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^^^That's what I got out of it. Does this not count for a spoiler? Okay, I'll shut up. [mods begin to grumble at the noob who thinks he has a bright idea]

This book was pretty good. I'm waiting for Koontz to craft another maniac that scares me like was done with False Memory, Dark River of the Heart, or in From the Corner of his Eye; a physical maniac, that we can get to read their thoughts. Amazing how Koontz does this.

But, this book was still really good. Awesome how he did the T.S. Elliot thing, and many of these sentances were rather like poetry. Beautiful descriptions throughout; of moods and physical scenes alike. A very enjoyable read.

SPOILER ALERT - SKIP IF YOU DID NOT YET READ THE BOOK:

Also skip if you have not yet read Winter Moon.

One thing that I did not like, was how at the beginning it seemed to be heading in the way of Winter Moon. Very similar. You guys know what I mean? With the animals and the strange alien radiance; even into the book some more with the walking corpses filled with the writhing tentacles of some alien life. But, the Red Dragons in the trees made up for that. Heh. And the Priest who had risin was a nice creepy touch; going about his normal duties. WOAH! Koontz is amazing. After reading the full book, I see how different it was form Winter Moon, and am glad that Koontz has kept a perfect record with me.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote christophersnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June/14/2007 at 10:23am
Hey Mooo, nice thoughts. If you want some more physical maniacs, read The Face, One Door Away From Heaven, or Intensity if you haven't. I can't remember which ones you have read, you've been missing for a while now.
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Watchers also has Vince Nasco. And don't forget Dr. Ahriman from his 1999 book.
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SPOILERS FOR THE TAKING BELOW!



On other message boards I have seen complaints about the ending of the book. How it makes no sense that it was the devil who was behind of of this when to then it was clearly aliens complete with a space ship. Yet I don't really think those people got it.

The way Koontz wrote the book was though the eyes of logical people, people who are more likely to see the super natural as something done by an alien race. That "Spaceship" at the end for instince wasnot a spaceship going by it's description. What it being organic with human faces. It seemed just as demonic only out perpective of the book was though ligical eyes.

He made it clear what was really going on while never telling us directly (Actually he did since Satan did tell the human people just who he was at the beginning). It was brilliant.

Anyway I loved this book. Yeah it was shorter then some of his works but there was no need for the Taking to be longer then it was.
Favorite Koontz Books 1: Watchers 2: Lightning 3: Strangers 4: Midnight 5: Voice of the night 6: Intesity 7: The bad Place 8: Dragon tears 9: Fear Nothing, 10: Winter Moon 10:
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Originally posted by creativerealms creativerealms wrote:

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SPOILERS FOR THE TAKING BELOW!



On other message boards I have seen complaints about the ending of the book. How it makes no sense that it was the devil who was behind of of this when to then it was clearly aliens complete with a space ship. Yet I don't really think those people got it.

The way Koontz wrote the book was though the eyes of logical people, people who are more likely to see the super natural as something done by an alien race. That "Spaceship" at the end for instince wasnot a spaceship going by it's description. What it being organic with human faces. It seemed just as demonic only out perpective of the book was though ligical eyes.

He made it clear what was really going on while never telling us directly (Actually he did since Satan did tell the human people just who he was at the beginning). It was brilliant.

Anyway I loved this book. Yeah it was shorter then some of his works but there was no need for the Taking to be longer then it was.


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