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Old 17-10-2008, 09:20   #1
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Sail, A novel by Patterson

Did anyone else read this? I feel stupider for doing so myself.
My guess is that Patterson and his helper were sleeping the day they taught research in school.
I am not sure which part of this ridiculous story was worse. The short passage that said 5 adults and their luggage flew from NY City to Newport in Skyhawk or every page that discussed sailing.
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Did anyone else read this? I feel stupider for doing so myself.
Yes, and AAAUUUUGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am STOOOOPID too!!!!!!!!!!
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The book was a gift and they(gift giver) kept asking if I had read it yet. One day I had no choice so I started and by the time the boat left Newport I felt like my brain had been violated. In a bad way!
When the boat exploded I was secretly pretending the author was onboard. Within seconds of closing the book I called an all night therapy hotline.

I needed help! Drinking can only do so much.

Soon I was avoiding bookstores, I was taking showers several times a day! I was living in fear that I would have to discuss the story with the person who had given it to me. What would I say? How would I act!
Its the worst piece of literature I have ever read. I want to submit the last story my 12 year old turned in at school to a publishing house. If "Sail" can be billed as a bestseller my son will surely be hailed as the next great writer of our time.

By the way, If anyone hasn't had the pleasure of reading this book just send me your address. Shipping is on me. You'll have to cover your own therapy. I suggest drinking heavily before, during and after reading.
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If "Sail" can be billed as a bestseller......
That has me dumbfounded too!
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Yeah, I made the mistake.
Luckily, it was a very fast read.

But it did give me hope that I too can become a bestselling author...
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I read a book titled Honeymoon by Patterson. I bought it to read on a plane trip because it had a picture of a sailboat on the cover. The book had nothing to do with boats of any kind. I wonder if the cover was switched with this other book?
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I was appalled at the lack of sailing research that went into this book. Other books by Patterson make similar gaffs relating to the legal system and guns.
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I read a book titled Honeymoon by Patterson.
Did it make you throw up a little in your throat or just gag you a little?
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Like most recent James Patterson books, I expect "Sail" was mostly written by someone else (H. Roughan), and ascribed to to the well-known Patterson.
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Like most recent James Patterson books, I expect "Sail" was mostly written by someone else (H. Roughan), and ascribed to to the well-known Patterson.
I didn't notice that.

But Patterson has his name on it.

Maybe he will read the next one before he puts his name on it.
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I was making a joke about it but it was disheartening to find it so lacking where the sailing was concerned.
How about the portrayal of the Coast Guard and their dialog? What a joke.

If anyone reads a good action book let me know. I am on a my second lap of the globe right now, by air, with lots of time for reading. I feel like I need to read something soon to purge my brain.
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I was making a joke about it but it was disheartening to find it so lacking where the sailing was concerned.
How about the portrayal of the Coast Guard and their dialog? What a joke.

If anyone reads a good action book let me know. I am on a my second lap of the globe right now, by air, with lots of time for reading. I feel like I need to read something soon to purge my brain.
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I didn't notice that.

But Patterson has his name on it.

Maybe he will read the next one before he puts his name on it.
LOL, me either. But yeah, I bet he will read the next one before he puts his name on it. This was the first "Patterson" book I have ever read, and I doubt I will ever read anymore because of it....so he really did himself a disservice if his other stuff is any decent.
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Tracks in the Sea, by Hearn about Matthew Fontaine Maury, the Father of Oceanography. A very fascinating story about the persistence of a man to chart the best travel routes, weather in the days of sail.

It has a littlebit of everything in it...including political intrigue
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Deadeye by Sam Llewellyn (and a number of books by the same author).

The author is a sailor, and regularly writes in PBO
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