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Tick Tock by Dean Koontz
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Mar 17, 2012

did not like it
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Read in January, 2006

What a mess. This book is just all over the place. From the nonsensical story line, to the overly goofy characters, Everything in this book can't seem to make up it's mind about what to be. It's not scary enough to be a horror novel, and the strangeness and bad puns want to make it a comedy, but it isn't very funny. I really feel as though the major plot points were chosen at random, perhaps through the "pull some words out of a hat and make a story about them" method. You can make a good story that way, but if you do, it's because you have used a lot of care and patience plotting out where these disparate elements come together. In this case, you end up with a jumbled mess, with new ideas introduced at random and the most out of nowhere ending I've ever read. When I finished this, I wanted to walk up to Dean Koontz, wave the book in his face and ask "What the heck was that all about?"
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message 1: by Mark (new) - rated it 1 star

Mark Allen I agree with your review 100% This book completely loses its way.


message 2: by Nour (new) - rated it 1 star

Nour Exactly


message 3: by Tracy Watts (new) - added it

Tracy Watts Sweet


message 4: by Kobkit (new)

Kobkit Piromyaporn As a person who read over twenty of Koontz's books and loved most of them (except this one), I couldn't agree with you more.


message 5: by Ruth (new)

Ruth The book was doing well, but then completely veered off course with a really, really dumb ending. I wish this book had had a braver editor who would have sat the author down and said "Nooooo, bad idea"


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