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Maybe it was during the time that I fell out of love with Stephen King. Maybe there were things in my own life that kept me from this book. Maybe it was Ka. Who knows? I've waited 10 years to enjoy this book.
I read and loved The Talisman when it came out but when this came out, I shunned it for some unknown reason. I bought it and it sat on my shelf, mocking me for years until I gave it away in a frenzy of hardback reduction that I have come to regret for many reasons. Maybe it was The Black House itself hiding itself from me.
Anyway. This is a great continuation of the Talisman and I'm really glad that I finished the Dark Tower series in the intervening years (Nudge, wink).
After reading the reviews, I approached this title with some healthy skepticism.
The character is unique, I'll start with that, John Puller is an Army investigator, Still in the Army. He carries a lot of cool equipment with him. He is not someone to trifle with.
I found the story engaging and the characters beleivable. There was even one character with a name so close to mine I nearly swerved into another lane when he was introduced.
To me, this character is still being formed in the authors mind, but has amazing potential for great adventures. I also got the feeling that the author did not want the story to end where it did. I'm glad to see there is a second book and that will be my next purchase.
Strange book, I will say that. The plot is disjointed at times. Some scenes are overtly implausible. There is coarse language and taboo topics. I did get some real laughs and there is a sub-plot with Lucas struggling as a man that may upset some. Not the best Davenport book but a transition to a new Davenport.
Dean Koontz once again takes along the journey of Odd Thomas. This book picks up just days after the previous book. If you have not read this series from the beginnning - turn back and start at "Odd Thomas".
The story is strange and seems familiar, though I can't place the plot exactly. We receive only slightly more insight into Odd and his strange companion, Annamaria. More story is apparently in the works as this definately feels like a second (5th) act.
Odd is his usal charming self and the reading of Davis Aaron Baker is pleasing to my ear.
John Sandford does it again with fast paced thriller. There are twists and suprises. You will not be disappointed. Note, this one is a bit sexually explicit but is integral to the story.
This is George reading his books. His books that were largely based on his years of stand up. If you like George Carlin's sense of humor then this is the right book for you. Drop a credit and have some laughs
If however, you are easily offended by words that begin with a harsh F and end with a hard K then this might not be the book for you.
King says in a forward that he was suprised to find that Roalnd and his friends still had stories to tell. I, for one, could not be happier. This story take place on the road, just after the Emerald City. It neither adds nor detracts from the series but it is an intriguing story of Roland's youth. I hope Big Steve hears more through the keyhole and there are more adventures.
I have long been a fan of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series and so was familiar with former FBI Agent Terry McCaleb. I don't know why it took me so long to get to this book. This is Michael Connelly at his best. No wonder Clint did a movie using this book as the basis, which I have not seen but will be actively looking for.
A great story with a happy ending.
This is not Lucas Davenport (or John Sanford) at his finest, at least from a fan's standpoint. A decent story but I felt the main character should have picked up on some pretty blatant clues earler. There doesn't seem to be as much of the Lucas Davenport intuition as in earler (and later) noels.
I found this book to be a departure from the previous Davenport novels I've read. Davenport goes up against an old enemy and a clever one. A Hitwoman on a mission. Unlike the other Davenport books where our Hero is trying to catch a person on the edge of sanity; this book pits Davenport against a cold, calculatng professional killer. Great twists and I can't wait to see if some new characters appear in future books.
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