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Life Expectancy (Large Print)
Life Expectancy - Large Print
Author: Dean Koontz
ISBN-13: 9780375434365
ISBN-10: 0375434364
Publication Date: 12/7/2004
Pages: 608
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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Helpful Score: 7
Time is running out for Jimmy Tock, the reluctant and adorable hero of this book. I fell in love with Jimmy and his unconventional family, who look at life with insight, humor, and a great deal of trepidation as five darkly predicted dates loom closer and closer. And just when you think you have everything figured out, Koontz pulls the rug out from under his readers yet again, leaving us gasping in shock, horror, and laughter - but not necessarily at the same time. There is no other writer that can make me shiver and sputter at the same time.
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Helpful Score: 4
Rudy Tock paces between the ICU where his father lies dying and the maternity ward where is son is about to be born. At the very moment of his fathers death, his son is born. In the short minutes before his last breath Josef Tock predicts the very birth, weight and five days of in the future of his grandson.
The Tocks proceed for the next 20 years as a normal American family, then in his 20th year the first of the five predictions comes true and the Tock family is changed forever.

This is a page turner, and edge of the seat, mindlessly eat your popcorn, I wish this was a movie, kind of book. A must read for everyone. The suspence and twist and turns and the huge suprise toward the end is simply spine tingling.

Don't let this book go unread.
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Helpful Score: 4
I abolsoutely LOVED this book. My boyfriend and all his friends love Dean Koontz books, and they got me hooked! Jimmy, the main character, is so likable and relateable, I was rooting for him the entire time; all the while being in the grips suspense. Dean Koontz is a genius!
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Helpful Score: 3
I was pleasantly suprised by this book. I went into it thinking that Dean Koontz is darker than what I normally like, but I found myself laughing out loud in a lot of places in this book. I loved it and can't wait to read more by this author.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is my absolute favorite book of Dean Koontz's. The humor intertwined with the tension is fantastic!
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Helpful Score: 3
This was insane. I mean a psycho clown-well you people should just read this. There are many twists and turns. Just when you think you figured it out Dean Koontz does the bizzare even for him.
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Helpful Score: 2
This novel is an excellent work of fiction writing. Not only has Koontz created extremely believable characters out of characters that otherwise should be ridiculous, but he puts the reader into the world through vivid description without sacrificing the exciting thrill of the plot that unfolds throughout the story.
I was endlessly impressed by the quality of the writing in addition to the quality of the story.
An excellent read for anyone looking for an intense, action filled thriller with just the right amount of comic relief.
I highly recommend this novel.
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Helpful Score: 2
If you like Dean Koontz, this one won't let you down. All of the predictible Koontz elements are there and make you feel at home, but the twists will keep you reading.

Claudia
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Helpful Score: 2
Wow! This book totally blew me away. Best Koontz book I've read yet, and I thought Odd Thomas would be a tough act to follow. I may have to pick up a copy of this book for own PC bookshelf so I can let hubby and all my other non-BC friends read it too. :)

Great character development, suspense, the kind of book I didn't want to put down. At times, I was so anxious to know how a particular situation would turn out that I'd find myself skipping ahead a couple of chapters, and then immediately scolding myself for doing so. Screw going to bed! I must read a few more chapters so I can see how this part turns out! LOL

