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Portable Magic

Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.

Currently reading

The Bungalow Mystery
P.M. Carlson, Russell H. Tandy, Carolyn Keene
The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro, Simon Prebble
Duel of Eagles: The Mexican and U.S. Fight for the Alamo
Jeff Long
Progress: 11/431 pages
The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Carolyn Keene
I am No One You Know
Joyce Carol Oates
The Return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien, Rob Inglis
Progress: 13 %

Ticktock ★☆☆☆☆

Tick Tock - Dean Koontz

Another book from the neglected pile of dusty paperbacks.


Vietnamese born writer of mystery novels with mommy issues finds a mystery doll on his front porch. Threatening messages appear on his computer, doll comes to life, is evil. This should have been interesting. A scene where a guy tries to hunt down the evil creature and kill it should have been exciting. It took sixteen pages for the protag to search a single room and have a brief skirmish with it. When I found myself skimming the text and looking ahead to see when it would move on to something else, I decided to DNF and start on a new book that would hopefully be entertaining.


DNF at page 71.