Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Taking by Dean Koontz

The Taking is another re-read for me but the book group I lead at work is reading dystopian fiction and that was my choice because I lurve it mightily. I’m also reading another book for that meeting which I’ll (obviously) tell you about later.

So, The Taking.

Molly Sloan wakes up from a fitful sleep when a torrential downpour starts. She’s restless and anxious and not totally sure why. Something doesn’t feel right. The rain is falling aggressively and it seems to glow because it is brighter outside than it should be for this late at night and this much rainfall. That’s when she notices the shadowy figures on the deep front porch. A large pack of coyotes is cowering on there, quivering slightly with ears pricked towards the forest. One husband screaming awake from a nightmare and a ghastly recording of a transmission from the International Space Station later and Molly and Neal Sloan know the world is not what it once was.

I own not one, but two copies of this book because I just couldn't let it languish there in the yard sale unloved and underappreciated. I am not a Dean Koontz fan per se, but this book and his Intensity rank among some of my all time favorites and ones that I continually put into the hands of patrons here at the 'brary. Horrors galore await you, I dare you to read it.


Alexia561 said...

Liked your review! I'm a big Dean Koontz fan, but agree that this one was kind of special. Think his books have been getting better and better over time.

Have a good one! :)

Sharon said...

This was a good book as I remember. I may have to reread it. I like Dean Koontz books as a general rule. One of my favorites is Lightening.

Holley T said...

I don't remember reading Lightning so I'll have to put it on my list for the year! Thanks for the suggestion!