Search Results: "Dean Koontz"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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THE TAKING by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 25, 2004

"One prays that this genius will write the great novel he has in him, something like A Death in the Family or The Violent Bear It Away."
After last year's Odd Thomas, well-shaped but less than gripping, the amazing Koontz hits some brilliantly stylish pages, but just some, those among his best since 1995's Intensity. 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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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 >