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Breathless by Dean Koontz
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Aug 14, 11

Read in July, 2011

Disappointing. While Breatheless starts out interesting and fast-paced it quickly becomes typical of Koontz's work, thematic, and formulaic. Half-way through the book I realized that not much had happaned yet.. then 300 pages in (100 to go) and I still felt this way. Near the end I thought there was going to be a sequel; how could he wrapped everything up, explain the creatures, tie all the characters together in such few pages. But I was wrong. Koontz left me wanting more, and not in a good way. While I started to like Grady and Cammy, and was interested in Henry's psychosis the other story lines didn't come to fruition. I still wonder if the only point of the chaos theorist was to simply explain away the mysticism of Riddle and Puzzle. Bigger doesn't seem to have much point, and neither do the two men who meet on the golf course. It's clear that they weren't important; I can't even remember their names. The only thing this has going for it is the beginning; the use of chapters to reveal new characters... I've always loved how Koontz does that. But this time the characters didn't jump of the page for me. And definately did not leave me breathless.
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Charmaine i totally agree i had exactly the same problem with this book as like you were saying about bigga i cant even rememebr any point of him being in the story and dont even remember the golf course convo so i problly skipped the couple of pages so koontz should have left the characters out of the story and spent that time on developing the riddle and puzzel story line

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