Search Results: "Dean Koontz"


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INNOCENCE by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2014

"Something different this way comes from Mr. Koontz's imagination. Enjoy."
In a shift from his usual exploration of the fantastical and supernatural, Koontz's (Odd Apocalypse, 2012, etc.) new book contemplates an apocalyptical confrontation between good and evil. Read full book review >

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ODD APOCALYPSE by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2012

"Entertaining. Koontz's fans will gobble this one up."
Koontz (Odd Hours, 2008, etc.) drops Odd Thomas, likable fry cook and spirit-sensing savant, into Roseland, a castle near Montecito, Calif., a place "one hundred stops beyond Oz on the Tornado Line Express." Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2010

"Comic strip characters and pedestrian prose—pretty silly stuff really, but we all know how it works for Koontz: 400,000,000 copies sold in 38 languages, give or take."
In the fourth installment of his Frankenstein series (Dead and Alive, 2009, etc.), Koontz posits a new kind of vexation with the same old objective: Kill everybody. Read full book review >

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SOLE SURVIVOR by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 13, 1997

"These are Koontz's great years. (First printing 600,000; Literary Guild main selection; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
With only a sliver less suspense, Koontz follows up 1996's Intensity with an afterlife novel about a plane crash. Read full book review >

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HIDEAWAY by Dean Koontz
Released: Jan. 16, 1992

"A grandly melodramatic morality play that will have Koontz's fans—both here and in heaven—cheering. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for March)"
Koontz's novels crest bestseller lists not only for their heart-pounding horrors but also for their celebration of righteousness and redemption. 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 >

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FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 2000

"Is Koontz, like Stephen King, being sucked toward the mainstream novel? Not a smart move, though this one fumbles for the heartstrings."
Koontz's magnum opus swells to over 600 extra-deep pages and takes big chances but remains a staunch page-turner throughout. Read full book review >

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FALSE MEMORY by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 1999

"Although the whole story could have been told to better effect in 300 pages, Koontz deftly sidesteps clichÇs of expression while nonetheless applying an air pump to the suspense: an MO that keeps his yearly 17-million book sales afloat."
Koontz widens his canvas dramatically while dimming the hard brilliance common to his shorter winners:1995's taut masterpiece, Intensity, and 1998's moon-drenched midsummer nightmare, Seize the Night. Read full book review >

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INTENSITY by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 1996

"A suspense masterpiece that leaves its competitors buried in dust. (First printing of 600,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
Written with Krazy-Glu, Koontz's 27th book is his most gripping chiller yet. 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 >