Monday, September 21, 2009

SO-SO SUSPENSE


RELENTLESS by Dean Koontz

Bestselling novelist Cullen "Cubby" Greenwich's new book has just been reviewed by reclusive and much feared critic, Shearman Waxx. Waxx has utilized the "poison pen" on other authors who have mysteriously vanished following his negative reviews.
Cubby needs to find out more about this guy.
Oh, no, Cubby, do you REALLY need to?
With his wife Penny, a children's book illustrator, his precocious and brilliant son Milo, and dog (or is he) Lassie, Cubby embarks on a wild and horror-filled search for the relentless, sociopathic critic.
Koontz, as usual, is brilliant in shocking his readers. Verbal repartee between Cubby and Penny is delightful to read. Unfortunately, the "comic book" ending is disappointing after over 300 pages of great and evocative suspense.