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Top Ten Books To Get In The Halloween Spirit

Had to enlist Andrew’s help with this one! 1. Needful Things – Stephen King. This book is all about things that are not what they appear to be, just like Halloween. Plus it’s freaking terrifying. 2. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski. This book is fantastic but also terrifying, and on several different levels.…

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Tick Tock – Dean Koontz

Tick Tock tells the story of Tommy Phan, a successful Vietnamese-American novelist who, despite his success, is often consumed by familial guilt. His traditionalist family disapproves of the path he’s taken in life—namely, away from his culture and heritage, shunning even his native language to fully assimilate into his idea of the “American Dream.” Tommy’s story…

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Midnight – Dean Koontz

I think Midnight is the second Dean Koontz novel I ever read, after Watchers. I’m pretty sure that the copy I read was my dad’s or possibly my stepmom’s; I’m also pretty sure that it’s that same copy that’s now in my possession. Whoops. Yeah, I steal books. Don’t lend me books because you’ll have…

Top Ten All Time Favorite Characters in Books

Here is a small sampling of my favorite characters of all time. There’s just no way I could narrow it down to only ten, so take these with a grain of salt. 1. Elinor Dashwood – Sense and Sensibility. This is probably pretty narcissistic of me, but I like Elinor because she’s basically me. As…

Top Ten Books I’d Give a Theme Song To

Um, this isn’t one I’ve ever really thought about, but I guess I’ll give it a shot? Intensity. This is a Dean Koontz novel I read wayyyy back over the summer that I was…15, I think. One of the few books I’ve ever borrowed from the library. (What can I say, I like to own…

This is SO TRUE.

What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author who wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though. – J. D. Salinger

Lightning – Dean Koontz

I found Lightning a few years ago at a garage sale. It’s an ancient hardcover (okay, maybe not ancient, but it’s older than I am) with a tattered cover and yellowing pages. I’m pretty sure I got it for only a dollar, but after having read it three times, I can definitely say it’s worth…

Strangers – Dean Koontz

Strangers is one of my favorite Dean Koontz books. I’ve owned it for less than a year and I’ve already read it three times, most recently finishing a few weeks ago. I bought it at South Station in Boston on my way home last October so I would have something to read—and I don’t remember…