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Koontz book with a paranormal twist


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#1    Joemama

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 04:42 AM

-Don't know if there are any Dean Koontz fans here.  His latest book "Breathless" had kind of a neat little paranormal element to it that was delightful.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 04:43 AM

Read some Dean Koontz in my early 20's....kinda freaked me out.  lol


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 04:45 AM

Am struggling to remember titles....there was one where a guy ends up on the moon or somewhere and there's giants cockroach things...was totally weird, ...but good.


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 04:48 AM

I love Koontz..he's got that twisted Stephen King imagination :yes:


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 04:53 AM

Koontz is brilliant, will have to get a hold of his new one. I've got about 20 of his on my bookshelf love near enough all of them.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:00 AM

The Bad Place....that was the one that freaked me out so much I still recall it years later.....lol


Think I'll buy myself a couple of his latest.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:02 AM

This was actually only the second Koontz book I've read, so I'm no expert, but if you like exploring the edge of possibility, this one will tickle you.

And-- the guy has only sold something like 400 million copies of various titles, so... figured there might be one or two on here that have heard of him.  :-)


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:04 AM

Am looking at his pic...is it my imagination or does he resemble Stephen King?



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Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:16 AM

Koontz is repetitive.

Some of his books are great. (I loved Odd Thomas.) Some of them stink.

He recycles character types too much for my tastes.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:18 AM

Ha!  The "other" Koontz book I've read is Odd Thomas


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:25 AM

View PostPurplos, on 04 February 2010 - 05:16 AM, said:

<br />Koontz is repetitive.<br /><br />Some of his books are great. (I loved Odd Thomas.) Some of them stink.<br /><br />He recycles character types too much for my tastes.<br />
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I agree, but I think most prolific writers are guilty of this.  Must be difficult, with so many stories, to maintain originality.
Better a character recycled than a complete storyline.


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:26 AM

"watchers" also freaked me out a little...reminded me of the Hunters in Resident Evil.


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:28 AM

Anyways....thank you, Anne Onymous (lol) for reminding me about Dean Koontz.


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:55 AM

Thank you for this. I will look to buy and read next. Just finishing up James Patterson's Witch and Wizard and it's a "cute" book - very simple reading and good for teens I think. If I wasn't interested in the paranormal it probably wouldn't have kept my attention though :lol:

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 08:48 AM

View PostShe-ra, on 04 February 2010 - 05:55 AM, said:

Thank you for this. I will look to buy and read next.
Ditto :tu:

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