Saturday, May 11, 2024

The Bad Weather Friend by Dean Koontz - Book Review

We have all known ‘fair weather friends’. But it is not fair weather all the time. What everyone could use is a ‘bad weather friend’ who is there for you in good times and bad! Dean Koontz latest novel, The Bad Weather Friend, deals with that premise. 


Rainy Weather scene


Once again we have a new Koontz novel to enjoy. This one is a little bit on the Science Fiction side and a good amount in the humor area.


Main Characters:


Benny Catspaw - a kind man with a sunny disposition who is enjoying his life.


Harper - a waitress at Benny’s favorite diner who is also a PI-in-Training.


Spike - A Craggle. A Craggle’s main function is to protect those who are too nice for their time and culture. Spike becomes Benny’s Craggle.


Synopsis


Benny’s life was going along smoothly until the day he lost his job, his reputation, his girlfriend, and his favorite chair. One would think that Benny is just being paranoid. But, no! Someone is out to get him. He just doesn’t know who or why. Nevertheless, he soon learns that there is a faction out there who feel compelled to destroy Benny because he is so nice! The nice people in the world do not fit into the way this group wants their world to be! 


Then, a giant crate is delivered to  Benny, from an uncle he never heard of, accompanied by a video message that states All Will Be Well in Time!


Inside the crate is a seven-foot-tall self-described “bad weather friend” named Spike! Spike will take care of it. He’ll find Benny’s enemies. He’ll deal with them. 


Summary


Benny and Harper end up joining Spike in seeking out and eliminating this group, or at least making their threats useless. As the story draws to a conclusion, Benny & Harper find they are very compatible as a couple, and Spike, the Craggle, becomes a valued friend for life. 


If you want to know what a ‘Craggle’ is, you’ll have to read the story! A delightful Dean Koontz story his fans will love.


*Book Review of The Bad Weather Friendwritten by Wednesday Elf





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10 comments:

  1. Mary Beth GrangerMay 11, 2024 at 8:52 AM

    Sounds like a very interesting book. I always like Dean Koontz

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    1. I think you would enjoy it, Mary Beth. I know you are a fan of Dean Koontz.

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  2. Elf, this novel sounds absolutely delightful! I look forward with pleasure to reading it.

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    1. I always enjoy Koontz when he uses a bunch of humor in his stories. Thanks for your visit.

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  3. My husband is currently reading this book and it sounds like one I would like too! It will be interesting to see if he recommends it to me. You know he loves Dean Koontz' books and tells me which ones I will enjoy. Somehow, I think this will be one he tells me to read, but I won't open my mouth. I'll wait and see .....

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    1. Let me know if hubby recommends you reading this book, Mouse. I'll be interested so see what you think of it.

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  4. Honestly this sounds like a fascinating, interesting story! I would thoroughly enjoy this. What a weirdly fun storyline!

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    1. That's Dean Koontz for you, Barbara. Weird, funny, fascinating storylines are his forte!

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  5. Sounds like a book that I would enjoy, thanks Pat Austin for the great review!

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    1. I think you'd enjoy this Koontz book, Olivia. Thanks for your visit to my book review.

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