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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Excerpts

It seems that the world is very old. * She Excerpt

“Old? Yes, it is old indeed. Time after time have nations, ay, and rich and strong nations, learned in the arts, been and passed away and been forgotten, so that no memory of them remains. This is but one of several; for Time eats up the works of man, unless, indeed, he digs in caves… Continue reading It seems that the world is very old. * She Excerpt

Book Reviews

Lost Boys – Orson Scott Card Book Review

From bestselling storyteller Orson Scott Card comes a gripping story of terror within a small town. Step Fletcher, his pregnant wife DeAnne, and their three children move to Steuben, North Carolina with high hopes. But Step's new job with a software company turns out to be a snake pit, and eight-year-old Stevies school is worse.… Continue reading Lost Boys – Orson Scott Card Book Review

Poetry

Death, Be Not Proud By John Donne

“Death Be Not Proud” is among the most famous and most beloved poems in English literature. Its popularity lies in its message of hope couched in eloquent, quotable language. Donne’s theme tells the reader that death has no right to be proud, since human beings do not die but live eternally after “one short sleep.”… Continue reading Death, Be Not Proud By John Donne

Poetry

Robert Frost * Home Burial Poem

"Home Burial" is one of Robert Frost's longest poems, and it can also be considered one of his most emotionally disturbing ones. "Home Burial," published in 1914, tells the story of a married couple fighting after their baby has died. It's written mostly in dialogue, so it sounds like real people talking. But this is… Continue reading Robert Frost * Home Burial Poem

Excerpts

Grief can destroy you—or focus you. * Odd Hours – Dean Koontz Quote

Grief can destroy you—or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. Or you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived,… Continue reading Grief can destroy you—or focus you. * Odd Hours – Dean Koontz Quote