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Watchers
by Dean R. Koontz | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by phantomreader42 of Warner Robins, Georgia USA on 5/19/2003
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by phantomreader42 from Warner Robins, Georgia USA on Monday, May 19, 2003

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Pre-numbered label used for registration. 


Journal Entry 2 by phantomreader42 from Warner Robins, Georgia USA on Monday, May 19, 2003

10 out of 10

I wasn't sure he could do it, but I'm pleasantly surprised. I think this book is about as good as One Door Away from Heaven.
This is the tale of two escaped genetic experiments. One is a beautiful, wonderful dog, a golden retreiver named Einstein that thinks as well as a man, but not like a man. The other is The Outsider, a monster, a hybrid abomination, designed to kill. "As wonderful, right, and good as the dog was--well, The Outsider was every bit as hideous, wrong, and evil." One creature is driven by love, the other by hatred. As the Outsider stalks Einstein, others are trying to hunt down both. But the Outsider is not just a mindless killing machine. It is smart, perhaps as smart as Einstein. It was created to destroy, and it can't help being what it was made to be. It hates its makers, hates itself, and most of all, it hates Einstein. The Outsider reminds me a little of Gollum from The Lord of the Rings. It is a wretched, evil creature, but something to be pitied as well as feared.
This is also the story of a man and a woman whose lives are changed forever by their encounter with this wonderful dog, and who must escape its evil twin until they can face it on their own terms. It is a tale of the promises and perils of technology, and of the transformative power of love.

Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves.
--Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


Books by Dean Koontz:
One Door Away From Heaven (2 nd copy) (3rd copy)
Watchers (2nd copy) (3rd copy) (4th copy)
Strangers
Sole Survivor
Phantoms
By the Light of the Moon
Icebound
Demon Seed
Fear Nothing
The Eyes of Darkness
Strange Highways
False Memory
From the Corner of His Eye
Lightning
Midnight

Authors Recommended by Dean Koontz:
Robert A. Heinlein
John D. MacDonald 


Journal Entry 3 by phantomreader42 from Warner Robins, Georgia USA on Tuesday, May 27, 2003

This book has not been rated.

Mailed to Rendiru in trade for Strangers.  


Journal Entry 4 by Rendiru from Carmichael, California USA on Monday, June 02, 2003

This book has not been rated.

I received this in the mail today from phantomreader42. It looks like a good story. I just started a book and I'm expecting a bookring book in a day or so, so it may be a week or two before I get to read it. I'm looking forward to it. :-)

Thanks phantomreader42! 


Journal Entry 5 by Rendiru from Carmichael, California USA on Sunday, July 06, 2003

9 out of 10

What a beautiful, sad, and inspirational tale. Watching the three main characters emerge from isolation and fear into the bonds of friendship, love, loyalty, and family was wonderful. My husband grabbed this book and read it before I got the chance, so I was a little slow getting to it - we both enjoyed it.

Just an aside: Dean Koontz writes wonderful notes about his novels. Reading his Afterword notes is almost as much of a treat as reading his novels.



This book is going to travel as a bookray for a bit.

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Journal Entry 6 by Scramble from Springfield, Illinois USA on Friday, July 25, 2003

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I've just received this book as a bookray....it's going straight to the front of the TBR pile. 


Journal Entry 7 by Scramble from Springfield, Illinois USA on Saturday, August 02, 2003

9 out of 10

Fantastic and endearing canine charater, reminds me of a similar character in "Seize The Night" although the story is way better I think.

Sent to Andycap14 on the 4th August. 


Journal Entry 8 by Bibliotender from Fontana, California USA on Saturday, August 09, 2003

This book has not been rated.

Recieved Today and will read ASAP 


Journal Entry 9 by Bibliotender from Fontana, California USA on Tuesday, August 19, 2003

8 out of 10

Now I want a dog!!! And I can only hope that he will show some signs of intelligence.

The book was great, although I don't think the subplot of with the assassin was necessary. The transformation of the main characters and the hunt for the Outsider, in my opinion, was enough to carry the story.

I enjoyed it greatly, even though my want/need for a dog of my own has now increased.


Thanks for the chance to read this book. 


Journal Entry 10 by lennonchick78 from St. Louis, Missouri USA on Tuesday, August 26, 2003

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I just recieved this book as part of a bookray...will read and pass on as quickly as possible... 


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