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Friday, December 26, 2008

Your Heart Belongs To Me

by Dean Koontz

This was the first real letdown I've had reading a Dean Koontz novel. The book just never took off. Finally, at page 200 I began to be interested, but interest was soon replaced with the 'ho hums.'

A very disappointing book.

6 comments:

tanabata said...

That's too bad about the book, but I hope you had a lovely Christmas and are enjoying the rest of your holiday.

Les said...

I've read nothing but bad reviews for this book. I think I'll pass.

Literary Feline said...

That's really disappointing. :-(

Darla D said...

I hate when that happens! Hope your next read will be a good one. :-)

Nicola said...

That's too bad! I have this coming up to read next and have never read a Koontz book before. Maybe I'll be the oddball out and like it. I can only hope LOL

Candleman said...

I loved the book. Koontz doesn't have to do anything but write and I feel like I'm having a conversation with an old friend.

I was confused much of the time as I read the book, but so was the protagonist, Ryan Perry. I think the author intended for us to identify with the character's frustration, paranoia, fear and confusion. For me it worked well. I thought, as did Ryan, several times that I had the mystery figured out and was wrong. I like that. Still, looking back at the story from the conclusion, it all made perfect sense.

I have not been able to stop thinking about the subtle ways in which we lie to ourselves and the elaborate ways in which we prop up those lies.