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    Posted: October/20/2003 at 5:51pm
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What is the dark and fearful secret that haunts Moonlight Cove? A string of inexplicable deaths has occurred in this idyllic town, and four people are drawn together by terrifying circumstance. As the darkness descends, these four must confront the chilling nightmare of Moonlight Cove.






There are several reasons I like DK. Some of the top reasons have to be that he explains his stories in a way that no matter how odd, they are somehow believable. Also, because he builds his characters in a way that makes me fall in love with them. Those two reasons are why I did not care for this book. This did not read like a DK book to me.


The theme of this book covers a mad-scientist type crazy man who develops a way to combine machines with humans. This comcept escaped me. Maybe I am not up to the computer era entirely yet, but I could not find find myself saying "this could really happen." DK didn't pull me into this story as he usually does. I did not find the characters very amusing. You had one woman, who had to be completely niave to life itself to be as optimistic as she was. You had a man who was the extreme opposite of the woman and saw good in nothing but Guiness, Goldie, and not dying. The little girl, who was not very mature for her age (as Koontz kids normally are). The girl had no terrible traits except that she was a kid and I hate children. Not to offend any parents out there, but kids are the most annoying thing on earth and they all have brain damage. Koontz kids normally don't have that annoyance of youth, yet this girl did. I liked Harry and his pup, but they came in too late in the show to save the novel.


If any of Koontz's novels could be made succesfully into a film, I think it would be this one. It has a basic setting that seems to try too hard to frighten, instead of letting your mind work-as a lot of movies do.


I did not hate this book, but I did find myself double-checking to see if it was a Koontz book or if I accidentally picked up a King book. Overall I would have to give it a one.



-Amanda, borderline disturbing.
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Oh boy...mabey you skipped a few (dozen) pages there. 

Chrissie (that little girl) amazed me with how strong and mature she was, escaping from her freaked out parents and dealing with whole bizarre situation - how many kids would do that and not lose the plot?  She was calm and sweet and funny as well, and even though she was almost pooping her pants with fright, she held it together really well, I loved her.  And so what if Tess was optimistic? Good on her for having such a positive outlook on life. After all what's the point in being all "gloom and doom" and thinking the worse of things. Tess needed to hold on to the hope that things were going to work out, especially as Chrissie, Harry and Moose were all needing her (and Sam of course). Otherwise how do you get yourself through such a situation?

Why don't you try reading soem of Dean's books with children in, such as The Servants of Twilight with little Joey and The Bad Place with sweet childlike Thomas - surely you couldn't call them "annoying".

I'm sorry but it's hard not to take offense when someone says that "kids are the most annoying thing on earth and they all have brain damage"!!!   I can only hope that reading Dean's books will open your eyes and make you see that most children are wonderous, beautiful little people. 

I'm flabbergasted and saddended that someone who likes such a compassionate writer as Dean can say this about kids. 

Anyway, we're all entitled to our opinions I guess, and it's my opinion that your views on children really sucks. 

 

 

 

 

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   I just finished reading this book and I must say that this is my fave out of the three DK books I've read. Like the others it kept me extremely interested and surprised me a few times as well. I loved the character Chrissie. She seemed to be the strongest although youngest out of the main characters. Ok. so the idea is somewhat believable but still far fetched. I enjoyed it because it was different and kept me coming back for more.

  Also, I didn't feel that it dragged at all, unlike the other two books at certain points in the story.



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Amanda Amanda. borderline disturbing. To get to be an adult you have to be one of 'those' brain damaged children. I had a friend once that hated old people. I hope I am lucky enough to become an old person. I don't care if he makes it! disturbing
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This is the 1st DK book I ever read. Great book!! This is what got me interested in DK. Great storytelling throughout the book. I recommend this to a wide audience.
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