ADHD with James Patterson


My kids don’t understand this… maybe you won’t either, but when I read or watch stories that contain horrible violence I feel violated. I think that’s the right word to describe it. They say that we like to watch (read) shows that scare us because we feel empathy for the characters. I think of my extreme emotions like they as though they are violent; they visit violence upon my soul, my spirit. When I read a horrific passage in a book I want to stop reading it. This is what happened when I was reading James Patterson’s novel Private Down Under.

My brain is divided on the subject of his novels. I love the very very fast pace they fly at. I have a hard time stomaching the violence especially that done to women.

Yes, it’s a page turner and I wanted to know what happened to the characters, but I also didn’t want to watch. I finished the book in two days which for me is amazing considering I’m ADHD and it isn’t all that under control. In five minutes I can cover as many topics. It doesn’t help me get things done. For example writing is very difficult for me to do. I can hardly control my thoughts long enough to write something that makes sense.

Back to the book. It really is a pretty good book. I felt like I was lost here and there. I think this might have happened because of the way it’s written. The chapters average about a page and a half. The action is fast paced. All the good guys (especially the gals) are unnaturally beautiful.

That’s about all my brain can bring you right now. I’d give the book a 7 out of 10.

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