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Relentless by Dean Koontz
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Jun 13, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery, suspense
Read in June, 2009

I've been a fan of Dean Koontz for about 17 years now, and he is, by far, one of my favorite authors. I enjoyed reading 'Relentless', but I feel that something is missing that made me love his books. With the exception of the Odd Thomas novels, his last several books have been just quick fun reads, about a man or woman going up against an extremely evil person or group of people. I miss his longer novels like 'From the Corner of His Eye', 'By the Light of the Moon', 'Watchers' and my all time favorite 'Lightning'. I have always loved the way that Koontz always leaves the reader with a sense of hope at the end of his books. Yet, still, I feel something is missing from his newer books that was there in his earlier novels and I can't quite put my finger on it yet. It's almost as if he has streamlined his own formula for writing a novel, or perhaps putting Koontz in a godlike status in my own pantheon of the writers i like, maybe i am expecting too much. Either way, I never want him to stop writing, as you can tell from this review i'm not the best writer so who am I to judge. All I can pass on is a feeling of something missing.
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Julie I have to agree with you Lightening is one of my very favorite Dean Koontz books as well. I loved relentless though and found myself laughing out loud at the banter back and forth between the family members and I always love how he often has a child or a dog as salvation in some way all though is be supernatural sometimes. I like how the book flowed and moved along I finished it in about 4 days myself I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. Although I did find myself wondering what was going to happen to that crazy Waxx alliance at the end, it left me wanting a little more info about that did they continue? Would they retaliate? etc but I'm fairly satisfied and look forward to his next story.

Dustin Crazy little brown owl Hi Stephen and Julie,
I loved Relentless! As fans of Dean Koontz, I wanted to invite you both to a new Dean Koontz group on goodreads called Koontzland - Dean Koontz. I'm one of the moderators. We're reading Watchers as a group during January. Come check us out and join if you're interested:
:-) Thanks

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