I’ve always been a huge fan of Dean Koontz books, so when The City by Dean Koontz popped up as a book to review on Net Galley. I raced right into my account to request it. Luckily I got approved for it right away, not so lucky it takes me longer it seems to be read books that are on my kindle then your regular average paperback or hardbound.
I actually finished this book back in July, but am just now getting my blog review up for it. As I said before I have a huge problem sometimes with getting my words right into book review, but I do think I am getting better at least.
Synopsis for The City by Dean Koontz from GoodReads
The city changed my life and showed me that the world is deeply mysterious. I need to tell you about her and some terrible things and wonderful things and amazing things that happened . . . and how I am still haunted by them. Including one night when I died and woke and lived again.
Here is the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, son of an exceptional singer, grandson of a formidable “piano man,” a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences. Set in a more innocent time not so long ago, The City encompasses a lifetime but unfolds over three extraordinary, heart-racing years of tribulation and triumph, in which Jonah first grasps the electrifying power of music and art, of enduring friendship, of everyday heroes.
The unforgettable saga of a young man coming of age within a remarkable family, and a shimmering portrait of the world that shaped him, The City is a novel that speaks to everyone, a dazzling realization of the evergreen dreams we all share. Brilliantly illumined by magic dark and light, it’s a place where enchantment and malice entwine, courage and honor are found in the most unexpected quarters, and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart.
My Personal Thoughts on The City by Dean Koontz
As I have said, I am normally a huge fan of anything and everything Dean Koontz. I devour his books and can’t wait for the next one.
This one, just lacked the normal Dean Koontz love. I enjoyed the book, don’t get me wrong, but it didn’t make me swoon and be on the edge of my seat and enjoy every single page like normal.
We met wonderful Jonah Kirk, a 8 year old boy who’s world gets rocked by so many changes that it makes head spin. Trying to figure out the world and keep his Mom safe as a young 8 year old boy. Having these profound thoughts that no 8 year old boy should be having to think about, but yet having them with profound grace and adult like attitude.
Overall an okay book, but like I said just not your typical Dean Koontz feel, which disappointed me greatly.
You may buy The City by Dean Koontz on amazon in hardbound for $16.79 or kindle for $11.84
My rating: [usr=3.5]