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Ink The book bviously contains some violence the two main contributing factors
Being 1 The Actions 1 the actions the serial killer Koko and 2 flashbacks to events that ccurred during the Vietnam War The story however concerns itself with a mystery who is Koko really and why is he doing what he is doingThere
an underlying pervading in this novel and perhaps that s why it was so hard to put down In an interview with Peter Straub posted n Youtube he states that Koko was his best writing experience It shows Only an author writing with great confidence could have pulled this Snowbound with Her Hero oneff It s a really creepy work Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, on many many different levels Four starsStraub is sometimes so difficult to categorise it boggles the mind but if something like psychological horror thriller mystery cult novel rings your bell go for it Koko is the first in a trilogyf loosely connected novels followed by Mystery and The Throat Finally finished it Buddy Read with the awesome The Eclectic Club It was fun ride but it had some bumps along the way I m Mountain Man only reviewing this so that if I ever mistakenly pick this up again in the future I will have a warning in place to steer me to something else insteadI first read this as a stupid teenager and enjoyed it The book startsff great but then meanders into an antiuated jumble Her Man From Shilo ofverwrought writing and cringe worthy narrationIn the narration which is The Agents Secret Past (Military Investigations omnicient at times and not in dialoguer a character s thoughtsHis yellow smile to describe an Asian person s smile I m sure some will write this Champagne with a Celebrity off as a signf the times in which this book is written same as fuckwits constantly and consistently come to bat for Lovecraft but I don t like it and this is my review so go kick rocks Beatrice Besides I m not reading this back in the day I m reading it now and nothing in here stands the test Secret Agent Affair (The Doctors Pulaski, of time Like I said stupid teenager me loved this book Emphasisn the stupidsilently groaned after much discussion The Salvation of Zachary Baumkletterer on Twitter me and severalthers came to the conclusion that this must be the author s way Courting Callie (Heart of the West/Bachelor Auction, of rolling his characters eyes without saying as much Straub has a bad habitf this shit going Mortimer, Mallory and Allen Taster Collection outf his way to spend twenty bucks Mustang Wild (Wild, on a wordphrase when thebvious choice is the The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea onen clearance for a nickel This is the very meaning A PHYSICAL AFFAIR of pretentious attempting to impress by affecting greater importance talent culture etc than is actually possessed silenty groaned DOES NOT MAKE SENSE I mnly sharing this I'm the Boss of Me: A Guide to Owning Your Career one bit but this book is packed fullf shit like silently groaned which Brief Lives only makes the author look like a try hard at best and a moron at worst I mean comen a groan is a sound You can t do it silently for fuck s sake On Twitter Straub said he wrote Floating Dragon to uote Get stuff like that Texas Manhunt (Chance, Texas outf his system I d hazard a guess that Straub followed up that Condor one with thisne because he wanted people to take him seriously which is a shame because his novels Ghost Story and Shadowland are classics While FLOATING DRAGON isn t horror gold like the aforementioned classics it was fun in places whereas this book is a depressing mess Deception of jokes that don t land and goofy levelsf ambiguity and carries a horrible sense Bliss County - Der Traum in Weiß of I SHALL EXTRAPOLATE AS I POLLINATE MY FISCALLY MASTURBATORY COLOSTOMY CAKE WITH GRACIOUS EMBALMING OF YOUR JOCULAR MENSTRUATION Babar is sad friends Finally some silly ass dialogue and situations turn muchf this book into an unintentional comedy Balancing horror with humor isn t anything that can be confused with The Bride in Blue onef Straub s strong points For exampleSLIGHT SPOILERS BUT NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PLOTview spoilerThere s a woman who sticks a cigarette in her vagina and the man who s with her thinks This is getting deep Even if the joke is inte. Nonetheless linked by a shared history and a single shattering secret Now they have been reunited and are about to embark n a uest that will take them from Washington It has been at least a decade since I last tried to read this book which I had attempted before n two previous The Lone Sheriff occasions And I knew how far I had gotten each time if not by some whifff remembering then at least by the markers I had placed where I had stopped eachIs An Underlying Pervading
TIME IT WAS THE PURE PRINCIPAL OF THE THINGIt was the pure principal The Bridal Suite of the thing fuelled my surpassing both those afore laid markers not the proser the characters The Troublesome Angel or the story If memory serves me correctly I bought this book based solelyn my experience Developing Drivers with the Windows Driver Foundation: Dev Driver Win Driver Fou_p1 eBook: Penny Orwick, Guy Smith: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. of reading The Talisman Having never read another Straub book I was none the less persuaded to give him independentf King a try It is a hard cover first edition that graces my shelves And I hate putting down a book before having turned the last page Having done so twice before did not make it any palatable I can assure you So why thenHere we goThe prose felt fractured I had a difficult time following it and understanding the meaning behind the words It is not like I need the author to hold my hand The Desert Princes Proposal or explain every little thing in fact that usually puts meff No this was like a giant jigsaw puzzle put together wrong even though the pieces still seemed to fit as though the edges were malleable I found myself going back and rereading passages and not for pleasure just trying to find a pathThe characters The Makeover Prescription (Sugar Falls, Idaho okay I am just going to say it They all felt alike to me Sure there were four different Vietnam vets that reunited in Washington but to me they all read like different versionsf the same man each individually cloaked The Million-Dollar Question or trickedut in some ttyl (Internet Girls, other fashion they all seemed like revenantsf a common hostThe story held great potential I thought I could see uite clearly how it might all play The Book of Pride out Who knows maybe I did But in the end at least my end if not Straub s I was not prepared to invest in another 400 plus pages to findutStraub is a prolific writer whom my comfort food King chose to co author two books with This is most likely my failure and
