Review: 77 Shadow Street

77 Shadow Street
77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is my first Dean Koontz book, and I’m not sure what to think about it. It has an interesting plot, but it takes so long to develop. It was as though he couldn’t decide between a plot driven book or a narrative driven book.

The plot:

A grand house built over a fault in time/space, allowing time to overlap occasionally with a frightening future. The residents of this recently converted condominium are thrown into the future without any idea of what to expect.

The Characters:

Generally the characters were pretty interesting, and for the most part diverse. There were some who were so similar though that it was a bit hard to remember who was who. For example, there was an ex-marine, and a retired lawyer, both without families, both strong male characters. There were also to single mothers, one with a very serious son, and the other with an autistic daughter.

I don’t really have anything to rave about, but I have no negative thoughts on it either. It’s a decent book with an interesting plot and characters. I felt it was a bit slow, but that may have been simply because I had other things I was more interested in while I was reading it.

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2 comments on “Review: 77 Shadow Street

  1. I highly HIGHLY recommend Watchers by Dean Koontz I’ve read Night chills and Intensity by him (and stopped halfway through countless other books cause they were awful). I have quickly come to realize Dean Koonts is very odd. He gets ideas in his head and has a unique writing style, he has a talent with starting his novels with multiple perspectives that later intertwine. His stories are either hit or miss and unfortunately Watchers is the only one that has been a hit for me. It’s seriously one of my favorite books of all time. (The kind of book I would take if there was a fire in my house)! If you want to give him another try, check out Watchers. ❤

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