Though it contained plenty of suspense, it was also a love story in a sense, not a romance, but so many parts of the book, and particularly the end, gave me the warm fuzzies--the kind that bring tears to your eyes. I guess touching is the right word, as the story touched me on so many levels. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it held me in thrall. An excellent read indeed!
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Helpful Score: 2
Dean Koontz is the master of creating characters that people fall in love with. And then making their lives a living hell.
Jimmy Tock has to live his life knowing the exact dates when he will suffer greatly. Preparing for those days is impossible. All he can do is fight.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of Koontz best. Surprising and not at all Stephen Kingish like some of his books. Loved it.
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!! ANOTHER GREAT STORY BY DEAN KOONTZ !! IF YOU HAVE READ HIS BOOKS THIS IS ANOTHER ONE YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS. IF YOU HAVE NOT, YOU WILL ENJOY ADDING ONE OF THE BEST WRITERS TO YOUR GUARANTEED PAGE TURNER AUTHORS.
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This is the first Dean Koontz book that I read and after reading this book, I will try and read more! The author cleverly weaves a story of Jimmy who is giving a glimpse into the future. His uncle, at Jimmy's birth, predicts five horrible days that will happen to him. How Jimmy makes lemonade out of lemons is the true story of the book. I could not put this book down!
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Helpful Score: 1
One of Dean Koontz's best works. Full of mystery, intrigue and suspense. The ending will definitely surprise you!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was such a fun read - even though I figured out the major twist by the end, I still loved it. Not typical Koontz - very lighthearted and absurd. Don't read if you are afraid of clowns, though.
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Great read, was sad it was over so fast!
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This is so good, that I've ordered more of his books! I love the way the characters in this book face the bad things in their lives with humor - something I can relate to. Humor in a terrible situation keeps one grounded.
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A roller coaster of a novel filled with enough twists, turns, shocks, and surprises for ten novels. A story of five days in a young man life and how he discovers life.
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I love Jimmy Tock and so will you! Here's a review from Dean's website and I couldn't agree more!

"A master storyteller and a daring writer... he gives readers bright hope in a dark world.... Life Expectancy pits good versus evil and carries a persuasive message, about the power of love and family and the miracle of existence... Koontz is a true original and this novel, one of his most unusual yet, will leave readers aglow."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review.
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This book was great! My favorite Dean Koontz book yet.
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Interesting story, could be better written. Not deep enough, needs more character developement
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I have read every book written by Dean Koontz, and I must say that, in my opinion, this is by far his best work. This book literally kept me on the edge of my seat! It was fun, scary, entertaining, beyond belief at times, and a completely memorable and satisfying read. I can't recommend this book highly enough!
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Usual Koontz formula, pluses include the macabre relationship between the different circus workers and the entire clown family affair. This win, like most of Koontz's ends well...sort of...
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One of my favorite Koontz books. Very fast paced with lots of twists.
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This is a wonderful book. The story is gripping, suspenseful, frightening and laugh out loud funny. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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One of the best Dean Koontz I have read.
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I just couldn't put the book down! From morning until I turned off my bedside lamp and got shut eye, I was reading this book. Lots of twists and turns to keep you in suspense and get excited for more!
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Excellent Dean Koontz book. My personal favorite (I've read pretty much every book he's written), have re-read many times. Highly recommend!!!!!!
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A book of love and hope amongst evil.
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Experience five critical days in the life of Jimmy Tock, as foretold by his Grandfather on his death bed.

A departure from the normal Koontz, more in line with the Odd Thomas series.

