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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something different from JP but a fantastic read
Not one from the usual Alex Cross or Murder Club genre which goes to show how talented this man is.
From start to finish you are drawn in and immediately fall on the side of the hero "Hugh de Luc", the innkeeper from Veille du Pere, as he witnesses the brutality of his Liege's justice.
I don't want to spoil the book for other readers but would highly recommend...
Published on 23 April 2003 by Christopher Mills

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Laughing All The Way To The Bank...At Our Expense
Once every 1,000 years, a truly preposterous adventure comes along...

Fortunately, I picked this book up at a bargain price - purely on a whim - and reckon that I got what I paid for. If I had paid any more for this cheap thrills read, I would be seriously disappointed. That said, I suppose it is entertaining enough and sufficient for lazy pool-side, or maybe...
Published on 22 Jun 2007 by ESP


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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The jester, 28 Mar 2004
This review is from: The Jester (Hardcover)
Cracking book, kept me on the edge.....I could not put it down, more twists than the roads round here
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars boring and unlikely story, 7 May 2006
This review is from: The Jester (Paperback)
I cannot believe that this is a best seller... maybe it's only a best seller to people who've just finished reading nursery rhymes? And you would think that a best seller would be able to afford a decent proof reader? Apparently not! Even though I only read half I found 3 glaring mistakes that to anyone half decent would be impossible to make. 'The Jester' is a shame to it's name insofar as it barely even raised a smile from me and that's saying something considering I love to laugh. If you want a true reflection on jesters and medieavel life read 'Fools are everywhere'. P.S. If anyone doubts me let me add that I am an avid reader and writer of satire so know what I'm talking about. Go figure!
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE BEST, 2 Mar 2006
ignore everyone elses belly aching saying the novel is rubbish. i have read all most all of james pattersons books and love the alex cross novels although they are going down hill slightly i believe. but however the jester was a wonderful read and im looking into getting a new copy as i have read it that many times. i was worried too in the change of genre but i loved this. its funny. its heart warming. a wonderful tale. it has to be called one of the best. A MUST READ
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of his BEST books yet!!!!, 27 Dec 2005
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Once i had started this book I simply couldn't put it down! Being an absolute Alex Cross fan, I found myself contemplating reading this, I am so glad i did. It involves not only fantastic fiction but also brings in some historical content. Once you start reading you find your self caught up in a world of corruption, lies and one desperate man's quest to find his beloved wife.
If you buy one book this year, buy this one!!!!! :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The jester hides a secret, 29 Jun 2003
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Mr. C. Ayres (Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This was without a doubt the best book I have read in over 50 years.
Brilliant it started fast and did not slow down throughtout.
there was happiness, sorrow, horror, thought provoking, barbarik and many many more .
I could go on forever .
I could not put it down until I read it in two days .
please do a sequal please well done to both of you
A new fan
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5.0 out of 5 stars How much more can poor Hugh take?, 17 Jun 2008
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This book is amazing. I couldn't put it down and read it in two days!
The story is pacy. exciting and heartbreaking in places. Close your eyes and you can see the images unfold as the descriptions are so vivid.
A few times since reading it I have though to myself.. poor Hugh, how much more could he have taken?. Would make a fantastic film.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good fun, quite engaging, 8 Feb 2010
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I liked this book, a simple life story of a poor serf and his dreams, sort of rags to riches with a heavy dose of righteousness.

Quite a page turner, a nice story really...
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strange subject, 20 Mar 2004
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A strange topic for him to write about but what an excellent read.
Good story, simplisitc in parts, but a good story that ultimatley puts a smile on all but the hardest faces.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great yarn, 23 Mar 2004
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Forget all preconceived ideas about Patterson's previous books.This is different. Great historical story ,no punches are pulled.Not really believable, but great fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Reading, 26 Mar 2003
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This review is from: The Jester (Hardcover)
Well done Mr Patterson!
A truly refreshing book
Alex Cross is good but becoming a bit tiresome.
However this book is a thriller with a difference set in the Crusades
Couldn't put the book down until I'd finished
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