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117 Days of James Patterson – Day Six

Day Six, Chapters Five & Six:
On the advice of a friend, I decided to time myself reading today’s chapters – this is the last day of doubling up to catch up to where I’m supposed to be on the 117 day timeline. (see Day 4)  Chapter Five took me 2 minutes and 11 seconds to finish, while Chapter 6 took 1 minute, 49 seconds to complete. I know I can do better.

Judge Steven Rabinowitz took a last look at the pictures of his new condo in Aspen, then turned off his iPhone, cracked his knuckles and said, “Are the People ready, Ms. Castellano?”

That’s the kind of judge I want if ever I’m on trial for manslaughter. His head’s SO in the game! Chapter 5 is a play-by-play of Yuki’s closing arguments in her trial. Chapter 6 is a play-by-play of the defense attorney’s arguments. I can’t wait to find out what the jury decides!

Yuki’s heart was still pumping adrenaline, the good kind. A bit like champagne.

This book makes my heart pump champagne, too! I fantasize that the judge turned his iPhone on again during Chapter 5 while Yuki was blathering on. He sends me this text: “OMG this sux!!!!!!! shutupshutupshutupshutup! my robe is 2 hot”  Now that would’ve been awesome.
Go to Day Seven.

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4 comments on “117 Days of James Patterson – Day Six

  1. Naomi Johnson
    May 5, 2010

    You're killing me.

  2. aaryn b.
    May 5, 2010

    So, this is what America is reading. Indeed.

    I recently attended a workshop and listened to Jim Shepard ponder whether it's actually a good thing. I think the consensus (or, at least my own consensus) was it would be better for everyone if they just put down these books and went back to hopping around on their Wiis.

  3. CDG
    May 6, 2010

    Never read a Patterson, never going to now, if this is a standard example. I've read bodice-rippers with better hooks.

    On the flip side, your chapter synopses are some of the best fiction I've read in a while.

    Oh, wait… is this a real novel?

    ps. found you via aaryn b.'s Thematically Fickle

  4. Reggie Style
    May 6, 2010

    Your chapter times are a little slow probably because you're reading for comprehension rather than just pleasure. I hear that the second reading takes much longer due to the signifigant loss of brain cells suffered during the initial read.

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