A fast read that has enough twists to hold your attention.
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Great book--humor, suspense, action.
Koontz created a great story--a must read.
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This is the 2nd book I've read by Koontz after The Husband - what a ride! He is one of the best storytellers I've ever read. Get ready for a treat!!
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I loved this book! If you enjoy Dean Koontz you will too!
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I was up all night reading this! The protagonist is only slightly befuddled up until the end. There is quite a surprise at the end!
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I LOVE this book! It was one of the first books I read by Koontz and it is one of the most unique stories I've ever read. I've always hated clowns, so it really added and extra creepy factor for me.
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A great story with many twists and turns
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Comedic-Horror or Horrific-Comedy...your call; but with four dimensional characters, and clever wordplay this is not your typical Koontz.
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I enjoyed the book, but not as much as some of the other Dean Koontz books that I've read.
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If you are a Stephen King fan, and haven't read Dean Koontz, you owe it to yourself to discover his writing!
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Excellent story. I couldn't put it down.
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This was agreat book. The writing is clever and funny. I like Dean Koontz (sometimes), and I would say this is one of his better ones! I read it in about 2 nights!
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Scarey.....and exciting.
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Exciting fast paced. I enjoyed this book very much.
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It's been several years since I've read Dean Koontz. I was pleasantly surprised by the humor that mirrored the gloom and doom in the story line. Great plot twists, great story.
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I enjoyed this book immensely. Right before a child is born, his grandfather predicts 5 fateful days on his deathbed. Along with those 5 days he gives uncanny details about his grandson's birth to the child's father. After that the story takes off. It is somewhat predictable but that does not take away from the story. There is suspense, wit and madness all balled into one. I totally recommend this book.
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I stopped reading this guys a few years back. His endings, to me, were terrible. Thought Id try him again and found this book very very good. It turned out to be a real page turner. Kept me always wanting more. Very well thought out story.
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Loved it
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Good book. It gets you in and keeps you going pretty well. It's not a book that you can't put down but it is a good read.
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One of my favorite Dean Koontz
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I read this book in two days, not unusual for me and any Koontz' book. I enjoyed it, but I did find it different. I found the family witty and charming, however I knew from the beginning who the bad guys were.
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This is a great one.....very humorous dialogue between the two main characters and a great plot (one that hasn't been done before!) One of my favorite Koontz books!
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Koontz is working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.
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Great read, great tempo. Hard to put down. Koontz never disappoints!
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A grandfather's prophecy of five dark days in a boy's life comes true, but how?
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This is a quick read that kept me entertained throughout. I thought it was a great book.
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Very captivating book; hard to put down. A "must read" for Dean Koontz fans!
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This is a large print book. I find it easy on the eyes for night time reading.
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Much better than many of his others. Any book where clowns are the villains just seems to make an intuitive sense. Warped kind of world where this bizarre story has a certain verisimilitude. One caveat, however, is the main character and his perfect family. One thumb up, one stuck down throat, I guess.
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I *loved* this book. Best Koontz ever. Full of humor, suspense, and all kinds of twists and turns.
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I believe that this is his best to date.it made me laugh it made me gasp. something new at each turn.
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Excellent. The best Koontz I've read in awhile.
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Good, entertaining read. Koontz's writing style has improved dramatically over the years.
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Good Koontz, interesting.
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This is vintage Koontz. A suprise at every turn. If your not s Koontz fan you must try this for a sample. If you are a follower of Koontz you will enjoy his truly exceptional writing skills and his limitless imagination.
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This is one of my favorites by Dean Koontz! There is some humor thrown in besides the regular dose of thriller.
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My opinion: One of Koontz' more involved and detailed books -- really goes into the characters. A great read for Koontz fans.

From Publisher Weekly: His narrator is Jimmy Tock, a pastry chef in a Colorado resort town. On the day he was born, Jimmy's dying grandfather predicted five future dates that would be terrible for Jimmy; he might have mentioned, but didn't, the birth day itself, which sees a mass slaying by a bitter, deranged circus clown in the hospital where Jimmy is born. The bulk of the narrative concerns the first terrible day, about 20 years later, when the vengeful son of that clown takes Jimmy and a lovely young woman, Lorrie Hicks, hostage in the local library, with an eye toward destroying the town; Jimmy and the woman live to marry, but will they and their family survive the four subsequent terrible days? Like most of Koontz's novels, this one pits good versus evil and carries a persuasive spiritual message, about the power of love and family and the miracle of existence. As such it deals with serious, perennial themes, yet with its steady drizzle of jokes and witty repartee, it does so with a lightness of touch that few other authors can match. Koontz is a true original and this novel, one of his most unusual yet, will leave readers aglow and be a major bestseller.
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good summer read
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THIS IS A VERY GOOD BOOK I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT.. YOU WILL NEVER BELIEVE THE TWISTS THAT THIS BOOK HAS
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This is probably one of my favorite of Dean Koontz's books. It is different than most of his books. Quite a bit of humor added in to the writing.

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FROM THE PUBLISHER
"Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it. As a violent storm rages outside the hospital, Rudy Tock spends long hours walking the corridors between the expectant fathers' waiting room and his dying father's bedside. It's a strange vigil made all the stranger when, at the very height of the storm's fury, Josef Tock suddenly sits up in bed and speaks coherently for the first and last time since his stroke." "What he says before he dies is that there will be five dark days in the life of his grandson - five dates whose terrible events Jimmy will have to prepare himself to face. The first is to occur in his twentieth year; the second in his twenty-third year; the third in his twenty-eighth; the fourth in his twenty-ninth; the fifth in his thirtieth." "Rudy is all too ready to discount his father's last words as a dying man's delusional ramblings. But when he discovers that Josef also predicted the time of his grandson's birth to the minute, as well as his exact height and weight, and the fact that Jimmy would be born with syndactyly - the unexplained anomaly of fused digits - on his left foot. Suddenly the old man's predictions take on a chilling significance."
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Really good story by Koontz. I loved how the main character's life and the life of his enemy (born on the same day) are intertwined. I thought that the plot twist at the end was a little too transparent (I could see what was coming about halfway through the book), but a really enjoyable tale nonetheless.
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Koontz is at is again. Jimmy Tock was warned at his birth that he will have to face 5 terrible days in his life, the last during his thirtieth year. This is the story of his life and those 5 days. Not the best Koontz story but an easy and enjoyable read.
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This is a great book. I love Dean Koontz.
Prepare to be enchanted.


