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Lionne posted 9/9/2013 20:35 PM

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....

epiphany2006 posted 9/9/2013 21:51 PM

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.

wildbananas posted 9/9/2013 22:31 PM

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

trumanshow posted 9/20/2013 08:34 AM

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

JanaGreen posted 9/20/2013 09:15 AM

Intensity. Best Dean Koontz book!

Although I loved Watchers too. It was so sweet.

darkbeast posted 9/20/2013 09:17 AM

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!

JanaGreen posted 9/20/2013 09:52 AM

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.

Jrazz posted 9/20/2013 13:42 PM

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)

LosferWords posted 9/20/2013 17:13 PM

Intensity. Best Dean Koontz book!

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

Teach8 posted 9/20/2013 18:04 PM

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

JanaGreen posted 9/24/2013 15:37 PM

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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