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Author: James Patterson, Neil McMahon
Hays Baker and his wife Lizbeth possess super-human strength, exceptional intelligence, stunning looks, a sex life to die for, and two beautiful children. Of course they do--they're Elites, endowed at birth with the most advanced genetic enhancements available. — Elites are the pinnacle of evolution; the triumph of man's ambitions. The on...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446571746
ISBN-10: 0446571741
Publication Date: 12/1/2011
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 90 ratings
Publisher: Vision
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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davidmartin52 avatar reviewed Toys on + 35 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Do NOT believe one word of the hype about this book! After reading "Private", which I thought was very good, I was looking forward to "Toys", but was I ever let down! If you're 12-14 years old, it's OK, but if you've ever read a decent adult book EVER, this book will seem hopelessly adolescent. I admit to the guilty pleasure of a Patterson book every now and then, and I enjoy many of them, but this one is poorly developed, shallow and just plain silly. Save your time and money.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another shocking twist after twist book. Human or robot? Is Hays Baker living a nightmare? Who or what is he? This could be a prelude to the future human race on earth. Terrifying and frightening, this is a book you will read way in to rhe wee hours. It held me to the very end and I guarantee it will do the same to you. Bon Reading All
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perryfran avatar reviewed Toys on + 921 more book reviews
This one is definitely outside of the usual Patterson fare. It's an attempt at a science-fiction-futuristic-dystopian-action thriller, but it doesn't really work on all levels. The story is basically about a biologically engineered human, Hays Baker, who was made to believe that he is an "Elite" - the genetically and biologically engineered super race that is intent on eliminating humankind. This novel borrows heavily from other dystopian fiction such as "Brave New World," and tries to show the bad side of Fascist societies like Nazism, but for me the overall story fell flat. First of all, I found it really hard to believe that Hays could go from hating the human race to being their savior after he finds out he is human. Also, along the way in the novel, several clones are sacrificed for both humans and Elite. Wouldn't a clone also be considered a human even though it was cloned to make an exact duplicate? I don't know - I think Patterson and his team should stick to action thrillers and crime novels. Mediocre at best!


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