Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Good Guy by Dean Koontz

"I love this book! I finished the second half of it on the LRT from Taman Paramount to Terminal Putra. THAT is how much I loved it."

Basic plot

Mistaken for a hit-man and then meeting the real hit-man, all in one night should be enough to make any normal person run for the hills. Tim Carrier is not just any normal person. Instead of walking away from certain death, he runs head on into it to save the life of a stranger he's been accidentally hired to kill.

Best thing about the book

I loved the fast pace and gripping storyline. The 2 main characters are witty and handle their unbelievable situation with style, always able to crack a joke or two even under the worst duress. The villain is satisfyingly ruthless and evil.

Worst thing about the book

There wasn't much that I didn't like about this book. My only qualm is that part of the mystery revealed (namely the real story behind Linda- the unconventional damsel in distress) seemed very familiar. I may have come across it before, probably some of his other books featured the same theme.

A quote I liked from the book

New experiences were overrated. Being run down by a bus would be a new experience.

Rating 4.5/5


smallkucing said...

got from BX?

Hidayah Ismawi said...

smallkucing: yup my first book from my first visit to bookXcess (hehe, I'm always a bit behind on my reading list)..

akuvision said...

nice plot, rasa macam nak baca. Godek2 kat amazon jap.

Hidayah Ismawi said...

AV: kalau nak beli kat kedai..kita cadangkan kat bookXcess amcorp mall.. sbb sgt2 murah (arnd RM18 instead of RM 35).. u should read it.. sgt best

smallkucing said...

Okay will go and get t this weekend :D

Hidayah Ismawi said...

smallkucing: wow! hehe..I hope you enjoy it :)

Syigim said...

hidayah, i like the way you review a book. i am way too long-winded that i merepek2 je kadang2 bcoz i have so many stuff to write about that one particular book. but u write straight to the point & easier to digest.

nxt time i write a book review, i amik you punya style la ye? can, ah? ;)

Hidayah Ismawi said...

Syigim: thanks .. wah! I got a style now? hehe.. I guess coz I know the book review posts will usually interest book lovers.. am trying to make books more palatable to everyone..(dunno if it's working though, no harm in trying)

Am sure you can improve immensely on my style..:)

PS: Yg tag tu , mmg saya yer ditag? hehe

smallkucing said...

Didnt see this book at BX today. :(

Maybe next time got better luck.

Managed to get some malay novels for my cousin. Cheap RM5.

Hidayah Ismawi said...

smallkucing: ah.. was abt to ask you that.. thot u changed ur mind (or was tempted by all the other books)..

Siti said...

i like how you write your reviews ada 'template' best thing, worst thing, quote you like etc :)
i like dean koontz, but somehow don't make enough effort to find more of his books. are you interested in selling some of your books you already read?
btw, can i like your blog (under label bookworm' in my book blog? thanks :)

Siti said...

sorry, i meant 'link' your blog..


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