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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Other Koontz Favorites

BTW if you are unfamilliar with Mr. Koontz, but would like to read more work by him I reccomend, The Strangers, Mr. Murder, The Frankenstien trilogy ( which puts a cool twist on the old favorite) or Velocity.

By the light of the.............. arbitrary character

To me Jill was pretty much a weak character, it seems that the only reason she was there was so Dylan would have someone else to interact with( more so than he could with Shep). Her "powers" were sort of lame. I mean all she really did was have visions of a church and birds, until the end where all she did was copy Shep's ability to go here there. And who was at this wedding that it actually merited assassins ?? My question to you would be if you had written Jilly as a character what would you do to make her a bit more memorable?? Or if you disagree with me about her defend her in a related comment .

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

By the light of the moon.....Who wants to be a superhero?!

By the light of the moon was a good read. I enjoyed the story line until the very end. It seemed to me that he had this great story going, but didn't know how to end it. So my first question is:

How would you have ended the story? Keep the line of thought up until they reach the radio broadcasters house, and then think how you would have ended it, instead of them being "superheroes".

Koontz is a great writer and the book kept me intrigued....until the very end, then I felt like Stan Lee was going to appear and name the next superhero!

Good pick ya'll

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen we have a winner!!

And the nomination goes to .....By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz. The vote number for Mr. Koontz's was 4 , followed by closely with 2 votes for A Very Private Gentleman. With Handmaid's Tale and Portrait of a Killer both getting a vote of one. We were actually short one vote but with Mr. Koontz having 4 votes it really wouldn't have changed anything anyway.

Now that we know the book feel free to get shopping and start reading. Have fun.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Let the Voting Begin !!!

Alan has deferred from nominating a book this go 'round, it looks as if we are ready to vote. I think we have some interesting choices this time. That being said , here are our book choices for book #5.(Wow we actually have done 4 books !! Did you guys realize that ?). Here we go then, in no particular order:

1) The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
2) Portrait of a Killer- Jack the Ripper-Case Closed by Patricia Cornwell
3) By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz
4) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
5) A Very Private Gentleman by Martin Booth

As you can tell by reading the synopsises ( synopsi?) I think we will have a hard time choosing one. Remember the rules, no voting for your own book and have fun deciding which one we want to read.Please send your votes to me at, I will put a new post up on the blog as soon as we have a winner, then we can begin reading. Once again you have all done a great job choosing your books I am having a hard time deciding.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


So, um . . . it appears that no one wanted to jump in and be the first one to discuss Cat's Cradle.

I guess I'll do it.

What did everyone think of the format of the book (short chapters) and how do you think this affected your reading of it?

Monday, April 16, 2007

And the winner is . . .

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. So grab a copy and get reading.

For those of you who were interested in reading Middlesex, hold off for a while. Based on everyone's interest, I imagine that will be next month's book.