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Relentless by Dean Koontz
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Aug 18, 11

This has been my first encounter with a Dean Koontz novel. Coincidently it has also been the first time i have been compelled to actually voice my disgust in such a bad book. This book literally made me want to rip the pages out it was so bad. Koontz has a very limited vocabulary using the same words repeatedly (syntax), someone give this man a thesaurus. Sadly having a wild imagination does not counteract the problem of bad story telling. The storyline was hideously unbelievable and idiotic, i didn't know if i was reading a thriller or a fantasy children's book. The dialogue between the characters too is absolutely lacklustre conveying no sense of any emotion even in the face of what appears to be certain death. I had no feeling or compassion to any character in the book and find koontz's descriptions flimsy at best. I have no idea how this man sells so many books, he either buys them himself or there are a lot of stupid people in the world. This is the sort of book people buy in airports, get on the plane and then want to jump out the plane because its so bad.

Rant over. Needless to say i will never be reading a Koontz book again.
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message 1: by Bob (new) - rated it 3 stars

Bob I'm a big Dean Koontz fan, and I thought this book was just okay. Before completley giving up on Koontz, I recommend that you read Lightning. If you don't like Lightning then I can say with a surety that Koontz is not for you.

Jane I've read a lot of Dean Koontz. This one is particularly bad. He wrote some amazing thrillers, such as "Intensity", earlier in his career. I keep reading his books in the hope that he'll repeat his earlier brilliance. I suspect many of his fans do the same yet we're continuously disappointed.

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