In the stillness of a golden September afternoon, deep in the wilderness of the Rockies, a solitary craftsman, Grady Adams, and his ma...more
-Say Dean, how about a new book ?
-A new book ? eee....but I just completed the last one a week ago !
-Dude if you want to roll with us, you've got to stay fit. James Patterson
releases 4 books a year, and King came back from retirement..the bastard.
-Oh noes ! What should I do ?
-Dude you've been writing for the last 40 years and you ask me that ? I'm your agent, not your muse !
-...right. I have an idea, wait a moment.
(Three minutes pass)
-So you know I devised this new cool...more
Even though Koontz had all the right ingredients, he simply didn't manage to put them together in the same engaging w...more
*This book has no plot.*
I mean literally. The publishers obviously recognized this, as the blurb describes the events in the last few chapters. The tagline (Wonder still exists in the world – But not if Homeland Security has anything to do with it) is nothing less than false advertising.
Worse. The b...more
In the stillness of a golden September afternoon, deep in the wilderness of the Rockies, a solitary craftsman, Grady Adams, and his magnificent Irish wolfhound, Merlin, step from shadow into light . . . and into an encounter with mystery. That night, a pair of singular animals will watch Grady’s isolated home, waiting to make their approach.
A few miles away, Camillia Rivers, a local veterinarian, begins to unravel the threads of a puzzle that will bring to her door all the forces of a governmen...more
But let me start off by saying, I'm not religious, I do believe in more than meets the eye, but I can't really believe that evolution is wrong. Maybe there are some holes here and there, but I think that there's enough proof to back up, that evolution is, in...more
As many other reviewers have indicated, this book reads like Koontz had a bunch of half-assed ideas that he couldn't turn into their own full length n...more
Breathless has masterfully interwoven subplots, the lives of strangers, all coming together to entangle purposefully in the end. I really enjoyed how detailed the character descriptions were in Breathless.
Another thing I greatly enjoyed about the book is the way that the author writes about animals. I ca...more
I'm not entirely sure what Koontz was trying to do with this, but whatever it was I don't think it's quite worked. The central thread of the novel is to do with a pair of completely new creatures being found by a furniture-maker out in a woods in what I understan...more
I read it again between the day before and yesterday, and it wasn't until I got to the end this mo...more
A couple characters see the creatures once, and that's about it. Their stories continue on their merry ways, completely unrelated to anything else. A couple of characters from separate plot lines meet briefly and incosequentially. One of the most interesting plot lines, a ma...more
I was intrigued by a few things- the really cool animalthings, which I had hoped would have some sort of foot in reality, yah know? Kinda part of the reason that everyone loves National Treasure-at least the first one, i cannot speak for the sequels- Obviously the plot is exaggerated and there is no gold, but most of the refer...more
A man with his Irish wolfhound is out walking him in a meadow one day when he comes across two strange animals. Meanwhile a veterinarian notices an odd event in all her animals look towards the distance, as if waiting for something. It's a good start, but then Koontz for some bizarre reason adds about 4 more characters who don't even matter to the plot. They never come in contact directly with the main stor...more
Quite often in my book reviews I have complained about the length of a novel, pointing out that to make more readable it could have been severely pruned (Harry Potter pt.7), or even remained in the author's word processor and never published (Twilight). Bre...more
Reviewed by Moirae the Fates
In the stillness of a golden September afternoon, deep in the wilderness of the Rockies, a solitary craftsman, Grady Adams, and his magnificent Irish wolfhound Merlin step from shadow into light…and into an encounter with enchantment. That night, through the trees, under the moon, a pair of singular animals will watch Grady's isolated home, waiting to make their approach.
A few miles away, Camillia Rivers, a local veterinarian, begins to unrav...more
Dean R. Koontz has also published under the na...more