The Dead Town (DeanKoontz's Frankenstein, Book 5) - 0007354029
The war against humanity is raging. As the small town of Rainbow Falls, Montana, comes under siege, scattered survivors join together to weather the onslaught....... more
The war against humanity is raging. As the small town of Rainbow Falls, Montana, comes under siege, scattered survivors join together to weather the onslaught. Victor Frankenstein's nihilistic plan is to remake the future: a future in which mankind will be annihilated. To accomplish this aim he has created nothing less than the shock troops of the Apocalypse. Now the alliance of the good must make their last, best stand and do battle against overwhelming odds. And Deucalion, Frankenstein's original and flawed attempt at replicating life, must finally confront his evil creator. In a climax that will shatter every expectation, the fate of humanity hangs in the balance...
Odd Thomas is one of DeanKoontz's more heavily moralised horror thrillers, but is nonetheless charming and terrifying. Odd is an...... more
Odd Thomas is one of DeanKoontz's more heavily moralised horror thrillers, but is nonetheless charming and terrifying. Odd is an adolescent on the brink of adulthood who sees dead people and has a worryingly precise moral sense; the police chief of the small town of Pico Mundo--little world--relies on him heavily. Hardly has the book opened before a dead teenager leads Odd to her killer--and we are given to understand that this is the sort of thing that happens all the time. He does not just see the dead, however; he sees the thrill-seeking dark spirits that hang around unpleasant events, and he notices, on this particular day, that there are a lot more of them about than usual. Odd is haunted by dreams of dead bowling-alley staff and he wonders whether this might just be the day when the bowling-alley massacre takes place. The tone of voice here is almost saccharine, almost sinister--Odd and his friends and his sweetheart are vivid, cute and self-righteous. This is a bizarrely paced thriller because it follows the vagaries of an eccentric with his own ways of investigating things--it is as odd as its hero's name. --Roz Kaveney
Advantages: Excellent story, characters and that feeling when you can't put the book down (I could go on!) Disadvantages: None for me
...my top 5 Dean Koontz books and I have read most of his books.
The plot reminds me of a supernatural Se7en (Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman) with a sadistic killer offing victims in original and graphic ways. Koontz writing captured the pure menace of the killer perfectly which made the book nail biting.
Be warned that this book is quite heavy going on the fear factor and is defiantly a mix of horror...
Advantages: A lot of work must have gone into this book Disadvantages: As usual the leads are nicer than nice
False Memory is the 1999 novel by American author Dean Koontz.
With an impressive collection of popular novels False Memory is from part of his more recent work in my opinion as he expanded on the time of genre he covers.
Marty, a happily married, successful games designer takes her agoraphobic friend to therapy sessions in the hope of solving her fears.
Advantages: Nice short book with a simple plot Disadvantages: Not Koontz best work with a basic villain
Chase is the 1990 novel by American author Dean Koontz.
With an impressive collection of popular novels Chase forms part of his first works, in my opinion as he expanded on the time of genre he covers.
Ben Chase is a war hero with bitter memories.
Vietnam left him with a hard drinking habit, a mental breakdown and massive guilt.
So who will believe him when he swears...