Thursday, February 9, 2017

Review of Book Shots by James Patterson

Book Shorts by James Patterson

Chase: A BookShot: A Michael Bennett Story (BookShots) 


Short Books-Long on Reading Pleasure

Do you love to read, but don't always have the time to finish a full size book?  Do you enjoy mysteries, thrillers and crime stories?  Are you a James Patterson fan?  If you fit into any or all of these categories the series of "Bookshots" by James Patterson may be just what you need.  Bookshots are a bit more than a short story but shorter than a full length novel.  At about 100 pages they give you a thrilling story that you can read in just a few hours.  I find the books the perfect size to stick in my purse and take out to read when I am waiting in line or in a waiting room.

These books are available in paperbacks and also in a Kindle format.  You can purchase them at the link below on Amazon or check them out at your local library.

James Patterson Book Shots

Meet Your  Favorite Characters

Bookshots have books with all your favorite Patterson characters.  If you enjoy reading the Michael Bennett books,  you will like reading Chase.  In this book your favorite detective takes on a case that is not what it at first appears.  This story will keep you turning pages as you follow the fast paced story. The book is just over 100  pages and does not have a lot of character development but the story kept me interested from beginning to end.

Another favorite Patterson character is Mitchum.  Mitchum was rejected by the Navy Seals (he failed the swimming part) and is now happy to live in his small town and do a variety of small jobs and serve as the towns unofficial investigator.  This bookshot is a great read.  I finished it in just a few hours and enjoyed it.  Sometimes when I'm in between bigger books I am just looking for a fast paced easy read and this book fit the bill.

The two books above are the first two Bookshots that I have read, but I'm looking forward to finding some of my other favorites such as Alex Cross and the Women's Murder Club in these great little books.

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  1. I had just recently noticed these 'Bookshots', Mary Beth and happy to have an explanation of what they are all about. I've read James Patterson for years and one of my favorite characters is Michael Bennett.

  2. Oh, what a wonderful thing! I have never heard of book shots, but I was thinking about a series of books and how it will often be a year or more before the next installment comes out. It seems like book shots would be excellent for refreshing your memory on characters and events before you start the latest installment. Now, of course, I love the idea of a short story too.

  3. What a great idea I've not heard of these before. I never seem to take the time to sit and read a long novel. These seem like a perfect fit for me. My wife is a fan of James Patterson. Thanks Mary Beth :)

  4. My friends fave author - just bought her a book by this author :)

  5. What a great idea. I hate starting a book and just scratching the surface before you have to put it away....

  6. Book shots sound perfect for me. Just yesterday I was choosing a book and found so many that were really long. These days I prefer short but well-written. These James Patterson book shots are spot on!

  7. I do like James Patterson, I'll have to look out for book shots, definitely the Women's Murder Club when they're released.

  8. The answer to your first few questions are yes, yes, and yes! I will definitely have to look for some book shots! Thank you for spreading the word. I'd never heard of them.

  9. Sounds like just what I need while recovering from my four root canal appointments a week apart. I love Patterson, and these books don't appear to need too much effort to read and may keep my mind off any pain I may have. Thanks for suggesting them.


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