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Dolores Claiborne
Dolores Claiborne
by Stephen King
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Very well written, a clever mix of tragedy and comedy, 10 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Dolores Claiborne (Paperback)
A cleverly written story from a refreshingly different perspective. I liked the use of comedy (mainly the way the main character describes some of her experiences) which, if nothing else, prevents you from being made totally miserable by the not so funny, often quite tragic parts. This is one of King's non-supernatural stories where the only horror is that of real life and what people can do to each other. Nice little twist at the end too.


Rose Madder
Rose Madder
by Stephen King
Edition: Paperback

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Promising start, fairly average overall, 10 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Rose Madder (Paperback)
I suppose i would sum up this story as OK. It starts well and progresses with a promising storyline. However, I think the supernatural element spoils it because it turns a believable story into something that seems a bit, well silly. Perhaps it would have been better if, like some of King's other stories, it had remained in the real world. Still worth a read though.


The Taking
The Taking
by Dean Koontz
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings about this one, 6 Oct. 2006
This review is from: The Taking (Paperback)
This was my first Dean Koontz book. The opening chapters are very well written and there is an immense sense of anticipation as life in a small country town turns, well, a bit weird! Although very well written, the main story is somewhat disappointing and I felt that it verged too much on sci-fi rather than good old fashioned horror. Also, you can't help but feel that some parts, especially the ending, have an all too familiar movie quality. However you see this book, Koontz's writing style is sure to keep you gripped.


Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas 1)
Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas 1)
by Dean Koontz
Edition: Paperback

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't know what to expect - I was pleasantly surprised, 6 Oct. 2006
Very impressed with this book. The story is in places very witty despite the underlying theme and the genre in which the book sits. There are elements of horror, supernatural, psycological and thriller and I never could decide which best suits the book as a whole, but that's part of the overall appeal. Koontz has cleverly written the story as if it's being narrated by the main character which I've not encountered before. I think this allows you to see the story from a slightly different perspective and almost makes it more believable, as if someone's really telling you their story. Definitely a good one, with a classic, if sad, twist at the end.


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