Search Results: "Dean Koontz"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 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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MR. MURDER by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 27, 1993

"Blood pours; children shriek; Alfie makes like a werewolf on steroids while Marty acts like a lion—and Koontz nails the reader to the page once again, despite the soapboxing. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for December)"
Koontz's earliest thrillers (Night Chills, etc.) were stripped-down vehicles designed for speed and suspense, nothing more. 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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SEIZE THE NIGHT by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 29, 1998

"With headlong glee, Koontz again unveils encyclopedic intelligence about how things work in the physical world—and how to bolt sentences into the moonlight."
This tour de force, though less intense than Intensity (1996), has Koontz, the nimble master of the macabre, inventing a hugely empty California army base once used for secret experiments and now, in its vast, moonlit state, called Dead Town. Read full book review >

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DARK RIVERS OF THE HEART by Dean Koontz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 1994

"Unrelenting excitement, truly memorable characters, and ample food for thought launch this one to almost certain bestsellerdom. (First printing of 500,000; Literary Guild main selection)"
It is difficult to imagine a reader who won't be hooked by this thriller about government power run amok and a man and woman on the run from the madman who wields that power. Read full book review >