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Devoted If you re into psychic dog hotlines and mute children fantasizing of licking dead men s gums, have I got a book for you I really struggled with deciding how to rate this book, but I m feeling generous and I really f ing loved this and it made my heart full, which is really all anyone can ask for in these confusing times It s weird, but in a classic Koontzy way Ya know, the reason you fell in love with Dean Koontz in the first place Remember the man turning into a computer in Midnight Rememb If you re into psychic dog hotlines and mute children fantasizing of licking dead men s gums, have I got a book for you I really struggled with deciding how to rate this book, but I m feeling generous and I really f ing loved this and it made my heart full, which is really all anyone can ask for in these confusing times It s weird, but in a classic Koontzy way Ya know, the reason you fell in love with Dean Koontz in the first place Remember the man turning into a computer in Midnight Remember the end of The Taking Yeah, that is the Koontz who wrote Devoted and I have to say a better title for this novel would ve been Transhuman, but I can understand why Thomas Mercer probably wouldn t have wanted to open that can o wormsHere we ve got dogs Lots and lots of dogs We ve got a hyper intelligent autistic child We ve got mourning hot widows, muscle bound Navy SEALS, an inhuman and paranoid villain This is Koontz, folks, and he s playing the greatest hits What separates this effort from the turgid shit he put out in the late 00s and early 10s is he s writing like he gives a damn again He made me believe Perhaps changing publisher houses did it, or maybe he has a new editor But this is vital Koontz, Koontz embracing all his weird dorky tendencies and creating a dynamic story I m purposefully not going into specifics because spoilers I want folks to read this, and hopefully enjoy When I first stumbled across this book s synopsis I groaned, just knowing it would be a repeat of so many Koontz books that came before itinstead this has the heart and inventiveness of Watchers, the wacky spirituality of From the Corner of His Eye, the techie paranoia of the Jane Hawk saga, yet this book is wholly memorable and necessary all its own What makes the difference, I think, is the characters These are some of my favorite Koontz characters to date, especially sweet Woody I work with mentally challenged people, and I can say I think Koontz nails them well But I can t say for sure I am not autistic myself And there s Megan, Rosa, Kipppeople and doggies I won t soon forget This book proves there s still gas in the ole Koontz tank This was the complete opposite of what I expected, and I have no idea how to explain why I am disappointed First of all, I really thought this would beabout golden retrievers, but boy was I wrong..Tryalong the lines of a super creepy villain and his weirdness.But then the main villain gets put on the back burner of the story and it gets BORING AF because all of these new characters are introduced and have zero depth I feel like it was just missing so much It was a solid 4 star unti This was the complete opposite of what I expected, and I have no idea how to explain why I am disappointed First of all, I really thought this would beabout golden retrievers, but boy was I wrong..Tryalong the lines of a super creepy villain and his weirdness.But then the main villain gets put on the back burner of the story and it gets BORING AF because all of these new characters are introduced and have zero depth I feel like it was just missing so much It was a solid 4 star until we hit halfway, then it just went downhill from there Very anticlimactic I was really expecting to love this like I did Odd Thomas Maybe next time From Dean Koontz, The International Bestselling Master Of Suspense, Comes An Epic Thriller About A Terrifying Killer And The Singular Compassion It Will Take To Defeat HimWoody Bookman Hasn T Spoken A Word In His Eleven Years Of Life Not When His Father Died In A Freak Accident Not When His Mother, Megan, Tells Him She Loves Him For Megan, Keeping Her Boy Safe And Happy Is What Matters But Woody Believes A Monstrous Evil Was Behind His Father S Death And Now Threatens Him And His Mother And He S Not Alone In His Thoughts An Ally Unknown To Him Is ListeningA Uniquely Gifted Dog With A Heart As Golden As His Breed, Kipp Is Devoted Beyond Reason To People When He Hears The Boy Who Communicates Like He Does, Without Speaking, Kipp Knows He Needs To Find Him Before It S Too LateWoody S Fearful Suspicions Are Taking Shape A Man Driven By A Malicious Evil Has Set A Depraved Plan Into Motion And He S Coming After Woody And His Mother The Reasons Are Primal His Powers Are Growing And He S