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Different than most; one of his best,
This review is from: Strangers (Mass Market Paperback)It has been a long time since I have read this book so my memory of the details is a bit hazy. But, after reading several reviews I felt it necessary to provide a slightly different perspective.
Yes, Strangers is wordy. Yes, Koontz spends a lot of time on character development early in the book.
But that's what makes this book so interesting. At the beginning, the description of these disparate individuals and their problems seemingly have no connection. As the story progresses though, you start to see similar patterns emerging in their experiences and begin to realize that there is a thread woven between these people. You then start to speculate yourself on what it could possibly be. That type of story telling is what makes a mystery so compelling and this one definitely is. I remember that the eventually revealed bond that these people share is one that I had surmised might be the cause but there were several that I was developing in my own head and was never truly sure.
I found this book fascinating and the length of it never even dawned on me as I read it.