just finished yet another dean koontz novel. i am inexplicably drawn to his books for some reason. but i seem to have stumbled on a pattern in his writing...(i hate formula writing*, makes things so predictable) that is...his books are very strong from page one, to about twenty pages from the ending. his endings seem to come out of nowhere, he just cleans everything up with one swoosh of a typewriter (okay, typewriters and computer keyboards don't swoosh, but you know what i'm saying). in other words, his endings suck. you can count on it.
* by formula writing, allow me to give you an example...take dan brown, fine author of da vinci code and...angels and demons, among others. in da vinci code, there is bad guy french cop, who you just knew was out to catch robert langdon any way he could...but by the end of the book, he was an honorable cop, wanting only to do good. and also, trusted langdon friend, teabing, who you just knew was a good guy, turned out to be a treacherous worm. point is...the book had a good guy that turned out to be bad...and a bad guy who turned out to be good.
i bring this up, and refer to it as formula writing, because another book featuring langdon, angel and demons, also had a bad guy turned good and good guy turned bad. which would normally be both fine and dandy. but on redaing yet anothet dan brown novel, he emplyed the same techniques. and know what? he didn't trick me this time. i predicted this guy would end up being bad and so on.
anyone who knows me knows i should be the abso-fricken-lute last person who can tell you what will happen in a book/movie. now i suspect i will not be reading brown's nest novel featuring robert langdon.
I want to tell her that I love her a lot, but I got to get a belly full of wine.