Life Expectancy – by Dean Koontz

It is a pretty rare occasion that I get wrapped up enough in a book to want to do nothing but read it, but this book fell into that category. I had read a blurb about the book that piqued my interest. It said that the main character’s grandfather made a death-bed prediction of five terrible days that his grandson would experience in his life, and had made this prediction at the same time that his grandson was being born. That short summary was enough for me to check the library for an available copy, and once into the book, the story just pulled me along.

Dean Koontz is a well-known author who has written many books. I must confess that I have not read any of his books before this (though I do seem to recall possibly reading one long ago, but would not swear to that) but will definitely seek out his other books when the urge hits for a really good story. I would expect his other books to be as good.

Likable characters – even the bad guys had their good points – and a fast moving plot kept me glued to the book. A appealing life’s philosophy added to the appeal of the book. And, hoping not to be a spoiler here, an ending that didn’t disappoint helped a lot. To finish a book in two days is practically unheard of for me, but that’s how much I enjoyed the book. I better allow for that when I read another book by Mr. Koontz.

Finished 7/28/19