Since this is part of a two-part series, I became quite attached to Christopher Snow. He reminds me quite a bit of Koontz's other multi-book hero, Odd Thomas. I've always loved Koontz's underdog heroes and Christopher Snow is no disappointment. The usual weirdness is present, but there's also a social slant (i.e. when do you move from science to playing God?) It took a chapter or two for me to warm up to the narrator, but once I did, I can't imagine anyone else doing Christopher Snow and if Koontz ever writes more in this series, I sincerely hope the same narrator performs them. The action was good, the science believable. As is typical with Koontz's writing, there are times when passages go on a bit longer than they could have, but it's not a deterrent. Koontz loves his words and he'll jam as many in there as he can. There are times when heit seems like he writes with a thesaurus sitting right next to his keyboard, looking up the least used word possible for a description. He tends to be a bit verbose, but, I don't mind. In the end, it almost always pays off. All of the typical Koontz elements were present: dog, check. Sarcastic friend, check. Strong-willed, smart, sassy woman, check. A truly enjoyable ride.
I'm a hardcore reader and art student. ;)
Funny Mystery Thriller
Yes it did. I didn't foresee the people who help the main character would have something major done to them.
This might be weird, but I like where he fought the animals, and were he mention Nancy Drew.
Yes, I had a lot of laughter from it.
Yes, it's a great story.
Although I loved the book, I was disappointed that it is only half of a story. Dean Koontz Usually at least has a resolution to the situation in each book even if he uses the same character in a new book...this one is "to be continued"
Clinical treatment and research awareness. Sci-fi to Science to Maximim PC/parenting. How to best network HDMA? 70% SciFi-thrillers-30% science
I have read almost all of Koontz. I used to think he was a pop S.K. clone, now I go for him first. Dean likes dogs and is an idealist at heart. This has the best developed and fantastic characters , story, and narration that fit like a glove. If I loose my place on this while listening from one drive to the next, there is no problem finding exactly where I was. Years later I remember it vividly, hearing it just as read by Szarabaijka. Also being a sci fi fan, this plot which follows into the next book in the series... with a third on the way..., is fantastic. The narrator, Szarabajka, was born to this SERIES. Starting out with Christopher, who roams the town at night due to an adventurous spirit, and a medical condition which is debilitating with UV exposure, we see a different view than most through his eyes. Not of a dangerous place, or through a foreign perspective. Chris is someone you can easily put yourself in his shoes, or I can. A good person who approaches the world with more intrest and enjoyment. Beloved by his friends who are generally all night owls in some way. Mom is just deceased, a scientist at a nearby military base, like a town to itself which seems to be fading from lack of funding/ etc. This is a well developed long novel that takes twists and turns, all fantastic, that keep you totally engrossed. I am ready to take a second go, and will probably get it now. Dean Koontz just seems to knock the ball out of the field on this one, and the sequel. I hope he is putting as much into the final? book (3rd) coming out hopefully soon, but doesn't feel he has to end it on number 3. I would like very much to live in Moonlight Bay, and will hopefully never grow tired of it. This series is the best story, by one of the best "horror" writers, as many might classify Koontz. I see him as a more inspirational writer of his varied genre. For those who do not see a well defined plot, I see a flowing story.
I would not opt for another narrator if I could.
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
This was a good read but I wish he would have come out with the meat of the story earlier as to delve further into the more interesting part of the book. As always good Koontz characters. Loved the pet parts. The narrator was okay, a little monotone for me.
Dean Koontz as Never disappointed me and Fear Nothing certainly didn't ! Great Story with some Really Cool Surfing Life Style insights!
I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.
"Fear Nothing" has a sort of ho-hum protagonist, Chris Snow, who can only come out at night..no he's not a vampire...he has a rare disease that causes him to get cancer from exposure to the sun. He lives in a small California town where strange things happen, has a best friend, who surfs at night with Chris, a dog for company and a girlfriend..both the best buddies are too cool for words and I wonder why they hang with the uber boring Chris.
I liked this book well enough to buy the following novel..there is supposed to be a third-back in 1990-but it's never showed up.
Lots of strange happenings made me need to replay bits of the reading because I got a little lost,but the narrator is really good. The plots are pretty involved. And there are quite a few sub plots and happenings.
I'd recommend it if you're a Koontz fan..if not, pass it by. It's not fantastic.
I'm not blind drunk, I'm just blind.
A long-time Koontz fan, I read the second volume in this duology first by mistake. Reading this book some years later it clarified some parts of the second book.
It all started when Christopher Snow, a 28-year-old man with XerodermaPigmentosum, travels to the local hospital to visit his dying father. Chris' condition, XP for short, is a rare genetic disorder that renders him dangerously vulnerable to ultraviolet light. This means he can't leave his house during the day or enter a normally lit room, since even brief expsure to V light, even if infrequent, can have severe longterm effects. Upon arriving at the hospital, Chris is shown to his father's room, where the dying man gives him a cryptic warning. "Fear nothing." It's soon afterward that Chris gets the first hint that something is wrong. HHaving gone to the hospital basement for a final moment of farewell, he accidentally witnesses the director of the funeral home engaged in a clandestine meeting with another man, in which the body of Steven Snow is switched with that of a brutally murdered drifter. And the only person who will speak of these bizarre events will be hideously murdered before she can finish.
All in all this is yet another excellent Koontz tale and Keith Szarabajka's narration doesn't leave much to be desired. His deep, slightly husky voice is well-suited to this type of story and he does a surprisingly good job on the surfer lingo found throughout the novel. All in all a very good listen.
the story and characters develepoment was good,always like a smart dog, now along with a cat, but wish would have been a finished ending didn't like Seize the Night in that regard.
That's a better title for this book, nothing happened, and I am a BIG Koontz fan! My favorites are Tick Tock, Mr. Murder, and Relentless, so with that in mind, believe me...this one sucked!