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    Posted: June/21/2009 at 2:26pm
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This is another one of my favorite DK books. I also read it twice back to back just because I loved all that the characters had to say. The humor engaged me immediately. I think that Cubby, Penny, Milo, and Lassie(the dog) are my all time favorite Koontz family unit. I found the story of a writer that is manipulated and terrorized by an evil critic so thrilling. I can't stand mean critics with their hidden agendas in the first place and this just ended up being so much fun. Milo has to be the coolest genius kid. I enjoyed Cubby's observation of the literary publishing world and the critics affect on it. Cubby's insights into celebrity self promotion, internet, online encyclopedias, philosophy of writing and art, use of fiction, importance of books, survivalists, gun ownership, and views on our current political situation as revealed in the California real estate taken over by the government were so easy for me to relate to and identify with. Plus Cubby just helps you understand people in a way you might not have before you read this book.
I laughed so much at this book. It was one of my best reading experiences. Those scenes when the dog Lassie ends up in all those unique places were just so cool. Especially the way Cubby and Milo handled it.

The reveal into Cubby's childhood experience was just heartbreaking. I was so touched.

The whole story worked for me. The characters, the plot, the twists, the villian, EVERYTHING. The villian had me at "Doom."

World War Waxx was one of the best. I loved this Koontz family so much.


With 5 stars being the highest rating of course.
I'm inclined to believe in parallel worlds filled with dark bound Snow and Odd adventures.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GeneB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/06/2009 at 9:50am
This is THE Koontz board and only one review of his latest book?? We are sinking fast, huh?
I've not read it.
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I'm surprised Snowman didn't post one of his legendary reviews.
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lol Are my reviews really legendary? I know I spent my time on the YHBTM review. I promised I would write a review for this book last weekend but never did it. I'm getting so lazy. Oh well. I did rank it 11th.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GeneB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July/13/2009 at 8:59am
11th ??? Wow, some good hallucinogenics over there?? I picked it up at Walmart, thumbed thru the big print mono-sentence paragraphs, then put it back down.
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