Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The City by Dean Koontz.... Review by Kay


The city changed my life and showed me that the world is deeply mysterious. I need to tell you about her and some terrible things and wonderful things and amazing things that happened . . . and how I am still haunted by them. Including one night when I died and woke and lived again.

Here is the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, son of an exceptional singer, grandson of a formidable “piano man,” a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences. Set in a more innocent time not so long ago, The City encompasses a lifetime but unfolds over three extraordinary, heart-racing years of tribulation and triumph, in which Jonah first grasps the electrifying power of music and art, of enduring friendship, of everyday heroes.

The unforgettable saga of a young man coming of age within a remarkable family, and a shimmering portrait of the world that shaped him, The City is a novel that speaks to everyone, a dazzling realization of the evergreen dreams we all share. Brilliantly illumined by magic dark and light, it’s a place where enchantment and malice entwine, courage and honor are found in the most unexpected quarters, and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart.

What Kay had to say....

"A heartwarming, feel good story with well developed characters and plot.  Dean Koontz has the wonderful ability to understand and present his characters; he makes each of them so real and believable with just the right mix of suspense and humor.  A great story that makes you consider some of the most thought-provoking themes of the human experience: faith, fate, loss, hate, and the power of love, goodness, and hope to overcome evil."

5 Clocks for Dean Koontz 
review based on NetGalley ARC
Release date set for July 1

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