Blame it on Kathy Open Thread

Thought-Bubble-White-Board_8296556In an earlier post, I mentioned that, given Dean Koontz’s libertarian outlook, which apparently seeps into his books, I should try reading some of his stuff. In response, Kathy from Kansas wrote:

My own favorite (and one of Koontz’s personal favorites) is From the Corner of His Eye: A Novel, a long epic whose narrative spans many years.

That’s quite a recommendation so, when I discovered that I could download a Kindle version for free from my library’s online site, I started reading the book yesterday and couldn’t stop. I’m at the quite thrilling, magical, thought-provoking moral denouement that comes 93% of the way through the book, and I still can’t stop. I’ve just got to finish it. If you took the book away from me now, I’d burst into tears and become effectively useless.

I will blog this afternoon, but I have to finish reading From the Corner of his Eye first. Until then, please enjoy yourselves with an Open Thread.  And if you miss my writing, just remember to blame it on Kathy.  (Just kidding, of course. I am deeply grateful to Kathy for her recommendation.)

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  1. roylofquist says

    I have read most of Dean Koontz’s books. Among his many entertaining and thought provoking works his Odd Thomas series (currently 6?) really stands out. I haven’t done any research but among my acquaintances, when we mention books Odd Thomas is frequently mentioned even by those who rarely read fantasy novels.

  2. roylofquist says

    OK, a little research:

    Amazon Author Rankbeta (What’s this?)
    #84 Overall (See top 100 authors)
    #7 in Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Horror
    #24 in Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Literary Fiction
    #25 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense
    #33 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
    #36 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction

  3. Caped Crusader says

    Open thread inquiry:

    I thought Big Mike’s mom reaction, after demanding all facts, to release of the store tape was curious. She was furious and stated it was a blatant attempt to destroy his “LEGACY”. Does anyone know what his legacy was prior to this incident? Have we lost a brilliant mind before the first day of college?

  4. Kathy from Kansas says

    Bookworm, you just made my day. I’m so glad you love the book! There are few thrills to equal the one I get when somebody not only takes me up on a book recommendation, but ends up loving it.

    And thanks to your blog having such a large readership, even more people will discover this wonderful book. (love that ripple effect….)

    Blessings to you!

  5. Mike Devx says

    My personal favorite by Mr. Koontz is “Watchers”. I think it’s splendid, a completely wonderful book, a joy. I hope you get a chance to try it!

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