Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The City by Dean Koontz


The City 
By Dean Koontz

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz is at the peak of his acclaimed powers with this major new novel.

The city changed my life and showed me that the world is deeply mysterious. I need to tell you about her and some terrible things and wonderful things and amazing things that happened . . . and how I am still haunted by them. Including one night when I died and woke and lived again.

Here is the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, son of an exceptional singer, grandson of a formidable “piano man,” a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences. Set in a more innocent time not so long ago, The City encompasses a lifetime but unfolds over three extraordinary, heart-racing years of tribulation and triumph, in which Jonah first grasps the electrifying power of music and art, of enduring friendship, of everyday heroes.

The unforgettable saga of a young man coming of age within a remarkable family, and a shimmering portrait of the world that shaped him, The City is a novel that speaks to everyone, a dazzling realization of the evergreen dreams we all share. Brilliantly illumined by magic dark and light, it’s a place where enchantment and malice entwine, courage and honor are found in the most unexpected quarters, and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart.

My Husband's Review (because while I loved LIGHTNING and WATCHERS, sometimes his other books scare me):

“The City” is the tale of a young musical prodigy growing up during the turbulence of the 1960’s.  The book focuses on a three-year period, during which he encounters the people who will largely shape his life, for better and for worse.  He also encounters a strange woman who appears at pivotal times during those years, and guides him toward his destiny. The characters were well developed and the story engaging.  As in many of Koontz’ stories, he shows even when good triumphs over evil, it often comes at a great cost.  It may not be one of his best, but it’s a good read nonetheless.

Thank you, NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group - Bantam Dell for the opportunity to read THE CITY

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