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HarperCollins, 2001 - Male friendship - 634 pages
Peter Straub's most acclaimed and biggest-selling novel - a visceral thriller with its roots in Vietnam - now reissued in a new cover style and making its first appearance on the HarperCollins list. 'KOKO... ' Only four men knew what it meant. Vietnam vets. One was a doctor. One was a lawyer. One was a working stiff. One was a writer. All were as different as men could be - yet all were bound eternally together by a single shattering secret. And now they are joined together again on a quest that could take them from the graveyards and fleshpots of the Far East to the human jungle of New York, hunting an inhuman ghost of the past risen from nightmare darkness to kill and kill...

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User Review  - techeditor - LibraryThing

Both character and plot driven, with emphasis on "character," KOKO is a riveting literary thriller, with emphasis on "literary." It is good enough for my favorites shelf. This is a long book for a ... Read full review

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User Review  - JCAndrijeski - LibraryThing

Loved this book, too...part of my life-long obsession with the Vietnam war, maybe, but also I just love Straub's writing and his characterizations. This was only the second book of his I read, and it's stayed with me, even with years intervening. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Peter Straub was born in Milwaukee, and is the author of fourteen novels, including Ghost Story and The Talisman (with Stephen King). He has won the British Fantasy Award, two Bram Stoker Awards, the International Horror Guild Award and two World Fantasy Awards, and was elected Grand Master at the 1998 World Horror Convention. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He has lived in Ireland and England, and now lives in New York City.

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