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Subject: giving koontz a second try
Date Posted: 7/30/2008 10:59 PM ET
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so when i was in high school i tried out koontz. i wasn't too impressed, but i'm willing to give him a second try. i can't remember the names of the books i read, but i do remember one had crazy rabid monkeys. false memory, maybe? i don't know, it was a long time ago (long enough ^^) and i wasn't too engaged. anyway, what do you guys recommened from him?

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 11:24 PM ET
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My favorites are The Bad Place and Twilight Eyes.  I tend to like his older stuff best. Intensity was pretty good, though.

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 12:23 AM ET
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My favorite is Lightning. I recommend the older stuff.

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 1:22 AM ET
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I liked Koontz when I was younger, but for some reason never pick up any new books of his. One of my favorite older ones was called The Fun House which he wrote under the name of Owen West.  I still have it and maybe I'll give it a re-read myself.

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 12:28 PM ET
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i'll have to try those, thanks!

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 3:07 PM ET
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Watchers, Lightening and Strangers are my favs.
Date Posted: 7/31/2008 11:02 PM ET
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I loved From the Corner of His Eye...probably my favorite.  I also really like False Memory...I don't remember any rabid monkeys tho.  Oh and Odd Thomas.  I liked that one so much I wrote to Dean and he wrote back.  :-)

Date Posted: 8/3/2008 11:52 PM ET
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The Monkeys are from the Seize the Night series (2 books I think) which I liked but like most people on here will agree, his older books were much more scarier and fun to read.  He seems to be taking a page from Stephen King now and making things long an drawn out.  These were my favorites from back in the day:

 

Phantoms

Tick Tock

Intensity

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 8:06 PM ET
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I don't care for Koontz either

Date Posted: 8/6/2008 2:36 AM ET
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I really liked Phantom.  I'm not a huge Koontz fan, but I enjoyed that one.

Date Posted: 8/10/2008 10:54 PM ET
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I never cared for Koontz either. I know I read a few books when I was younger but wasn't all too excited about them.
Date Posted: 9/6/2008 4:02 PM ET
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I agree his older books are much better than his newer ones.  My favorites are: Watchers, Phantoms, Shattered, Icebound, The house of thunder Face of fear.  They are fast paced, not wordy like his newer books.

Date Posted: 9/11/2008 12:20 PM ET
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My favorites are also older - Watchers, Strangers, and Midnight.

Date Posted: 11/18/2008 6:10 PM ET
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From the Corner of His Eye and the Odd Thomas books are really good