Elsewhere

Elsewhere

Large Print - 2020
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"Since his wife, Michelle, left seven years ago, Jeffy Coltrane has worked to maintain a normal life for himself and his eleven-year-old daughter, Amity, in Suavidad Beach. It's a quiet life, until a local eccentric known as Spooky Ed shows up on their doorstep. Ed entrusts Jeffy with hiding a strange and dangerous object--something he calls 'the key to everything'--and tells Jeffy that he must never use the device. But after a visit from a group of ominous men, Jeffy and Amity find themselves accidentally activating the key and discovering an extraordinary truth. The device allows them to jump between parallel planes at once familiar and bizarre, wondrous and terrifying. And Jeffy and Amity can't help but wonder, could Michelle be just a click away? Jeffy and Amity aren't the only ones interested in the device. A man with a dark purpose is in pursuit, determined to use its grand potential for profit"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, ME: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2020].
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781432884390
Characteristics: 497 pages ; 23 cm

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2old2care
Feb 27, 2021

The plot explores travel to alternate timelines. Most of them are dystopian. At one point the book actually says that time travel is impossible, but some timelines are more advanced than others. Nice to read for something different.

emilyhart66 Dec 26, 2020

Like all of Koontz's work the language is often sheer poetry and that is the strength of the story. Koontz is a man of strong opinions and no one reading his work would have any doubt about where he stands on the issues he raises. The concept of multi-verses is a fascinating one and Koontz asks some interesting questions in "Elsewhere." The stock over the top psycho-comic villain is a little disappointing and I would like to have seen the character of the mother, Michelle, more detailed. It would be interesting to see what Koontz does with the concept of the Mandela Effect.

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Eagle_dancer
Dec 13, 2020

He's baaaack! Great read. Horror, Sci-Fi, I loved it!

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Shellie1_us
Dec 11, 2020

I loved this scifi horror story. This story is of a scientist who comes to a causal friend to give him a powerful device that murderous government thugs are looking to retrieve. Jeffry and his daughter Amity are forced to use the device after accidentally turning the device on. Their adventures are fascinating. Koontz is one of the brave writers who points out that the government's pretense of helping people like the homeless here in CA is been a disaster. He is scornful of the philosophy of Nietzsche, and others like him, that advocate nihilism, which is the rejection of all religious and morals, in the belief that life is meaningless. In this book, Koontz shows how the current state of the county is much like 1984 the Orwell novel, which is fiction that is coming true.

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nanamynana
Oct 30, 2020

This is the old Koontz, before he became too verbose. Always a great story teller, but sometimes I just wanted him to get to the point. This reminded me of his earlier works.

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