"Life is hard, and a lot of people come home tired from work. If they're gonna spend half an hour reading, they want some entertainment and a sense of achievement. So that's what I give them. That's all I'm trying to do. Is that really so wrong?"
(March 22, 1947)
Curious facts about:
With 71 novels in 33 years of which 19 topped the list of New York Times bestsellers, Patterson remains among the most widely read authors of these times.
“Assume nothing, question everything”. That is how James Patterson lives. His work was criticized by the great Stephen King who referred to his novels as “dopey thrillers”. Now anyone who is criticized by Stephen King would go down, but this just helped him move right on up.
James Patterson's novels have sold more than Dan Brown, John Grisham, and Stephen King's novels combined.
Some of the famous Hollywood movies based on James Patterson’s novels include Kiss the Girls (1997) and Along Came a Spider (2001). Adaptations to television include Child of Darkness, Child of Light (1991), Miracle on the 17th Green (1999), 1st to Die (2003), Women’s Murder Club (2007) and James Patterson’s Sundays at Tiffany’s (2010).