By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz

First Published: 2002
2015 Popsugar RC Category: A Book From Your Favorite Author That You Haven’t Read Yet
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BLUF: Leave it and please.. don’t make this the first Dean Koontz book you read.

Here’s the deal. Right now, I spend way too much time at my in-laws’ house. Love them dearly, but they never stop arguing, complaining, criticizing, and/or freaking out. I cannot stand it. I listened to By the Light of the Moon as an audiobook; there was over an hour of incessant arguing between the two main characters. It’s not the books fault, and I’m sure under other circumstances or for other people this came across as amusing banter, but it drove me up the wall.

The rest of the book was entertaining, but I was disappointed. Dean Koontz was my favorite author during my teen years. I read nothing but his books and even chose this book for the 2015 reading challenge titled “A book from your favorite author that you haven’t read yet”. I did not connect with the main characters. I found the female to be rude and absurd and the male to over-think situations and ramble too much about his philosophies on life. I’m sure this happens in real life, but these are not people I’m used or would enjoy (and they aren’t my in-laws, so I don’t have to).

There are twists in the book, but only one or two of them caught my interest. I’m sorry to say this book just didn’t do anything for me.


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