77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz – Book Review Week 17

77 Shadow Street

I gave 77 Shadow Street a 1-star rating on Goodreads. I think that should be enough to tell you how much I didn’t like this book!

It was my first Dean Koontz book. I really wanted it to be as scary as the cover and the blurb made it out to be. Unfortunately, I really didn’t enjoy it right from the start.
I know I should have given up because as I’ve said before, life’s too short to read a boring book. I just wanted all the reviews to be wrong because it sounded really good!

The Pendleton is a luxurious apartment building. It was originally built in the 19th century for a wealthy family. Every 38 years horrible things happen at The Pendleton; suicide and mass murder to name a couple.

As it’s an apartment building, there are a lot of characters and Koontz jumps between them through the whole book. It’s annoying.
I found myself not really caring about what happens to any of them except, of course, the children, because, well, they’re children!

As much as I disliked this book, I will give Dean Koontz another go. I’m going to try one of his older books. This time, I’ll take note of the reviews on Goodreads and pick one that lots of people like!

77 Shadow Street Goodreads challenge 17 books read

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  1. Yet Another Blogging Mummy 2nd May 2017 at 8:25 pm

    I haven’t come across this author, but I’ll follow your advice and avoid this book #readwithme

  2. Chantelle Hazelden 2nd May 2017 at 4:12 pm

    I’ve never really enjoyed books from this author, my step mum however loves him, funny how tastes can differ. Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

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