Saturday, March 28, 2009
Books I've read this week
I did get another book read this week and I really liked it. It was Dean Koontz's By the Light of the Moon ©2002. The main characters in the book are Dylan O'Conner, an artist, his autistic brother, Shepard, and Jilly Jackson, a stand-up comedienne. They all happen to be spending the night at the same motel in Arizona where they're attacked by a mad scientist who injects them with some strange 'stuff'. He tells them it's the result of his life's work but he's not sure what it will do to them; it may transform them in a remarkable way or it may kill them. It affects everyone differently. He also tells them that he's being pursued and if his pursuers find him they will kill him and hunt down anyone he may have come in contact with. The trio connects outside the motel after the scientist steals Jilly's car and Dylan and Shep are preparing to make their escape. After comparing notes, they realize they'd be better off traveling together and the story then follows them as they try to keep one step ahead of their pursuers. The 'stuff' does cause different effects in each of them and Shep's autism also causes problems. One minute he's cooperating and helping them and the next he's stubbornly refusing to even move although the pursuers are just minutes away. The book demonstated how something evil can sometimes be turned around into something good. It made for a very interesting story and I think it would make a great movie.