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Once this book takes hold you can simply not put it down. By the time I turned the final page I felt sorry that my connection (if you can call it that as they only that exist only in a story) from the characters was at a untimely if natural end. They are built from the ground up before your very eyes growing from the words on the page to people that in the end you almost care deeply for (A couple of times during the book I even got a lump in my throat and I cant even remember the last time that happened so if not anything else at least this book showed me Im still capable of human emotion lol).
The plot revolves around a group of very different people with very different identitys that are brought together by two resulting lab experiments that will change all their lives forever. One of the experiments is a labrodor with the intelligance of a human being but innocent to all the evils in the world that has corrupted human civilization. The other is an obimination that is almost as smart but is the excact opposite of the dog and represents a pure and savage evil through no fault of its own, it was made for that excact purpose and therefore could not change what it was even if it wanted to. More of a character driven book (even though the actual story with its interwinding plot) than anything else but it is a joy and makes you feel a whole lot better about everything if even for a short while.
This book is a must read for anyone and frankly I think it is Koontz best work, nothing i've read stands even close to this one. I hope if you decide to read this novel that you will enjoy and be effected the same way I was during the course of the story.
My son is a big Koontz fan - I will see if he has this and borrow it. Maureen
RichPrice 10.02.2007 00:21
I've got a first edition of this - quite a good review , but I think that your Review needs a lot more information and detail to justify a higher rating. There is a large amount of info that you can put into a Review about this book. I think that you need to write every product Review as if you’re writing for someone who has virtually no knowledge of what you’re reviewing, in clear non technical language. You might find it helpful if you read and rate some other peoples’ reviews (especially those that have been rated VH or E). It might give you an idea of the sort of things you need to include. It might also be helpful if you had a look at the Ciao guides to writing Reviews and Rating I found them really useful. If I can be of any help feel free to put a note in my gb. Rich