If you like Koontz you won't be disappointed. Not one of his best but definitely entertaining. As with many of Koontz novels I knew where this was going within the first 30 minutes but getting there is always such a pleasure! Koontz belabors the thought processes of the main characters which I found a little boring - I want to get to the action! Just put your Otis on "fast forward" and you won't miss much. Still, a good story in the Koontz tradition.
I am not normally a Koontz fan but will read everything he publishes as I'm a fan of the genre. Stephen King is still the king as far as I'm concerned. Having said that, False Memory was a complete surprise! Written in the same Koontz style, complete with excrutiating details that don't enhance my listening experience as much as annoy me (Ok, Ok, get on with it!) and the abundance of similes, the story line and characters are wonderful. I listen on my daily commute and found myself not wanting to turn off my player. I think this is Koontz' best solo effort so far.
Like a previous reviewer, I too got this book because I'm a huge Stephen King fan - the hook worked on me too! And, like another reviewer, I was prepared to be disappointed. NOT! Joe Hill is definitely his father's son. I compare Joe Hill to his father because, as far as I'm concerned, Stephen King is the best modern writer out there and I compare every book and author in the horror genre to the best. Hill's characters are superbly developed, the story line is wonderfully scary and original, and the progression is fast paced. As I got close to the story's end I couldn't put it down - but, at the same time, I didn't want it to be over! I loved it and will be a Hill fan for as long as he can crank out horror of this quality.
Good read, reminiscent of the Mike Hammer series of the 50's but with an updated plot. The narrator makes a good story even better. The tone and inflection he delivers sets the perfect tone - he is Harry Bosche! If you listen while commuting, this one will make you sit in your garage when you get home, sucking fumes, just to hear more!
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