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Produktinformation

  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 336 Seiten
  • Verlag: Little, Brown and Company; Auflage: 1st BCA Edition (1. Mai 2000)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0316690619
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316690614
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,9 x 3,2 x 24,1 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 2.2 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (175 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 2.890.377 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

Mehr über den Autor

James Patterson sagt von sich selbst: "Ich bin schnell. Ich bin ein Ja-Nein-Typ, ich hasse Vielleichts." Und er ist tatsächlich so schnell, dass er an mehreren Romanen gleichzeitig arbeitet und pro Jahr mitunter fünf Titel auf Platz 1 der Bestsellerlisten landet. Begonnen hat seine Karriere, als er mit 27 Jahren den "Edgar Allan Poe Award" für seinen ersten Roman "Die Toten wissen gar nichts" bekam. Seitdem arbeitet er pausenlos an den Thrillern der "Alex-Cross"-Reihe oder schreibt über Detektiv Lindsay Boxer und den "Women's Murder Club". Hinzu kommen weitere Romane sowie Sach- und Kinderbücher. Patterson hat Englische Literatur studiert und war einige Jahre Chef einer Werbeagentur. Heute lebt er mit seiner Familie in Palm Beach City, Florida.

Produktbeschreibungen

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James Patterson's Cradle and All pits the intensity of faith against the certainties of science within an arena of Millennial tensions. A reworking of his 1980 apocalyptic thriller Virgin, this remodeled version boasts a genuinely unnerving premise, amplified with Patterson's fast-paced, uncluttered prose.

In the midst of a series of unexplained plagues and famines, two teenage girls are heavily pregnant, despite being virgins. According to the sacred prophecies of Fatima, one will bear the child of Christ and the other, the spawn of Satan. Both Anne Fitzgerald, a former nun turned private detective, and the Vatican's Father Rosetti are sent to investigate. But which girl carries which child? The possibility of a miracle will be tainted with great suffering before the awful, unexpected truth is revealed. As the action moves speedily from the hallowed halls of the Vatican to the media frenzy of America to the small-town hysteria of Ireland, Patterson divines considerable suspense from the novel's central premise, tackling issues of faith with admirable aplomb:

"All over the world, after all the years of difficulty, decades of diminishing spirituality, so many people still believed.... Everywhere, people talked of the Apocalypse, perhaps the end of the world. Which explained why so many people were suddenly going to church."

A relentless pace culminating in a superbly twisted ending won't disappoint Patterson's faithful followers, and may even convert some new members. --Danny Graydon

