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Breathless by Dean Koontz
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did not like it

Most of the way through, this seemed like a typical Dean Koontz novel - and then at the end, just as I thought I was going to find out what's been going on (Koontz *used* to make sure there was a semi-logical/reasonable explanation for the events of the story) for the past few hundred pages - he does a *MASSIVE* about-face and turns the book into a poorly disguised creationist screed. Worse, all the arguments he tries to make are completely incorrect. Koontz used to do enough research that you could more or less trust what he said, but now he has gone so far off the facts that I can only come to the conclusion that the facts didn't fit his worldview, and so he just plain lied. I will be able to reread his old stuff with enjoyment, but I will never again read a new Dean Koontz novel - he is no longer a thriller writer, but just another of the many "Christian" writers who have sprung up in the wake of the "Left Behind" series. I am sorry Mr. Koontz, but your talent has completely abandoned you. Take a page from people like Bill (Calvin and Hobbes) Watterson, who recognized that they didn't have anything left in the tank, and leave the stage with people wanting more, instead of descending into such awful mediocrity that it calls even your early, good work into question.
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Reading Progress

November 8, 2010 – Started Reading
November 8, 2010 – Shelved
November 10, 2010 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Christopher (new)

Christopher Jones I skimmed this book B and N and actually skipped ahead to where the arguments against evolution are. The first thing the "mathematician" says is that there's no fossil record. Alrighty then...

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