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Wampyrii's review of Watchers

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5out of 5

by Wampyrii on July 3, 2008

Einstein is no ordinary dog.

Escaped from a research facility he is taken in by a guy who finds him running stray in the woods and who slowly finds out there is much more than meets the eye to this remarkable canine. Einstein is smart. Very smart. But he is also not alone in escaping from the researchers as his alter ego is also out there. The failed experiment, the Other, designed to kill, hideously ugly and burning with hatred and self loathing. It wants nothing more than to rip Einstein to shreds for being everything it isn't and it is tracking Einstein and by association, his new 'masters' - although, friends is a better word, as this dog is more human than most humans.

Watchers is, like I said, my favorite Koontz book, due mainly to the ingenious characterisation of Einstein. I defy anyone not to fall in love with this dog before the book is over. There's a great fast-moving page-turner of a book here to. A little gory in places perhaps as the Other is nothing short of a genetically enhanced killing machine and hates humans almost as much as he hates Einstein, but a great read nonetheless.

Koontz is a master of creating fast moving suspenseful novels and if you like his other books you'll love this one - and if you've never read one before then you'll soon be a fan if you start here.
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