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What I liked most about it was that it wasn't what I was expecting, a bit different from other Koontz books, which I found refreshing. It was basically a screwball comedy.
We are not strangers to ourselves, we only try to be. --Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mralebundy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/12/2009 at 5:06am
i liked the book, i was just happy to get a good monster story that started out not just dark but scary. and then it turned into a comedy. its been awhile since iv read a good (and somewhat scary) book with a monster in it. i just finished one with a demon but if the story is told through the monster/demons point of view i dont like it as much either. this book started out being everything i look for in a good horror story and ended being a great screwball comedy but i still would of liked to read what i was expecting from the first few chapters though.
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That's the wildest DK book I've read yet. I thought Life Expectancy was wild but this beats that one. I think it had everything. I knew Del Payne wasn't goofy, but I didn't know she was going to be that! I thought Tommy Phan was so sweet and I loved the story of him and his mother with the clash of cultures. It was so touching when he realized what really bothered his mom about the conflict with the American culture and the Vietnamese culture. It's so true with any culture. DK was so sensitive to that subject. It was such a sweet story mixed with the craziest good time of a read. I liked it all: the fact Tommy was a writer of detective stories, the culture conflict, the scary minikin(but it was funny when it turned around and shook his little hand at Tommy), the comedy romance, the chase scenes, the magic, the birds, the dog, the sci-fi, the eccentric families, and just how the minikin evolved. It frightend me in the curtain, then also pretty much when it was chasing after the yacht. And what kind of ugly face it had at the end. Oh and the Las Vegas scenes, loved those too.

That was a such a fun book. DK's afterword in it was interesting. DK was affected by the darkness of DROTH too and that's why he began Tick Tock. I don't feel so bad now about when I said I was so depressed after reading that great book.

I'm going to go read all the posts now about Tick Tock in this thread.
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Glad you liked Tick Tock, I loved it. I also love DROTH, but that one is very dark and this one is very light, showing Koontz has the skill to handle both types with excellence.
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Liked this book,thought Tommy was a wimp but gun toting Del and her mom were a bit of ok.Good bad guy/demon too.Didn't think we needed to know Del's origins unless Dean Koontz was going to write a spin off book with sexy Del and mom as the side kick with the alien dog helping out and a nasty end for the wimp.
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