The Taking by Dean Koontz

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AuthorDean Koontz
TitleThe Taking
Book Reviews / Comments (submitted by readers)
Submitted by Celsi Jude Erwing 
(May 22, 2006)

Though this is not an absolutely new idea, aliens invading the world, it was a new take on the old idea. The story takes you and wraps you into a world of the "unknown" for quite some time. As the truth is revealed, and the visitors from a distant time/place come to light, you'll feel as though you've been dragged by your collar too far to turn back.

Frightening as it is to think that non-human life is walking among us, it is much more frightening to imagine being in the surreal environment that Koontz creates. Fascinating!

Submitted by Anonymous 
(Jul 16, 2005)

i've been reading Koontz's books since I was in high school and have always found his writing above average for the usual horror books. I acually like him better than King(gasp). unfortunately with "The Taking" Koontz misses the mark across the board. With a strong start we see the beginning of the end of the world. It slowly builds and truly holds you into the story for the first quarter of the book. after that the bewilderment starts to dwidle as the story becomes more of a lengthy description from the eyes of the leading lady rather than a plotline thats leading somewhere. The other thing that bothered me was the uncharacteristic existance of plotholes throughout the story. This is usually very unlike koontz. there is so much that is unexplained afterwards that you feel like the ending was torn from the book. It actually boarders on the preachy side of religion. this is the only book from him that I would not recommend. Now I have to go read "From the Corner of His Eye" to get it out of my head.

Submitted by Anonymous 
(Feb 01, 2005)

Exceptional. What starts as horror turns into wonder and defines the miniscule difference between horror and joy. Many of Mr. Koontz's books have the same theme, but occasionally he delights us all with his insight. What begins as universal destruction changes to cleansing and rebirth. This book takes a fresh look at old nightmares and succeeds marvelously. If you liked Watchers this book is for you.

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