He probably always suffered the drawback to be writing at the same time as Stephen King. But he is a talented author.
My face seemed to have been starched, and my lips felt as if they had been stretched on a clothesline and pinned at both ends...
..and I couldn't figure out how anyone's eyes could twinkle so constantly as his unless implanted in them were motorized prisms that ceaselessly tracked environmental light sources.
I wish I could more clearly see Lorrie.
Breathless was okay, certainly not a 5 star effort, by any means. I mostly enjoyed the plot of the guy killing his brother and wish it was its own story, a novella or something. All the separate plot lines in the book seemed to be their own story, made the book feel like a book of short stories instead of a novel. I kinda wish it was, otherwise I'd have given it more than 2 stars.I just read my first Koontz novel, Breathless. I loved it, even though the ending was a bit hasty and jumbled. Many readers of the book felt the same way, and they went straight to Amazon to give the book a one star review. That was totally unfair! The story and the writing throughout the book was outstanding, just because the ending was a bit of a letdown is no reason to trash the book.
I didn't have high hopes for this book after reading some of the reviews here on Amazon. If you listened to them, you'd think this was the worst book Koontz ever written. I don't think that it is his worst, but it is far from his best. If you want to read his worst, check out Your Heart Belongs To Me.
Breathless didn't leave me breathless as much as I wanted it to, which is not at all. There are some interesting characters here with interesting plots that have little or no relation to each other until the end, where they are weaved together poorly.
Breathless felt like it wanted to be a book of short stories, stories that Koontz had left lying around, stuck them together and voila: Breathless. This would be a 5-star effort as a book of short stories, but as a novel, it falls flat. I love Koontz and I'd wish he'd release a book of short stories again. Strange Highways is a great piece of work.
Yes,that's the first.There are already two one-star reviews on Amazon from the Amazon Prime people for What the Night Knows. Again, they make their case, but they keep comparing this novel to Koontz's past books. If they genuinely feel that the book is a one-star, then so be it. But it's unfair to trash a book because it didn't meet the ideal of past works.
I just started Odd Thomas. So this is a series? Do I have the first one? I hope so. I almost called in sick to work so I could stay home and finish it. DON'T GIVE ME ANY SPOILERS!! I'm near the end and August 15 is starting. I'm shaking wondering how bad Pico Mundo is going to get hit.......
All right, grabbing my Oreo Cakesters and headed to the couch now. Locking the door first though...
I personally like King. He written some of my favorite books(Namely Salem's Lot,Pet Sematary,and Christine). Koontz is more of a thriller writer; if anything else.I do not want to offend people but personally I think dean Koontz is much better writer than Stephen King. It seems to me at least recently Stephen King just tries to think up sadistic and gruesome stuff but stories have no suspense or excitement. In his stories there is only bad in world nothing good. In Dean koontz books there are good and bad and the stories seem more believable as this is the way world really is.