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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

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Koko By Peter Straub

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. 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 member of their platoon is behind the murdersAfter Floating Dragon and The Talisman Peter Straub wanted to try his strenghts in a different field He worked four years on Koko and in many interviews names it as his strongest work He fooled those who were expecting a supernatural tale like his two previous novels there is little if any of supernatural in Koko but there s plenty of ghosts The scariest thing is that they are all alive Koko is a long complex novel where the travel is most import

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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. 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 take his or her time when reading Straub and to not get overwhelmed his output is not immediately personable or friendly It reuires work Because this novel is in part about PTSD long stretches feel fantastical many times I was not sure if what I was reading was actually happening to the character or not It is in this cloudy mania Straub dwells and thrives Though not uite a horror novel this could be labeled a thriller if anything it does certainly contain horrific elements if in mood and st


10 thoughts on “Koko By 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

  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 kne

  3. says:

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  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 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 ui

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    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 conceive

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    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 wo

  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 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 tem

  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

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    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 narrationIn the narration which is omnicient at times and not in dialogue or a character's thoughtsHis y