Before he died on a storm-wracked night, Jimmy Tock's grandfather predicted there would be five dark days in his grandson's life - five dates whose terrible events Jimmy must prepare himself to face. The first is to occur in his twentieth year, the last in his thirtieth. What terrifying events await Jimmy on these five critical days? What challenges must he survive? The path he follows will defy every expectation and will take all the love, humor, and courage he possesses. For who Jimmy Tock is and what he must accomplish on the five days his world turns us a mystery both dangerous and wondrous.....
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The story was so fascinating, as are all of Koontz's works! I couldn't put it down!
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I really enjoyed this book! I did not see the surprise near the end coming! Suspenseful, yet humorous too.
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Entertaining A good light read
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My husband read this book.. said it was really good.
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Rare to find a book that the whole family enjoys so much! Light balances dark, humor balances horror. Story has 'gotchas' for the reader. Fun!
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Dean Koontz finally revived my love for his writting. I enjoyed this page turner and will continue to look for his work. Great read
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Loved it. Jimmy's grandfather gives dates of five days that will be hell on earth. It keeps you on the edge of your seat as each day approaches and you find out grandfather was right.
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Typical Koontz--lots of uncertainty and surprises. A good read!
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great !!!!!!!!!!!!
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I am a Koontz FAN and this is defnitely one of my favorites!
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I really liked this one. It kinda of reminded me of Fun House, but written for the adult reader, with a better over-all readablity!
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I thought it was one of his best. If you like Koontz, you won't be disappointed
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Couldn't put it down! What a good book!
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Great book! I didn't enjoy as much as The Taking.... but very good indeed.
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Jimmy's grandfather told him about 5 dates that would be critical, dark days.
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Very interesting premise- well written- definately my favorite Dean Koontz book.
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It is a thriller!
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a fast read. I found myself turning the pages faster then I normally would, because it was indeed a thriller.
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Very strange book about a prediction by a grandfather to a grandson and how they come true throughout his life. very unexpected twists and humore too.
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Koontz at his best. Twist and turns abound. A great thriller.
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I like Koontz - but this is one of his best because it's funny! A little unrealistic at times but a good moral story.
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It's Koontz, what more need be said?
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Absolutely awesome and the first Koontz book I ever read... which got me hooked! I loved this one a lot and the twists and turns and creepiness were just awesome!!! GRAB IT NOW! It's well worth the read. I'd give it an A+
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Great book! Kept me wondering what would happen next...
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it had been a long time since i have read anything by this author,and i am left wonderingy why? this book was wonderful.Jimmy Toc's life lives under a cloud of 5 days that terrible things that will happen to him,as told by his grandfather at the time of his death and the exact same time of Jimmy's birth.
the author takes one on a wild ride thru Jimmy's life and loves. if i say too much more i would ruin it. just know that this is a fast,fun read.
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Didn't read. Sounds good, but I let the author's politics color my opinion of him and that put me off this time. Got good review in Chicago Sun-Times.
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This is a hilarious page-turner in the style of John Irving's The World According to Garp. Full of life's little ironies...to the extreme!!!
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Funny and scary all at the same time. A great read.
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....So bizarre. Keeps you laughing, too. :-)
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Great read! I really enjoyed this book - especially the main characters and their relationship. Fun!
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A great combination of wit and suspense. If you've ever been put off by any of Koontz's more frightening works, give this one a try. There is some murder and mayhem, to be sure, but you'll also get a good look at Koontz's sentimentality and sense of humor.
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Really differant a good read
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I'm a big Dean Koontz fan, and have to say this book didn't do it for me. The characters were likable, the story was sweet, but it seemed too formulaic. I kept waiting to be surprised, but it never happened. There are many other Koontz books I would recommend over this one.
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On the night that Jimmy Tock is born, his paternal grandfather, Josef, is in the same hospital, dying of a stroke. A storm rages outside as Jimmy's father, Rudy, moves between the expectant father's waiting room and his dying father's bedside. At the peak of the storm, Josef suddenly sits up in bed and, though aphasic since his stroke, regains his ability to speak. He describes in very particular detail his baby grandson — Jimmy — who is at that moment being born in another ward. Then, with great urgency, he imparts five dates to Rudy, five dates in the life of Jimmy. Although Josef is not entirely coherent, he makes it clear as he dies that each of these dates will be a dark one in the life of his grandson, a day of terrible events for which Jimmy must prepare himself.

