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Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz
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Jun 27, 2009

really liked it
Read in June, 2009

This is my first Dean Koontz book. I expected a horror story, but this book was actually quite funny. I just grabbed it off the paperback section of the library to take to the beach, and I was pleasantly surprised. Initially, I found the main character, Jimmy, a little like Ignatiuos Reilly from "Confederacy of Dunces," but he actually had a great deal more sense. I think it was more in Koontz's writing style. The characters were so likeable, that I wanted to be friends with them; except for the clowns. Yes, there were clowns, and while this was weird and bizarre, I somehow sort of got what Koontz was trying to do. This book is eccentric because it combines the bizarro with the little sweet lessons about the good and honest things in life- love, family, and faith. I found myself rereading some of the poignant passages that Koontz would slip into this wacko story because they were so well written and so meaningful. I doubt many people will feel the same way about this book as I did, but to anyone who reads it, I recommend that you lighten up and not take things too seriously when you read it. There are unexpected surprises and alot of humor. This is always a good mix.
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Crystal A great book to pic as your first Dean Koontz read. Glad you enjoyed it!

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