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Old 11-01-2004, 01:57 PM
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why? what's it about...I mean besides the obvious.
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Old 11-01-2004, 03:04 PM
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its really bad trust me. i forget what it is exactly about
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Old 11-03-2004, 04:17 PM
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some helpful links to those of you who haven't read that much of koontz
http://home.earthlink.net/~abdk-faq/faq.htm#books

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this is probably the most interesting link for me
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:29 PM
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Is Koontz's book
"From the corner of his eye "
any good
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Old 11-13-2004, 12:39 PM
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what about the strangers also they were both given to me and i want to know if either are wotrh the read...?
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Old 11-13-2004, 01:39 PM
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I like Dean Koonz's ideas but I don't think he is a particularily good writer......I think SK is much better. IMO.....

I read some Harlen Ellison along time ago..was told if I liked SK I would really like his stuff. It was excellent, but I can't find his books anymore.
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Old 11-13-2004, 02:40 PM
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I like Dean Koonz's ideas but I don't think he is a particularily good writer......I think SK is much better. IMO.....

I read some Harlen Ellison along time ago..was told if I liked SK I would really like his stuff. It was excellent, but I can't find his books anymore.
Ellison is fantastic .. blows King and Koonts away.
More of a short story writer though .. and more 'alternative fiction' than horror.

Koontz wrote some decent sci-fi ages ago .. which is why i dont mind the newer stuff he wrote with a sci-fi bent ..

But as far as his other books go .. they're the same as most of the big seller horror author - full of tired cliches and poorly drawn characters. Light bathroom reading ...
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Old 11-13-2004, 06:23 PM
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Old 11-13-2004, 07:13 PM
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i like both authors. i've been reading stephen king since i was 16. Koontz is more of a suspense writer with an intellectual edge. king writes horror with better character studies.
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Old 11-13-2004, 07:34 PM
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Is Koontz's book
"From the corner of his eye "
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i read it and while the "meat" of the story is very well written and very good, IMO, the ending kinda left me flat. but i would still reccomend it, just be prepared for a "blah" ending.

other koontz books which i enjoyed are "watchers" (the best IMO), "phantoms", "intensity" (HIGHLY recommended), "servants of twilight" and "the face of fear".
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