Every morning when he awakes, he discovers something strange--like blood on his hands--a bizarre mystery that tortures his soul. I like horror, but this ended up getting ridiculously over the top and read like a spoof. I didn't care for this one, honestly. There are scenes to thrill you, and scenes to chill you. It is very good reading though. A horrific antagonist with immense power is well-characterized. I was always recommended this book by a friend, and thought that I would give it a try.
It only loses one star because there are other Koontz novels I prefer over this one. Frank Pollard is afraid to fall asleep. The characters are beige, the scenes are beige, the writing is blah, blah, blah, full of cliché, beige and I do not care about any of it. It's not one of my all-time favourites, but it's pretty close, and it holds sentimental value. Written during what many consider Koontz's peak period which most tend to agree was from 1983 to 1995 or so , I went into this novel with relatively high expectations and was not let down. You'd think that this last situation would apply to Candy Pollard, our socio- and psychopathic murderer, but no. Μ΄αυτά και μ΄αυτά το βιβλίο είναι διασκεδαστικότατο πάντως.
The writing was good but not engrossing, the way some other Koontz stuff has been for me. The Eyes of Darkness 1981 2 stars. This book had me gagging on multiple occasions, especially toward the end. While Eleanor, Michael, and the rest of The Good Place crew is handling a whole new set of problems in Season Three, the Michael Schur creation is one of those shows that's always worth a rewatch. Big hat tip to those Good Place fans who bring their deep cut literature knowledge to a rewatch. He knows nothing but his name. This book is the best novel I have read that has been written by Dean Koontz to date.
Frank delivers the most chilling line in the entire book, when he triggers the climactic events by addressing his sisters with a few simple words, but the meaning behind them that his sisters and their cats cannibalized on their mother and the effects they will most certainly have Candy exploding in a rage, making an easy target of himself make it so memorable. Koontz is a master wordsmith and draws the reader into the story with his language, creativity and imagination. This episode is the lead in to the Wayward pilot episode that will be aired in January. He remembers nothing, except for his name. He says I was on my way to get it and slams the door again. One final nit-pick from me is that there seemed to be a couple of loose ends left by time I reached the ending. The protagonists are Very, Very Good and the bad guys are Irredeemably Bad.
The path to how Chidi, Eleanor, and Jason team up is fairly intuitive. He always has one of his main protagonists go off on this completely insane rant about how much he loves Asian people because they're all so hardworking, much more so than white people the two protagonists are hardworking white people, but okay. During the discussion of the book, a friend mentioned that he did not feel that this was condescending or meant in an insulting manner, but rather just as a member of a particular group refers to themselves in identification. Now I'm 26 and just read it again for the second time. The acting and writing is phenomenal and the production is bright and cheerful and pleasant to watch. And if there's one group of people dedicated to the cause, it's the good people of Reddit.
I read this book when I was a preteen and loved it. As Koontz often did in his earlier works, he captures you quickly with intense action, unique circumstances such as with this novel of a man waking up in an alley not knowing who he is , and leaving the reader wanting to know more. The book crossed the border of reality and created a new type of pyscological thriller. Jack, desperate to prove to Sam and Dean that he is good and that he can control his powers, enlists the help of a dream walker named Kaia to help him find Mary Winchester and save her from the alternate universe. Newcomer Yadira Guevara-Prip was the star of the show, and Alexander Calvert did an amazing job alongside her. Th The Bad Place is an unpredictable, surprising novel with more strengths than weaknesses.
Every morning when he awakes, he discovers something strange--like blood on his hands--a bizarre mystery that tortures his soul. Except when we don't, because we weren't all pressed from some special mold. You also don't need to search to find the deeper meaning in the show, its made blatantly obvious, but its not heavy. Some of the battle scars are the los Entertaining escape. Odd Thomas 2003 3 ½ stars. Unfortunately, I can't really say that liked this one at all. The perspective is third person and it flips around from different characters.
Unfortunately the part I expect is the painful dialogue, the reactionary mutterings, and the downright silliness. Another commonality that I noticed is the undertone of religion in the book. Will they accept his proposition? To view it, I haven't read a lot of Dean Koontz, but I called this one from the beginning: the good disabled versus the bad disabled! Dean Koontz is great at creating this new genre, I think of it as a combination between mystery, pyscological thriller, and science fiction. The story line was very indivdual; unlike any other book I have read. Το ερωτικό σκέλος στα βιβλία σου βρε Koontz θέλει λίγο δουλίτσα.