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    Next book to read!

    Part of my library are books of my grandmother that I got when she passed away. I think she belonged to every mystery/thriller/SF book club out there. I have found three Koontz BCEs in my library (thanx Grams!): Intensity, Dragon Tears, and Watchers.

    Currently, I'm reading Dreamcatcher by King, but true to form (I usually pick my next book before I finish the one I'm reading), I will read one of these next: But, I will let the registered members decide!

    I think I know where this is going, but i've never posted a poll before...
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    oops! no poll--oh well, let me know which one I ought to read...
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    I'm not much of a Koontz fan, but I did like "Watchers". I'm currently reading "Heart Shaped Box" by Joe Hill and have determined that "Frankenstein" will be next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    oops! no poll--oh well, let me know which one I ought to read...
    Dean Koontz: Dark Rivers of the Heart.
    I don't think you'll regret it.

    sk

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    Watchers is one of my favorite books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frik51 View Post
    Dean Koontz: Dark Rivers of the Heart.
    I don't think you'll regret it.

    sk
    I'm going to look for that one at a local bookstore. Is it old or new?

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    Watchers is great!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmosis7 View Post
    I'm going to look for that one at a local bookstore. Is it old or new?
    Fairly old - about fifteen years??

    sk

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    Watchers. It's old-style Koontz, and has always been one of my favorites.

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    I have just been informed that my copy of In Laymon's Terms is to be shipped soon. Hopefully that will be my next book to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    Part of my library are books of my grandmother that I got when she passed away. I think she belonged to every mystery/thriller/SF book club out there. I have found three Koontz BCEs in my library (thanx Grams!): Intensity, Dragon Tears, and Watchers.
    I'm a Koontz fan and I think you should read Watchers, Dragon tears was kind of slow, and Intensity jumped around a lot. I loved Watchers so much I read it six times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamount View Post
    I'm a Koontz fan and I think you should read Watchers, Dragon tears was kind of slow, and Intensity jumped around a lot. I loved Watchers so much I read it six times.
    Was waiting for you to chime in, thanx. I'm hoping to start it by Monday, because on Tuesday, I've got some book shipments coming in that might take my mind of Koontz. Just a wee bit futher to go on Dreamcatcher...
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    Any of the single word Koontz titles are good. Watchers is one of the good ones. Whispers too. His work the last couple of years, aside from the Odd books, has been weak, imo.

    Donald Ray Pollock has a new one out, The Devil All the Time. It looks REALLY good. I'm starting it soon.

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    I read The Servants of Twilight years ago and thought it was pretty good. Since its original title was Twilight, I guess it counts as one of the good single word title books by Koontz...and it didn't have any sparkling vampires. :-P

    To remain on topic for the thread, I'm just starting Hogfather by Terry Pratchett and after that I'm thinking I'll go with either King Blood by Simon Clark or The Five by Robert McCammon. I probably can't go wrong either way...
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    Well, it's been a rough slog....but I made it thru the first part of Watchers. I guess I expected more. There didn't seem to be anything below the surface of the story. I found it boring. Well, maybe the last quarter of the book will pick up....
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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    I made it thru the first part of Watchers. I found it boring. Well, maybe the last quarter of the book will pick up....
    I remember Watchers as a slow, but definitely not-boring adventure.
    If you don't like the first part,I doubt you'll like the last quarter any better.

    sk

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    Well, I kept thinking the story would be interesting form a different POV. But I'm going to finish it... I just might have to read something else before I sally forth...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardThomas View Post
    Donald Ray Pollock has a new one out, The Devil All the Time. It looks REALLY good. I'm starting it soon.
    i have that on my Amazon wish list. After you suggested Knockemstiff last year, Pollock has become one of only a few writers to have me champing at the bit for more. Plus, it has the Devil in the title, which for me gets instant kudos.

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    Going to be finishing my ARC of Torn by Lee Thomas, which means I need to decide which book to read next since the only 2 ARCs of the 5 I got from CD last week that I haven't read is Lucifer's Lottery which I already have on order, and Screamplays, which I will likely look at and read later on. Debating between Christopher Golden's The Ferryman, Douglas Clegg's The Abandoned, Afterlife, or Neverland, or maybe Simon Clark's Vampyrrhic or King Blood. Might go with The Passage, though might hold off until my possible vacation time later in July. Or maybe I should read one of the short story collections I have. Good thing I am thinking about it before I finish my current one, lol

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    The Simon Clark books are a lot of fun!!

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