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Old January 22nd, 2008, 01:03 PM
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Dean Kootz and Doggies

Hey, I was just on another site and they were talking about this new Dean Kootz novel called The Darkest Evening of the Year, I guess it has a golden in it, it's about a lady who works for a golden rescue...I guess that's not the main story line but it sounds good. So I went to his site and he's a huge dog lover, has pictures and clips of his golden Trixie who died in June.

Here's the link: http://www.deankoontz.com/

The pictures are pretty cute. I read alot of his stuff and plan on reading this one too. There is a conversation between Trixie, who's at the bridge and Dean...she's telling him to be good so they can go to heaven together and that the bridge is a great place to be with belly rubs and swimming pools. Very cute. And trixie has written 2 books too! LOL!
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 01:19 PM
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most of the books of his ive ever read has has a golden in it and ultimately that golden has been the hero.

go to amazon and read the first few pages of Watchers. i just did and when he starts pelting the golden with rocks, i always cry at that point. a really great book. also From The Corner Of His Eye is really good... The Bad Place was really disturbing.

he has a few fluff books but for the most part, he is a very good writer.

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Ya, I saw that, alot of his books have dogs and goldens, you can see them listed on his site...but I guess this new one is about dogs/goldens rescues rather then a dog being a side character...looks good.

I have read a few, the Odd Thomas one was good...then I saw today that there are 3 in total in the series.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 02:55 PM
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When I was in high school I read all of his books and if there was a dog in it, it was always a golden. Since then my literary tastes have changed, but once in a while I'll buy one of his books to read as a guilty pleasure.

It's nice to see an author educating his readers in a round about way.
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I just finished it, and for a dog lover and especially for those who know golden traits, this book was very good...a little murder mystery, a little sexual tenion, a whole lota goldens, and a very dedicated rescue worker...makes for a good read. It's not rocket science, but it's heart warming!!
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My mom reads Dean Koontz all the time, I told her when she gets this one I'm definitely borrowing it. It's still in hardcover, but should be in paperback shortly.
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I just finished it, and for a dog lover and especially for those who know golden traits, this book was very good...a little murder mystery, a little sexual tenion, a whole lota goldens, and a very dedicated rescue worker...makes for a good read. It's not rocket science, but it's heart warming!!
Fordgirl, I read this book about a week ago, and quite enjoyed it.
I don't know if you've read his Odd Thomas series, I've the entire series over the past few days and loved, loved, loved them!

Koontz, even added a golden in the last book of the series "Odd Hours", in the book "Brother Odd", he introduced a ghost dog named Boo, who also follows "Odd" in "Odd Hours".

I was so entranced and enthralled by the "Odd Thomas" series, I seriously couldn't put them down.
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