Life Expectancy

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Hardcover, Bantam Books, 2004, ISBN# 0553804146

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A dying man's clairvoyant prophesies about his grandson, Jimmy Tock, reveal five terrifying and horrific events, occuring on five different days at different periods in his life, that will turn the young man's world upside down.

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A dying man's clairvoyant prophesies about his grandson, Jimmy Tock, reveal five terrifying and horrific events, occuring on five different days at different periods in his life, that will turn the young man's world upside down.

With his bestselling blend of nail-biting intensity, daring artistry, and storytelling magic, Dean Koontz returns with an emotional roller coaster of a tale filled with enough twists, turns, shocks, and surprises for ten ordinary novels. Here is the story of five days in the life of an ordinary man born to an extraordinary legacy--a story that will challenge the way you look at good and evil, life and death, and everything in between.
Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it. As a violent storm rages outside the hospital, Rudy Tock spends long hours walking the corridors between the expectant fathers' waiting room and his dying father's bedside. It's a strange vigil made all the stranger when, at the very height of the storm's fury, Josef Tock suddenly sits up in bed and speaks coherently for the frist and last time since his stroke.
What he says before he dies is that there will be five dark days in the life of his grandson--five dates whose terrible events Jimmy will have to prepare himself to face. The first is to occur in his twentieth year; the second in his twent-third year; the third in his twenty-eighth; the fourth in his twenty-ninth; the fifth in his thirtieth.
Rudy is all too ready to discount his father's last words as a dying man's delusional rambling. But then he discovers that Josef also predicted the time of his grandson's birth to the minute, as well as his "exact" height and weight, and the fact that Jimmy would be born with syndactyly--the unexplained anomal of fused digits--on his left foot. Suddenly the old man's predictions take on a chilling significance.
What terrifying events await Jimmy on these five dark days? What nightmares will he face? What challenges must he survive? As the novel unfolds, picking up Jimmy's story at each of these crisis points, the path he must follow will defy every expectation. And with each crisis he faces, he will move closer to a fate he could never have imagined. For who Jimmy Tock is and what he must accomplish on the five days when his world turns is a mystery as dangerous as it is wondrous--a struggle against an evil so dark and pervasive, only the most extraordinary of human spirits can shine through.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Dec 2004
ISBN-13: 9780553804140
ISBN-10: 0553804146
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 401
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.75 x 10.0 x 1.75
Walmart No.: 553804146
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Life expectancy is a great book to read. The story's protagonist in the story, Jimmy doesn't have it easy because starting on his twentieth year alive the first of five horrible days start to begin. The plot in this story is great because it always keeps you guessing on what's going to happen next. The characters in the story are in my opinion the greatest thing this book has. I really like the relationship between the protagonists and the antagonists. It's unique and it's something I have not anywhere else. There is humor, a bit of romance, and whole lot of death in this book. If you like any of these things then I recommend you read this when you get the opportunity.

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