In his latest novel INNOCENCE, Dean Koontz writes: “…there is no chance, only choice, no luck, but only consequences.”
I agree, but…
I could hardly believe my luck…okay, the consequence of one of my choices, when I received a gift from Dean Koontz in the mail.
It was a hard cover copy of INNOCENCE with a personal note and his signature.
I had just finished reading INNOCENCE on my Kindle and was still digesting all the images it had left imprinted on my mind (a Dean Koontz novel always guarantees thought-provoking images, scenes, and passages), when my husband handed me the large manila envelope he’d retrieved from the mailbox.
It took me several seconds to take in the name of the sender.
My husband grinned while I did my goofy dance.
Dean Koontz is hard, if not impossible, to categorize.
I have only recently become a Dean Koontz fan.
He is generally considered a writer of horror – and I’m not fond of horror (the only Stephen King book I’ve ever read is A MEMOIR OF THE CRAFT; ON WRITING), so I’m not sure what possessed me to read one of Koontz’s novels. Maybe someone gave it to me. Maybe I picked it up in a bargain bin somewhere.
The book’s title was WATCHERS and, while reading it, I fell in love with a dog named Einstein and an author named Dean Koontz.
Then along came the ODD THOMAS series. Again, I don’t know how I discovered it, but I do know that Koontz’s “odd” protagonist nabbed and bagged my heart before I even got to paragraph two.
Dean Koontz crosses boundaries. He does his own thing.
Fiction that heals, empowers, and bridges differences.
When I opened my mind to what Koontz has to say rather than what book critics say about him, I realized that he not only tells a good story, but enlightens and encourages readers to expand their awareness of greater possibilities. In other words, he helps readers see the world in a new light and recognize dimensions of reality they commonly ignore.
In a world riddled with fear, misunderstanding, and lost hope, you might just welcome fiction that heals, empowers, and bridges differences.
And of this, Dean Koontz’s most recent release, INNOCENCE, is a perfect example.
Check it out. You’ll be glad you did.
As always, thanks for stopping by.