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Where's the rest?
December 28, 2009
I'm a huge DK fan, but haven't we had enough of the intelligent animals already? Also, this strange obsession with dogs is getting annoying. This book could have been good, but by the time I really started getting interested, it was over. The ending was a complete let down and it felt unfinished. This may be the beginning of a series and had I known that, I would have waited for the library to carry it.
Wish it were more...
December 27, 2009
I agree with the two earlier reviews in general. This was a fun read, but thought the characters have a lot of potential which I felt was unfortunately not brought to fruition in this book. Also felt the ending was a little weak -
That is, unless there is to be a sequel? Would have very much appreciated more character developement with Riddle and Puzzle, and to learn what changes they may bring about around them. Please, Dean, write a follow up book with these characters!
Could be so much better.
December 05, 2009
This was a book that had an excellent idea behind it, and excellent characters. If only we were given more time to appreciate either. Every chapter focuses on a different character or set of characters. Very little time is spent with Grady, Cammy, and the 'animals'. Instead we jump from psycopath to insanse senator to mathematition to assassin to homeless person back to Grady and Cammy.
The story bounces around so much that you have to stop and re-read a chapter just to figure out what the connection between them is supposed to be, and instead of letting you learn more about them and care for them, you're suddenly on someone else's adventure.
Breathless would be an excellent book if it had another six or eight hundred pages to tell all the different stories completely instead of forcing the tales of seven different people in one package.
Breathless is NOT a bad book. It has solid characters, an interesting story, and a hint of Dean Koontz at his finest. Unfortunately, it's like trying to watch a six hour mini-series in a thirty minute time slot. If you like Dean Koontz, the book will hold you, but at the end, you will be left with a sour taste in your mouth wanting a proper ending.
If you want a Dean Koontz with excellent characters, his finest writing, and a touch of magic that makes you appreciate life when you're done, I recommend Watchers. Breathless is by no means Dean Koontz finest work, though I will read it again. Hopefully this is one of those books that improves with a second reading.
The worst book ever
November 30, 2009
I am a great fan of DK, having read most of his books, and for the most part liked them all. This one demands a refund. It looks like he had a last chapter in mind and developed the book around that idea with mindless chapters of unassociated characters to fill the book with pages. The ending was a total letdown. I hope this is not the direction of his future writing.