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Review: Innocence

on January 2, 2014

Title: Innocence

Author: Dean Koontz

Rating: fourstars

innocence

“All things pass from this world and time erases not just memories but entire civilizations, reducing everyone and every monument to dust. The only thing that survives is love, for it is an energy as enduring as light, which travels outward from its source toward the ever-expanding boundaries of the universe, the very energy of which all things were conceived and with which all things will be sustained in a world beyond this world of time and dust and forgetting.”

Addison and Gwyneth are two outcasts who live apart from the city yet still in it and who will never be accepted by society. But one serendipitous moment brings them together and soon they are fleeing for their lives in an effort to save not only themselves, but mankind.

“Nothing in this world, not even the most mundane moments of our lives, is without meaning, nor is any of it lost forever.”

I have never made it a secret of how much I absolutely adore everything that Dean Koontz has ever written. More so than any other author or series, I always eagerly await the release of his new books with breathless anticipation. This one was certainly not a disappointment. It is full of thrills, romance, beauty, delight, horror, and a sense of wonder at the intricacies of the world that only Dean Koontz can illuminate. The only complaint I had was that the last thirty pages or so got a little…erm…preachy? If that makes sense? He seemed to bring religion into the story in a way that sort of threw me off a little, but other than that the story was a fantastic, joyful thrill ride. And I loved the hell out of it!

“There is no end of wonders and mysteries: fireflies and music boxes, the stars that outnumber all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the world, pinhead eggs from which arise butterflies, that some hearts are dark and others full of light…”

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