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Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by AchtungBaby, Apr 12, 2014.
...I keep hoping the more he releases and I collect-I get eggroll....
...I can see it now, Alex Cross and Odd Thomas go on the search for bougainvillea that smells like a golden retriever...
Started Life Expectancy two days ago and now I'm almost finished. What a ride!!
I kindda hope that Odd gets to have sex soon, at least before he dies
...on a positive note...his newest "The City"...I'm about halfway through, and nary a hint of dogs or posies...it has been somewhat of a departure for Koontz....I feel he's writing a bit out of his comfort zone-yet he's intrigued the hell out of me since the first page...
Thanks for letting me know, Scott. I'll probably pick up a copy somewhere.
One person here said she was TORAD (tired of reading about dogs).
I could add one more: TORAG (tired of reading about guns).
In almost every book he writes the character uses a gun to solve a problem with the antagonist. I can understand that being the preferred method sometimes, maybe even more than half the time, but except for Odd Thomas, he does it ALL the time.
And he's even done so in a few of the Odd Thomas books.
I have no problem with the right people owning guns, I'm no 'repeal the Second Amendment' fanatic, like a friend of mine is, but because I was shot by someone I can't handle reading about guns all the time.
Stephen King hardly ever has his characters use a gun to get out of their predicament. A few times, maybe, but I can handle that.
I'm starting to wonder why Dean Koontz always chooses firearms for solving all these problems. My overwhelming curiosity makes me ponder the question.
I still like Dean Koontz, although I don't think I agree that he's only a horror writer.
..NOPE!....hirsute landlord though....
...he certainly isn't, no more than King is....and he does use weaponry-but very seldom is anyone killed with it....
I hope you're not talking about Dean Koontz, because someone is killed with weaponry in almost every book he writes.
The one I'm reading right now, 'The Darkest Evening of the Year,' you just know someone is going to be killed by gunfire before this ends. There's no other way it can happen.
I'm sure it will be the bad guys, but I'm still finding it too distressing to finish the book. Although I'm sure that has more to do with what's happening in my life right now than anything else.
This is going to be the last book of his I read for a while.
...I respect that...but Koontz is no different than many other writers who use some type of weapon as a "crutch" for their character or characters...I've just never found his use of them gratuitous or offensive...
You could always write to him and ask him these questions. I once wrote to him (years ago) and asked why his books always seem to be about the little guy taking on a dark and nefarious entity (whether it's the government or a corporation, etc.) and he did write me back (handwritten and nice and short) with his answer. I thought that was pretty darn nice of him to take the time to do that. Probably now you would have to go thru his website and post your question?
...I have a handwritten note from him, which I received as a "thank you" for a letter I sent after Trixie's death...
is dean Koontz a catholic and an arch conservative , like I think he is ?
does he own a gun ?
does he speak about pro-red neck ideals , as S.K. speaks about his ideals ?
I know next to nothing about him ,IRL
...then look up his bio, coz those are some insulting questions in my book...pun intended...
I cant find anything about Dean Koontz's politics. I am assuming he doesn't rant about them.
I have just finished The Taking!!!!
A very 'odd' book, with an odd premise, its a mix of sci-fi and Christina Apocalypse stuff. !!
it also has lots of dogs and guns. LOTS.
I loved the book. its has changed the way I "look" at stories . I have always believed...
"a good story trumps bad writing. "
after reading this down right bizarre story by Koontz , I can say...
"Good writing trumps a bad story/ or premise "
the story is very "fantastical", its also steeped in Christian redirect . While this (to me)
makes the story utterly unbelievable...Koontz is an amazing writer . There are countless scenes
that actually gave me the Hebbie-jebbies ... something a I have high tolerance for !
THE MONSTERS in this story are different from anything Iv ever seen before !
I'm up to date on everything Koontz...except The City. 'Innocence' was easily the best thing he's written in the last 10 years. imo
Im almost finished "Odd Interlude" , a story that takes place over like maybe 4 hours.
its good ; but not the best of Odd.
Can't wait for Saint Odd! Wonder if this'll be the last? He did say 6 or 7!