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    Posted: May/31/2004 at 9:23am
i just finished the taking today...got it the day it came out and i was very pleased with it - AKA i loved it....then again i love pretty much every DK book. the end wasnt as big as a shocker as i was expecting it but i still enjoyed it thoroughly...annnyyy wayy...i was just curious to see what other fans thought of it because there were so many different opinions of Odd Thomas....



My favorite 'quote' from the book:

Yet, as was her nature, she still had hope. Her heart clutched like a fist around a nugget of hope; and if not as much as a nugget, then at least a pebble; and if not a pebble, a grain. but around a single grain of sand, an oyster builds a pearl.





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a short synopsis:

The new thriller from Dean Koontz is a novel of surpassing suspense and visceral terror as doomsday dawns. On the morning that will mark the end of the world they have known, Molly and Niel Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain. It has haunted their dreams through the night, and now they find an eerily luminous and golden downpour that drenches their small Californian mountain town. As hours pass they hear news of extreme weather phenomena across the globe. An obscuring fog turns once familiar streets into a ghostly labyrinth. By evening, the town has lost all communication with the outside world. First TV and radio go dead, then the Internet and phone lines. The young couple gathers together with some neighbours, sensing a threat they cannot identify or even imagine. The night brings strange noises, and mysterious lights drift among the trees. The rain diminishes with the dawn but a moody grey-purple twilight prevails. Within the misty gloom the small band will encounter something that reveals in a terrifying instant what is happening to the world -- something that is hunting them with ruthless efficiency. Epic in scope, searingly intimate and immediate in its perspective, The Taking is a story of a strangely changed and changing world as apocalypse comes to Main Street.

"if i asked you to believe would you say yes? or would you believe?"
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Just finished The Taking myself.  Loved it.  It has been awhile since DK has had me freaked out.  This one did it.  How's this for ambiance, I started the book at about 10 PM at night, the house was quiet and about 50 pages in a huge thunderstorm rolled in to my home town.  Talk about freaky (read the book and you'll understand).  Great page turner and a little different than the average DK book.  Again, loved it!!
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Finally got my hands on the book. It was good indeed, but not as good as I expected. It could have been longer and that would have helped. Otherwise it had a good plot and good characters. I love all the freaky and mysterious things that happened, such as the things they saw in the mirror and the doll talking, that was crazy.
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I loved this book!!!!!! When I got to the part where she understands who/what the winged monster was, I actually laid the book on my bed and said out loud "you fooled me'!!!! For those of you that do not know the Bible, read Revelations, I imagine DK already has!! He did change things quite a bit, but for his book it all fit.Fabulous book....throughoutthe book I just knew there were aliens in our lands! I would love for him to write a sequel.......

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I feel that this book had a very promising beginning - although it had resemblance's to other books.   I was a little disappointed with the way the ending was going - BUT the last few chapters redeemed the book in my eyes.

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