Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The City by Dean Koontz

This is the most boring book written by Dean Koontz.

A few reviewers have said it's slow in the beginning and to wait for the pay-off but this entire book is just too awful. For me, the pay-off never came.

It is so bad I was wondering through the entire read if this was actually ghost-written.

Some have said Koontz keeps reinventing himself as if this were in the vein of, say, The Husband or Relentless. Not in a long shot.

It reads nothing like a Koontz novel and I felt like it was a complete waste of time. It gives you the full-life story of a boy named Jonah and his relationship with "The City" (or is it a woman?)

It used to be that Koontz could keep me riveted to the pages without having to resort to Dan Brown-ian style ending to chapters; i.e. "And then the horrific happened..."

Do yourself a favor - skip this book -  if you're a Dean Koontz fan, reread Sole Survivor or The Taking.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Bantam Publishing.

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