I wrote this review some time ago, and rereading it now makes me want to go back and read the book again. I hope it gives you a similar desire.
Early this week I finished Dean Koontz’s Fear Nothing, which is one of the most unusual ‘day in the life’ novels I have ever seen. Chris Snow’s life is unusual to begin with and then, when you add the nefarious (maybe) schemes of a shadow government organization (maybe) and animal intellectuals (cats and dogs, mostly. The monkeys can’t be described so kindly), it gets pretty complex pretty fast. Lucky for Chris, he has a support group with secrets themselves. (Good ones, I’m sure. They aren’t fully revealed here, but I’m hoping for the best.)
Koontz does his usual inimitable job of weaving layers between, under and over layers until even the savviest reader is waiting for what comes next with only a ghost of a notion of what that will be. In addition, he leavens the suspense with a healthy helping of humor, which works well since it is “the main coping mechanism” of the protagonist. All in all, I came to the end of the book wanting more. And for that, I’ll have to hunt up the next installment, Seize the Night.