(E–pub/Pdf) Koko Author Peter Straub

Koko Author Peter StraubEntally slip into a different country not Vietnam but Vietnam a lace that only his fellow veterans have been Somehow neither ost war mythologizing nor congratulations from the Coca Cola company in his hotel lobby seem to offer much in the way of comfort or edification Was this what he d spent so much time wanting to get back toDuring his first surreal eighteen months back from Vietnam Poole had been able to tell if a man had been in Vietnam just by the way he held his body His instincthad faded since then but he knew he could not be mistaken about this group Hello sir said a clarion voice at his elbowPoole looked down group Hello sir said a clarion voice at his elbowPoole looked down a beaming young woman with a fanatical faceshe held a tray of glasses filled with black liuid Might I inuire sir if you are a veteran of the Vietnam conflict I was in Vietnam Poole said The Coca Cola company joins the rest of America in thanking you ersonally for your efforts during the Vietnam conflict We wish to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to you and to introduce you to our newest Die Kunst Des Zeichnens: Die grosse Zeichenschule: Praxisorientiert und gut erklärt product Diet Coke in the hope that you will enjoy it and share yourleasure with your friends and fellow veterans Poole looked

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and saw that a long red bannerhad been suspended far above the lobby White lettering said The Coca Cola Corporation and Diet Coke Salute the Veterans of Vietnam He looked back down at the girl I guess I ll ass The aspect of the story that might sound reminiscent of a 90s cable miniseries is that the four of them have also come together to discuss a string of killings in southeast Asia the killer has been leaving their regiment s distinctive laying cards as his signature and it would follow that he is someone they know or knew No than that like it or not they share an intimacy with him I have a feeling that the ingenious serial killer with the occult signature is common in fiction than in reality but soon enough I was nodding along won over by the uniuely foreboding and uncanny atmosphere the sharp and economical dialogue the story s understanding that violence inevitably echoes over the course of years as well as the feeling that Straub had genuinely managed to channel these characters from his unconscious getting their voices on The Villain: The Life of Don Whillans paper and then carefully arranging them in a labyrinthinelot that always seems to be on the verge of splintering apart or capsizing like a lifeboat in a maelstrom As long as I m making out of left field associations here s another one I re watched Vertigo last week and it struck me that the atmosphere and the images especially that shadow in the bell tower at the very end that moment of silence before the audience not to mention Kim Novak understands who or what it is are so owerful that they almost nullify the fact that there s a lausible explanation for everything that s taken lace Koko has some of that same tension Yes everything that happens in the novel can be explained or less rationally but the uncanny atmosphere that Straub conjures is somehow convincing Throughout the first couple of hundred ages you sense that something terrible is going to happen Or not exactly Rather something terrible has happened and is continuing to happen and so the dreamlike atmosphere of Koko is not arbitrary at all but a reflection of the fact that the novel is really about trauma the way it distorts time and space and becomes real in the mind than anything experienced before or after In his hotel in DC still early on in the novel Poole falls asleep or half asleep trying to read The Dead Zone by Stephen King novel Poole falls asleep or half asleep trying to read The Dead Zone by Stephen King was ublished in 1979Before Michael could turn off his light he was dripping with sweat carrying his copy of The Dead Zone through an army base many times larger than Camp Crandall All around the camp twenty or thirty kilometers beyond the barbed wire erimeter stood hills once thickly covered by trees now so Times of Bede perfectly bombed and burned and defoliated that only charred sticksrotruded upwards from The Catechism of the Council of Trent powdery brown earth He walkedast a row of tents and at last heard the silence of the camp he was aloneHe trudged City for Sale: Ed Koch and the Betrayal of New York past the deserted building into a stretch of empty land and smelled burning shit The camp had been abandoned and he had been left behindthen he knew that this was no dream he really was in Vietnam the rest of his life was the dreamWait a second he thought if this is reality it s no later than 1969 He opened The Dead Zone to theage of ublishing information Deep in his chest his heart deflatedthe copyright date was 1965. 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

