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scaredyKat
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Default  Posted: 8:35 PM, September 9th (Monday)

I discovered him when I ran out of SK books long ago. My all time favorite is Watchers. If you are an animal lover, it's just great.
The creepiest one I remember was Midnight. I didn't sleep that night, and later, kept imagining my son becoming part computer....


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epiphany2006
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Default  Posted: 9:51 PM, September 9th (Monday)

My fav Dean Koontz are From the Corner of His Eye, By the Light of the Moon, and the Odd Thomas series, Life Expectancy, One Door Away from Heaven. Shoot, pretty much all of them.


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wildbananas
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Default  Posted: 10:31 PM, September 9th (Monday)

I love a lot of his books but I think my favorite is "Lightning."


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trumanshow
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Default  Posted: 8:34 AM, September 20th (Friday)

I loved his earlier books but thought he jumped the shark about the time of "From the Corner of His Eye"


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JanaGreen
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Default  Posted: 9:15 AM, September 20th (Friday)

Intensity. Best Dean Koontz book!

Although I loved Watchers too. It was so sweet.


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darkbeast
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Default  Posted: 9:17 AM, September 20th (Friday)

Brightbeauty loves Dean Koontz. I had never been interested in him (or Stephen King). I picked up "Frankenstein: Prodigal Son" at the used bookstore recently and it's the best thing I've read in a while. Quick and fun--it's brain candy!


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JanaGreen
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Default  Posted: 9:52 AM, September 20th (Friday)

I loved the Frankenstein books!

A lot of people like the Odd Thomas books. I thought they were ok but couldn't really get into them.


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Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 1:42 PM, September 20th (Friday)

Dean Koontz is all over the map.

If you want to never ever EVER sleep again, I recommend "The Taking."

I second wb's "Lightning" recommendation - that one is epic.

His "Odd Thomas" books are a kinda Stephen Kingish, but not quite as detailed (or complicated, if you will)


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LosferWords
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Default  Posted: 5:13 PM, September 20th (Friday)

Intensity. Best Dean Koontz book!

I'm going to have to agree with you there, Jana!


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Teach8
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Default  Posted: 6:04 PM, September 20th (Friday)

Yup...loved Intensity! Definitely my favorite. Like Odd Thomas and Frakenstein...but still...can't replace The Stand or It by King. :)


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JanaGreen
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Default  Posted: 3:37 PM, September 24th (Tuesday)

If you want to never ever EVER sleep again, I recommend "The Taking."

I'm not sure if I've read that - honestly a lot of his books kind of run together for me. I'll have to read the plot summary!

ETA: OK I don't think I've read that. I did remember another one I read recently, 77 Shadow Street. It was pretty good, but the novella included at the end, The Moonlit Mind, was better. I really wanted more of THAT story.

[This message edited by JanaGreen at 3:41 PM, September 24th (Tuesday)]


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