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'Patterson knows how to produce a readable and exciting thriller' The Sunday Times 'The authors sure-fire tactics have us turning those pages with ever-increasing speed' Good Book Guide -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Ein Kunde am 11. März 2001
Format: Taschenbuch
First of all I want to warn all who think this might be the usual Alex Cross psychothriller. It's not. This is rather unusual writing for Patterson. But I think he pulled it off nicely.
I also think that being catholic and being a believer in God is the key to like this book. If you do not believe in God, this book just won't work for you. Other than that I really think this is one of the best of Patterson's books, if not the best. Yes, I read Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls. I read all of Pattersons book. But what I especially liked about this one is that it challenges ones own belief and faith in God and the bible.
I can totally understand that there are so many different opinions about this book because it's different from everything Patterson wrote so far.
But that doesn't mean you need to be a "fanatic" believer or church-goer to appreciate this work. I just ask everyone to keep an open mind about the story and the characters. Maybe it is full of clichés. So what? The world is full of clichès People are full of clichés. The church is full of clichés. The bible is full of clichés. That doesn't make it all bad. Just more human. In a sense it's more believable than Alex Cross. Just think about it for a second.
I did.
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Isabel Kohler am 7. August 2001
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This book was an excellent read, a real page-turner from beginning to end. The chapters are very very short indeed but it makes you check the watch and think "Just another one ... and another". Readers who liked "The Omen" will enjoy this story about two virgins expecting a baby, one which will be the Saviour and one the Antichrist. But which girl carries which baby? Right up to the end the author keeps the reader guessing ... and the ending absolutely cries out for a sequel!!
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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Ein Kunde am 29. Juli 2000
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I have never read a James Patterson book before and will never waste my money on another one. It was full of filthy language and disgustingly graphic sex. I took the audio version on a trip to listen to as the miles went by and by the end of the 2nd tape I dumped it into the next rest area garbage can. It really gagged me and after thinking that things might improve, I could stand no more. Wish I had read some of the customer reviews before spending the money.
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Von Lawyeraau am 19. Dezember 2005
Format: Gebundene Ausgabe
This is a bad book with a fairly simple story line. There are two young girls, both pregnant and both claiming to be virgins. One, Kathleen, rich and privileged, lives in the United States. The other, Colleen, lives in a small country village in Ireland. According to a secret missive from Our Lady of Fatima, one virgin will give birth to Satan's child, the Anti-Christ, while the other will give birth to the child of God, a new Messiah.
Meanwhile, all over the world apocalyptic manifestations are sprouting up. Pestilence, drought, famine, and other evil portents seem to dominate the global landscape. Something strange is going on, and it appears as if the forces of good and evil are gathering about, girding themselves for one final battle.
Father Rosetti, an emissary from the Vatican, has been entrusted with a secret mission by the Pope relative to these two young virgins, and it is one that will sorely try his faith. Meanwhile, former nun turned private investigator, Anne Fitzgerald, has been retained by the Archdiocese of Boston to look into the phenomena of a possible immaculate conception with regards to these two young women who inhabit disparate worlds. Anne must not only confront the unknown in order to assist these two young women; she must also confront her own powerful emotions and a destiny she could not have imagined.
The book is riddled with ridiculous cliches from the horror genre and lacks any real tension. First released in 1980 under the title, "Virgin", this book has been updated by the author to make it appear as if it were a more contemporary work. It has now resurfaced under the title "Cradle and All" in order to capitalize on the author's success with his Alex Cross series of thrillers. Unfortunately, it is not cut from the same bolt of cloth and lacks the quality of both writing and plot that earmarks his Alex Cross novels.
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Von Lawyeraau am 13. Dezember 2005
Format: Taschenbuch
This is a bad book with a fairly simple story line. There are two young girls, both pregnant and both claiming to be virgins. One, Kathleen, rich and privileged, lives in the United States. The other, Colleen, lives in a small country village in Ireland. According to a secret missive from Our Lady of Fatima, one virgin will give birth to Satan's child, the Anti-Christ, while the other will give birth to the child of God, a new Messiah.
Meanwhile, all over the world apocalyptic manifestations are sprouting up. Pestilence, drought, famine, and other evil portents seem to dominate the global landscape. Something strange is going on, and it appears as if the forces of good and evil are gathering about, girding themselves for one final battle.
Father Rosetti, an emissary from the Vatican, has been entrusted with a secret mission by the Pope relative to these two young virgins, and it is one that will sorely try his faith. Meanwhile, former nun turned private investigator, Anne Fitzgerald, has been retained by the Archdiocese of Boston to look into the phenomena of a possible immaculate conception with regards to these two young women who inhabit disparate worlds. Anne must not only confront the unknown in order to assist these two young women; she must also confront her own powerful emotions and a destiny she could not have imagined.
The book is riddled with ridiculous cliches from the horror genre and lacks any real tension. First released in 1980 under the title, "Virgin", this book has been updated by the author to make it appear as if it were a more contemporary work. It has now resurfaced under the title "Cradle and All" in order to capitalize on the author's success with his Alex Cross series of thrillers. Unfortunately, it is not cut from the same bolt of cloth and lacks the quality of both writing and plot that earmarks his Alex Cross novels.
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