#40 The Drowning People by Richard Mason
I picked this book up at the $0.25 library sale. I had to read a bit of the cover just to know if it was a romance (which I avoid at all costs) novel, and this is what I read, 'My wife of 40 years shot herself yesterday afternoon, at last that is what the police assume.' Good enough for me!
I'm going to preface this little critique by stating that I have never written a book, nor do I believe myself to be successfully capable of doing so… however… within two pages, I realized two thing; it was written by a young person and he made fantastic use of a thesaurus. It is a book of choices and consequence. The overly used thesaurus was fairly annoying, and the continual youthful expression that 'no one understands me, I am so utterly unique and misunderstood' got old pretty quick. The book is written from the perspective of an elderly man reflecting on his life and I found that style original, and well, easy to do.
The book was 'okay'. It was slightly pretentious, the characters were naive, and I'm going to assume that the author knew the readers would understand what actually 'occurred' during the book's climax, and were just reading to find out the 'why'… which wasn't that deep either…
#41 Frankenstein – Dead and Alive, Book 3 by Dean Koontz.
This book was a long time coming. I was excited that this third and final installment of the series was promised to be out in 2007, (it wasn't) and by the time I was handed the book last month I had completely forgotten about it.
It's a good series, creatively written and original. The story is pretty gory, without much thought or value for 'human' life… which is actually quite appropriate as that is exactly how the 'New Race' would feel! The two police characters are absolutely unrealistic and their constant 'witty' banter is totally annoying. Other than that it was a good, easy, enjoyable read.
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Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz.
I have read several Dean Koontz novels over the years, and I always have to be 'in the mood' to read one. Well, I wasn't really 'in the mood' for a Koontz novel, but the library was closed Monday for Family Day, and the only other book I had on our bookshelf that I hadn't already read was the Oxford Book of American and English Verse. No thanks….
This was a quick easy read with a story typical of Dean Koontz. I would recommend it to anyone who likes the supernatural, mystery genre, but not to a person expected to be on an airplane anytime soon.
I finished reading, 'Watchers' by Dean Koontz. I do like Dean Koontz, although he is not my favorite author, (still waiting for the 3rd Frankenstein btw) he has written some pretty freaky fiction over the years.
My husband has been telling me to read this book for about 6 years now. I finally ordered it at the Library, and I'm so glad I did. This book was published in about 1987, and how I've missed it for all these years, I have no idea…
I'm a huge dog lover, (as is Koontz) and suffice to say the book is about a very intelligent dog, living the best life you can, and good versus evil. It was a nice, quick, easy, compelling, enjoyable break from the novels I have been reading.
This book was #12 for me, with lucky number 13 being The Handmaiden's Tale by Margaret Atwood… I also should mention that although I've read quite a few this year already, I a) do not work outside the house b) don't have any kids (save a furry fourlegged one) and c) pretty much won't crack a book from April to November, because once the weather is above 40*F, I'll be GOLFING!