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Old 06-18-2022, 10:52 AM   #16
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How about his Odd Thomas books?
Someday... I do have the first one.
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How about his Odd Thomas books?
I tried the first one and decided it wasn't for me.
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This is all the fault of the FREE/BARGAIN - Horror/Supernatural thread, I swear...

In that thread, Phantoms by Dean R. Koontz (it was a book from back when he had a middle initial) went on sale. That started a mini-discussion.

I mentioned liking Whispers, Phantoms, and Watchers the most. At the time, I didn't remember reading Lightning, but after reading about it, I'm sure I did read it, and it was kind of bonkers! And how come I forgot to mention Midnight?!

So now I am nostalgic and wondering which Dean Koontz books I should read that I missed. I was reading him the the 1990s, but I didn't end up reading some of his most popular books (like Intensity).

And which of the books I loved I should re-read first?!

Note: More recently, I read Your Heart Belongs to Me and liked parts of it (the subtle creepiness) -- but was put off by how it was handled. (I reviewed it for AAR.) I haven't gotten into the Odd Thomas series.

And I am nostalgic for some of his even earlier stuff: The Face of Fear, The Vision, Night Chills, and The Key to Midnight. I also liked The Voice of the Night (but forgot to mention it). I recently learned several of them are available on Kindle Unlimited!

The most obscure Koontz book I might own is a battered copy of How to Write Best-Selling Fiction. It's a rare one, but my copy is probably worth a lot less because I wrote notes about my own story in it.
My favorite from him will always be Servants of Twilight most likely. Loved that book and have read more than once. I am iffy on Koontz in general. I find that most of his thriller-suspense type stuff I dislike. When he veered more into horror it was usually better. I have a lot of his still left to read when I get a chance.
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My favorite from him will always be Servants of Twilight most likely. Loved that book and have read more than once. I am iffy on Koontz in general. I find that most of his thriller-suspense type stuff I dislike. When he veered more into horror it was usually better. I have a lot of his still left to read when I get a chance.
Have you seen the movie adaptation of Servants of Twilight from 1991?

It has a 5.2 stars average on IMDB. IIRC the production qualities were disappointing. (It might have been a made for TV movie.) But Grace Zabriskie was great.

It's free with ads on the Roku Channel.
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