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Relentless: A Novel Hardcover – June 9, 2009
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A bad book review propels this farcical thriller from bestseller Koontz (Your Heart Belongs to Me). Bestselling author Cullen Cubby Greenwich is mortified when Shearman Waxx, the nation's premier literary critic, savages his work. Cubby manages to find the syphilitic swine at Roxie's Bistro in Newport Beach, Calif., where the author's six-year-old prodigy son nearly pees by accident on Waxx in the restaurant's men's room. In retaliation, Waxx threatens Cubby with doom and gets things started nicely by blowing up his house. With almost superhuman ease, the book critic keeps track of Cubby and his family as they flee for their lives. While some may take this as satire, the over-the-top villain's underdeveloped motivation and a jokey narrative tone that jars when juxtaposed with terrifying scenes of violence will leave others scratching their heads. By the time Koontz introduces a science fiction element, a lot of readers may have already checked out. (June)
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"Koontz is a master of the edge-of-your-seat, paranoid thriller and perhaps the leading American practitioner of the form."—Newark Star-Ledger
"Koontz is working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Koontz has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match." —Los Angeles Times
“An exquisite crafting of the thrilling, the unexplainable, and the personal, with the mirth and whimsy that Koontz throws in seemingly effortlessly just when it's most needed and least expected.”—Library Journal, starred review
“[A] smoothly spun nail-biter.... Koontz still grabs readers as few other thriller scribes can.”—Booklist
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Well, that's all it is in this book. Which is a pity, because until the last 1/8 of the book, I really thought the Dean Koontz I read in high school was still there. But ... nope.
I think I'll go re-read some of his older stuff instead.
"Relentless" is a page-turner filled with the impossible-but-strangely-believable characters and witty dialogue that have become his trademark. He is a word-crafter of extraordinary ability, and successfully pulls off some stylistic elements that are rarely seen these days. On the down side, it has a weak ending and the villain gives me less than I expect from Koontz. However, it's a solid read for pure fun.
If you're a dedicated Koontz fan and are sincerely interested in his philosophy, you can't afford to miss this book. There is more to it than the usual things about love and family that endear him to his fans. In his recent work, he peers ever further into the abyss, describing the monsters he finds there with increasingly unsubtle metaphors. This latest book will cause you to ask questions about your world, if you stare through the intentionally preposterous elements and find the serious thoughts behind them.
In sum: As simple fiction, it is good but not his best. As philosophy, it gets closer to the heart of Koontz' concerns about the future of humanity than any of his previous work. In either case, it is certainly worth your time.
I finally broke down because I've read every Koontz book to date and never been truly dissapointed.
I'm glad I read it. The book was a fairly quick read but interesting story with very engaging characters.
Koontz tends to overuse the "super, smart kid, with a super special dog" in his books but as usual he pulls it off with style and flair. His gift is and has always been, for me, his ability to create characters I care about and depict such beautifully vivid scenes in my head with his descriptive prose.
I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to Koontz fans.
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