Search Results: "Dean Koontz"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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THE GOOD GUY by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 29, 2007

"Dark suspense leavened by just enough sentiment."
Another likable thriller by Koontz (Brother Odd, 2006) pits a decent guy against the arbitrary forces of evil. Read full book review >

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LIFE EXPECTANCY by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2004

"Koontz is a topflight suspense writer, but this error only the fans will love."
Koontz shoots for a seriocomic horror novel and takes a dive. 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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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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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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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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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 >