Not Alone Only A Force Greater Than Evil Can Stop What S Coming Next After last Dean Koontz book I read a couple years ago I said never again.ill I was gifted this book His style of writing and my style of reading don t mix Yeh well the blurbs are always so good they suck me in Then give me a dog in the story and I can t say no I should have donated it I ll start with what I liked There was a moment of intense fear in the middle, a child was in danger, a mother on the edge, that was the best scene in the book I liked the connection made between man and dog After last Dean Koontz book I read a couple years ago I said never again.ill I was gifted this book His style of writing and my style of reading don t mix Yeh well the blurbs are always so good they suck me in Then give me a dog in the story and I can t say no I should have donated it I ll start with what I liked There was a moment of intense fear in the middle, a child was in danger, a mother on the edge, that was the best scene in the book I liked the connection made between man and dog, it felt right, even the wire while out there was interesting till it was repeated too many times.Whoops I went into the what I didn t like part too soon What went wrong for this reader Repetitive everything, how many times do we need to hear about how it works, what they thought HOW MANY I got it the first 3 times okay Second there was the weird over sharing of inner dialogs from these bad guys Really what was that is didn t form a connection to them or the story it was just filler The characters, except for the boy were cookie cut out unrealistically written poor actors Finally and most importantly, all the ducks just got in a row so easily All the right people showed up on time from far and wide, from some weird coincidence, all the right contacts were made, all the good people won, all the bad people lost Two stars is generous I think I m done with Dean Koontz He s prolific and I ve read a lot of his stuff Some, I really liked Watchers and the Odd Thomas book Other works I ve been less than thrilled by His purple prose, his requirement that I suspend my disbelief to the breaking point, his awkward word choices and phrasing have all had me figuratively throwing many of his books, with great force, at the wall But Devoted sounded good, like Watchers, so I thought I was in for a treat What I got was a trick Bad w I think I m done with Dean Koontz He s prolific and I ve read a lot of his stuff Some, I really liked Watchers and the Odd Thomas book Other works I ve been less than thrilled by His purple prose, his requirement that I suspend my disbelief to the breaking point, his awkward word choices and phrasing have all had me figuratively throwing many of his books, with great force, at the wall But Devoted sounded good, like Watchers, so I thought I was in for a treat What I got was a trick Bad writing and a silly story that was derivative of the author s own and much better andinspired work I gave it until 40% before giving up, but when I realized I was dreading coming back to readingof Devoted, I knew it was not for me I also knew I was unlikely to readof Mr Koontz s work I m certain he will be crushed by my decision all the way to the bank Enchanting Tear jerking Edge of seat scary All this andawait readers of this exquisitely written book If I had to describe it in a single word, it would be mesmerizing.At the heart of the activity is a telepathic dog named Kipp Woody, a high functioning autistic boy who hasn t spoken a word for all of his 11 years and a diabolic plan to increase human longevity that goes horribly wrong It s sort of a The Art of Racing in the Rain meets The Shining Seriously, how can you top that Wo Enchanting Tear jerking Edge of seat scary All this andawait readers of this exquisitely written book If I had to describe it in a single word, it would be mesmerizing.At the heart of the activity is a telepathic dog named Kipp Woody, a high functioning autistic boy who hasn t spoken a word for all of his 11 years and a diabolic plan to increase human longevity that goes horribly wrong It s sort of a The Art of Racing in the Rain meets The Shining Seriously, how can you top that Woody s dad was killed three years ago, leaving his mom, Megan, as a single parent who loves her son unconditionally Woody returns her love even though he s unable to express it what she doesn t know is that he s convinced that his dad s death was murder, not an accident Elsewhere, an elderly lady named Dorothy has watched over her beloved Kipp for years, understanding his human like abilities that include membership in the Mysterium, a group of 86 golden retrievers and Labs who communicate with each other on the Wire And in Utah, a man who was an executive at that research laboratory working on