If you were to look at my bookshelf you’d notice a few things. One would probably be that there are way too many toys for an adult. Another would be that 85% of the books are all by the same author; Dean Koontz.
Though a large number of his novels dip into the fantastic themes of the supernatural, extraterrestrial, or genetic research; others do deal with more “realistic” themes of obsessed murders, psychological conditions and glorified drama.
If anything, one thing I have always appreciate from his work are the characters. You can identify with them, one way or another. Whether the story is about a short order cook who can see the dead, a scrabble playing smart dog, or a pair of New Orleans detectives chasing Victor Frankenstein; you still find some way to connect.
One of Dean’s more realistic story-lines comes from a book titled ‘The Husband’. In this story the life of an ordinary gardener, Mitch, is turned upside-down when his wife is kidnapped. Her abductors have given Mitch 60 hours to come up with $2 millions dollars and they will give her back.
This is a story about how far you’ll go for love. What are your limits? Is there anything that could stop you from protecting someone you love?
Mitch is someone we all can relate to on one level or another. He’s like an every-man. He isn’t some uber-cop. He isn’t specially trained in arm-to-arm combat. He doesn’t have super powers. He is just a man who loves his wife.
So, I pose the same similar questions to you dear Lemonvibers. How far do you think you’d be willing to go for love? Be it platonic, familial, or romantic. Has your love for someone ever been tested?
If so, we want to hear your story.