Saturday, September 12, 2009

Koontz, Dean: The Darkest Evening of the Year (08.11.08)

Another first following from the Srephen King experience earlier in the year. Apparently, this is not typical of the author though it does mix the supernatural in a thriller setting. Character development was a little flat and the heroine and hero a little too good to be true while the villains were just bad. some of the imagery is rather overblown - " In the sky's distillery, the afternoon kight was a weak brandy" being a particularly noteworthy example. The various strands from the early chapters and skil;fully brought together and the book is a good read. I shall eventually try others.
I'm obviously having a pernicious effect on your choice of reading - but there are some treats amongst both Koontz and King

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