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Seize the Night by Dean Koontz
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Oct 27, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: favourites, fiction, horror
I own a copy , read count: 6

This series inspired my first *serious* short story back in senior year in high school. I borrowed emotions quite heavily from this book, and my protagonist has some real issues a la Christopher Snow. If you ask me now, of course my story sucks, but I never forgot the euphoria. And a few people liked it, mostly my teacher and my classmates, who might have been coerced into saying something nice because we were just a tiny class of about ten people. So it was more of a support group really. All we needed was to be much older and to have problems with alcohol and neediness, and it would have been a real congregation of writers.

Anyway, it wasn't a horror story - well, maybe the writing, yeah. Quite horrific. It was a cheesy, sappy drama of a young violinist (I know, right?). But the thing here is, Snow (and Koontz) made me believe in the power of carpie diem. It's an adventure worth getting lost in. And it was a pretty fucking fantastic book.

(This review is not turning out the way it should be, is it?)

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