Sunday, September 9, 2012

Dean Koontz has a Way with Words

I've been a huge Dean Koontz fan for many years.  His suspense filled novels are a pleasure of mine that begins anew each time he releases a new offering.  For those of you that have dipped your feet in that pool of literature, and are intimately familiar with his works, you will note that his most early novels showed a bit of a Libertarian leaning relative to government in general. 

Over the years, he has toned it down a bit, in my opinion.  However, here is an exerpt from a more recent effort (Odd Hours from the Odd Thomas series circa. 2008).

...Those who choose to live criminal lives are not the brightest among us.
This truth inspires a question:  If evil geniuses are rare, why do so many bad people get away with so many crimes against their fellow citizens and,  when they become leaders of nations, against humanity?
Edmund Burke provided the answer in 1795:  The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
I would only add:  It is also essential that good men and women not be educated and propagandized into believing that real evil is a myth and that all malevolent behavior is merely the result of a broken family's or a failed society's shortcomings, amenable to cure by counseling and by the application of new economic theory.
I think Edmund Burke and Dean Koontz would have made a fantastic writing team.  In a way, as shown above, they already have.  

On a side note, the latest in the Odd Thomas series is out now (Odd Apocolypse), and the Odd Thomas film is set to release sometime next year.  Now, if we could only convince Mr. Koontz that it is finally time to present the final book in the Christopher Snow trilogy, it would be a wonderful day.

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