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After seaching for Dean Koontz this appeared and I thought he had written a new interesting novel so I bought it. I cannot help but think that Mr DAN K. is using a name so close in spelling to get the seaches. I had read about ten percent of the book and I wondered why it was so dull. I revisited the online description and saw it was not DEAN K. My bad. Really, how did this book get so many positive reviews? (if have to wonder if acquaintances wrote them). The premise is interesting and the potential was there but the execution falls short.
From what other reviewers said the ending is disappointing so I am glad I quit when I did. The story plot is about coperate greed but I feel like it is greedy to use a name spelled almost exactly like a well known author in order to sell a self published book within the same genre. Not cool for those of who spent money on it.
I am all for supporting new authors but there is a reason they have to pass a publisher's standards. From now on I am going to make sure the book is published by a company I know, no more self published. And I will pay very close attention to the authors spelling of their name. I think if this author had went through a publisher, the book could have been spiced up to be a really good debut.
I also have to wonder what percentage of the positive reviewers are friends and family?
Sorry, not even giving this the time of day. I don't appreciate being manipulated.
Ryan was one such orphan. His parents were killed in a head on collision by a drunk driver. Ryan thus became The First I.P.O (Initial Public Offering) for the "Avillage" Corporation, who found him excellent parents who could develop his intellectual capability to it's fullest. From then on out, a portion of all of Ryan's earnings would be returned to the corporation and it's investors.
Besides being a fast and intriguing read with children's stories and corporate greed, this book would make for an exceptional book group discussion. The characters were so wonderfully developed that I could have picked them out of a crowd. I can see theories, ethics, morals, and individual problem solving for raising orphans being discussed for hours within a group of readers. I actually glossed over the title of this book thinking I was getting a Dean Koontz novel, but by page 20, I was hooked on this new author's book! Sure hope he has a lot more such creative stories in his immagination.
It took me most of the way through the book to figure out my mistake. I couldn't figure out what happened to DEAN to make him write book with such an unbelievable plot and dull characters.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I.P.O. a new idea in thrillers. I only put it down to drive. Fast paced and lots of twists. I recommend it to anyone who likes to dip into that cess pool of wickedness that only... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kindle Customer
Dennis did treat its first time in the point of view of the point where I can see the point of view of the point where I can see the point of view of the point where I can see the... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Noreen T.
I love Dean Koontz. Of all his books, and I have read most, if not all, this one was just a little less of a page turner. However, as usual, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.Published 9 days ago by Lisa O.
Overall a good read from an author I have never heard of. Unique story idea makes you want to hurry up and finish to find out what was going to happen to the characters.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer