[pm] It’s overdone. I mean, it’s a well-written novel for certain, but there’s others of his stories I prefer. Carrie, Firestarter, and Children of the Corn for starters.
Is it a kind-of-secret reason too? Or can you share?
Thank you very much. I like many sorts of intellectual pursuits, or I try to.
Yes, there were two films as well, as I said. They were relatively well done. I haven’t read Forsaken. However, I do think it’s become romanticized but vampire stories also can bore me – I had to read a number of them in University, and perhaps I just grew tired of them.
I’m not a fan of James Patterson. I read one thing of his, and just was not impressed. Maybe I’ll look into Koontz, thank you.
It packs a lot into a book that, size-wise is not too long. Family dramas also intrigue me deeply and We Have Always Lived in the Castle also explores being “othered”, though the characters are all technically human, from what I believe. It’s a fascinating story.
[pm] It definitely has gotten a lot of hype over the years, I agree.
There’s a chance you might think it’s stupid and really ridiculous. Heck, I halfway do.
I don’t think the Forsaken is based on a book, I just mentioned it as another bad vampire movie :P. Ah, it’s like having the same meal every single day – eventually you tire of it. Personally, I don’t blame you. There are other, more enjoyable things out there.
Neither am I but I think I read one of his ‘crime’ novels before, either the Alex Cross series or Women’s Murder Club. Get back to me if you do, I’d love to know your opinion of Koontz.
Interesting. And “othered”? Sometimes, humans don’t act very human but then again, what does it mean to even be human?