*Update: I have to agree, nothing can compare to King's early work. The Shining and Pet Cemetery scared the bajebus out of me, heck, even It had my hair standing on end until that ending (a big spider?! Really? That just does not scare me one iota.) But for a good story that pulls you in, I have to say that Koontz is hitting that mark for me still and I am now on book 4 in that box o' books. I am also willing to concede that maybe all his books are not as good and I got lucky with the ones I got in that box, but so far so good.
Today is my 4 year anniversary of being diagnosed. Not really sure what one should do on such a day. I certainly do not want to celebrate, yet I don't really feel like grieving either. How does one commemorate such a day? That is the big question. I am working on a little poem-type thing for this occasion, but am not done with it yet, so it will come at a later date. I would have had it done but I have a terrible pain in my back and suspect a kidney infection (darn you, kidneys! I thought we were friends!). I am going to spend the day keeping the couch and my books company.
*Side Note: I don't usually ready fiction, but my mom got a box of Dean Koontz books at an auction and, knowing what a huge reader I am, passed them on to me. Out of a dry spell when I had nothing to read -- which can render me ready for a straight jacket -- I picked up one of the books. I have to admit that I am hooked on Dean Koontz right now. I have read 2 of the books and am working on my 3rd and he has not let me down yet. Sugarbowl read one of the books I haven't read yet and really liked it, so that one is next for me after I finish my current one. I loved me some Stephen King growing up, but his newest books seem to have disappointing endings, so I left him and turned my back on "scary" books. Dean Koontz has brought me back into the fold and I have not found a disappointing ending yet. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a great book that grabs you and forces you into that world. The only downside I have found is that sometimes I don't want to leave that world, and that is the highest compliment I can give a book.
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