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The Good Guy


15th June 2015

"The Good Guy"
By: Dean Koontz

This was the first book in years that I'd given up on and stopped reading, expect for The Birthing House, in years. I'm not usually one of those people who have to finish a book no matter what and I don't feel bad about giving up part of the way through a book, but usually have a set of authors I like or find readable no matter what. Dean Koontz is no longer on that list :(

Which is actually something that has been a long time coming given the way that his books have been steadily getting worse over the last 10 or so years. I've reached the point that his new(er) books really aren't worth reading anymore.

The main problem I had with this book is the dialogue between "The Good Guy" and the woman he is trying to save from a hitman, is off and odd to the point of being unreadable and is certainly unbelievable. It's bad enough that makes the story even more unbelievable that it would be otherwise. Another problem I had was after I'd skipped to the end, just to see how it ended, and I don't like the "god in the machine" type ending that he seems to have used with the main character gaining access to the US President and then being 100% believed though adamantly I'm probably missing parts of the plot with not actually reading the second half of this book.