Friday, May 12, 2006

The word velocity does not apply.  The book is not fast-paced, in fact there is never a real sense of urgency.  I was really hoping for a heart-pounding thriller, which Koontz is certainly capable of (Intensity), but this book doesn’t hit the mark.  The characters I found most interesting were not expanded on - Ivy the entrail-reading waitress, and Barbara the comatose girlfriend.  It doesn’t say much about the lead character(s) if a girl in a coma is more interesting. 
Please won’t someone write me a good horror/thriller so I can go back to being my old jumpy self when I’m home alone or walking down a dark street?