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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 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 93 ratings
Publisher: Vision
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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mrslorikay avatar reviewed Toys on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Wow. WHat a disappointment! I love James Patterson but this book was an abomination. It should come with a warning, if you have loved everything else he has written...STAY AWAY!!
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Helpful Score: 2
Poor poor poor
Worst James Patterson book yet.
I was very disappointed.
I couldn't even finish it
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.
imapuma avatar reviewed Toys on
Helpful Score: 1
While I generally liked his book Private Berlin, this one was awful. Some parts were moderately interesting, but a lot of the "science fiction" elements just didn't add up.... and if I can catch that it is really BAD!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
The year is 2061. Total extinction of the human race is the order of the day for the 'Elites'. With all the new technology(TOYS), could it be a possibility??? Have read all of Patterson's books, thoroughly enjoy 99% of them. This one was too far toward the science fiction(fantasy) side for me. Or maybe not! Maybe a sign of the times and that is what creeps me out.
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James Patterson is my favorite author, have read all of his books. This was not my favorite...worth reading, but not his regular theme.
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great read!!!
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Loved it!
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Not my favorite book. Repetitive over the same points. Will not read again.
perryfran avatar reviewed Toys on + 1125 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!
booksalicious avatar reviewed Toys on + 43 more book reviews
This is the first book that I've read by James Patterson and I really enjoyed his style of writing. It had an easy flow to it, and it was easy to connect and follow each character's story line. Also I do love futuristic stories like this one which was another reason I enjoyed this book. It follows the life of Hays who is enjoying life on top as an elite with a beautiful wife and kids who are the top rung of society until a surgery reveals the fact that he is in fact human and changes his life forever.

The plot follows him as he fights in a war against those he used to trust the most to save humanity from the elites who want to destroy the humans who they consider an inferior breed who is beneath them. It had a lot of action, and fighting scenes which aren't always my forte but also enough of the psychological thriller and fantasy elements were involved so that I really enjoyed the book. I definitely plan to read more from this author.


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