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The I.P.O. (2013)

by Dan Koontz(Favorite Author)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 3
0615879934 (ISBN13: 9780615879932)
Beverly Ann Publishers
review 1: Once I started the book, I couldn't put it down. I thought the premise was an interesting one, and liked the story line that followed several of the children into adulthood, and the intrigue regarding who was behind all of the sudden deaths of family members.It was also nice to read a book that wasn't full of sex, violence and bad language.The ending surprised me a bit. Not sure how I felt about it, which was probably the intention of the author.This was my first Dean Koontz book, and I look forward to reading more.
review 2: I thought the premise was interesting...people investing (as in stocks) in orphaned children with amazing potential in one area or another, being corporate 'parents' with 'real' handpicked adoptive parents doing the actual raising...and
... morethe ethical considerations behind that. There's some underhanded dealings going on, which three of the now young adult orphans try to deal with. I liked the direction the book took with that storyline. Unfortunately, the ending was a cop-out for me, unless there is some kind of sequel planned. The author created this character, Ryan, who seemed to have ethics and morals and then left him in charge of this immoral and unethical project with no indication that Ryan would do anything to change the situation. The author should read the books by Geoffrey Neil, Wanton Regard, Human Resources, and Dire Means (I have no connection to Neil other than as a reader). He has characters who wrestle with moral dilemmas, and don't compromise themselves. less
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Seriously more than a little disturbing like only Koontz can do.
Great read!
Great book
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