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Posted: Mar 2 2012, 06:44 PM
Group: Moderation Team
Member No.: 10
Joined: 9-November 11
Went to the local library here and they have a section where second-hand books are sold, with the monies going to the library. Actually, I was looking for some art paintings in magazines (which I subsequently found) but came accross an early Dean Koontz circa 1985, pocket novel called "Twilight Eyes." This is vintage Koontz with lots of supernatural stuff, demons and bumps in the night. I've read later books of his and again IMHO, they seem to lack that edge that his earlier writing had. In any case, I'm riveted by this one and wondering if anyone has read it? I have similar feelings about later Stephen King books. Any feelings about this?
Posted: Mar 26 2012, 05:33 AM
Member No.: 14
Joined: 10-November 11
I have remarked on this phenomenon before. These writers have sacrificed their craft to the god, Lucre. Some of them have gone to the extreme of floating an idea and having a junior writer write the book for them. I stopped reading Tom Clancy for that reason.
As for Koontz, he's been reeling them out faster than a population explosion in India. I stopped reading him as well. It's too bad. In Koontz's case, he was on the edge of producing lasting literature, but that went *poof*.