Search Results: "Dean Koontz"


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ASHLEY BELL by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Albeit slightly drawn out as it rolls to its conclusion, Koontz's novel cuts between the fantastical and the believable to dissect evil, explore the power of imagination, and probe the parameters of consciousness."
Koontz (The City, 2014, etc.) searches the shadow lands of Elsewhere, a mystical terrain where Bibi Blair confronts a rare brain cancer.Read full book review >

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THE CITY by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Koontz offers a passable modern fairy tale about good and evil, love and loyalty."
Koontz (Innocence, 2013, etc.) genre-bends the metaphysical into a coming-of-age story, one measuring love's parameters. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE NIGHT KNOWS by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"A good ghost story is all about the suspension of disbelief, which is hampered here by haphazard plotting. Still, Koontz has a pile of unswervingly loyal fans for whom the screw may turn no matter."
In his latest, Koontz (Breathless, 2009, etc.) makes the case that the only thing worse than a serial killer might be his ghost. Read full book review >

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THE FACE by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 27, 2003

"High art? Mm, maybe, let's wait and see—and does it matter anyway?"
Koontz flexes his muscles and sets forth like a demigod to create his most strongly anchored novel since 1995's Intensity, a work sheathed with darkness and wreathed with wiry metaphor. Read full book review >

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DRAGON TEARS by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1993

"Koontz gets a bit preachy about social decay—but his action never flags in this vise-tight tale that'll rocket right to the top of the charts. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for March)"
An electrifying terrorfest in which Koontz (Hideaway, 1992, etc.), inking his silkiest writing yet, takes on the serial-killer novel and makes it his own. Read full book review >

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A BIG LITTLE LIFE by Dean Koontz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Heady stuff for a pup, but Koontz's talent lies in making the preposterous believable. Was Trixie some sort of angel? Regardless, her enchanting story will have fans panting for more."
In his nonfiction debut, mega-bestselling novelist Koontz (In Odd We Trust, 2008, etc.) presents a humorous, poignant portrait of his remarkable dog. Read full book review >

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RELENTLESS by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"Loosely plotted to say the least, but readers who can suspend disbelief after a line like this uttered by a six-year-old—'Mom, you've got to convince him to get a new agent'— may find some rewards."
A bestselling author and a death-dealing critic mix it up in this middling effort from thrillermeister Koontz (The Good Guy, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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ODD THOMAS by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2003

"With its tender surprise ending, call it It's a Wonderful Sixth Sense, built out of wet pulp and milk."
Koontz's suspense masterpieces (Intensity, 1996; The Face, 2002) have tight plots or strikingly enclosed worlds. But you can't win 'em all, and despite the lift he strives for, these pages go by on automatic pilot. Read full book review >

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STRANGE HIGHWAYS by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 1995

"Strange highways—but little feeling of freshness or originality. (First printing of 500,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
For his 19th book, the incredible Koontz (Mr. Murder, 1993, etc.) kicks off a change of publisher (the brand-new Tartikoff/Warner imprint) with his first-ever collection. Read full book review >

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COLD FIRE by Dean Koontz
Released: Jan. 16, 1990

Koontz's sleekest novel in years—a swift psychospiritual adventure about a miracle-worker and the woman who loves him. Read full book review >

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THE SILENT CORNER by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Perhaps Koontz's leanest, meanest thriller, this initial entry in a new series introduces a smart, appealing heroine who can outthink as well as outshoot the baddest of bad dudes."
After discovering that an odd surge in suicides, including that of her decorated Marine husband, was triggered by nanotech brain implants, FBI agent Jane Hawk goes rogue to root out the evil conspiracy behind the deaths. Read full book review >

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VELOCITY by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2005

"T.S. Eliot meets Charles Dickens in these pages (yes!), which only underscores that Koontz's brilliant plotting and paste characters never add up to the one Rapturously Memorable Work many expect from his dancing intelligence."
Companion to 1996's Intensity: a spiritedly deft set of plates kept twirling in the air as Koontz takes on himself all the weight of his speed-driven suspense. Read full book review >