The Taking by Dean Koontz March
As a requirement for Reading Process
by: Chelea Paula Tabamo
Reflect. Indeed the first part of the book gave me Goosebumps. The beginning is just a part of the whole book which is most thrilling. It is my first time to read this kind of book and I think sci-fi is a genre that is worth reading especially Koontz as the author. The book gives some guidelines if the world may be invaded by ET’s. You can feel the emotions of the characters. The author achieved its goal, that is to entertain the readers and maybe sort of to scare the readers. I think the book is very good and recommendable. It was kind of Molly to follow her instinct of saving the children from the things that surrounds them. The foul smelling moss crawling to the trees and inside the house. Those creatures that is grotesque in form. It’s a matter of survival.
Connect. Everytime it is raining I can imagine what Molly had done when she woke up in the middle of the night at the porch with the coyotes. Well, the end of the world is coming, it’s just no one knows when. There are many predictions about it like alien invasion, pandemic, a large meteor and many onthers. So, if this time comes, we must be ready at all cost. I come to think of it as guide to whenever these things appear in the future I may know what to do.
Question. Why did the prince of the aliens retreated? When Molly encountered this alien in the bank and said something as guardian to the children, the alien withdraw and went back to the hover above the building. I wonder, what may be the reason? Even Molly could not fit the puzzle. It also leaves this question mark in the readers mind. But I guess, the alien doesn’t want to invade the Earth anymore because of the courage and braveness that it saw from Molly for protecting the children.
Predict. After that encounter in the bank the day after was peaceful and everything returned to their original state. The sun was shining. Then, there were some who arrived by group consists of adults, mostly children and pets. I predict that, soon the children will forget the entire worst things that had happened and think of it as bad dreams that will never happen again. As for Molly and Niel, well there having a baby, and I guess they will try their best to move on and be happy.
Ends at Hand
Rain, you’ll never know
What can be seen over the window?
Be prepared now till tomorrow
It brings darkness
With air full of foulness
Fills your heart with emptiness
They see, hear, and smell
Summons creature from hell
Without mercy they kill
Child at ease
Tutelary brings peace
Worlds end at its consequence