I loved this Dean Koontz novel. I've read most of his and this was one of my favorites. I really enjoyed the characters,(especially the dog!), and felt they were well developed. I thought the book moved along at a good pace. The story had just the right mix of elements. I thought the narrator was wonderful. I introduced this story to my husband and just last night he commented that the reader seemed to take on the personality of the separate characters which made them come alive. I would highly recommend this book and narrator.
I'm That Guy
I hate to comment on the book per se, as the narrator was awful. His inflection and emotion was obviously off in many important parts. I also couldn't help but think I was listening to an episode of Family Guy, with words like overwhelmed being pronounced like "overhhwelmed" and the romantic scenes...instead of coming across like a Robert Redford, came across more like Quagmire...Giggity! So I believe the story was good, but the narrator left me shaking my head and made it difficult to enjoy.
Like Koontz mainly because he writes stories that are beyond the realm of reality as we believe it to be. Making the reader think the basic premiss is possible is fun to imagine and read, and in the genre of Koontz, scary as well. Predictable at times, but fun.
The writing is good, but the narrator reads this as though it were a commercial or industrial presentation. He does the characters pretty well, but as the Narrator he puts false emphases everywhere. I contrast this with Raul Esparza's reading of Stephen King's "Under the Dome." Now, THAT's talent!
This is early Koontz and reflects a much less refined author. It has some traditional Koontz elements but is based on a poorly characterized romance (that at times reads as Harlequin novel). The narration is clipped and painful, almost comical at times. I bought this book on sale and now understand why it was so discounted. For readers who appreciate Koontz’s Odd Thomas series, pass this book over.
I guess i can say "eh, it's okay" is about the highest praise i can give it. it's not bad...but it's not good. it's just..."eh"
I enjoyed this book from the very first page to the last! Loved Enstein. Koontz was perfect in his description and antics of the way dogs behave.If only this could be true. All dog lovers would want a "key pad" for their beloved pets.
Good read .. bizzare, yes but that is Koontz isn't it!!
I think you will all enjoy it..