✓ The Taking ↠´ Download by Õ Dean Koontz

✓ The Taking ↠´ Download by Õ Dean Koontz What will make a man despise all that is around him What has happened in his life that he would rejoice in the drowning of a world, that he sees precious little of good in his fellow adults What has happened that his love is now reserved only for children, animals, nature I found myself wondering this as I read Koontz s apocalyptic invasion of earth cum spiritual odyssey The Taking I also couldn t help but think of the protagonist of The Mosquito Coast and of Mel Gibson The Koontz I read when much younger was a libertarian no doubt, and he filled his fast paced narratives with typically feisty heroines, stalwart heroes, inherently evil villains yet they all lived in a world that was not visibly a portrait of Sodom Gomorrah before its fall Clearly Koontz s world view has changed narrowed In One Of The Most Dazzling books Of His Celebrated Career, Dean Koontz Delivers A Masterwork Of Page Turning Suspense That Surpasses Even His Own Inimitable Reputation As A Chronicler Of Our Worst Fears And Best Dreams In The Taking He Tells The Story Of A Community Cut Off From A World Under Siege, And The Terrifying Battle For Survival Waged By A Young Couple And Their Neighbors As Familiar Streets Become Fog Shrouded Death Traps Gripping, Heartbreaking, And Triumphant In The Face Of Mankind S Darkest Hour, Here Is A Small Town Slice Of Doomsday Thriller That Strikes To The Core Of Each Of Us To Ask What Would You Do In The Midst Of The Taking I forgot to take a book on vacation, and ended up having to walk down to a garage sale and take what they had I ve enjoyed some of Koonz s books, so I picked this one The first couple chapters showed a lot of promise a lot After that, every move made by the characters required excrutiating explanation and superhuman leaps of logic By the middle of the book, I was bored, but stayed until the end because I wanted to see how they supposedly solved the issue It really wasn t worth the effort.
This was a bubbling cesspool meandering mess The apocalypse has hit the world Unexplained phenomena crop up everywhere Coyotes that weren t quite coyotes, people coming back to the dead and a sudden invasion of creatures that were altogether unsettling Molly and her husband feel a pull to the city and set off to save their town or die trying.
Enter the blandest main character I have met in a long, long while Molly Sloan I disliked her from start to finish I can t really pinpoint why I hated her with such a passion It didn t help that her voice in the audiobook was sing songy and nasally And she was a bit annoying and woe is me in the book I ll put it down to her Mary Sue ness.
The apocalypse aspects were pretty good creepy talking dolls, the invading creatures but the characters kept ruining things for me The story had a quick pace but there s a difference between What will make a man despise all that is around him What has happened in his life that he would rejoice in the drowning of a world, that he sees precious little of good in his fellow adults What has happened that his love is now reserved only for children, animals, nature I found myself wondering this as I read Koontz s apocalyptic invasion of earth cum spiritual odyssey The Taking I also couldn t help but think of the protagonist of The Mosquito Coast and of Mel Gibson The Koontz I read when much younger was a libertarian no doubt, and he filled his fast paced narratives with typically feisty heroines, stalwart heroes, inherently evil villains yet they all lived in a world that was not visibly a portrait of Sodom Gomorrah before its fall Clearly Koontz s world view has changed narrowed Possibly the worst Koontz book I have ever read Poor character development, meandering plot line and an utterly nonsensical religious subtext completely demolish any sense of creepy atmosphere that the author manages to successfully employ.
Possibly the worst Koontz book I have ever read Poor character development, meandering plot line and an utterly nonsensical religious subtext completely demolish any sense of creepy atmosphere that the author manages to successfully employ.
Some mild spoilers Well, I don t want to give too much away as a book such as this relies heavily upon suspense Simply put, it was okay The basic premise it begins raining one night, but this is no ordinary rain it s one bad mamma jamma torrential, luminous, and occurring at precisely the exact same time all over the world Defense satellites are out of commission, strange alien creatures run amok, and people begin to go insane And that s all before the crap really hits the proverbial fan Now the other thing about books such as this is that the most obvious explanation for whatever creepiness is going down is beaten like a dead horse to the point that you know it can t possibly be that explanation Instead, you have to pay attention to the theory that s being ruled out as a possibility, yet mentioned peripherally and in of A few minutes past one O clock in the morning, a hard rain fell without warning.
opening sentence of The Taking.
My favorite character in The Taking is a doll which just cracks me up I also like the T.
S Eliot quotes shared throughout the story and Koontz finishes The Taking in a very beautiful thought provoking manner, giving the reader a feeling of hope.
There are multiple Koontzisms to be found in The Taking, including the mentioning of key phrases Koontz titles.
That s it My last Dean Koontz Koontz, like Stephen King, wrote some truly good books Scary, thrilling, page turners that had great plots and likeable, believeable, and horrible characters Many of Dean Koontz s books had noble themes, and endings that gave one a sense of justice and purpose after the chaos of the story Stephen King has written undisputable horror classics Then, both Stephen and Dean began to write hundreds of books Hundreds Cha ching And did it affect the quality Yes, it did I just must be a slow learner, because until today, I just kept buying them Some people may not agree with me, but then some people can read one Harlequin Romance after another for years and never get bored with them Like a drug, you just want to relive the experience of reading that first wonderful book again I ll never forget This is easily one of Koontz s scariest novels, in that it is packed full of dark suspense In that regard, it is along the lines of Winter Moon and Phantoms two of my other Koontz favorites The action in the book picks up very early, which is unlike many of his novels, and continues to the very end Overall, I thought it was a very enjoyable read and I would highly recommend it, as it is one of my favorite books of his that I have read so far SPOILER ALERT My major qualm with the book lies in its religious theme, which we discover at the end there is a pervasive religious undertone throughout the book, however, which is very common for Koontz and is one of the ways that his writing annoys me The book begin Still the most terrifying book I ve ever read D This is one of my top four favorite Koontz books and I ve read it many times This is a book that makes me want to hide under something since putting it in the freezer is seriously insufficient It s the kind of book that makes me wan to read it out of the corner of my eye which doesn t actually work and jump right out of my skin at the slightest noise Surprisingly, it didn t make me totally paranoid about the basement.
I had a friend with a phobia of spores and I told her to make sure to never read this book because there are some seriously spine chilling spores of an infinite variety It s creepy as hell.
The protagonist in this one is a woman named Molly, who like many of Koontz s protagonists, was a part of terrible events as a child Because of these events Molly has a great deal of hope and in diff I m torn on what rating to give this book On one hand, I found the premise engaging, the pacing perfect for the most part , the underlying concept interesting, and the horror very well executed On the other hand, the ending felt a little bit rushed to me, and there were one or two details that I felt came across as a little too leading I can also see why the story may have a polarizing effect on its readers I quite liked it, but I see why some won t I don t count that as a point against the story, mind you.
In the end, however, it is a book that I would recommend to fellow fans of horror I finished it in two evenings of reading at about four hours each sitting, I think it s a very compelling story, and Koontz knows how to build I forgot to take a book on vacation, and ended up having to walk down to a garage sale and take what they had I ve enjoyed some of Koonz s books, so I picked this one The first couple chapters showed a lot of promise a lot After that, every move made by the characters required excrutiating explanation and superhuman leaps of logic By the middle of the book, I was bored, but stayed until the end because I wanted to see how they supposedly solved the issue It really wasn t worth the effort.

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