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Sunday, June 14, 2009

'RELENTLESS' IS UNFORGETABLE


Author Dean Koontz has become a great favorite of mine. Emerging from the often mindless horror and suspense genre - where reason and motive are less important than new imaginative ways to destroy a human life - his works over the last decade have transcended the common and become extraordinary. 'Relentless', his latest, contains an almost lyrical beauty within its text and a rare strand of hope for the dark of life. Like a lighthouse, his works send out search beams that remind that we are not alone. They encourage the willing heart to reach out and connect - before it is too late - with the better part of ourselves in those around us. We are in the middle of a herd of lemmings rushing toward the cliff - but catch the eye of those around and escape the doom of a soulless future.

With heavy doses of natural humor, a keen insight into the logical goal of thoughtless philosophies, and a mild touch of the supernatural - this is a book for the intelligent, thoughtful, and human among us.
--The Paranormal Librarian

Thursday, June 11, 2009

BOOKS I'D LOVE TO SEE AS MOVIES


With limitations. I would hope that they would first come to truly understand the book and the story, grasp the layers and the depth of these authors in presenting a good old fashioned story that just happens to be one to give you chills. Both of these have great use of character and mood in a story. "Ammie, Come Home" was made into a awful television film in the 1970's, I think the cast just walked on the set and read the script and five minutes later they filmed it. No understanding of the story, a lot of cheesy aspects, and little to no suspense. "Lightening" - just grabs from the first lines....like most authors Koontz has had bad luck getting his stories translated with understanding and vision into a film media.