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77 Shadow Street : a novel

by Dean R Koontz

  Print book : Fiction  |  1st ed

Promising premise falls flat   (2012-01-28)

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by 3ffractuSanct1

When I read the premise, it sounded like a haunted hotel story, which can sometimes intrigue me. But when I got halfway through, I realized it wasn't a haunted hotel, at least, not in the usual sense. There was a whole lot of sci-fi elements pervading the creepy atmosphere, which seemed to create hardly any balance. It seemed like the only good part of the story was how it was told through multiple points-of-view. A boy who wished he had more of a dad than his dad was. A young autistic girl. A hyper-paranoid conspiracy theorist who never saw anything as it actually was. An assassin who always has sensual thoughts. An extremely judgmental guard who has nothing but horrible thoughts of everyone with no evidence. An accountant who has a unique hobby to deal with the death of his wife. And a few more interesting points of view. Towards the end, I was dissappointed in how little horror there was and how it actually was nothing but a spin on cyberpunk.




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