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idbowman

idbowman

Age : 38
Location : Painesville, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-19

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PostSubject: Dean Koontz   Dean Koontz EmptyFri Mar 13, 2015 3:41 pm

Thought I'd give him a shot...I've been told by a million people that he's like Steven King crossed with James Patterson (that is, King-ish topics but with the pacing - and lack of depth - that Patterson churns out).

I don't know about the comparison, but so far it's ok. Not bad for a "pick it up and read" kind of thing, but not something I'd feel compelled to recommend (but the guy does have a way with metaphor, I'll give him that).
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scotties22

scotties22

Age : 39
Location : Missouri
Registration date : 2012-06-10

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Dean Koontz EmptyFri Mar 13, 2015 6:37 pm

I read A LOT of Koontz in college. I really love his writing. Now I'm going to have to go dig one of his books out and read it.
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Buckshot

Buckshot

Age : 73
Location : Southeast Michigan
Registration date : 2011-07-17

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Dean Koontz EmptyFri Mar 13, 2015 10:13 pm

I highly recommend the Odd Thomas series.
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Richard Burley

Richard Burley

Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Dean Koontz EmptySat Mar 14, 2015 12:56 am

I'm not a fan of his usual fare (I don't like the genre) but his Dark Rivers of the Heart was one of the most compelling page-turners I've ever read.
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Dean Koontz EmptySat Mar 14, 2015 10:05 am

He is a puzzler and at times, I don't care at all for his books. Some are very good.
I did enjoy the Frankenstein series (a re-imagining)
Odd Thomas - I didn't get that one
I have "The City" in my Kindle
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Dottleman

Dottleman

Age : 54
Location : Colorado
Registration date : 2011-08-07

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Dean Koontz EmptySat Mar 14, 2015 9:20 pm

Buckshot wrote:
I highly recommend the Odd Thomas series.

I totally forgot he wrote Odd Thomas! That was a good one! I used to devour Koontz books in the Marines. They were typically pretty good as far as my memory serves.
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Buckshot

Buckshot

Age : 73
Location : Southeast Michigan
Registration date : 2011-07-17

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Dean Koontz EmptySun Mar 15, 2015 1:03 pm

I have read a lot of his work, and I think "Intensity" is one of his best "edge of your seat" books.
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idbowman

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Age : 38
Location : Painesville, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-19

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Dean Koontz EmptyMon Mar 16, 2015 9:06 am

Buckshot wrote:
I highly recommend the Odd Thomas series.

That's exactly where I started. I've about wrapped up the first one and will probably slide right into the next one in the series.
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DrumsAndBeer

DrumsAndBeer

Age : 48
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Dean Koontz EmptyMon Mar 16, 2015 12:17 pm

I remember enjoying reading "Watchers," which had some well written gruesome moments. But ridiculous plot of "The Bad Place" with the main character being born of a hermaphroditic mother who impregnated herself, pretty much ruined me on Dean Koontz. I haven't picked up another one of his books since.
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Buckshot

Buckshot

Age : 73
Location : Southeast Michigan
Registration date : 2011-07-17

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Dean Koontz EmptyMon Mar 16, 2015 12:53 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
I remember enjoying reading "Watchers," which had some well written gruesome moments. But ridiculous plot of "The Bad Place" with the main character being born of a hermaphroditic mother who impregnated herself, pretty much ruined me on Dean Koontz. I haven't picked up another one of his books since.

But at least she knew who the father was. affraid
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DrumsAndBeer

DrumsAndBeer

Age : 48
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Dean Koontz EmptyMon Mar 16, 2015 1:30 pm

Buckshot wrote:
But at least she knew who the father was.   affraid

Sit down son, it's time we had a little talk about your father.. Razz
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StatHaldol

StatHaldol

Age : 64
Location : Louisiana
Registration date : 2011-04-21

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PostSubject: Re: Dean Koontz   Dean Koontz EmptyThu Mar 19, 2015 8:56 am

I've read several Koontz books. Although "Innocence" wasn't well received, it is one of my favorites.
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