- Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
The first edition US cover for The Angel Experiment
Author(s) James Patterson Cover artist Kamil Vojnar & Roger Wood Country United States Language English Genre(s)
Young Adult FictionScience Fiction
Publisher Little, Brown
Publication date April 11, 2005
July 4, 2005
Pages 432 pp (hardback)
ISBN ISBN 0-316-15556-X Followed by Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment is the first book in the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. The book was released in the US on April 11, 2005 and in the UK on July 4, 2005. The book is set in the near future and centers around the 'flock', a group of human-avian hybrids (98% human, 2% bird) on the run from the scientists who created them. It focuses on Maximum Ride (Max), the leader of the 'flock', and the first-person narrator of the story.
List of characters
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment has received generally positive reviews. Cleveland Plain Dealer described it as "like the best sort of video game or action movie, in book form" and commented that it "shows the promise of becoming a favorite" as well as comparing it to the Boxcar Children series: "Think of this group of six, from 14-year-old Max to 6-year-old Angel, like the 'Boxcar Children' of a new millennium." The School Library Journal delivered a more lukewarm review, calling the book an "exciting SF thriller that's not wholly original but still a compelling read". Booklist described it as an "an action-packed cross between Gertrude Chandler Warner's Boxcar Children and Marvel Comics' X-Men", also noting how "Patterson occasionally forgets his audience here, as evidenced by his sardonic tone and such glib adult asides". However, Booklist also praised Patterson for stepping out of his normally adult-genre books as it said, "He's picked a comfortable formula (orphans protecting one another and making a home together)". http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Maximum-Ride/James-Patterson/e/9780446617796 Barnes and Noble.com: Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment: James Patterson: Books]</ref>...
In January 2007, it was announced that a film would be created based on the Maximum Ride series. James Patterson will be the executive producer. Avi Arad, one of the producers of Spider-Man, X-Men and other Marvel movies, will also produce alongside Steven Paul. In an interview with James Patterson, it was revealed that Arad has already planned out the first two movies. On August 7, 2008, it was announced that Columbia Pictures bought the screen rights to the franchise. The film was slated for an early to mid 2010 release. Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) will direct the first movie, with Don Payne (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer) writing the script. In January 2010 it was announced that the film will go into pre-production as the film's director Catherine Hardwicke asked for a script rewrite as she wanted more action in the film, delaying the film's release until 2013.
- ^ Amazon.co.uk: The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride): James Patterson: Books
- ^ Amazon.co.uk: Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment: James Patterson: Books
- ^ Amazon.com: The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1): James Patterson: Books
- ^ Patterson, James. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment, inside cover.
- ^ a b Amazon.com: Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment: James Patterson: Books: Editorial Reviews
- ^ a b c "Catherine Hardwicke Takes Maximum Ride". ComingSoon. http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=53768.
- ^ http://www.maximumride.co.uk/film.php Maximum Ride - The Film
- ^ Books: Maximum Ride | The Official James Patterson Web Site
- ^ Fleming, Michael (August 7, 2008). "Columbia takes 'Maximum Ride'". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117990239.html?categoryid=13&cs=1&nid=2562.
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- Patterson.com James Patterson
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Maximum Ride NovelsMaximum Ride: The Angel Experiment · Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever · Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports · Maximum Ride: The Final Warning · MAX: A Maximum Ride Novel · Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel · Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel · Nevermore: A Maximum Ride Novel Other Works by James Patterson NovelsThe Thomas Berryman Number (1976) · Season of the Machete (1977) · Virgin (1980) · The Midnight Club (1988) · Hide & Seek (1996) · Miracle on the 17th Green (1996, w/ Peter De Jonge) · See How They Run (1997) · When the Wind Blows (1998) · Black Friday (2000) · Cradle and All (2000) · Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2001) · The Beach House (2002, w/ Peter De Jonge) · The Jester (2003, w/ Andrew Gross) · The Lake House (2003) · Sam's Letters to Jennifer (2004) · Honeymoon (2005, w/ Howard Roughan) · Lifeguard (2005, w/ Andrew Gross) · Beach Road (2006, w/ Peter De Jonge) · Judge and Jury (2006, w/ Andrew Gross) · The Quickie (2007, w/ Michael Ledwidge) · You've Been Warned (2007, w/ Howard Roughan) · Sundays at Tiffany's (2008, w/ Gabrielle Charbonnet) · Sail (2008, w/ Howard Roughan) · Swimsuit (2009, w/ Maxine Paetro) · The Postcard Killers (2010, w/ Liza Marklund) · Private (2010, w/ Maxine Paetro) · Don't Blink (2010, w/ Howard Roughan) · Toys (2011, w/ Neal McMahon) · Now You See Her (2011, w/ Michael Ledwidge) · Kill Me, If You Can (2011, w/ Marshall Karp) · The Christmas Wedding (2011, w/ Richard DiLallo) · Guilty Wives (2012, w/ David Ellis) Alex Cross seriesAlong Came a Spider (1993) · Kiss the Girls (1995) · Jack & Jill (1996) · Cat and Mouse (1997) · Pop Goes the Weasel (1999) · Roses Are Red (2000) · Violets Are Blue (2001) · Four Blind Mice (2002) · The Big Bad Wolf (2003) · London Bridges (2004) · Mary, Mary (2005) · Cross (2006) · Double Cross (2007) · Cross Country (2008) · Alex Cross's Trial (2009, w/ Richard DiLallo) · I, Alex Cross (2009) · Cross Fire (2010) · Kill Alex Cross (2011) Daniel X series Maximum Ride seriesMaximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (2005) · Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever (2006) · Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (2007) · Maximum Ride: The Final Warning (2008) · MAX: A Maximum Ride Novel (2009) · Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel (2010) · Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel (2011) Michael Bennett series Witch and Wizard seriesWitch and Wizard (2009, w/ Gabrielle Charbonnet) · Witch and Wizard: The Gift (2010, w/ Ned Rust) · Witch and Wizard: The Fire (2011, w/ Jill Dembowski) Women's Murder Club series1st to Die (2001) · 2nd Chance (2002, w/ Andrew Gross) · 3rd Degree (2004, w/ Andrew Gross) · 4th of July (2005, w/ Maxine Paetro) · The 5th Horseman (2006, w/ Maxine Paetro) · The 6th Target (2007, w/ Maxine Paetro) · 7th Heaven (2008, w/ Maxine Paetro) · 8th Confession (2009, w/ Maxine Paetro) · The 9th Judgment (2010, w/ Maxine Paetro) · 10th Anniversary (2011, w/ Maxine Paetro) · 11th Hour (2012) Non-fictionAgainst Medical Advice: A True Story (2008, w/ Hal Friedman) · The Murder of King Tut (2009, w/ Martin Dugard)
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