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PostSubject: Dean Koontz   Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:19 am

These are the Dean Koontz books I've read:

The Husband
Forever Odd
City of Night with Ed Gorman
Velocity
Prodigal Son with Kevin J. Anderson
Life Expectancy
The Taking
Odd Thomas
The Face
By the Light of the Moon
One Door Away from Heaven
From the Corner of His Eye
False Memory
Seize the Night
Fear Nothing
Sole Survivor
Demon Seed
Ticktock
Intensity
Strange Highways (includes a collection of short stories)
Icebound
Dark Rivers of the Heart
Winter Moon
Dragon Tears
Mr. Murder
Hideaway
Cold Fire
The Bad Place
Midnight
Lightning
The Servants of Twilight
Shadow Fires
Watchers
The Door to December
Twilight Eyes
Darkfall
Phantoms
The House of Thunder
The Eyes of Darkness
The Mask
The Funhouse
The Voice of the Night
Whispers
The Key to Midnight
The Face of Fear
The Vision
Night Chills
Shattered
Chase

The ones I really, really liked:
Mr. Murder
The Bad Place
Intensity
Night Chills
One Door Away From Heaven

The ones I didn't like:
The Taking
Odd Thomas and Forever Odd
Seize The Night and Fear Nothing

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:22 am



Martin Stillwater is a novelist with a wife and children he adores -- and an imagination he can't control. One rainy afternoon, a stranger breaks into Martin's house and accuses him of stealing his family, his name, and his life. Martin has no choice but to take his family and flee, even as he questions his own sanity. But wherever they go, the stranger is right behind them.

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:27 am



Micky Bellsong is a young woman at a crisis point in her life, using a stay at her Aunt Geneva's to sort things out. Then the precocious and deformed Leilani Klonk walks into her life, telling stories of her stepfather and drugged-up mother, who believe aliens will beam the girl into their mothership and heal her deformities before her 10th birthday. But tales of the stepfather's vicious past, including his hand in several murders, leave Micky believing that a far more terrible fate awaits her friend. So when the parents take off with Leilani, Micky pursues.

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:52 am

I read one of his books... YEARS ago!! I can't remember the name of it... only that it took place in the hospital, and some demented doctor was killing his patients. Freaked me out, big time. First and last book of his that I read.

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:54 am

Oh! I remember that one... actually, he's done a couple with demented doctors... is it the one where the woman's got amnesia and she keeps having visions of the guys who raped her? Freaky-deaky stuff, that was.

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:59 am

I don't remember, Grant... it's seriously been YEARS since I read that book. But, it scared the crap outta me. No more Koontz books for me!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:17 am

You could try something light of his, like "By The Light Of The Moon". It's kind of sweet in its own way. A lot of his earlier stuff is pretty hardcore, and I love it. Lately he's been slipping a bit, but his books are still pretty good.

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:25 pm

I'm much more a fan of scifi/fantasy books!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:56 pm

He's got some podcasts on his website. Pretty amusing. Guess you'd have to be a fan or know a couple of his books to really get the urge to listen to them.

http://deankoontz.com/entertainment/podcasts.php



(Kris, try the Frankenstein books he wrote; they're kind of scifi/horror (not really fantasy, though). I think Sherry's got the first two. The third book should be released later this year, I believe.)

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:54 am

I didn't know he had that many books. Jesus! How do people have that much stuff going on in their brains?

I just finished the Husband and read some (2?) of the Odd Thomas books and a few others ayear or so ago. A friend of mine is into him and lends me them. Good writing.
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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:40 pm

I just grabbed The Good Guy in paperback and will read it when I get some time. I actually haven't finished Brother Odd yet, which is the third Odd Thomas story. A lot of people like the series, it just kind of bores me. I like 1980's Koontz better, though he had some good comedy/drama stories this decade.

He's had a lot more books than what I listed above. Some I can't find, and plenty I don't know about.

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:54 am

Almost finished his latest book (Your Heart Belongs To Me). I hated it.

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:55 am

I think you've read more Koontz books than books I've read.

And I'm only half kidding.

Are his books all horror, like a Stephen King or what?

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:23 am

He started off more sci fi, then went into Horror... recently he's kind of all over the place. He's really gotten sentimental in his old age and love plays a big part in all of his books now. Pisses me off, and it comes across as a bit corny. Get 80's Koontz for the best stuff. Even 90's is cool. In the 2000's... he's gotten more popular, but I enjoy it a lot less.

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:25 am

Top 5 best Koontz... more sci-fi than horror... give me your suggestions and I'll check them out. Heard so much about dude over the years.

Sucks about the corn factor.

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:39 am

Try:
The Bad Place
From the Corner of His Eye
Night Chills
Phantoms

........Hideaway? Maybe

There's a movie of Hideaway with Jeff Goldblum, and I think Alicia Silverstone. Not as good as the book naturally. The movie for Phantoms has Ben Affleck in it. Forget who else.

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