moments of the plot.
The pace of the action is critical in Patterson’s books. “I think I’m an okay writer, but a very good storyteller,” gives himself a valuation the 68-year old author.
The war of words between Stephen King and James Patterson is one of the most followed events in the literary word. “(He) is a terrible writer but he’s very successful,” said King to his colleague. The answer was: “He’s taken shots at me for years. It’s fine, but my approach is to do the opposite with him—to heap praise,” said Patterson.
The real life Donald Draper/Mad Man was the previous image of James Patterson before he turned to writing. The future star writer worked as ad executive at J. Walter Thompson.
Kids must read! This is the life mission of James Patterson. He is participating in live webcasts to schools, doing speeches, writing essays in the most popular newspapers to urge the parents in their responsibility of passing on the passion for reading. Check out his great web site. The author donates hundreds of thousands of books to schools.
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