Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-athon: 3rd Post

Read-athon Stats:
  • Total reading time: 2 hours
  • Total pages read: 100 pages (30 pages since last posting)
  • Total books read: 2 (both started prior to the Read-athon
I just finished Dean Koontz's book, A Big Little Life. I have never read any this author's works before, but I am very anxious to start reading him now. Not only is this book a loving tribute to Trixie, the Koontz's faithful, compassionate, and intelligent Golden Retriever, but this book also gave me insight into this talented author. I believe you can learn a lot about a person's character through their relationship with their pets, and Dean Koontz is an amazing man of character.

While I plan to write a more in-depth review at another time, let me leave you with just one of the many memorable quotes from this book:
No matter how close we are are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish - consciously or unconsciously - that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown. (page 264)
I am not sure which book I will begin for the next hour of the read-athon. I think I will do some skimming and see which one entices to me to read more.

11 comments:

Louise said...

Hope all is going well now that we are into the 5th hour of the Read-a-Thon :) Cheering from Copenhagen, Denmark...

myza said...

I love Dean Koontz. I remember reading my first book by him when I was 14 on a plane coming back from Italy. I had finished my own book and my mom gave me hers to read. It was called Lightening. I recommend you check it out!

Meghan said...

I've never read any of Dean Koontz's books. Maybe I should try one!

Vasilly said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your read.

softdrink said...

‘Thoners like chocolate
‘Thoners like tea
But I’m not sure
If they like shrimp louie

♥Kathy♥ said...

Have not read a Dean Koontz book in a couple of years now. Used to read him all the time. Will check this one out. =)

Trish said...

Molly Molly bo Bolly Banana Fanna Fo Folly Me My Mo...Molly. Molly. :)

2 books down is awesome!

Esme said...

Molly-thanks so much-good luck with the reading.

Karen Beth said...

My mother-in-law is a Dean Koontz reader. Maybe one of these days I'll have to get in on the action.

Diane said...

You are doing great. I got a little thrown off schedule this am, but I’m back on track now. Keep up the good work!

I will surely need a nap a bit later unless, I walk around the house constantly until I fall over from exhaustion...LOL

Liyana said...

Happy reading!

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