Qué serías capaz de hacer por amor? Estarías dispuesto a morir? Y a matar?
Una tarde cualquiera, un hombre normal y corriente, un jardinero de recursos modestos, recibe una llamada telefónica que invoca la peor de sus pesadillas: "Tenemos a su esposa. Puede recuperarla a cambio de dos millones en efectivo". Su interlocutor no bromea ni tampoco le preocupa que Mitch no pued...more
This time around Dean changes things up a bit. He takes an average Joe and puts him in a seemingly no win situation. Mitch Rafferty, owner of a two man landscaping business gets the phone call no husband would want. Someone has his wife. Tha...more
Okay, so I've read The Husband when it came out and forgot it entirely. Deciding to write a review of it, I grabbed a paperback and began to read.
The Husband is one of those airport books that will keep your attention during the flight, but you can leave them on the plane without feeling any guilt. Character development is practically nonexistant....more
This book follows a man who is trying to ransom his kidnapped wife. It explores the elastic nature of human morality and is full of twists and turns. Mitch (the protagonist) is a simple gardener who finds his life turned upside down in the blink of an eye. He is forced to alter his entire p...more
What I liked about The Husband has to do with the husband's reactions to the news that his wife has been kidnapped and the kidnappers seem to have unlimited resources and can kill him at any time.
Plots (some spoilers):
His name is Mitch, and he lives a good life as a gardener. He knows he does not have the money. Later the criminals get him to get his brother Anson involved, who, it turns out, is a criminal himself. The kidnappers know this and want to pull one over on Anson....more
It dragged on and on and the writing wasn't something I'd expect from a bestselling author. It was sketchy and the dialogue at times was just plain awkward.
There were some moments that made me sit up, but those were far and in-between and mostly had to do with the wife, Holly. The husband, Mitch was a fucking pansy and...more
Written in 2006, three years after the stellar debut of Pico Mundo's paranormally-inclined fry cook, THE HUSBAND avoids all the typical Koontz trappings. There's no witty/sarcastic narrator, no uber smart Golden, no blond female lead, no unrealistic dialogue, absolutely zero filler,...more
Characters: There are a generous handful of them. Mitch, the gardener protagonist. His brother. His parents. The Detective Taggart. The kidnappers. None of them are really developed, save for Mitch: his developmental arc centers around his realization that evil exists....except he already seemed to know it existed already. For all Koontz rantings about the fact that ev...more
Sono sicura che non te la prenderai.
Allora, vediamo. Il marito è un libro interessante sotto tanti punti di vista.
La trama è presto detta. Mitch, il protagonista, un uomo qualunque - a Koontz pi...more
mitch isn't prepared..."his parents had raised him to be prey"....his folks are...sheesh, creepy and it doesn't stop there.
68 chapters of mayham. i read someone's review that disagreed w/mitch doing bad thi...more
This book is fine, but Koontz has us used to getting better from him. The story is fast-paced and has a few interesting twists and turns, but I would have trouble to really point out anything that makes it special compared to run-of-the-mill suspense thrillers. The premise is interesting enough. Mitch, a blue collar working man that is happy with his gardening work and his wife, is shocked when he gets a call saying his wife has been kidnapped and the...more
Like The Good Guy this book doesn’t follow the ‘typical’ Koontz novel in that there was no supernatural thingies involved. Also like TGG, most of the action/plot/etc revolved around a solid character that is written so well you have to like him. I liked him because he and I share the same surname, which sometimes made the book a little creepy, to be honest. Anyway,...more
دي تعتبر من أطول الحاجات اللي خدت فيها وقت بتاع 32 يوم,,سبتاها بتاع أسبوعين و رجعت ناسية الشخصيات أصلا
أحداث جمب بعضها مفروض بتخطف أنفاسك وتلهثها وكدة
خطف ..قتل..سرقة..كله ع بعضه ..مش حارمين حد من حاجة
الحاجات دي بتبوظ روحي
بتعوّدني ع الابتذال
هحاول أنقي بعد كدة بدقة أكتر اللي بقراه
النهاية السعيدة هي اللي تعبتني نفسيا
ازاي بعد ما قتل و سرق و خطف و هدد و أعداءه منظمات محترفة اجرامية و بتاع
و ف الأخر الشرطة ماعملتلوش أي حاجة وصدقته كأنها بتقرا قصته معانا
هذا الرجل المخلص والرائع ..
الذي تغلب على الصعوبات وقام بكل التضخيات ..
لينقذ زوجته الحبيبة ..
بما فيه عقد التربية التي قام بها والديه ..
وهي مشاكل لم يستطع شقيقه تجاوزها..
هو من الرجال الذين تتساءل أي فتاة هل هو موجود حقاً ؟
أوصي بقراءة هذه الرواية وبشدة ..
Mitchell is an average guy who must suddenly deal with an impossible situation: the kidnapping of
his beloved wife. Worse, he hasn't got any possibility of paying the ransom of $2mil in any amount of time, let alone in the 48 hours demanded by the kidnappers. He's a gardener, for Heaven's sake!
One twist after another smacke...more
I'm so undecided about how I feel now I have finished this novel. I liked the story line and the pace of the book with its plot twists and turns, I think it was Koontz's writing style that has confused me. He was very detailed with his descriptions, but I fe...more
Author: Dean Koontz
Summery: I really like the book " The Husband". It is a very descriptive book. Trust me! Reading it really made me not want to put the book down. Theres a guy and his wife. His wife one day calls him and tells him " What ever happens I love you" He tries asking her why but she won't tell him why. And then a guy gets on the phone and says, " You can get your wife back for 2 million cash" This is what the back of the book says.
" You will get her back for 2 mill...more
ثم قدرته على التلاعب بالعقل في إحكام الجريمة
وخذلني جدا فى نصف الرواية بكمية الملل اللى استعرضها
تقريبا قعدت في منتصف الرواية اربعة ايام
النهاية جيدة إلي حد ما
لكن لا يوجد شيء من الإبداع فيها
رواية جيدة إلي حد ما ، لكنها تفتقد إلي جو الحبكة الدرامية في تخليص الزوجة خصوصا لو كان الحب رومانسي بالشكل اللى اتعض :)
The start of the book was pretty enthralling. I was hoping he would go along the line: he's a gardener and he needs to find the two million dollars by himself. He had me thinking it was going to be a sort of game; him being chosen particularly because he had no means of getting the two millions and he was going to be tested whether or not he could do it on his own. That's why...more
Dean R. Koontz has also published under the na...more