Everything's Beachy

“THE BEACH HOUSE” by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge (2002) This book is over a hundred chapters long. But they're all two or three pages long. It makes for a fast read. It's also easy to set it down. Also, if a character disappears for few chapters, there's usually a brief reminder of who he or she is, such as, “Then I had lunch with Alice, my brother's next-door neighbor.” This makes me wonder if the book was written as serious literature or a 'beach read', a book intended to amuse but one that readers could start, lay down, then pick up it up at any time without getting lost. Which is OK. I like the clever first few chapters simply because the initial narrator ends up being the vi

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