Pop Goes the Weasel Themes

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In the prologue to one of Patterson's previous novels, Jack & Jill, a killer preparing to assassinate Senator Daniel Fitzpatrick neatly sums up the major themes of Patterson's novels: "Horror stories and games are popular for a good reason . . .

Not the comfortable sit-around-the-campfire horror tales and games we used to cherish as kids, but the real live horror stories that are everywhere around us these days." The killer goes even further, saying that he "believed only in the validity of the game of chance." Horror, the idea that life is a game, and the idea that bad things happen by chance are integral themes in James Patterson's Alex Cross novels, but the ultimate effect is terror because of the irrationality and brutality of serial murders, especially in light of the national paranoia that has been engendered by the horror of such murders in the recent past.

Writers of serial...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Pop Goes the Weasel from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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