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Subject: Dean Koontz's Older Books
Date Posted: 7/11/2007 11:18 AM ET
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Anyone have any really old Koontz books? His first ones? I've read most of his recent stuff and I'm looking for the older stuff. Doesn't matter to me if they have loose pages, if you smoke, if you have pets, if they're slightly soiled, etc......let me know. Thanks

Date Posted: 7/11/2007 11:25 PM ET
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I just did a search on Koontz books. They have older ones. I keep every Koontz book. My favorites being: Watchers, Lightening, Strangers. Have you read The Bad Place? Another great one. Happy hunting and reading. CindyM
Date Posted: 7/13/2007 4:44 PM ET
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I have   Shadowfires,    Hideaway,    Twilight Eyes,    One Door Away From Heaven,    and Sole Survivor 

These are extra's, I have all of his on my keeper shelf. All of these are good books.

Shadowfires is torn a little in the bottom of the spine but if you want that one I will do a 2 for 1 on it.

Christa

Date Posted: 7/13/2007 11:20 PM ET
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Weren't his very first books written under a pseudonym?  Wasn't it Leah Nichols or something like that?  I'm not sure if I have any of those or not, but I've read some from the library.  They're ok.  I have Night Chills and Darkfall on my bookshelf, and would throw in an almost postable copy of Strangers (one of his best) with either.



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Date Posted: 7/17/2007 10:10 AM ET
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I have about 4 on my bookshelf.

Date Posted: 7/21/2007 5:46 PM ET
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I have read "Door to December" and it was good.  But.... I am hoping that some of you can help me. My step daughter loves Mr. K. She was telling me about 3 books that Koontz has written, all containing the same person in these 3 books called Odd Thomas. I was looking thu the list of books that are on PBS to see if I could find one book that has all of those books together. Like a Trilogy, but didn't see one. Do you know if one excists? I'm trying to start a little early on xmas shopping...haha

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 10:53 AM ET
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I don't have any right now, but the best older ones of his that I liked are ...."The eyes of darkness" and "sole survivior"

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 7:42 PM ET
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You will probably have a hard time finding these in a hardback and I don't think it's in one book yet because the last one just came out. I have all of them in hardback but they are on my keeper shelf. I have Odd Thomas in paperback, just not posted yet. They are excellent stories!!! I absolutely love them and the last one was just as good. Good Luck finding these.

 

Christa

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 4:35 PM ET
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I have the "Odd Thomas" and "Forever Odd" listed.  These were excellent books!!!  Just waiting to get Brother Odd :)

 

Jen

Date Posted: 8/5/2007 12:02 AM ET
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I have about 7 of his books listed on my shelf.  I also have a paperback of darkfall, but it has a little water damage, but still very readable if anyone would be interested in that.  As far as the Odd Thomas Stories, I don't think that they have them out in a trilogy, but the first two, Odd Thomas and Forever Odd, are great.  Just got Brother odd today and haven't read it yet.

Date Posted: 8/5/2007 6:59 PM ET
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I have all Koontz's books and the Odd Thomas trilogy are some of my favorites. My daughter just informed me that someone is putting out a comic/manga out of pre-Odd Thomas. She said Dean Koontz is thrilled about it and can't wait to read it. If anyone else has heard about this let me know.
Date Posted: 8/10/2007 8:46 AM ET
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I have about 17 Koontz listed.   Willing to do 2 on 1.  Anyone interested pm me.

Date Posted: 8/16/2007 5:11 AM ET
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I have a older Koontz written under the name Leigh Nichols called the Eyes of Darkness, if you are still interested.

Date Posted: 8/16/2007 8:21 AM ET
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I have almost all of Dean Koontz books. I just can't give them up. I keep all of them.

A lot of my favorites by him are the newer ones. I loved Intensity. It was by far my favorite. Life Expectancy was also very good. I loved False Memory as well. Koontz is such a good writer!

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 11:56 AM ET
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She was telling me about 3 books that Koontz has written, all containing the same person in these 3 books called Odd Thomas. I was looking thu the list of books that are on PBS to see if I could find one book that has all of those books together. Like a Trilogy, but didn't see one. Do you know if one excists? I'm trying to start a little early on xmas shopping...haha

 

 

-It's called the Odd Thomas Series. It includes: Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, and Brother Odd

 

I'm not sure if I'm the first one to answer your question, but I was posting just in case :)

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 11:00 PM ET
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 One of Koontz's older books that is often overlooked is Cold Fire. An excellent Koontz book. My favorite by him actually. Maybe because it was the first one I ever read by him. Also look for books by Koontz under the names Brian Coffey and Leigh Nichols. He wrote under quite a few pseudonyms but these were the ones he wrote under most frequently.

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 2:15 PM ET
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I have almost nothing but Koonz books on my shelf :)

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