Book Reviews of Cold Fire

Cold Fire
Cold Fire
Author: Dean Koontz
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425199589
ISBN-10: 0425199584
Publication Date: 12/7/2004
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 161 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
I just finished this book yesterday and would have to put it in my ten best books of all time. It grabbed me from the beginning, had characters that I felt with, who made sense to me, and just enough descrition so you could see the events without being bogged down in adjectives. I will caution that if you are prone to nightmares, don't read this one at bedtime. Most of the book is pretty positive or at least tame on horror, but there are three or four sections (only one or two pages each) that are pretty graphically scary.
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Helpful Score: 3
Humorous and spellbinding. An apparent savior hides many secrets
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Helpful Score: 2
Not one of his best but still a very good read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Gripping, from beginning to end, can't put it down!
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Helpful Score: 2
Teacher Jim Ironheart, aptly named, is sent by forces unknown to save chosen people in life-threatening situations. By chance, a young but jaded reporter stumbles onto his missions, and joins him to investigate who is controlling him and why. Shared nightmares begin to point to an extraterrestrial influence, and the pair are forced to confront Ironheart's forgotten past for answers. Koontz ( The Bad Place , LJ 12/89), a master at maintaining mystery and suspense, weaves themes from earlier novels into this latest thriller. Even if the ending calls to mind DuMaurier and Hitchcock, Cold Fire contains all the ingredients--likable characters, nail-biting suspense, and above all, unlimited imagination--that will please Koontz's fans.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of my favorite Koontz novels. I like Dean's descriptive abilities, however, he often is very ambiguous concerning the evil in his books. This one deals with a man who has the ability to see the future. Great characters, a great story, well plotted.
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What would You think of a man who always turned up just in time to save someones life - and then moved on to do it again elsewhere. This is about such a man and the reporter who wants to know why...
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Teacher Jim Ironheart, aptly named, is sent by forces unknown to save chosen people in life-threatening situations. By chance, a young but jaded reporter stumbles onto his missions, and joins him to investigate who is controlling him and why. Shared nightmares begin to point to an extraterrestrial influence, and the pair are forced to confront Ironheart's forgotten past for answers.
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Great story about a mysterious man who finds himself (almost literally) with the help of a woman who loves him. Did I happen to mention the ENEMY? An implacable hate filled vile and putrescent being that enters this world through their dreams and which wants them both dead? The man also spends his time being sent around the world, by another unknown entity, to save certain people's lives in the nick of time.
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Not one of my favorite Koontz books.
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Another great Koontz read.
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Good read.
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If you are a Stephen King fan, and haven't read Dean Koontz, you owe it to yourself to discover his writing!
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Excellent! The ending is a total surprise. From the first three pages your hooked.
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Teacher Jim Ironheart, aptly named, is sent by forces unknown to save chosen people in life-threatening situations. By chance, a young but jaded reporter stumbles onto his missions, and joins him to investigate who is controlling him and why. Shared nightmares begin to point to an extraterrestrial influence, and the pair are forced to confront Ironheart's forgotten past for answers. Koontz ( The Bad Place , LJ 12/89), a master at maintaining mystery and suspense, weaves themes from earlier novels into this latest thriller. Even if the ending calls to mind DuMaurier and Hitchcock, Cold Fire contains all the ingredients--likable characters, nail-biting suspense, and above all, unlimited imagination--that will please Koontz's fans. For all popular collections.
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One of Koontz most detailed works kept me white knuckled for the entire book.
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Very original plot. It kept me guessing until the end of the book. The story was so gripping I couldn't put it down.
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In Portland, he saved a young boy from a drunk driver. In Boston, he rescued a child from an underground explosion. In Houston, he disarmed a man who was trying to shoot his own wife. Reporter Holly Thorne was intrigued by this strange, quiet savior named Jim Ironheart. She was even falling in love with him. But what power compelled an ordinary man to save twelve lives in three months? What visions haunted his dreams? And why did he whisper in his sleep: There is an Enemy. It is coming. Itll kill us all?
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Another crazy book by Koontz, this is a good one!
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Good book, with a different twist for an ending.
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Koontz is awesome!
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Excellent!
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IN PORTLAND, HE SAVED A YOUNG BOY FROM A DRUNK DRIVER, HE RESCUED A CHILD FROM AN UNDEERGROUND EXPLOSION. IN HOUSTON, HE DISARMED A MAN WHO WAS TRYING TO SHOOT HIS OWN WIFE. REPORTER HOLLY THORNE WAS INTRIGUED BY THIS STRANGE QUIET MAN NAMED JIM IRONHEART. SHE WAS EVEN FALLING IN LOVE WITH HIM. BUT WHAT POWER COMPELLED AN ORDINARY MAN TO SAVE 12 LIVES IN 3 MONTHS? WHAT VISIONS HAUNTED HIS DREAMS? AND WHY DID HE WHISPER IN HIS SLEEP: THERE IS AN ENEMY. IT IS COMING. IT'LL KILL US ALL...?
