I have been enjoying the Odd Thomas series so much that I thought I might read another of Dean Koontz’s novels. I had read 77 Shadow Street many years ago and enjoyed it very much. When I started reading The City, I didn’t know what to think. No horror - no gore. It seemed more a coming of age novel about Jonah Kirk growing up in the 1960s. Not at all what you would expect of a Dean Koontz novel. I wasn’t even sure I liked it. But it got good and I couldn’t stop reading it and on occasion it brought me to tears. Mr. Koontz is a superb writer. I think I will add another Dean Koontz book to my list.