Thursday, 18 June 2015

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane by Laird Koenig - Book review

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the LaneThe Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane by Laird Koenig
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Simple story really well told, with a strong middle section that bounces along. The writing I would describe as clean - the kind of writing that would lead me to read more of his work - nothing extraneous. What stands out is that the characters are believable, each clearly defined and each acting as you may expect. Nothing felt contrived, and Rynn's desperation in the final act was really well described, as well as the atmosphere of the lane and house. Recommended.

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Monday, 8 June 2015

77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz - Book Review

77 Shadow Street (Pendleton, #1)77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Dean 'as if' Koontz has fallen to the lowest of lows, almost as if his publishing company has created a Koontzrobot that spits out a novel if you insert certain keywords, such as SUV or dog or Koontz-character-archetype; as if loyal readers are so willfully dull they'll continue to be trolled again and again as the editors fill their pockets, as if, as if, as if. As if it's a game to see how many times he can get away with saying as if on one bloody page!

As if I even managed to get half way. It's over.

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