When I started reading this book, I got concerned that I had bought another dud by James Patterson. If you'e like me, you have bought a number of stories written by this man. The secret to his becoming the king of the bestsellers is his teaming with other writers, becoming the most prolific writer in modern times. Along the way, though, he has authored some terrific, fun stories, and some, shall we say, less than spectacular novels.
"The Chef" is a bit too talkative in the early chapters, bragging just a bit too much in regards to his abilities in the kitchen. Yet, I also have to confess that I would love to sample some of his fare!
POV: As we get further along, we are exposed to a great deal of page-turning action told to us in first person POV.
BLUSH FACTOR: There is only one eff word, but a goodly number of milder profanities. There also is a great deal of violence, and reference to sex, but not obscene or graphic in my opinion. I wouldn't want to read it to members of my parish or to youngsters, but that's just me. I did have a great deal of fun reading this novel and, I confess, I got a little choked up, sentimentally, near the end.
WRITING & EDITING: After a bit of annoyance at the opening chapter, I felt this was one of Patterson's better books of late.
I rate this is a fun, almost spectacular, Patterson read.
Four stars out of five.