John Bedford Lloyd
BOOK FORMAT: Audio CD # OF TAPES/CDs: 0
PUBLISHER: Random House Audio PUB DATE: December 7, 2004
Critics found Life Expectancy somewhat, well, unexpected. From the master of horror, suspense, and SF comes a novel about love, family, and good versus evil, all wrapped up in a warm, fuzzy package. Sure, Koontz?s newest novel contains variations of the horror elements that define his previous works (The Taking, The Face), but his characters are so endearing that it?s hard to see how anything bad could happen to them. In fact, despite his grandfather?s prediction, Tommy?s five bad days turn out to be both a curse and a blessing. Reviewers found Koontz a great storyteller, despite a few overwritten parts, false cliffhangers, and hackneyed humor. Kudos to Koontz for taking risks in this bizarre, clever story.