13 May

The other day I went on-line book shopping wanting to add to my already freakishly overflowing rooms of a personal library (can one have too many books?).  Anyway, I’ve been reading a lot of interest in The Goldfinch, but on the heels of The Terror by Dan Brown, and it’s bazillion pages, I really don’t think I’m up for another marathon so soon. I’ve never read Donna Tartt but I’ve been furtively moving in the direction of The Secret History, and, having read the synopsis, I find it to be something I would like, so in my cart it went.

In the meantime, whilst I wait for Tartt to arrive, I’ve been flirting about with Dean Koontz. I‘ll keep his company until History turns-up. Maybe somewhere down the road I’ll meet up with The Goldfinch but for now, in anticipation of my first Donna Tartt, I‘m reading this:

The Berkley Publishing Group/Berkley afterword edition 2008
Originally published under the pseudonym Leigh Nichols 1987
Mass Market Paperback 509 pages -515 with the Afterword
Fiction horror

“A woman’s relief over the death of her husband gives way to mind numbing terror.” Goodreads

Koontz, to me, is the proverbial one-night-stand (not that I have first-hand knowledge), but he is good entertainment – until something better comes along.


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