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Breathless by Dean Koontz
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it was ok
bookshelves: fiction, format-audiobook, 2010

Not even close to as good as classic Koontz, barely as interesting as Life Expectancy. The last four chapters totally jump the shark; and my mediocre enthusiasm was crushed into apathetic disgruntlement. Mr. Koontz, if you wanted to wax philosophic, don't torture us with a less than stellar novel....even better don't couch your ideas in fiction and have your characters speak your ideology.
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Quotes Lesli Liked

Dean Koontz
“Although he was a young and virile man at 37, he was not inexhaustible. In addition to food and drink, he had better lay in a couple thousand tablets of viagra. The drug would probably remain potent if he vacuum packed the pills in groups of 10 and kept them in a freezer. That would work unless civilization completely collapsed and power companies were unable to function. Fortunately, Jim had a propane-powered backup generator with half a dozen tanks of fuel already on hand. If Henry added to the propane supply, and he used the generator only for essential maintenance like keeping the viagra freezer operating in warm weather, he would be happy here on the farm for a looong, looong time. Unless, even now, dead Jim was out there in the generator shed sabotaging the machinery.”
Dean Koontz, Breathless


Reading Progress

August 29, 2010 – Started Reading
August 29, 2010 – Shelved
August 30, 2010 –
14.0% "I'm not sure which is more disturbing, the mysterious white animals or Henry, the snobbish murderer."
August 31, 2010 –
44.0% "i keep hoping dead Jim and Nora will jump out of the cellar to eat snobbish, prissy Henry the Murderer."
September 2, 2010 –
69.0% "The story has slowed. There's a lot of maneuvering; but not much action. Koontz is getting his pawns in place."
September 2, 2010 – Shelved as: fiction
September 2, 2010 – Finished Reading
September 21, 2010 – Shelved as: format-audiobook
May 16, 2013 – Shelved as: 2010

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