Perfect Book for Traveling; Fast Read (both Pacing and Plot)
Sep 6, 2009
To begin with I should point out that this is the first Dean Koontz book I have read. I was not dissappointed and am sure that I will read a few more soon enough.
I read "Velocity" while flying from Seattle to Dallas to Kansas City, with a couple hours of layover in between. I managed to finish this book before getting to my final destination. This book truly grabbed me and at places I did not want to put it down. As the title suggests, this book is fast with respect to the plot movement and the amount of time required to read it.
There were times that I was simply awed at the events that transpired in this book. I had to force myself to keep from skimming ahead to look at future notes left by the villian because I was so interested in where the plot was going, but by waiting I was pleasantly surprised (and surprised!) by the turns around the corner. "Velocity" was cleverly written and the characters were believable (for the most part). However, there was relatively low character development but that was to be expected by a pure plot driven story. I was not upset at the end by how little most of the characters had developed.
It has been a long time since I read a story that was purely plot-driven and this was a real treat to reintroduce me to the plot-driven thriller genre.
Truly a treat. I would recommend this book to anyone.