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Watchers - Dean Koontz
Date: 24/09/00, updated on 24/09/00 (101 review reads)
Advantages: Got a cute fuzzy dog in it.
Disadvantages: Bit emotional if you're ill!!
I'm ashamed to say that up until I was 17, I'd read about 20 books in my life, and most of them were forced upon me at school. Then I met a girl called Mairi, who gave me glandular fever.
while I was in bed re-cuperatng, she dropped round a copy of a book I'd only seen as a film with Cory Haim.
Yup, it was Watchers.
Isn't it nice to have a moment in your life that you can pin point to changing you slightly?
Anyway, film wasn't too good, so I was a bit cautious about the book.
But then I met Einstein. I've always harboured thoughts that acts and dogs would be good conversationalists, if only they'd talk, and this mutt in the book was (I think) what made it all so special for me. Ok, I knew about him from the film, but it's never the same, huh?
So, I get quite near the end, and (I won't spoil it and tell you why) there's a peom of sorts dedicated to dogs. Now, you have to remember I was ill, and a bit out of it, but this struck me as so profound, and meaningful, I had to stop reading for a couple of hours to let it sink in.
And this is where me love affair of Koontz's books grew, from catching glandular fever. Yes, he's written better books than this, but I don't think personally, he's ever brought such emotion into my heart as he did with this one.
Story was good too by the way!!
Seriously, it's a great read, filled with beautiful characters, and ones that make you want to put the book in the freezer.
There's only one of his boks that I love more than this, and that's Lightning.