BREATHLESS: In the stillness of a golden September afternoon, deep in the wilderness of the Rockies, a solitary craftsman, Grady Adams, and his magnificent. Grady Adams lives a simple, solitary life deep in the Colorado mountains. Here the thirty-five-year-old carpenter works out of a converted barn, crafting exquisite . First of all, I first ordered the hardcover of Breathless back during the middle of “ A Dean Koontz novel makes you laugh and feel happy?”.
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First of all, I first ordered the hardcover of Breathless back during the middle of October of A week later I was in the hospital, fighting for my life due to blood infection resulting from the tremendous swelling of my legs and poor circulation.
When I finally got out of the hospital and returned home the day before Thanksgiving, the book was waiting in a box for me. I stuck the novel on my bookshelf and there it stayed for the following year-and-a-half, hidden by other books I later purchased and stacked up sideways on the brearhless in front of others. When I moved to a new apartment at the beginning ofI saw the copy of Breathless as I was packing up my books. Once I was in my new apartment, I stacked the fifteen big boxes of books up against the living room wall I have a very small apartment and the bedroom closet was already full with the intention of eventually buying a nice, giant-size bookcase to hold the majority of them, which I finally did breatgless months ago.
I never saw Breathless in any of those boxes.
Last year, I finally forced myself to look for my thesaurus, which I desperately needed for writing. That meant having to go through the bottom section of boxes, and I dreaded the thought of doing brexthless. Well, I found both my thesaurus and Breathless in the very last box and pulled them out.
I needed something else to read, but I wanted it to offer the possibility of a grand mystery that was inter-mixed with the unknown and the amazing. For the past thirteen years his novels have done that to me, and it all started with From the Far Corner of His Eye. The story begins when Grady Adams takes his Irish wolf hound, Merlin, out for a long walk in the woods somewhere in Colorado.
What they happen upon follows them back home and starts sneaking into their house when darkness falls. Across town, Cammy Rivers, the local veterinarian, is called upon to help the owner of several thoroughbred horses.
The horses broke out of the barn and went into a kind of trance that left them utterly calm and totally at peace. Henry looks just like his brother and has dark motives for finally visiting Jim out of the clear blue. Lamar Woolsey is a distinguished professor of physics and of the chaos theory. He likes braethless spend his free time in Las Vegas winning thousands of dollars at the blackjack tables and then giving the money away to those people in need.
Dea him, there is logic in chaos. Tom Bigger is a homeless person who usually lives in a cave near the beach.
He has no friends. One day he sees something breathldss changes his life forever and puts him on a journey to fulfill his destiny. Liddon Wallace is a successful attorney who hires a killer to murder his wife and step-son.
After having been married for several years, Liddon now wants his freedom without giving up most of his money to get it. Liddon also gives the murderer permission to sexually use his wife in any way he desires before killing her. He is the kind of husband women should avoid with a ten-foot pole. What eean all of these characters have in common?
That is supposedly explained at the end when their interconnection is discovered. Whether or not it is adequately explained is one of the main problems I had with the book. Also, to add to the plot, the U. The whole novel could actually have been centered on this one thing, and it would have been complete in and of itself. Boy, I loved those creatures.
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They made me laugh and feel alive. The thing is these words are totally inadequate to describe my true emotions about the scenes involving Puzzle and Riddle the names given to the koonz creatures. For me it was like Dean Koontz had tapped into something very special that was astonishing in nature and was able to change your whole outlook dezn life.
Whatever it was, it spoke to the inner child within me and had me desiring something more breathlrss than what I now have in my life. In a way it was like a deep glimpse into what true happiness is, if we could only find it inside ourselves.
Because of the way the storylines of these secondary characters were tied rbeathless, I felt as if larger parts of the novel had been edited out, explaining in more detail why these characters were important and necessary to the book.
In my opinion, they could have been left out entirely and the novel would have been much better for it. Are the characters intriguing? They just needed to have their own books with more to tell.
Would I recommend this novel to others? Yes, I most certainly would. What about Lemar Woolsey? I certainly needed it then.
Wayne…I too share an admiration for Mr Koontz and his ability to leave meas the reader with hope at the end of his stories. Thank you for your sharing here…. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
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