4.20.2005

Life Expectancy



Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz

I've never actually read any Koontz books before (they looked scary, and I don't like to be skeered), but this was recommended to me by a patron and sounded sufficiently intriquing.

Jimmy Tock's grandfather predicts, moments before Jimmy's birth, 5 terrible days in his life. Jimmy's life, therefore, revolves around those 5 terrible days, and all the happenings that surround them. Oh, and there's a deranged clown involved - thus shoring up my opinion that clowns are, in fact, incredibly creepy.

An interesting, well written, different read for me. I enjoyed it!

I listened to the audio version, narrated by John Bedford Lloyd. Lloyd has a powerful voice, and though at times it sounded like he was "overacting", I thought he did well.

1 comment:

Carrie said...

I love Koontz but I didn't particularly care for this story. I never really got a sense of who the characters were enough to care what happened to them, ya know?

I was tickled that Jimmy and I shared the exact same birthdate, though. ;-)