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    Posted: April/01/2005 at 2:57pm
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This book was originally published in 1980 under the pen name Owen West.

a short synopsis:

Years after leaving the carnival, her hated first husband, and the child she could never love, Ellen has a new life, a new husband, and two beautiful children, but now the carnival is coming back to town, and Ellen is going to have to pay for her sins.





Very interesting read. I've always wondered why Koontz doesn't write about teenagers often, and I found out why in this book. He can write them good, but they just aren't that interesting as older more experienced people. The only real flaw in the book was it seemed too much like a teen horror movie. All the characters were very diverse and unique. The main character had so many problems, but hopefully after all she was put through, she changed her ways.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Watcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/03/2005 at 8:57pm
This Book was written as a screen play if i remember right,And there is a movie from the book.
In the real world
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Actually I think it said in the back of the book that he was asked to write it from the screenplay, like the movie actually came first. I'll have to double check though, so don't quote me on it.
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The afterward said that they gave him the screenplay to go by, but he finished the book before the movie came out because it got delayed. They were supposed to go out at the same time.

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Thanks for setting me straight. Its been several months and about 6 books ago that I read it so I wasn't clear on what actually happened.
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