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The Door to December by Richard Paige
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Jul 01, 2012

it was amazing

Koontz has proved to me again that he surpasses all other authors with his wittiness and his ability to make you love characters (and hate some) who aren't real but feel as real to you as the ones around you. This story takes you into a scientific perspective that makes you think. Lieutenant Haldane is a character who you are rooting for the entire time, and he is by far the best character out of the book. He is complex although at first he just seems like any other cop. Melanie is a troubled little girl whose mother, Laura, a psychologist, is trying to bring her back from the years of torture she sustained. Then there is Earl, a bodyguard, and a lovable teddy bear-type. Although you have characters you love and a mysterious entity you don't quite understand, there are also characters you abhor, and in some instances you're rooting for the invisible being as it takes lives. This book had some very descriptive moments that were quite gory, but overall it was a great read. This book was released in 1985 and Koontz talks about a child with autism; however the child does not in fact have autism. This is when little was truly known about autism. We still don't know enough about it, so don't hold it against him that he is ignorant to the facts.
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