“Brilliantly written. An inspired thriller. His finest work.” —The Washington Post “A masterpiece of terror.” —Los Angeles Times“Completely plotted, thickly. Koko. Peter Straub, Author Dutton Books $ (0p) ISBN a playing card with “Koko” scrawled on it, was also a member of the platoon. Koko, released in , was Peter Straub’s first solo novel since ‘s collaboration with Stephen King, The Talisman. Straub had been a.

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And he calls himself Koko Kooko by Peter Straub. There is one kindle that Straub has released that is also worth a look. The terrors explored within this novel are especially cutting as they focus on the all too true atrocities of war. I did really try, but I just feel like I’m just draaaaaging this one along.

This book is a real good tale about post Vietnam syndrome as felt by the people that were there.

ztraub Peter Straub really opens up Michael, for instance, more or less the central POV character, and really nails his detachment.

Their trip back to their youth does indeed give them clarity and insight in what they really might be doing. Then there’s “The Throat”. Straub turns to the ghost story with Juliahis first supernatural novel. It is the first novel of Straub’s ‘Blue Rose Trilogy’ and I will purchase the rest of the series without hesitation. They were handled either in offhand tones, because the men involved in the acts didn’t see anything wrong with them, or in once case because Conor, being who he is, does not understand what is going on in front of him.


But no, there’s not really any supernatural elements at play here; it’s just handled in much the same overblown manner. Anonymous January 30, at 9: It is a hard cover first edition that graces my shelves.

As per strauv with Straub, this book is an experience: The only economical means of managing the journey from Kennedy koo to Westport, Connecticut is by a van or bus under the management of the sadly misnamed Connecticut Limousine Company, which deposits the weary traveler in the parking lot of a Westport motel.

You wrote above about Koko, “At one point toward the end, it even becomes possible that the entire novel is merely a fictional or fictionalized narrative written by one of the characters”. The youth behind this modernist, in fact all but Cubist structure greeted my friend with a wide grin and a cabalistic handshake. He’s certainly a disturbed man… and it rubs off. Its a Disjointed, psychological and somewhat confusing array of a tale But one that keeps you hooked throughout it and will keep you guessing until the end.

Over the next few days, we settled into a routine.

Koko by Peter Straub

Now they must stop it. They all have their reasons to go and not go, put peted lives on hold, as if they where not to begin with.

But did I like that confusion Even Koko gets some characterization and a small degree of sympathy. That Straub did this with such skill, and actually had me going for a while that I’d figured out the book, just to pull the lever and drop me into a situation to which I had no way to process and no response.

Hey, you know what? But for me, it was perfect as it was. In fact, you did a very difficult job breaking down ANY Straub novel well. As I finished my reread, I was a little frustrated by this, but struab more I think about it the stronger an idea it seems.


Peter Straub is considered one of the greatest thriller writers of our time; second only perhaps to the master Stephen King. Do we need extended sections about Tina and Maggie’s relationship, and either way, do we need to then go on a sidebar about Maggie’s relationship with her godfather?

KOKO By Peter Straub

The characters were completely believable, the story was compelling and very dark, and best of all, the book as a whole was realistic. Straub seems to almost always confuse the hell peteg of me, but I really enjoy reading him. Sstraub minutes a new Mercedes, even longer and more splendid than it predecessor, spun into the motel parking lot, driven by a deeply, in fact almost alarmingly, sun-tanned Peter.

Blue Rose Trilogy 3 books. At least he changed his ways and did a decent job of writing KOKO.

We have to talk a bit about Koko himself, the titular antagonist. Don’t get me wrong. I just read Koko for the second time, and had two thoughts. Bryant Burnette June 21, at 6: Their reunion evolves in a trip back to Orient to find their former comrade and bring him home and get him help.