This short story continues on a story from a novel. It was an interesting take on how the author continues on a story from another story. Enlarges a minor character from a novel to a main character in a short story. I always wondered what happened to the kid who started Blackwell into another killing spree from single women to families, unwittingly, of course.
Willy Wonka of it
I'd say make it a bit longer, but really, what's the point? It's a short story that doesn't seem to say much (while saying a lot), and wouldn't be any better in novel form.
Not likely. Some of his earlier stuff I liked, nowadays it's like he gets an idea in his head, writes it and has no idea where to take it so just trails off and leaves us with a slapped-together finale.
I don't. Everything was wrapped up here, and though you could perhaps extend the tale, there's no real use. There's no real mystery or suspense here to draw on. It's literally a fairly dry telling of a series of events.
I wish I could go back to the old Koontz where things were a bit odd but "clicked" in the end. Now it's just weird for the sake of being weird, with no real "world" or story behind it. I'll pop back in in another year or so to see if things have improved with him.
The crazy twist near the middle.
The voice of the narrator of the monster.
Absolutely, but since I know it would still be there, I was able to walk away from it at times.
But that's the chance you take with Koontz. One book captures you from beginning to end and then next can be sooooooo weird. This wasn't my favorite Koontz.
I expected it to be longer. It's excellent like Dean Koontz is.
He was incredible. Really has a wonderful knowledge of acting out parts.
I did listen to it in 1 sitting. It's only and hour and 1/2
I would love to read more short stories form Mr. Koontz. This story had a message, a feel, and a life of its own.
Can't go wrong with this story.
The World According to JimG944
I rate Darkness Under the Sun 5 of 5 stars. A short story but every bit a Koontz story. I can summarize this book in one word: CREEPY. Highly recommended for a quick read.
Good story. Short. Creepy.
When the bully was confronted
No. This was my first time listening to Steven Weber. I would definaltely seek other audio books with him performing.
Watch whom you befriend
Overall It was a good book. Wish it were a little longer.
I always love his books, this just didn't get ahold of me until deep into the book.
Books brighten the soul - reading is never a waste of time...or in this case being told a story.
I've always loved Dean Koontz, and this story is no exception. It ties into another novel of his, and the two dovetail beautifully. Koontz always tries to get the readers to appreciate the nobility of the human spirit, but to see that it has to deal with the everyday world, and sometimes make compromises. Beautifully done story.