Sunday, July 12, 2015

Innocence, Dean Koontz

I really don't mean any disrespect to the author or his readers, but I genuinely wonder how in the world anybody could call this a good novel, when it reads as if it was written by a 13 year old. No no, the prose is absolutely excellent - I'm talking about the content. The horror. The horror. 

This is nothing more than a young adult novel, or, even worse, the novelization of a manga comic book, even though I hope today's teenagers are fed with something better than this shallow, lazy and unimaginative stuff.

However, if you have a taste for fantasy teenager fiction or manga comics, you might still enjoy "Innocence".


Here is an article that asks the pretty fundamental question: "why do adults read YA fiction?"
The article is good but it's over-thinking the answer. The reason why so many adults today read millions of YA fiction books is simple and unfortunately it is not a good one: they are mostly shallow, immature or intellectually lazy. 

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