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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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ONE DOOR AWAY FROM HEAVEN by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 2001

"Certain to ring the topmost bell on all bestseller lists as Koontz lights up a dark galaxy."
The Koontz of the darkly concentrated 1996 suspense masterpiece Intensity has clearly walked over a bed of glowing coals, emerged spiritually recharged by the Presence, and now disgorges sweetness and light along with suspense, even more so than in his most recent page-turner, From the Corner of His Eye (2000). 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 >