- New Ideas
- Eerie Feeling
The Pendelton Hotel has been renovated into condominiums where several different families are living. All of the families are wealthy, but to live in the plush hotel you had to be plush yourself. There are two single young mothers, one with a boy and the other with an autistic girl. There is a senator who likes the bottle a bit too much. A conspiracy theorist who inherited a huge amount of money. Among the rabble are also two older sisters who used to own a bakery. There is a scientist who likes to spend his time listening to foreign operas. Also there is a blind man who knows every nook and cranny of his home by heart. Then we travel to a darker side where the unknown serial killer Mickey Dime resides. The hotel is also full of security guards and a few other souls who are not home much in the story. Still this strange collection of characters must band together to face the great unknown when their home lives up to it’s history.
History Repeating Itself
Andrew Pendelton lost his entire family in the Pendelton and barely made it out alive. It seems that every so many years the Pendelton goes through some sort of shift. When the book is beginning the building is just becoming due for another shift, and this time there was much more to lose.
You meet Witness very early in the book. You have no idea who he/she/it is. Just a shadowy form who knows the entire history of the Pendelton. This creature knows the fate of everyone in the building, because it is in control of each and every one of them.
This book presented some very insightful looks into science that I had never thought about. Even after reading it I took to Google to research the topics that were discussed. I do not want to give too much away so I will just say that science might one day be the downfall of mankind.
I received 77 Shadow Street as a birthday present and could not chase away the ending of the book after I had read it. There is still the charm usually found when reading a Dean Koontz book, but this time there was more. I followed each of the characters in the book until the end when their fates would mix, as I was expecting. Then you learn the terrible secrets of the world of science and feel that eerie shiver travel down your spine. This book talks a lot about death and science so if you are put off by either of these topics it would not be a suggested read for you. Still I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to problem solve because after the ending I needed to know more about the science that the author was speaking about. Any comments are welcome!
About the Author
What can be said about Dean Koontz that is not already widely known? He is a household name that is instantly recognisable by anyone who reads or keeps up with the times. Still 77 Shadow Street was a surprise for me and I have been an avid Dean Koontz reader since I discovered the Odd Thomas series.