Monday, October 20, 2008

2008 Book 93: Seize the Night

Book #:93

Book Title:Seize the Night

Author:Dean Koontz


Pub. Date:1999


Started:October 17, 2008

Finished:October 20, 2008

Time to Read:4 Days

Back Cover / Inside Flap:"At no time does Moonlight Bay look more beautiful than at night. But it is precisely then that the secluded little town reveals its menace. Now children are disappearing. From their homes. From the streets. And there's nothing the families can do about it. Because in Moonlight Bay, the police work their hardest to conceal crimes and silence victims. No matter what happens in the night, their job is to ensure that nothing disturbs the peace and quiet of Moonlight Bay.

Christopher Snow isn't afraid of the dark. Forced to live in the shadows because of a rare genetic disorder, he knows the night world better than anyone. He believes the lost children are still alive and that their disappearance is connected to the town's most carefully kept, most ominous secret - a secret that only he can uncover, a secret that will force him to confront an adversary at one with the most dangerous darkness of all. The darkness inside the human heart."

Review:Christopher Snow is a typical Dean Koontz hero: he's an unassuming guy, quite nice, likable, but a bit of an outsider and of course with a host of challenges that he has to overcome. As a citizen of the night, Snow sees things many others do not...and he definitely doesn't like what he sees. When a child he knows well and his beloved dog go missing, Chris is forced into action and heads to the ominous setting of Fort Wyvern, home of many experiments with less-than-glorious outcomes. Why he finds there is mind-bending - literally.

This books moves along so rapidly that before you know it, you've spent an entire day doing nothing but flipping to the next page, hoping that Chris and his ragtag band of friends can defeat some pretty spooky forces. No one can write dialog like Dean Koontz - and no other author can create characters who are at once so complex and yet so simple. Seize this book - Seize the Night!

If you have read or are planning to read this book, please make sure to stop back by and leave me a comment to let me know your own thoughts!

From my library to yours,


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