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  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 y

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    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 knew how far I had gotten each time if not by some whiff of remembering; then at least by the markers I had placed where I had stopped each time It was the pure principal of the thing that fuelled my surpassing both those afore laid markers not the prose or the characters or the stor

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    If you’ve thought about reading Koko then Be Like Mike and Just Do It Stephen King fans may appreciate this book and know about the connection with his friend Peter Straub These two guys are like bookends in the horror genre At times they even have a similar way of writing But Koko is its own thing It’s not like Strau

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    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 of

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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 conceived and either as an extended metaphor for What We Did Wrong in Vietnam or as an ominous tract on the depths that some men can sink in their hunger for self destruction Koko certainly succeeds

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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 world away leads them back into their shared pasts to face the specter that haunts them allKO

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    Finally finished it Buddy Read with the awesome The Eclectic Club It was fun ride but it had some bumps along the way

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    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 th

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    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 o

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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 yellow smile

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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 important not the resolution it s most definitely not an easy thriller or a simple mystery It s a tale of a group of men who travelled to hell and returned with their own personal devils And when their past calls them back they decide to take action and pursue the killer through Signapore and Taipei to Milwaukee and New York City Peter Straub in one of the interviews said that Koko was his best writing experience where he entered a flow state in which he was with his characters and discovered that he wrote whole pages without thinking about writing them It shows Koko presents a world so complex and real that the reader feels like he was living in it It does tend to wander from time to time but doesn t life Koko is full of real emotions poignancy sadness and ambiguity Pumo Spitalny Beevers Linklater Underhill are all real people who will stay with you and Koko is the ghost that haunts them all These are some of the most realistic and memorable character I ve ever encountered in fiction The narrative is rich long detailed satysfying and haunting and will stay with the reader for a long time It stayed with mePeter Straub has achieved something extraordinary in Koko when he says that this is his strongest work a favorite he has his reasons A long complex journey to the heart of darkness that is not really about who it s about why A rare gem worth multiple readings A House of My Own Stories from My Life 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 Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, ghosts The scariest thing is that they are all alive Koko is a long complex novel where the travel is most important not the resolution it s most definitely not an easy thriller or a simple mystery It s a tale of a El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro group of men who travelled to hell and returned with their own personal devils And when their past calls them back they decide to take action and pursue the killer through Signapore and Taipei to Milwaukee and New York City Peter Straub in one of the interviews said that Koko was his best writing experience where he entered a flow state in which he was with his characters and discovered that he wrote whole pages without thinking about writing them It shows Koko presents a world so complex and real that the reader feels like he was living in it It does tend to wander from time to time but doesn t life Koko is full of real emotions poignancy sadness and ambiguity Pumo Spitalny Beevers Linklater Underhill are all real people who will stay with you and Koko is the Fragonard Art and Eroticism ghost that haunts them all These are some of the most realistic and memorable character I ve ever encountered in fiction The narrative is rich long detailed satysfying and haunting and will stay with the reader for a long time It stayed with mePeter Straub has achieved something extraordinary in Koko when he says that this is his strongest work a favorite he has his reasons A long complex journey to the heart of darkness that is not really about who it s about why A rare Mao Zedong gem worth multiple readings

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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 style and not so much subject matter Like the best of this author s work this long novel repelled and intrigued me it is enjoyable because of the challenges the narrative poses I am glad I finally marked this off my TBR uinze dias 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 Cheating for the Chicken Man 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 style and not so much subject matter Like the best of this author s work this long novel repelled and intrigued me it is enjoyable because of the challenges the narrative poses I am The Last Runaway glad I finally marked this off my TBR

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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 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 underlying pervading menace in this novel and perhaps that s why it was so hard to put down In an interview with Peter Straub posted on Youtube he states that Koko was his best writing experience It shows Only an author writing with great confidence could have pulled 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 psychological 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