longevity is on the run Lee Shacket, who escaped a major disaster there with a ton of money, briefly dated Megan before she got married and knows she s now a widow On the spur of the moment, he decides that she would be the perfect companion as he flees to another country to spend the rest of his life in luxury But when he calls her to ask, she rebuffs him triggering an intensive desire for revenge that grows stronger anddangerous by the page.Meanwhile, Kipp begins to intercept messages on the Wire from someone he believes may be a young boy certainly a first among the heretofore all doggie system Kipp doesn t understand why the boy is intent on proving that his father was murdered, but he knows he needs help and sets off to find him All that sets in motion the events that follow events that kept me glued to the book almost nonstop till the end My emotions pretty much ran wild, with the extremes tempered by a bit of humor here and there my favorite laugh out loud line came when one character was described as having the attention span of a Chihuahua with ADHD Seriously, this is one of the best books I ve read this year And for the record, I d love to readabout the adventures of Kipp and his buddies hint, hint How about it, Mr Koontz Outstanding Dean Koontz read, Devoted grabbed my attention from the first chapter and did not let go Seriously good I am not as interested today in telling you what the book is about as that is what a synopsis is forI will share that the writing, characters, story line and twisty plots are really great from the beginning I can not think of any place where this book drags Hoping that the stories of Woody, his mom and friends continues especially the dogs I found myself having so much Outstanding Dean Koontz read, Devoted grabbed my attention from the first chapter and did not let go Seriously good I am not as interested today in telling you what the book is about as that is what a synopsis is forI will share that the writing, characters, story line and twisty plots are really great from the beginning I can not think of any place where this book drags Hoping that the stories of Woody, his mom and friends continues especially the dogs I found myself having so much compassion for many of the characters in the book because I felt like I knew them, knew what they felt and thought so well from the writing I also found several bad guys that I did not like and for the same reasons they were written out so well and developed enough that I felt like I was in the scenes with them Big compliments to Dean Koontz It has been awhile since I have enjoyed his writing now I am ready forThis book involves the supernatural or the extra gifts that seem so extraordinary that it is hard to imagine them being real Koontz makes it believable, and I can really tell that he knows the natures of dogs..specifically golden retrievers in all their loyalty and love Kindle Unlimited Selection 3.5 5 So this one started well and actually had a few decently scary moments I thought we may be going back to some of the older Koontz that I fondly remember However towards the last quarter of the novel it started to unravel Too many new characters were introduced and never expounded upon and while things wrapped up nice enough it made the last half less enjoyable to read It checks the Dean Koontz hit lists genius dog, handicapped child, and sinister douce bag, monster, or some combinatio 3.5 5 So this one started well and actually had a few decently scary moments I thought we may be going back to some of the older Koontz that I fondly remember However towards the last quarter of the novel it started to unravel Too many new characters were introduced and never expounded upon and while things wrapped up nice enough it made the last half less enjoyable to read It checks the Dean Koontz hit lists genius dog, handicapped child, and sinister douce bag, monster, or some combination of the two Still a decent read specifically during the earlier parts, but having a solid protagonist and intruder story was waythrilling than the main plot involving super intelligent canines and political cover up of other things going on that were probably explained but I just zoned out to Normally when I get an ARC of a Koontz book I try to make it last, read nothan a chapter each day, savor it like a fine wine With DEVOTED I managed to do that, for a little while Then I found myself reading a bit longer every night, turning a few extra pages, until I couldn t help myself with my daughter asleep in my lap, I read the final third of this incredible tale in a single sitting.Like many of you, I first discovered Koontz with a book called WATCHERS the story of a laboratory Normally when I get an ARC of a Koontz book I try to make it last, read nothan a chapter each day, savor