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Mr. Murder by Dean Koontz
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Jul 06, 2009

really liked it
Read in July, 2009

This is one of the better Koontz books I've read. It was very suspenseful and more than a bit spooky at times. I don't read Koontz searching for quotes that I can apply to my life, but there is a good one in this book. I wouldn't call it profound, but it puts into words something I believe: "at its best, fiction is medicine." The main character even expounds on this, perhaps unnecessarily, but I think he is right:

"Life is so damned disorderly, things just happen, and there doesn't seem any point to so much of what we go through. Sometimes it seems the world's a madhouse. Storytelling condenses life, gives it order. Stories have beginnings, middles, ends. And when a story's over, it meant something, by God, maybe not something complex, maybe what it had to say was simple, even naive, but there was meaning. And that gives us hope, it's a medicine."
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