The Taking
by Dean Koontz

A horror novel of Biblical proportions told by God about the Earth being taken over by aliens from outer space who begin their assault by making it rain all over the world and changing the planetís climate, seeding it with horrendous life-forms, and killing most of the adult humans.

The novel does not work as well as Koontzís others because it has less suspense. It is clear from the beginning that humans are powerless against the invaders. The final explanation turns out to be divine retribution, which is no explanation at all. The divider pages between the parts of the book contain quotations from T. S. Elliot. They are all awful. He must have been a terrible poet.

Year Read: 2005


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