I normally love Koontz, I have listened to most of what is available on audible. However, I found this one wanting. One Snow book was enough. At many points in the book I felt like I was just re-reading the last one, I needed snow tires to keep from getting stuck. Odd Thomas made a good series, each one was quite original in it's own way. In this book, my favorite character (the dog) was not even in most of it!! Can't win them all. Go back to writing Odd Thomas, Dean, you left us hanging in the last one.
Finding the mysteries and thrills of life and spirituality.
I first read Dean Koontz with Intensity. That was the best book I've ever read. I went on to read many of the books he had out then. These days, Koontz' writing has gotten too humorous. While humor is a nice addition to some volumes, to many it is a nuisance. Seize the night is just way out there - so far that I cannot go there. Couple that with the fact that the narrator of this book is hard to listen to for more than 15 minutes at a time and you have a book that is impossible to listen to. I'll try it again down the road but right now, I'm giving up on this book.
Narrator is monotone... but not bad, just boring. The first 10-15 minutes are great. Then Dean starts to write about a troupe of monkeys roaming the street for 30 minutes. When that finally ended I had hopes that he would return to an interesting plot. Then he starts writing about a flock of birds for over another 10 minutes. Every second line is some inane metaphor more boring than the pack of monkeys.
Horrible is not a strong enough word for this pile of letter vomit.
I would eliminate most of the first half of this book. It was frustrating. I promise, no spoilers... let me just say this... the book begins with, what I would consider, an emergency situation and the main character "hero" shows no sense of urgency. The slow pace, frequent and tiresome descriptions of darkness and ridiculous Surfer Lingo almost made me give up on this book, BUT I’m glad I didn’t. The second half, the pace picked up and became much more interesting. I ended up enjoying it the story.
Yes, and I have. I have read the Odd Thomas Series and a few other titles byt Koontz.
Yes, he did a fine job with this book.
This book made me think a little deeper about what it might be like to go "sideways."
The story was told in the first person and I think the readers voice sounded to old.I had trouble remembering the story was about a young man in his 20's.They should have used the reader
for odd thomas.
I normally enjoy Dean Koontz books but this one seems to have been written when his judgement and editors were out to lunch. Every description has at least three increasingly inane comparators. In what should be an exciting scene, it drones on forever while perfectly spoiling any suspense that may have been built. The reader was awful and it was all I could do to get through it. Find something else.