Dean Koontz is usually a toss up for me however I found this book corny, unrealistic & stilted. The characters were all only partially formed and it was just a really bad 9 hours. Adding to the issue was the narrator, he just never seemed to read any character right, but then how would he since Koontz never really let us get to know them. Though he gave is plenty of info on them (2/3 of the way through the book) they just turned out to be...corny (and I havn't used that word in years).
What can I say; he is the master. Ten stars and the narration just added to it. Absolutley teriffic.
From the narration to the sophomoric dialogue and the underlying prejudices…there is a decent story in there somewhere, but I couldn’t get through it. Had to stop it by a third of the way through.
I LOVED the story, but it's a sad one...and I'm not sure I should be crying my eyes out at 65 mph.
Good story line, held my interest however the primarily entertaining plot with fairly engaging twists & turns is peppered with sophmoric and sometimes downright silly lines. The ending was so over-the-top with boy loves girl perfection it was ridiculous.
The narration could have been better but it didn't add or detract from the book.
Not sure that I would try another book by this author.
I read the reviews and it appears that either you really like this one or really hate it. I just can't see what there is to like. Weak plot (it took about 6 hours to figure out the main characters), completely lacking in excitment, over written (though I usually like the extra detail) and an ending that does nothing to foward any 'message' the author might be wanting to get across. Just an absolutley lousy read, never mind the horrible narration with the unrealistic and grating,over the top voices. Stay away from the author and the narrator ! Horrible, absolutley horrible.
This was my first Cornwall book...and my last. Less than one star.
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