All the particulars Josef has provided about his infant grandson prove to be precisely accurate, solidly establishing Josef's bona fides as a deathbed clairvoyant. What terrifying events await Jimmy Tock on those five days in his life? The first is to occur in his 20th year; the second in his 23rd year; the third in his 28th; the fourth in his 29th; the fifth in his 30th. LIFE EXPECTANCY unfolds over the course of these five shattering days, as the breathtaking narrative picks up Jimmy at each of these crisis points in his life and carries the reader along on a thrilling journey that defies all expectation, along a twisting, terrifying, and ultimately triumphant course that only Dean Koontz could devise
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I could not put this down. It gets your attention from the first page and if you are like me you are hooked. Great book!
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Jimmy Tock, born to a happy family, must navigate thru a deathbed prediction of 5 terrifying events between his 20th and 30th. birthdays.
Terror entwined with humor with all the twists of a mountain road. Another terrific tale from Koontz.
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On the NYTimes Bestseller list.
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I loved this book. Koontz adds humor along with his suspense and makes this book a must read!
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really good~
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Great book. A little different from the normal Koontz but it keeps you drawn in to the very end.
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Awsome book. If you love Dean Koontz as much as I do you will love this book!!
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entertaining,funny,some scary moments. a delightful book
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As usual, Koontz keeps you on the edge of your seat through the whole book. Be prepared to stay up late with this one, you can't put it down!
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I really liked this book. Dean Koontz seems to get even more positive as time goes on, which I like.
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Enjoyable from beginning to end (according to my husband).
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Life of Jimmy whose grandfather had a vision of 5 dark days in his grandson's life. Excellent plot.
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Intriguing!!!!
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I don't like all of Koontz's stuff but this is one that I like a lot. Koontz sets up the book to the degree it is hard to put down and there is lots of surprises.
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Koontz at his usual craft. I prefer Stephen King, because there's always a monster lurking nearby, whereas Koontz' books are more psychological.
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Even with 5 kids, I finished this book within just a few hours! Grabs you from the beginning, and won't let go!
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A great read..loved the charactors and the plot.
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Excellent Book. The story of Jimmy Tock and the five most important dates of his life. LOVED IT!
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Every book is full of surprises
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Love his books full of twists and turns, and a few chuckles, this is definately a good read.
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Another awesome Dean Koontz read
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very well written and a very good book for i loved this one and have a permanent harback copy on my keeping bookshelf.

