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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dnurse64 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February/07/2010 at 8:33am
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As I was getting near the end, I even checked the back to see if it was a part one of two as the plots all seemed to be still bubbling and I had only about 50 pages left!


Oh my goodness. I did the very same thing!

However, I loved the book and it's in my top 15. Well, welcome to the forum even if it was just for this one post.
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Originally posted by dnurse64 dnurse64 wrote:

Originally posted by Marauder Marauder wrote:


As I was getting near the end, I even checked the back to see if it was a part one of two as the plots all seemed to be still bubbling and I had only about 50 pages left!


Oh my goodness. I did the very same thing!

However, I loved the book and it's in my top 15. Well, welcome to the forum even if it was just for this one post.


i loved the book but want a sequil though. i liked how everything came together in the end but i want to know what happens next.
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It wasn't as bad as I'd expected or feared, but I can'r consider it a masterpiece. It could easily have been shortened to a novella and still regain all of the main ingredients. And it wasn't too cute or dog-ish, which I'd certainly expected.
But let me start off by saying, I'm not religious, I do believe in more than meets the eye, but I can't really believe that evolution is wrong. Maybe there are some holes here and there, but I think that there's enough proof to back up, that evolution is, indeed, fact. I'm not saying we know it all, as it is clear that there are tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of things yet to be discovered.
Overall the book entertained me and I was never really bored with it - except, maybe, for the Henry parts, I really didn't find them interesting or particularly well-written. They didn't seem to belong in this story - and no, don't say that I didn't "get it", it's entirely possible to get it and still don't think that it fits.
I really liked the story of Tom Bigger the best, would have loved to read a whole novel about him.
Also, why does it seem, in all his later books, that unless a couple is married, people are asexual? That really isn't realistic. He has no qualms writing about violence, but sex is a no-no.
My main gripe with the book is, that it seemed really juvenile. I have read children's books with better plots and better characterization. Plus, there really seemed to be a lot of filler just to meet some length-requirements.
Which brings me to: The Darkest Evening... is 354 pages long, Your Heart.. is 337 pages, Frankenstein 3 352, Relentless 356 and Breathless 337....what, is Koontz now under contractual obligations to write between 335 and 360 pages? Just semes weird.
Anyway, it kept me going, but it's definitely not a masterpiece, I'll reserve that praise to Under The Dome ;)
Oh, maybe koontz should just shift gears entirely and start writing religious fiction. There's a big market for that
Slightly worn, but dignified, and not too old for sex
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