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He had never left Vietnam Everything since had been only a nineteen year old s wishful dream This is the epitome of mysterythriller writing enned by a master of literary fiction at the height of his owersFour 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 asts to a series of brutal killings a world away leads them back into their shared asts to the specter that haunts them allKOKOA dense complex book that showcases all of Straub s impressive skills as a wordsmith disassembling and recreating the world around the reader word by word sentence by sentence drawing you into a time and Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. David Shields place that becomes your new realityopulated by characters that earn your empathy and apathy simply by being Learner Strategies in Language Learning purely imperfectly humanThe first book in the epic Blue Rose trilogy whether you choose to continue the journey or not this is 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 disjointedsychological 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 Dangerously Placed 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 lastage I felt a bit drained The horror element in this book is almost exclusively Just Destiny 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 underlyingervading menace in this novel and Paradise Run perhaps that s why it was so hard tout down In an interview with Peter Straub osted on Youtube he states that Koko was his best writing experience It shows Only an author writing with great confidence could have ulled 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 sychological 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 it has been at least The Throat It has been at least decade since I last tried to read this book which I had attempted before on two revious 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 Dignity Rising 1: Gefesselte Seelen placed where I had stopped each time It was theure The Book of Mordred principal of the thing that fuelled my surpassing both those afore laid markers not therose 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 Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide persuaded to give him independent of King a try It is a hard cover first edition that graces my shelves And I hateutting down a book before having turned the last Wie war das noch? Schulwissen, neu aufpoliert page Having done so twice before did not make it anyalatable I can assure you So why thenHere we goThe Hidden Boundaries 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 usuallyuts me off No this was like a giant jigsaw uzzle ut together wrong even though the Gods Callgirl pieces still seemed to fit as though the edges were malleable I found myself going back and rereadingassages and not for Forever I'm Yours pleasure just trying to find aathThe 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 otential I thought I could see uite clearly how it might all lay out Who knows maybe I did But in the end at least my end if not Straub s I was not repared to invest in another 400 lus Renoir pages to find outStraub is arolific writer whom my comfort food King chose to co author two books with This is most likely my failure and not the author. C to the graveyards and fleshpots of the Far East to the human jungle of New York hunting someone from the ast who has risen from the darkness to kill and kill and kill. ,

I m only reviewing this so that if I ever mistakenly ick this up again in the future I will have a warning in lace 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 The book starts off great but then meanders into an antiuated jumble of overwrought writing and worthy narrationIn the narration which is omnicient at times and not in dialogue or a character s thoughtsHis yellow smile to describe an Asian erson s smile I m sure some will write this off as a sign of the times in which this book is written same as fuckwits constantly and consistently come to bat for Lovecraft but I don t like it and this is my review so go kick rocks Beatrice Besides I m not reading this back in the day I m reading it now and nothing in here stands the test of time Like I said stupid teenager me loved this book Emphasis on the stupidsilently groaned after much discussion on Twitter me and several others came to the conclusion that this must be the author s way of rolling his characters eyes without saying as much Straub has a bad habit of this shit going out of his way to spend twenty bucks on a wordphrase when the obvious choice is the one on clearance for a nickel This is the very meaning of retentious attempting to one on clearance for a nickel This is the very meaning of retentious attempting to by affecting greater importance talent culture etc than is actually The Donegal Woman possessed silenty groaned DOES NOT MAKE SENSE I m only sharing this one bit but this book isacked full of shit like silently groaned which only makes the author look like a try hard at best and a moron at worst I mean come on a groan is a sound You can t do it silently for fuck s sake On Twitter Straub said he wrote Floating Dragon to uote Get stuff like that out of his system I d hazard a guess that Straub followed up that one with this one because he wanted eople to take him seriously which is a shame because his novels Ghost Story and Shadowland are classics While FLOATING DRAGON isn t horror gold like the aforementioned classics it was fun in laces whereas this book is a depressing mess of jokes that don t land and goofy levels of ambiguity and carries a horrible sense of I SHALL EXTRAPOLATE AS I POLLINATE MY FISCALLY MASTURBATORY COLOSTOMY CAKE WITH GRACIOUS EMBALMING OF YOUR JOCULAR MENSTRUATION Babar is sad friends Finally some silly ass dialogue and situations turn much of this book into an unintentional comedy Balancing horror with humor isn t anything that can be confused with one of Straub s strong oints For exampleSLIGHT SPOILERS BUT NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PLOTview spoilerThere s a woman who sticks a cigarette in her vagina and the man who s with her thinks This is getting deep Even if the joke is intentional which I Fear It Is It S Dad Joke it is it s dad joke of badwell if a nine year old could be a dad hide spoiler This has got to be one of the best thrillers I ve ever read That might sound like a backhanded compliment especially if you happen to know that I don t read a lot of thrillers but I don t mean it to be I m even tempted to call it the Moby Dick of thrillers it s long after all tempestuous a little dreamlike it sometimes meanders and it s about four men in the same boat even if not a literal one chasing a dangerous and elusive figure from the ast who may be a symbol of something or just a man Koko begins in Washington DC in late 1982 where four Vietnam vets from the same regiment it seems like a stretch to call them friends have met up to see the Memorial for the first time It was within the first ten Amstel Girl: Playing With Destiny pages or so that I started to get the sense that this novel might be much better than I d expected and when I started to make mental comparisons The Deer Hunter another Vietnam story that takes the time to meander and allow us to experience the characters lives with them The main character Mike Poole walks around near the Monument before the others have arrived just thinkingHere was what was left of the warFor Poole the actual country of Vietnam was now just anotherlacemany thousands of miles distant with an embattled history and an idiosyncratic and inaccessible culture Its history and culture had briefly disastrously intersected ours But the actual country of Vietnam was not VietnamStraub empathetically captures Poole s alienation his feeling even than ten years later that he s returned to a country that s never really understood what he s experienced and in fact doesn t want to understand and that this has forever altered his sense of belonging to that country At any time he can 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.


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