By the Light of the Moon
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The end shows Shep has the supernatural " folding foresight" power - traveling to The Past that "exists" from his Present? Previously issued as a paperback original under the pseudonym Leigh Nichols, this is one of Koontz's better thrillers. I found myself skipping over whole pages of descriptions to get to the actual story (which wasn't too bad in and of itself).
I hope the Moonlight Club had a long exploration of the round and round of all that is, with cake and laughter to go with their serious intent.The main characters are a small-time female comedian, an autistic 20 year old, and his older brother/caretaker.
But in a nightmarish instant, Dylan is attacked by a mysterious “doctor,” injected with a strange substance, and told that he is now a carrier of something that will either kill him…or transform his life in the most remarkable way. The prose is as purple as a corpse in rigor; Jilly and Dylan are pious pissholes who spend most of the book bemoaning the fact that they are so pure, so moralistic, in a world gone to hell. Just when you think you have a handle on where the story is heading, Koontz throws a curveball that leaves you reeling in the best possible way. Interestingly he also has the superhero ability they all need to get them places - it is just difficult to make him use it appropriately. Koontz's career has mirrored Stephen King's to a remarkable degree--the early pseudonymous novels, the bloated blockbusters, the increased use of horror as social commentary--albeit at a lag.When Dylan O'Conner, together with his autistic brother, Shepherd, pulls into a motel off the interstate highway, all he wants is a good night's sleep. As the plot suggests, Koontz's new book is quite unlike anything he has written before (or, for that matter, unlike anything by his contemporaries); the highly ingenious plotting is matched by some beguilingly off-kilter characterisation and a breathtaking pace that allows for little pause. The story is bananas; Dylan O'Connor and his autistic brother, Shepherd, check into a hotel on their way to one of Dylan's art shows.
You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Koontz's ability to blend suspense, mystery, and a touch of the supernatural is on full display here.Koontz (Forever Odd ) is likely to have himself another bestseller in this pulse-pounding thriller with echoes of Hitchcock and Cornell Woolrich. Usually, his verbiage elucidates character quirks and amplifies personality for the players in his thrillers. Together, they discuss his belief that he was born to change the world with his natural healing techniques; the devastating impact of mental health issues on his family; setting world records against physical and mental odds; and how he developed his breathing and cold exposure method to promote self-healing and release trauma. Perhaps because of this mystery, the moon has long represented the unfathomable depths of love and knowledge.
Rarely has a character been so instantly embraced by readers as Koontz's unlikely hero, Odd Thomas, the wise and gentle fry cook, who just happens to see dead people. It will also be the day after a close approach between Jupiter and Mars, so you might just be able to see these planetary giants nearby in the night sky. Plus, it a sign of a great author is when he has you laughing on one page, reading faster on the next page, and crying on yet another page.How do you run from evil killers when your autistic brother doesn't want to go from one place to another?