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One Door Away from Heaven by Dean Koontz
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May 30, 2012

it was amazing

I remember exactly where I was when I read this one. I was in the federal transfer center at Oklahoma City. This is where they temporarily keep prisoners when they are moving from one prison to another. They only have two carts of books for about 150 inmates. THat's about how many are in each pod. On top of that, most prisoners—myself included—keep books from these two carts in their rooms so they're available when we finish the book we're currently reading. So new books show up on the cart when a prisoner leaves and the four or five books that he was hoarding make it to the carts. One day during breakfast, I glanced at the cart and saw a Koontz book on there that looked brand new. It was a thick one too. That's how I usually rated my books then. The thicker, the better. Well, I picked it up and moved it to my collection at my cell, then got back in the breakfast line. The next day I started reading it and I had to look at the cover again to make sure I was reading Koontz. This book blew me away. The girl with her physical problems, the alien boy who took everything literally, the antagonist, and all the other characters got to me. The story-telling was awesome. The other inmates thought I was anti-social because I just read all the time. Well, that part is kinda true. Anyway, this book is great and I highly recommend it to anyone.
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Jackie Jameson I like me the thick books too! Very descriptive how you got it; enjoyed sharing your experience. Hope your doing well.

Salman Shariff Thanks, and I am.

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