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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 each other they are. It has been at least a decade since I last tried to read this book which I had attempted before on two previous occasions And I knew how far I had gotten each time if not by some whiff of remembering then at least by the markers I had placed where I had stopped each time It was the pure principal of the thing that fuelled my surpassing both those afore laid markers not the prose or the characters or the story If memory serves me correctly I bought this book based solely on my experience of reading The Talisman Having never read another Straub book I was none the less persuaded to give him independent of 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 or explain every little thing in fact that usually puts me off 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 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 versions of the same man each individually cloaked or tricked out in some other fashion they all seemed like revenants of a common hostThe story held great potential I thought I could see uite clearly how it might all play 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 find outStraub is a prolific writer whom my comfort food King chose to co author two books with This is most likely my failure and not the authors Jewish Life each time if not by some whiff of remembering then at least by the markers I had placed where I had stopped Sex Toys 101 each time It was the pure principal of the thing that fuelled my surpassing both those afore laid markers not the prose or the characters or the story If memory serves me correctly I bought this book based solely on my The Joy in Business experience of reading The Talisman Having never read another Straub book I was none the less persuaded to give him independent of King a try It is a hard cover first Stuffed 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 or Cotas Claim explain The Captured Princess (Taken by Vikings, every little thing in fact that usually puts me off No this was like a giant jigsaw puzzle put together wrong Pamięć - brzemię i uwolnienie. Niemcy wobec nazistowskiej przeszłości (1945-2010) even though the pieces still seemed to fit as though the Fakers, Forgers Phoneys edges were malleable I found myself going back and rereading passages and not for pleasure just trying to find a pathThe characters 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 versions of the same man Hearing the Voice of People with Dementia each individually cloaked or tricked out in some other fashion they all seemed like revenants of a common hostThe story held great potential I thought I could see uite clearly how it might all play out Who knows maybe I did But in the Dreams Come to Life (Bendy and the Ink Machine, Book 1) end at least my Doing Without Concepts end if not Straub s I was not prepared to invest in another 400 plus pages to find outStraub is a prolific writer whom my comfort food King chose to co author two books with This is most likely my failure and not the authors

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Nonetheless linked by a shared history and a single shattering secret Now they have been reunited and are about to embark on a uest that will take them from Washington D. the atmosphere of degradation regret self loathing and impending doom was pervasive and absorbing the author shows a sure hand with characterization and a steady one with narrative the identity of the killer was unsurprising but well conceived and either as an extended metaphor for What We Did Wrong in Vietnam or as an ominous tract on the depths that some men can sink in their hunger for self destruction Koko certainly succeeds Mating Flight embark on a uest that will take them from Washington D. the atmosphere of degradation regret self loathing and impending doom was pervasive and absorbing the author shows a sure hand with characterization and a steady one with narrative the identity of the killer was unsurprising but well conceived and Road-map to the Indians Treasure either as an Green dog trumpet and other stories extended metaphor for What We Did Wrong in Vietnam or as an ominous tract on the depths that some men can sink in their hunger for self destruction Koko certainly succeeds

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C to the graveyards and fleshpots of the Far East to the human jungle of New York hunting someone from the past who has risen from the darkness to kill and kill and kill. Finally finished it Buddy Read with the awesome The Eclectic Club It was fun ride but it had some bumps along the way


10 thoughts on “Koko Author Peter Straub

  1. says:

    Koko is a lenghty tome My paperback copy spans 640 pages and promises great things a haunting nightmare of four Vietnam veterans reunited 15 years after the war thrust back into the horrors of the war when they learn about a chain of murders comitted in Southeast Asia the murderer always leaves a playing card

  2. says:

    It has been at least a decade since I last tried to read this book which I had attempted before on two previous occasions And I knew how far I had gotten each time if not by some whiff of remembering; then at least by the markers I had placed

  3. says:

    If you’ve thought about reading Koko then Be Like Mike and Just Do It Stephen King fans may appreciate this book and know about 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 of writing But Koko is its own thing It’s not like Straub’s earlier book

  4. says:

    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 piece of work There is certainly method to th

  5. says:

    the atmosphere of degradation regret self loathing and impending doom was pervasive and absorbing the author sho

  6. says:

    This is the epitome of mysterythriller writing penned by a master of literary fiction at the height of his powersFour men bonded by the horrors of war reunite to hunt one of their own when a series of brutal killings a world away leads them back into their shared pasts to face the specter that haunts them allK

  7. says:

    Finally finished it Buddy Read with the awesome The Eclectic Club It was fun ride but it had some bumps along the way

  8. says:

    This has got to be one of 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 of thrillers but I don't mean it to be I'm even tempted to call it the

  9. says:

    As is the case when I finish other Peter Straub novels I closed Koko last night speechless aware that I had been at least on a tiny level transformed As per usual with Straub this book is an experience light beach reading it is not Straub deals in and with psychology tethering it to literary elements; like human psychology

  10. says:

    I'm 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 el

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