When he sets out to find the missing five-year-old son of a former sweetheart, Christopher Snow believes that the lost children are still alive. He is convinced the disappearances have everything to do with the catastrophic effects of secret research conducted deep within Fort Wyvern. To keep those secrets, extremely violent and powerful forces are willing to conceal even the most heinous crimes.
Never before in Dean Koontz's phenomenal writing career has he created a character quite like Christopher Snow: a creation so complex, so fascinating that the author has felt compelled to return to him. Fans of Fear Nothing already know why. Those who meet him for the first time in Seize the Night will soon join millions of others whose imaginations have been touched by this unique character and the extraordinary, eerie world of Moonlight Bay.
First Snow: download Dean Koontz's original Moonlight Bay thriller, Fear Nothing (Unabridged).
©1998 Dean Koontz; (P)1998 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"No best-selling suspense novelist creates magnetic characters as consistently as Koontz does....This novel stands as vintage Koontz, a rousing crowd-pleaser that recapitulates some of his recurrent themes." (Publishers Weekly)
I like a book that mixes horror and comedy - it's an awkward blend of suspense and release.
I've read/listened to every King novel I could get my hands on over the years. Koontz name is always right there next to his in the book stores, and I could have sworn I've seen Koontz's name listed with King's when talking about good horror writers.
So, I decided to start out with his highest rated book on here. Start at the top and if I liked it, I'd try others.
One of the biggest drawbacks to becoming a writer is that you start to where an author breaks the rules. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
One rule I love is, "don't put an adverb or adjective in front of every noun and verb." Honestly, it just becomes so much fluff after awhile.
If I removed every adjective and adverb that didn't improve the narrative, this book would be a pamphlet. Every light is piercing, every noise is stifled, muffled, startling, alarming. Nobody says anything. They ask, question, imply, chortle, query, respond. These things become major pet peeves when an author not only abuses a rule but flat-out takes it on the Boston Marathon for a spin.
On to the main character, the super-hero.
Don't get me wrong, I've tried to give him the benefit of the doubt. This book is second out of a series. Maybe the first book explains his ability to know everything about an unknown person he's chasing; maybe it details how he knows exactly the intentions and deeds of a person he has yet to encounter.
But it just got in the way. Just tell me you're chasing a guy who you think stole a kid, who might be an evil person.
So here's my disclaimer. I'm not a writer. I write, but nothing's published, nothing's finished. Mr. Koontz has published a ton of books. A ton. I can't imagine a writer could be this bad and this prolific and continue to get published with an editor and a major publisher who somehow let this writing go. Maybe it was in style when the book came out?
I can't get through this book. I try, but his overboard descriptions and intuitive main character bore me to death. Two hours into the book and he's still only 15 minutes into the story. Whether I was a writer or just a listener, I believe that there's telling a story, and then there's cataloging your surroundings.
Hated the book. The narrator was good enough I suppose.
The story was told in the first person and I think the readers voice sounded to old.I had trouble remembering the story was about a young man in his 20's.They should have used the reader
for odd thomas.
I normally enjoy Dean Koontz books but this one seems to have been written when his judgement and editors were out to lunch. Every description has at least three increasingly inane comparators. In what should be an exciting scene, it drones on forever while perfectly spoiling any suspense that may have been built. The reader was awful and it was all I could do to get through it. Find something else.
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