The Taking

by Dean Koontz | Horror | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0553584502 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmelydiawing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 7/10/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Friday, July 10, 2009
A Dean Koontz book I haven't read! So now of course I have to read it. Heh.

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Journal Entry 2 by wingmelydiawing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Sunday, January 03, 2010
Um, wow. This was really terrible. I have no idea why I finished it. Basically, there's a bunch of sparkling rain and people start seeing weird stuff in mirrors, and everybody immediately assumes that it signals an alien invasion. They're right, which saves a bunch of time, but I'm still not sure how they knew. The prose is a solid shade of purple, people suspiciously quote T.S. Eliot, and dolls get possessed. And because this is a Koontz novel, there are magical dogs, questionable science, preachy theology, and a serial killer. I saw the "twist" ending a mile away, but thought "No, that would be too silly, even for Koontz" - and was of course completely wrong. Clearly nothing is too silly for Koontz. I've liked several of his other books, but this was simply awful.

Journal Entry 3 by wingmelydiawing at Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, January 03, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (1/3/2010 UTC) at Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia USA

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Leaving this in one of the treasure chests at MAGfest 2010. Hope whoever finds it enjoys it more than I did!
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