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Ubojica by Dean Koontz
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Apr 24, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: horror-dark, mystery-suspense-action

As my review appears under other editions as well, I decided to add a translation of it to English. Here it goes:
I really do not know what to think about this book. This is my first by Dean Koontz, btw. Anyways, everything was more or less fine all the way to page twohundredandsomething, where the book definitely failed to turn left. The very idea that some psycho may walk into ones life and take it from them (us, actually, it is us we worry about, not them ;D)is horrifying enough, no sordid details about his plans for sexual and other sorts of violence were necessary. Actually these reduced the tension for me and made me roll my eyes for the first time. Then we arrive to cloning, enhanced growth to full maturity in 5 years (IIRC), indestructible super-soldier and an evil secret organization that without any respect for human life or values attacks the Innocent, and this Trekkie who is a member of this evil secret organization (which was,funnily, more destructive to my willing suspension of disbelief than any of the previous), and who saves them Innocent, so they all, even though persecuted by this almighty, undetectable organization of mega-rich and equally influential individuals who own top-of-the-pops scientific achievements and gadgets, ride into the sunset to live happily ever after till the end of their natural lives, whenever this might be. Suspension of disbelief dead as a doornail.

The afterword was quite good, though, even if it was a bit overdone too.
*** end of the translation. The page number reference was aimed for the translator to Croatian, not that she would ever read my review ***

Ne znam što bih mislila o ovome. Sve je nekako bilo dobro tamo do dvjesto i neke stranice, kad je knjiga definitivno propustila skrenuti nalijevo. Sama ideja da neki luđak može ušetati i uzeti nekome život i obitelj dovoljno je užasna, nisu potrebni detalji o seksualnom i inom zlostavljanju koje namjerava izvršiti. Onda smo došli do kloniranja, ubrzanog rasta do pune zrelosti u pet godina (mislim), neuništivog super-vojnika i opake tajne organizacije koja beskrupulozno napada Nedužne, te trekkija iz njezinih redova (što mi je začudo od svega prije navedenog još najmanje vjerojatno) koji iste spašava, i svi oni, iako ih progoni sveobuhvatna i neuhvatljiva organizacija prebogatih i preutjecajnih koji raspolažu najnovijim znanstvenim dostignućima, jašu u zalazak sunca i žive sretno do prirodnih krajeva svojih života, kadgod bi to izvoljelo biti.
I,da, gdja Pongrac, sebima , mislim, ipak nije riječ... kaže se "ugađaju sebi samima" a ne "ugađaju sami sebima" (376. str. treći pasus)

Još mi se najviše svidio pogovor, iako i on ima natruhu isforsiranosti.
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