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Well, like I said, I haven't read his past 2 books (I'm reading Odd Thomas now though). The Taking came after that, and Life Expectancy is his newest. I don't know what I'll think of The Taking, but I haven't heard good things.

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I am just starting into his books. I just finished his book "Frankenstein", and I can't wait for the next Frankenstein book to come out.

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I still haven't grabbed Frankenstein yet... hopefully soon. I finished "The Taking" recently, and didn't like it that much. It did get moving at the end, but that didn't make up for the rest of the story being so tedious

I didn't comment on Odd Thomas yet... that wasn't terrible. The story itself was good, but it also leads you to suspect a big surprise by the end, and that part of it was really a let-down.


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Didn't comment on Frankenstein when I finished reading it....

Well, I really enjoyed it. At least it was a lot more interesting than the books he's written over the past year or so. The Taking and Odd Thomas were both sort of a let-down (I couldn't stand "The Taking")... Frankenstein, though, pretty interesting twist on the story, and great character development. Not to mention a basically, all-round interesting plot. So, well, is the second book out in the States yet?


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Fuscia, did you read the second Frankenstein book? I just got it and finished it earlier this week; it was pretty good. Makes you really want to grab the next book though, but I hear its still a year off.

I'm just starting Life Expectancy now. Hope its good. After this I may try and grab velocity, but we'll see.


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I did get it and read it. I can't wait for the next one. He made a pretty good series out of the old story didn't he?

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Yup yup yup. It's great.

I don't know how these human-spider mutations are going to be stopped though. They seem pretty intense and almost unstoppable. And there probably going to be hundreds of them... and with no way of shutting them down (so it seems)

And what's that weird albino dwarf?


The last book is the last right? I think I read it was going to be a trilogy...


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Forgot about this thread. Sorry bro.

The mutants freak me out, but hey, maybe there is a super Raid spider killer out there.


I have not a clue what to think about the albino dwarf. It is so bizarre.

The last book in the series comes out next summer I believe.


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What would you say is the absolute best Koontz book?


I see him at Walmart all the time, but I don't really like horror novels, though I read KING, but he is more a supernatural thriller novelist, with horror thrown in for spice.


But so many like Koontz, I'm ready to give one a try here soon.


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Koontz is a bit topsy-turby. Sometimes he's thriller, sometimes he's horror sometimes he's full-on sci-fi.

My favorite book of his is still the first one I read, The Bad Place. Good characters, intriguing plot, and some story points that just make your eyes bulge and yell out "good-grief!" It's not as humorous as some of his more recent stuff, but for a good trippy sci-fi/horror mix. It starts off with a guy waking in an ally (or in a motel, I forget) and not knowing who he is or what's going on, but knowing he's in danger (of a blue light that seems to be following him). So he high-tails it, and finds this private-eye husband and wife team to help him out. Telling any more than that gives away the whole coolness of the story though (though I'd guess the plot twists were discussed earlier in this thread).

There's also a pretty good one called "By The Light Of The Moon". Not too heavy, but very amusing and heartwarming. I can't remember the story too well, but it was interesting. There was a guy and girl who get injected with some sort of stuff by this whacko scientist, who tells them to run because they're in danger. Then somebody's chasing them, they try to escape and... there was teleporting in there somewhere. All I can remember is it was good.

Even if you're not that interested by his stories, he makes characters you can either relate to, or just enjoy for their exceptional senses of humour even in times of peril. They're worth reading just for that. Except in The Taking. I wouldn't suggest anyone read that bored me to tears.

Actually, the one I'm reading now, Life Expectancy, is pretty good. The characters are more than likable, though certain aspects of the story are a little predictable. It's about a guy named Jimmy Tock who, when he was born, his dying grandfather made 10 predictions, 5 of which were days in Jimmy's life that would be... terrible. So the first 5 predictions come true, and the Tock family decide to take the premunitions serious... though of course that doesn't stop them from coming true, regardless. I haven't finished yet, but I already recommend it.


Sherry, I caught the movie/TV pilot that the first Frankenstein book is based on (or is based on the first book, either way). The story's basically the same, but some of the characters really look off. Both Carson and Michael look just weird (Carson is that chick from Scream 3, and Michael's the dude who played the crazy roommate in Friends for a while). And Deucalion just looks... basically normal, with a bit of scarring. Doesn't look mysterious, as much as he looks dirty And the whole jumping back and forth through the quantum space physicamajig is missing.

You know, it would've been good as a TV series, as they?d planned, since the end of the movie basically ends at the first book's finale (and that?s all there is to it), but I?m happy enough with the books.


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Well, I might switch over to Koontz, if I like the BAD PLACE.


I have read just about every King book and he is semi-retired now. course he has so many, that I re-read them and it don't get stale.


But I need to branch out. I did some Tom Clancy years back, and got into it, but he got super boring after awhile and I read them just to read something.


Yeah, I will check out the Bad Place and let you know what I thinks.


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Good, good

If you haven't grabbed the book yet, you gotta check out second hand shops. Most of the ones I went to had a lot of Koontz. They were charging by the tonne


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Dean Koontz Books post #44  quote:

So if you really want to know my thinking about Dean Koontz Books, then i will tell you that Dean Koontz is really a great Book Writer in this World. He has written a lot of Books in his Carrier. I tell you about his some of these Books, which are my favorite. I mention under here :

1. Innocence
2. Dead And Alive
3. Phantoms
4. Fear Nothing
5. From The Corner Of His Eye



That's it..............



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