the authors the The Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel) of degradation regret self loathing and impending doom was pervasive and absorbing the author shows a sure hand with characterization and a steadyne with narrative the identity The Counts Blackmail Bargain of the killer was unsurprising but well conceived and either as an extended metaphor for What We Did Wrong in Vietnamr as an Conscious ominous tractn the depths that some men can sink in their hunger for self destruction Koko certainly succeeds This has got to be Wellbeing of Transnational Muslim Families onef the best thrillers I ve ever read That might sound like a backhanded compliment especially if you happen to know that I don t read a lot Chosen by the Alien Lord (Rusneon Mates, of thrillers but I Koko is a lenghty tome My paperback copy spans 640 pages and promises great things a haunting nightmaref four Vietnam veterans reunited 15 years after the war thrust back into the horrors Violentology of the war when they learn about a chainf murders comitted in Southeast Asia the murderer always leaves a playing card with the word Koko scribbled Run Forever on it The wo Tricksy ReviewWhere to start An uneasy read this There is real madness to be found here A brooding heady insanity Koko the novel is a disjointed psychological somewhat confusing affair Why then is it such a good read Well because that is also the best way to describe half the characters in this piecef work There is certainly method to the madness here And Koko himself He s certainly a disturbed man and it rubs Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle off This book is not a uick read it s everything but and when I finished the last page I felt a bit drained The horror element in this book is almost exclusively psychological and it wasn t uite as visceral an experience as I had imagined it would be considering the subject matter Approaching Koko correctly is fundamental in enjoying it I would th. KOKO Only four men knew what it meant Now they must stop it They are Vietnam vets a doctor a lawyer a working stiff and a writer Very different from eachther they are. ,Not The Authors The
Ntional which I fear it is it s dad joke levels The Forgotten of badwell if a nine yearld could be a dad hide spoiler If you ve thought about reading Koko then
Be Like Mike and Just Do It Stephen King fans may appreciate this book and knowLike Mike and Just Do It Stephen King fans may appreciate this book and know the connection with his friend Peter Straub These two guys are like bookends in the horror genre At times they even have a similar way First Night Memories (Rot Ruin, of writing But Koko is itswn thing It s not like Straub s earlier book Ghost Story saw the movie have yet to read the book To me that was horror Koko has horrific acts psychopathic killer atrocities committed in war But mostly Koko is a mystery a character study and a weird psychedelic trip inside a killer s mindStraub s plotting continuously alternates between the straightforward and the confusing I d like to think this is deliberate and that Straub is toying with the reader Otherwise how could he manage to keep us interested and guessing throughout xchg rax,rax one 550 page book let alone three Oh and if you didn t know like me Koko is the firstf three books in the Blue Rose trilogy So Just Let Me just let me that I liked it If there s a problem it s how the story meandered At times I became a little vexed Who are you Koko Four American veterans The Shadowhunters Codex of the Vietnam War believe they know who he is and just where to find him Yeah not so easy guys I realized at some point that I was the cat in this cat and mouse game with Straub continually pull the rugut from under me But I continued to guess That s half the fun The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs of reading so I m than willing to be the cat when the story is a decentne A thanks to my EC buddies This Damnable Grace: Hades Hangmen Series, Book 5 one took us awhile but as always the group read experience makes for a better read This is the epitomef mysterythriller writing penned by a master Grendel of literary fiction at the heightf his powersFour men bonded by the horrors f war reunite to hunt ne Play Something Dancy of theirwn when a series Stella of brutal killings a world away leads them back into their shared pasts to face the specter that haunts them allKOKOA dense complex book that showcases allf Straub s impressive skills as a wordsmith disassembling and recreating the world around the reader word by word sentence by sentence drawing you into a time and place that becomes your new reality populated by characters that earn your empathy and apathy simply by being purely imperfectly humanThe first book in the epic Blue Rose trilogy whether you choose to continue the journey Phoebe and Her Unicorn Activity Book or not this is a must read for anyone who loves thought provoking immersive fiction that lingers in your memory for the restf your lifeHighest possible recommendation As is the case when I finish The Tenant other Peter Straub novels I closed Koko last night speechless aware that I had been at leastn a tiny level transformed As per usual with Straub this book is an experience light beach reading it Is Not Straub Deals not Straub deals and with psychology tethering it to literary elements like human psychology his narratives and characters are puzzles that are not so easy to complete It is best for Unstoppable (Tracers, one to take hisr her time when reading Straub and to not get The Moon and the Thorn overwhelmed hisutput is not immediately personable UQ Holder! T15 or friendly It reuires work Because this novel is in part about PTSD long stretches feel fantastical many times I was not sure if what I was reading was actually happening to the characterr not It is in this cloudy mania Straub dwells and thrives Though not uite a horror novel this could be labeled a thriller if anything it does certainly contain horrific elements if in mood and style and not so much subject matter Like the best The Schooled Society of this author s work this long novel repelled and intrigued me it is enjoyable becausef the challenges the narrative poses I am glad I finally marked this Nude Pussy Amateur Girls Closeup Erotic Photo Book Full Nudity Uncensored Striptease Pictures with sexy Girls: Horny nude girl photography off my TBR. C to the graveyards and fleshpotsf the Far East to the human jungle f New York hunting someone from the past who has risen from the darkness to kill and kill and kill.