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Originally posted by Einsteingooddog Einsteingooddog wrote:

I need to reread Watchers...it's been darn near a decade now.


It's been OVER a decade for me Einstein, so just think how old I feel.
We are not strangers to ourselves, we only try to be. --Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
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I am 30 yrs old, been reading DK since High School and have read all his books (minus the out of print-hard to find stuff).

WATCHERS is a top 3 Koontz for me. I cried...I admit it. I was 20 or so when I first read this book. I knew Einstein would pull through, but what got me was the Outsider. The way he was when he saw the Disney items in their house, the figurine he held when he died. Man, I got to end this post before I get depressed. Great book though. Top 3 for sure...next to Strangers and Phantoms.
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Warning! Spoilers ahead...

Oh my goodness gracious!
I've been reading a book a week by Koontz & I think I may have just read the best one ever!
Up until Watchers, I've been saying that Odd Thomas is my favorite book by Koontz, but now I don't know.
I may have to go back & read OT again to compare them.
There's more humor in OT & I love that it's in the first person (and that cool scene with Odd seeing himself go into that black room...classic!).

So I don't know. It's a close call.

Also, I find it hard to believe that I'll find a book that I like better than Watchers.

Who out there has read Watchers, then found one that's even BETTER?

What a great ending!!
What a freaking awesome book!!!

My list of favorites from what I've read so far:

1-Odd Thomas
2-Watchers (a very very close second!)
3-From The Corner Of His Eye
4-Lightning
5-Brother Odd
6-Odd Hours
7-Forever Odd
8-The Taking
The dead are the countrymen of my future. D Koontz (Fear Nothing)
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I just finished Watchers a few days ago. I agree with some of the other members about the Outsider. I had so much compassion for him that I couldn't get really angry at him. His death depressed me. The detective Lem's POV of the Outsider really affected me along with Travis' experience when he was killed. It was fun reading how Einstein's intelligence was discovered by Vince and Nora. I wish I could've had Vince's POV when he died and realized all that "ssssnapping" up of souls of his victims wasn't going to keep him immortal! I hated Art Streck the TV repairman that stalked Nora. I loved reading about him get his payback. Travis and Nora's relationship was touching. This was my 21st DK book since I started reading him in July of 2008. I read FN and STN in August 2008 so this was fun to see the connection. I want to go back and read about the project mentioned in FN now to refresh my memory. I really get a kick out of those kind of things. I also enjoyed contrasting how DK referenced the title "Watchers" as interpreted from the villian's POV and from Nora's POV. Another excellent book by DK just as I expected. He continues to wow me read after read.
I'm inclined to believe in parallel worlds filled with dark bound Snow and Odd adventures.

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I loved Watchers, thought it was a wonderful accomplishment. I didn't feel quite as much compassion for the Outsider as some, and I hated that scene of Travis and Nora's first sexual experience--I hate most Koontz sex scenes, they scream clinical romance novel--but I still tihnk it's one of his best.
We are not strangers to ourselves, we only try to be. --Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
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