I was warned in advance that the latest Goldie was not as good. I agree that it is not the greatest of these volumes, but it was a good read for me. I have always enjoyed these stories as they are an ok mystery and are fairly uncomplicated and easy to follow. I like the characters and have always felt like I had taken a pleasant trip while reading one of these stories; this time was no exception, I enjoyed the ride. Be warned however, this time Ms Davidson expands things and tells a longer story with more plot, but was not none the less still a good trip to Colorado for me.
I always enjoy the Odd Thomas books by Dean Koontz and the performance by the narrator. I also like the extra tropics brought up in the stories, like the Tesla backgromd. I also always enjoy the zen wisdon of Odd Thomas and the way he explains how things work and why he is doing what he does.
The ending came too quicly after the all the pieces came together and there was little conflict in the ending. Another weakness Koontz has is always ending his book on a somewhat postive note, with things tied up rather neatly and this one is too neat.
I think he does the Odd Thomas books and I like his performance in these books.
No - I need breaks at times to keep up suspense.
This book had almost the same plot as 77 shadow street. I enjoyed the Odd Thomas build up to the mystery, but when it became clear that this was a similar plot, it lost a lot of punch for me. I did like this story better than the 77 Shadow street story. Koontz does have some overlap in some of his books with plot, but this was more than just an overlap. A house that isn't as much a house as it is a machine built by a person who is working on time travel, Strange happenings and a group of strange charaters, including a child. A timewarp that happens intermittenly and brings monsters from another time. Too similar as this plot is from the previous novel.
While I heard some not too good things about this book, I loved it. I loved the use of Thor and how everything from the old books were tied in well. This book was longer and more involved than any of the other books, not that it was better, but it didn't miss a beat. I hope this author tries the Dirk Gently series. I especially have hopes for the Salmon of Doubt. If you liked the guide books, this fits an empty spot that needed filling and is a star above Mostly Harmless.
I loved this book. I did not want it to end. I wanted Mr. Hornby to keep revealing things about music and our obsessions about things. It brought back many things about my own obsessions about music and art as I try to put my history of the 60's and 70's into prospective as I get older. I have always liked Mr. Hornby's work, High Fidelity, Long way down, ect. I will now reread some of these and some of his other works and see if I see more the second time I read them.
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