77 Shadow Street

77 shadowst

“Micro” Run Amok    **

Let me say that I have read all of DK’s books, actually I also own all of them, and am a died in the wool fan. Even when a book of his is not up to par with his best, I enjoy reading his descriptive prose. This book pushed the limits of both likeability and readability.

Having recently finished “Micro” by Micheal Crichton, I was disappointed to see a similar theme in this novel. Having recently finished “11/22/63” by Stephen King I was expecting at least as good of a tale of time travel. And having read “What The Night Knows” by Koontz, was a little surprised to see the repeat of a time warp story.

Dean Koontz has the ability to keep a reader on the edge of their seat and turning pages as fast as one can read, as in “Mr. Murder” or “Intensity”. This book not only had no surprises, but as some have reviewed, it was a chore to read through. At least in this novel it seems as though DK got caught up more in description than in plot. As soon as I realized the cause of the “mystery”, my wife heard a loud groan from me.

Not every book by an author can be their best but let’s just hope the next one is at least better than this one!

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