Book Reviews, Dean Koontz

Odd Thomas * Odd Hours by Dean Koontz

"What is right is not always clean, and does not always feel good. In even a clear heart, some righteous acts of the harder kind can stir up a sediment of guilt, but that is not a bad thing. If allowed to be, the heart is self-policing, and a reasonable measure of guilt guards against corruption" In this wonderful book, Odd Thomas goes against baddies trying to start a nuclear war

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Mental Health Awareness Week May 2017 (3 books on the loneliness of the sole survivor)

Every year, thousands of supporters across the UK take part in Mental Health Awareness Week. This year the week will take place from 8-14 May on the theme of surviving or thriving? Have you taken our new survey yet? Find out your good mental health score: #MHAW17— Mental Health Fdn (@mentalhealth) May 8, 2017… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week May 2017 (3 books on the loneliness of the sole survivor)


The FIREMAN * Joe Hill – Excerpt

FOX said the Dragon had been set loose by ISIS, using spores that had been invented by the Russians in the 1980s. MSNBC said sources indicated the ’scale might’ve been created by engineers at Halliburton and stolen by culty Christian types fixated on the Book of Revelation. CNN reported both sides. All throughout May and… Continue reading The FIREMAN * Joe Hill – Excerpt

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The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

'Rise of The Governor' is the story of the Blake brothers, Philip and Brian who are making their way to Atlanta with Philip's daughter, Penny. Seventy~two hours after the dead began to come back to life, Philip, his daughter Penny, his friends, Bobby and Nick, and Philip's older brother, Brian, the weaker of the two… Continue reading The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

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Hiero’s Journey

5,000 years in the future, as an aftermath of the Death which happened long ago, mutations have run amok. Some benefit mankind and some are creepy-crawly creatures that actively hunt humans. Telepathy between men and some animals is now possible. I myself love the "morse" which is a super-sized moose that doubles as a horse… Continue reading Hiero’s Journey

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The Long Tomorrow – Leigh Brackett Book Review

Humanity’s curiosity and invention cannot be repressed, but the attractions of the pastoral lifestyle and the desire to avoid the complications of technological progress cannot be entirely denied, however ultimately misguided. The book begins in Pymatuning, 100 years after a nuclear war has destroyed every city on earth. In Brackett's world, it's the Amish and Mennonites… Continue reading The Long Tomorrow – Leigh Brackett Book Review

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Son – Lois Lowry – Last Book of The Giver Quartet

“Fear dims when you learn things.” They called her Water Claire. When she washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didn’t exist. That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a Product at age fourteen. That it had been… Continue reading Son – Lois Lowry – Last Book of The Giver Quartet

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Messenger – Lois Lowry Book Review

Like Lowry's hugely popular Newbery winner, The Giver (1993), this story dramatizes ideas of utopia gone wrong and focuses on a young person who must save his world. Teenage Matty lives with his caregiver in the Village, a place of refuge, where those fleeing poverty and persecution are welcomed with kindness and find a home.… Continue reading Messenger – Lois Lowry Book Review

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Gathering Blue – Lois Lowry Book Review

Lois Lowry's magnificent novel of the distant future, The Giver, is set in a highly technical and emotionally repressed society. This eagerly awaited companion volume, by contrast, takes place in a village with only the most rudimentary technology, where anger, greed, envy, and casual cruelty make ordinary people's lives short and brutish. This society, like… Continue reading Gathering Blue – Lois Lowry Book Review

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David Palmer – Emergence Book Review

By far my most favourite post-apocalyptic novel, Emergence was written in 1981 and follows the life of Candidia Maria Smith-Foster, an eleven-year-old girl, who is unaware that she's a Homo post hominem, mankind's next evolutionary step. Hominems have higher IQs, they're stronger, faster, more resistant to illness and trauma, and have quicker reflexes. Their eyesight,… Continue reading David Palmer – Emergence Book Review