Alana.
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I enjoyed this book so much. I absolutely loved the main character's wife Lorrie Lynn, so had a great spirit.
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Good read. Kept me going and interesting until the end.
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My favorite Koontz book so far. Tons of twists and turns.
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Not Koontz's usual style, but interesting
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Very interesting book about a man living through the times his grandfather has predicted. It is about the events of these 5 critical days. Entertaining!
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Koontz writes of hope and love in the midst of evil in inspiring and moving ways. Unusual and uplifting.
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I loved this book! Had a hard time putting it down!
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This was a great book. Even though it is called Life Expectancy. Nothing that happened in it was expected. It always kept me on edge wondering what was going to happen. I just couldn't put it down.
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Very cool book, I keep telling my friends to read this one.
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It's CLOWNS vs PASTRY CHEFS in this page turning thriller. I had a hard time putting this one down.
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Excellent!! Hard to put down!!
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This is kind of a different style of book for Dean Koontz. I LOVE it though!! It's really funny and it's impossible to put down. I've read it more than once.
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an on the edge of your seat read
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Funny funny funny. I loved it.
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Dean Koontz never fails to intrigue and captivate a reader with his sense of urgency and intricate twists and mystery in story telling. Another masterful script that does not disappoint those fans of his works.
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Before he died on a storm-wracked night, Jimmy Tock's grandfather predicted there would be 5 dark days in his grandson's life-5 dates whose terrible events Jimmy must prepare himself to face. The first is to occur in his 20th yr, the last in his 30th. What terrifying events await Jimmy on the 5 critical days? What challenges must he survive? The path he follows will defy every expectation and will take all the love, humor and courage he possesses. For who Jimmy Tock is and what he must accomplish on the 5 days his world turns is a mystery both dangerous and wondrous....Life Expectancy...enjoy it while you can.

My husband rates it between 3-4 *s b/c of it's variation of plot from Koontz's familiar Man, Single-Mom, Kid, Dog plots. Although Koontz is not my husband's favorite author, he does like the genre and has read most of his titles, and thinks this is one of the better.
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Killer Clowns vs Pastry Chefs! Koontz at his tongue in cheek best.
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Very enjoyable. Some unusual twists.
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Book in great condition, never read so i can't tell you too much about it. Hardcover, with papersleeve, does have a bit of wear on the papersleeve but not much. By Dean Koontz
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Great story!
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I liked this book, it made me laugh some, and had some surprises. Maybe just not enough for me. Just wasn't quite as scary as I thought it would be.
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One of his best!
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Brilliant!
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Classic Koontz. Great story, a fun read.
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Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it. As a violent storm rages outside the hospital, Rudy Tock spends long hours walking the corridors between the expectant fathers' waiting room and his dying father's bedside. It's a strange vigil made all the stranger when, at the very height of the storms fury, Josef Tock suddenly sits up in bed and speaks coherently for the first and last time since his stroke. What he says befor he dies is that there will be five dark days in life of his grandson-five dates whose terrible events Jimmy will have to prepare himself to face. The first is to occur in his twentieth year; the second in his twenty-third year; the third in his twenty-eighth; the fourth in his twenty-ninth; the fifth in his thirtieth. Rudy is all too ready to discount his father's last words as a dying man's delusional rambling. But then he discovers that Josef also predicted the time of his grandson's birth to the minute, as well as his exact height and weight, and the fact Jimmy would be born with syndactyly-the unexplained anomaly of fused digits-on his left foot. Suddenly the old man's predictions take on a chilling significance. What terrifying events events await Jimmt on these five dark days? what nightmares will he face? What challenges must he survive? As the novel unfolds, picking up Jimmy's story at each of these crises points, the path he must follow will defy every expectation. And with each crises he faces, he will move closer to a fate he never cuold have imagined. For who Jimmy Tock is and what he must acomplish on the five days when his world turns is a mystery as dangerous as it is wonderous-a struggle against an evil so dark and pervasive, only the most extraordinary of human spirits can shine through.
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Another greatr Koontz book
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Before he died on a storm-wracked night, Jimmy Tock's grandfather predicted there would be five dark days in his grandson's life - five dates whose terrible events Jimmy must prepare to himself to face. The first is to occur in his twentieth yeat, the last in his thirtieth year. What terrifying events await Jimmy on these five critical days? What challenges must he survive?
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Usual Koontz, interesting characters.
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Very enjoyable.
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This book is in large print. I find it easy on the eyes for bedtime reading.
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Before he died on a storm-wracked night, Jimmy Tock's grandfather predicted there would be five dark days in his grandson's life-five dates whose terrible events Jimmy must prepare himself to face. The first is to occur in his twentieth year, the last in his thirtieth. What terrifying events await Jimmy on these five critical days? What challenges must he survive? The path he follows will defy every expectation and will take all the love, humor, and courage he possesses. For who Jimmy Tock is and what he must accomplish on the five days his world turns is a mystery both dangerous and wondrous.

Life Expectency...enjoy it while you can.
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this is an extra copy, haven't read it yet
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Large Print Edition