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Koko AUTHOR Peter Straub

C to the graveyards and fleshpots of the Far East to the human jungle of New York hunting someone from the past who has risen from the darkness to kill and kill and kill. Finally finished it Buddy Read with the awesome The Eclectic Club It was fun ride but it had some bumps along the way

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Nonetheless linked by a shared history and a single shattering secret Now they have been reunited and are about to embark on a uest that will take them from Washington D. Tricksy ReviewWhere to start An uneasy read this There is real madness to be found here A brooding heady insanity Koko the novel is a disjointed psychological somewhat confusing affair Why then is it such a good read Well because that is also the best way to describe half the characters in this piece of work There is certainly method to the madness here And Koko himself He s certainly a disturbed man and it rubs off This book is not a uick read it s everything but and when I finished the last page I felt a bit drained The horror element in this book is almost exclusively psychological and it wasn t uite as visceral an experience as I had imagined it would be considering the subject matter Approaching Koko correctly is fundamental in enjoying it I would think The book obviously contains some violence the two main contributing factors being 1 the actions of the serial killer Koko and 2 flashbacks to events that occurred during the Vietnam War The story however concerns itself with a mystery who is Koko really and why is he doing what he is doingThere is an underlying pervading menace in this novel and perhaps that s why it was so hard to put down In an interview with Peter Straub posted on Youtube he states that Koko was his best writing experience It shows Only an author writing with great confidence could have pulled this one off It s a really creepy work on many many different levels Four starsStraub is sometimes so difficult to categorise it boggles the mind but if something like psychological horror thriller mystery cult novel rings your bell go for it Koko is the first in a trilogy of loosely connected novels followed by Mystery and The Throat

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KOKO Only four men knew what it meant Now they must stop it They are Vietnam vets a doctor a lawyer a working stiff and a writer Very different from each other they are. It has been at least a decade since I last tried to read this book which I had attempted before on two previous occasions And I knew how far I had gotten each time if not by some whiff of remembering then at least by the markers I had placed where I had stopped each time It was the pure principal of the thing that fuelled my surpassing both those afore laid markers not the prose or the characters or the story If memory serves me correctly I bought this book based solely on my experience of reading The Talisman Having never read another Straub book I was none the less persuaded to give him independent of King a try It is a hard cover first edition that graces my shelves And I hate putting down a book before having turned the last page Having done so twice before did not make it any palatable I can assure you So why thenHere we goThe prose felt fractured I had a difficult time following it and understanding the meaning behind the words It is not like I need the author to hold my hand or explain every little thing in fact that usually puts me off No this was like a giant jigsaw puzzle put together wrong even though the pieces still seemed to fit as though the edges were malleable I found myself going back and rereading passages and not for pleasure just trying to find a pathThe characters okay I am just going to say it They all felt alike to me Sure there were four different Vietnam vets that reunited in Washington but to me they all read like different versions of the same man each individually cloaked or tricked out in some other fashion they all seemed like revenants of a common hostThe story held great potential I thought I could see uite clearly how it might all play out Who knows maybe I did But in the end at least my end if not Straub s I was not prepared to invest in another 400 plus pages to find outStraub is a prolific writer whom my comfort food King chose to co author two books with This is most likely my failure and not the authors


About the Author: Peter Straub

Peter Straub was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin on 2 March 1943 the first of three sons of a salesman and a nurse The salesman wanted him to become an athlete the nurse thought he would do well as either a doctor or a Lutheran minister but all he wanted to do was to learn to readWhen kindergarten turned out to be a stupefyingly banal disappointment devoted to cutting animal shapes out of heavy



10 thoughts on “Koko AUTHOR Peter Straub

  1. says:

    Koko is a lenghty tome My paperback copy spans 640 pages and promises great things a haunting nightmare of four Vietnam veterans reunited 15 years after the war thrust back into the horrors of the war when they learn about a chain of murders comitted in Southeast Asia the murderer always leaves a playing card with the word Koko scribbled on it The word has eerie connotations for the four men they believe that a former m

  2. says:

    It has been at least a decade since I last tried to read this book which I had attempted before on two previous occasions And I knew how far I had gotten each time if not by some whiff of remembering; then at least by the markers I had placed where I had stopped each time It was the pure principal of the thing that fuelled my surpassing both those afore laid markers not the prose or the characters or the story

  3. says:

    If you’ve thought about reading Koko then Be Like Mike and Just Do It Stephen King fans may appreciate this book and know about the connection with his friend Peter Straub These two guys are like bookends in the horror g

  4. says:

    Tricksy ReviewWhere to start? An uneasy read this There is real madness to be found here A brooding heady insanity Koko the novel is a disjointed psychological somewhat confusing affair Why then is it such a good read? Well because

  5. says:

    the atmosphere of degradation regret self loathing and impending doom was pervasive and absorbing the author shows a sure hand with characterization and a steady one with narrative the identity of the killer was unsurprising but well conceived and either as an extended metaphor for What We Did Wrong in Vietnam or as an ominous tract on the depths that some men can sink in their hunger for self destruction Koko

  6. says:

    This is the epitome of mysterythriller writing penned by a master of literary fiction at the height of his powersFour men bonded by the horrors of war reunite to hunt one of their own when a series of brutal killings a world away leads them back into their shared pasts to face the specter that haunts them allKOKOA dense complex book that showcases all of Straub's impressive skills as a wordsmith disassemblin

  7. says:

    Finally finished it Buddy Read with the awesome The Eclectic Club It was fun ride but it had some bumps along the way

  8. says:

    This has got to be one of the best thrillers I've ever read That might sound like a backhanded compliment especia

  9. says:

    As is the case when I finish other Peter Straub novels I closed Koko last night speechless aware that I had been at least on a tiny level transformed As per usual with Straub this book is an experience light beach reading it is not Straub deals in and with psychology tethering it to literary elements; like human psychology his narratives and characters are puzzles that are not so easy to complete It is best for one to ta

  10. says:

    I'm only reviewing this so that if I ever mistakenly pick this up again in the future I will have a warning in place to steer me to something else insteadI first read this as a stupid teenager and enjoyed it The book starts off great but then meanders into an antiuated jumble of overwrought writing and cringe worthy nar

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