it like a fine wine With DEVOTED I managed to do that, for a little while Then I found myself reading a bit longer every night, turning a few extra pages, until I couldn t help myself with my daughter asleep in my lap, I read the final third of this incredible tale in a single sitting.Like many of you, I first discovered Koontz with a book called WATCHERS the story of a laboratory enhanced dog with heightened intelligence and a keen sense of right and wrong on the run from an unimaginable evil There is no savoring WATCHERS, this is one of those books you gulp down without apology A thriller through and through, one you start in the afternoon and finish somewhere around three in the morning before wondering how you ll get up for work in two short hours I remember closing the cover on that one and looking at my own dog, a German Shepard named Eva, asleep in the corner of the room and wondering if she d been holding out on us for the last couple years maybe a little smarter than she was willing to let on Maybe unwilling to give up the free room and board As with most Koontz books, the dog and characters end that story in a good place the world is bright again and an unknown but promising future lies before them I suppose that s part of the rub, because like many who read that book, I ve often wondered what came next not necessarily for the humans because who really cares about the people, right but for that damn dog.While DEVOTED isn t a sequel in the traditional sense, it carries the story of WATCHERS into the present by dropping us into the life of a dog descended from the original Smart, loyal, and kind, unsure of where he comes from or why he s different from most dogs but also knowing he s got a much bigger calling than simply being This is also the story of Megan Bookman and her son, Woody A very special little boy who has never spoken but has lots to say, particularly about the suspicious circumstances that took his father s life When he stumbles into the truth, those responsible are watching, and they ll stop at nothing to keep those secrets buried.Sometimes sweet and poetic, other times dark and bitter, but always engaging, this is Koontz at his best I haven t read a Dean Koontz book in years but I enjoy his suspense thriller books as much as the next guy Devoted , will be released in stores in March, 2020.The stars in Devoted are.Kipp, a golden retriever with special telepathic abilities Kipp was physically strong, 70 pounds of muscle and bone He was mentally strong to but emotionally compassion remained at odds with instinctWoody Bookman Brilliant, charming, autistic..He hasn t spoken a word in his 11 years of life I haven t read a Dean Koontz book in years but I enjoy his suspense thriller books as much as the next guy Devoted , will be released in stores in March, 2020.The stars in Devoted are.Kipp, a golden retriever with special telepathic abilities Kipp was physically strong, 70 pounds of muscle and bone He was mentally strong to but emotionally compassion remained at odds with instinctWoody Bookman Brilliant, charming, autistic..He hasn t spoken a word in his 11 years of life by choicefor reasons we will discover as time goes on.Woody was a smart kid, who had been reading at college level since he was seven years of age which maybe didn t mean a whole lot, considering that many college graduates didn t seem to knowanything humor like this can be found throughout Woody was also an accomplished computer hacker Woody spends hours on the computer Without realizing it, he made a target for himself by researching his fathers accidental death His fathers killers are now coming after himMegan Bookman, mom.She loves her son, Woody,then life itself and simply wants to protect him.Megan is a widow of Jason who died in a helicopter crash..Lee Shacket, was Jason s best friend Little does Megan really know him Lee is gloomy, sick at heart, joyless, barbaric, and bloodthirsty He has 1 million in cash in his car and is on the runHe blew up a research facility owned by his company, Refine Something went terribly wrong in those Utah laboratories He has murdered close associates and total strangers Lee fancies Megan He plans to take her with him on his escape to Costa Rica but without Woody But Woody and his mom have a guardian angel an allied on their side Kipp Kipp receives the thoughts of human beings and received one from Woody He knows Woody is in trouble and will do anything to help Fun thriller ride filled with warmth suspense, but not terribly intense with memorable main and minor characters All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers, is contained in the dog Franz Kafka A dog is the only thing on earth that loves youthan he loves himself Josh Billings

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