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Life Expectancy

8 Ratings: 2.6
A book by Dean Koontz

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Author: Dean Koontz
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Bantam
2 reviews about Life Expectancy
review by . May 21, 2010
Koontz is known for his chilling tales of horror, but as I reader I've always found him shackled to the trappings of the genre and therefore predictable, even boring.  It was a pleasant surprise for me to experience the hilarious exception of Life Expectancy.   As I read I found myself laughing out loud, not only at the clever perspectives of Jimmy Tock (protagonist, baker, intellectual comedian, whipping boy of fate) but along with a constant nod of approval for a well crafted story.   …
review by . September 06, 2009
This is the second Koontz book that I have read. I am always hesitant at first when reading first person narratives. This was certainly the case when I first started "Life Expectancy" but my concerns were quickly forgotten as I got engrossed in the story.       The Tock family has a lot to face throughout the story. Armed with the knowledge of five terrible dates the Tock family could only try and imagine what possibilities were in store. A renegade safe falling from …
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