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Unforgettable tale and characters.
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Delicious!
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Excellent Koontz. I'm never sure where he is taking me but I sit back and enjoy the ride and I am always thrilled to see where we end up. So many twists and turns it will keep you guessing. Highly recommended.

Unabridged on 9 audio cassettes approx 16 hours (which go by so fast)
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Very surprised by the end.
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If you like Dean Koontz, you will like this book.
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Interesting story line...A man can see into the immediate future using his powers to save lives. He doesn't know where the power stems from and a reporter helps him discover the source.
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four stars
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Interesting book, but a little out there. I did figure out what was going on partway through the book, which is always fun.
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I just finished this book and it was fantastic!
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This is definitely not the best Koontz novel. I didn't really like the characters as much as his other notable ones. As for the story, it was interesting and bizarre. It's worth reading, but don't expect much compared to Koontz's other novels.
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anyone who's a fan of koontz knows he basically can't write a bad book, and Cold Fire is no different. I liked this one a little more than most Koontz's that I've read cuz it had a more romantic twist to it, which I like in a book. He definitely needs to weave more romantic themes into his work, he writes them very well
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I think that Koontz keeps the suspense level high in this book by crossing over many genres. Several interesting philosophical and theological issues come up. I found myself laughing and crying. I enjoyed myself immensely while reading this book. I was very pleased with this book, although it did not end the way I had expected.
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starts very slow
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Classic Dean Koontz. Great Book.
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In Portland,he saved a young boy fron a drunk driver. In Boston he rescued a child from an underground explosion. In Houston, he disarmed a man who was trying to shoot his own wife. Reporter Holly Thorne was intrigued by this strange, quiet savior named Jim Ironheart. She was even falling in love with him.But what power complelled an oridinary man to save 12 lives in three months? What visions haunted his dreams? and why did he whisper in his sleep:There is an Emeny. It is coming. It'll kill us all...?
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I love Dean Koontz, and this book lived up to all my expectations.
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Love anything by Dean Koontz
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One of Dean Koontz' best efforts!
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"In Portland, he saved a young boy from a drunk driver. In Boston, he rescued a child from an underground explosion. In Houston, he disarmed a man who was trying to shoot his own wife. Reporter Holly Thorne was intrigues by this strange, quiet savior named Jim Ironheart. She was even falling in love with him. But what power compelled an ordinary man to save twelve lives in three months? What visions haunted his dreams? And why did he whisper in his sleep, 'There is an enemy. It is coming. It'll kill us all.'?"
-from back cover
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Another Great Koontz!!!
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In portland
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Another book of his my daughter read she loves all his books
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Good condition. It's not my favorite Koontz book, but makes a good read. I didn't figure out the source of the "problem" until almost the end of the book, and even then I was surprised by the end.
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in portland,he saved a young boy, from a drunk driver,in boston, he rescued a child from an explosion, and why did he whisper in his sleep,there is an enemy ,it is coming?
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In Portland he saved a young boy for a drunk driver. In Boston he rescued a child from an underground explosion. In Houston he disarmed a man who was trying to shoot his own wife. Reporter Holly Thorne was intrigued by this strange quiet savior named Jim Ironheart - but what power compelled an ordinary man to save twelve lives in three months? What visions haunted his dreams? And why did he whisper in his sleep "There is an Enemy. It is coming. It'll kill us all..."
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In Portland, he save a young boy from a drunk driver. In Boston, he rescued a child from an underground explosion. In Houston, he disarmed a man who was trying to shoot his own wife. Reporter Holly Thorne was intrigues by this strange quite savior named Jim Ironheart. She was even falling in love with him. But waht power compelled and ordinary man to save twelve lives in three months? what visions haunted his dreams? and why did he whisper in sleep: there is an Enemy. It is comming. It'll kill us all...?
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Koontz thriller
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In Portland, he saved a young boy from a drunk driver. In Boston, he rescued a chld from an undergrouond explosion. In Houston, he disarmed a man who was trying to shoot his own wife. Reporter Holly Thorne was intrigued by this strange quiet savior named Jim Ironheart. She was even falling in love with him. But what power compelled an ordinary man to save twelve lives in three months? What visions haunted his dreams? And why did he whisper in his sleep: There is an Enemy. It is coming. It'll kill us all...?
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In Portland, he saved a you7ng boy from a drunk driver. In Boston, he rescued a child from an underground explosion. In Houston, he disarmed a man who was trying to shoot his own wife. Reporter Holly Thorne was intrigued by this strange quiet savior named Jim Ironheart. She was even falling in love with him. But what power compelled an ordinary man to save twelve lives in three months? What visions haunted his dreams: And why did he whisper in his sleep: There is an enemy. It is coming. It'll kill us all........?