Book Reviews of House of Thunder

House of Thunder
House of Thunder
Author: Dean Koontz
ISBN-13: 9780747236610
ISBN-10: 0747236615
Publication Date: 4/14/1994
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent Koontz book, I have actually read this book twice and it was even better the second time around. Hope you enjoy.
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Helpful Score: 3
A slow drawn out read. The ending was brilliant and worth the effort. I think this would have been a better short story.
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Helpful Score: 2
An exceptional novelist...top-notch!
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Helpful Score: 2
A page turner that will keep you guessing until the end.
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Dean Koontz is a master of his trade. This little gem of a book was memorable to me. The protagonist is a woman who wakes up in a hospital with amnesia, and she (with us along for the ride) must unravel what happened to her. Great!
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a good book, however I wasn't able to get into like his others. The ending is really strange, you definitly don't see it coming.
Susan wakes up in a hospital room unable to remember her name. What accident brought her here? Why can't she remember anything and why is she sure someone is lying to her? Who are the 4 shadowy strangers waiting in the corridors. Step by step she unlocks her mind, and step by step she approaches the single most frightening night of her life...waged by 4 men in the House of Thunder.
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Helpful Score: 2
Typical Koontz, if you like his writing, they're all entertaining and usually thought provoking.
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Helpful Score: 2
Beginning is exciting, mid-part drags a little, ending is clever but somewhat unbelievable. All in all, better than average suspense thriller.
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Early and classic Koontz.
A terrified woman wakes up in a hospital, with only shadowy memories of 4 strangers. Good mystery by a brilliant storyteller.
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Helpful Score: 2
I completely loved this book and I reccomend it to anyone.
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Helpful Score: 2
A young woman came to in a hospital in a town she had never heard of and was told she was in a bad car accident. She can't remember anything about where they told her they worked. And dead men from a terrible incident in her youth are everywhere in this hospital and are threatening her......very good and with a completely surprise ending.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is absolutely one of his best books. The title is fitting too- House of Thunder.
The house in this book is not one I've forgotten- even though I read this book years ago. And the characters, the ones that aren't on the good side, have left lasting impressions. I know I'll read the book again, I'm betting it will freak me out as much as the first time around.

The best part of this book was the ending- it gave me a bit of a surprise.
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Another good Dean Koontz novel
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Quite a twist at the end of this one.
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One of Koontz's earlier novels, from back when he used to write powerful suspense thrillers with realistic characters that weren't perfect and didn't always have sickly-sweet happy endings (unlike the crap he writes nowadays).
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Great story. A bit different, I think, from most of Koontz' books, with more "mystery" than "horror," but is another example of his usual expert, entertaining, and clever writing. About 2/3 through, I thought I had the ending figured out but was delighted when I discovered I was wrong!
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Another scary thriller by Koontz a master of mystery and mayhem.
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Excellent read.
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Not close to being the best effort of Dean Koontz. It was an amusing read, but not up to the quality of other titles.
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Another page turner by that master of suspense and horror. All these terrible, mysterious events take place, and Susan Thorton gradually learns that NO ONE is on her side . . .
I'm extremely glad that I didn't pick up this novel to read during my hospital stay a few months back. I'd never have slept again!

From inside cover: She woke up in a hospital room, barely able to remember her own name. What secrets lay hidden within Susan Thorton's mind? What terrible accident brought her here? And who were the four shadowy strangers--waiting, like death--in the darkened corridors? One by one, Susan unlocked these mysteries. And step by step, she approached the torment of her past--a single night of violence, waged by four young men in THE HOUSE OF THUNDER.
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I liked this book. Maybe not Koontz' best,but still good.
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Most of this book felt like a ball of confusion. I understand that the character has amnesia and thus the reader isn't supposed to "get" what is going on for the beginning; however I didn't feel like the level of suspense necessary to keep a reader interested in that kind of plot was present in this novel. I love Koontz but I think it's evident that this was one of his earlier books. It wasn't bad at all, just not outstanding.
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Read it a few years back and loved it. Im thinking about reading it again.
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I love this book. It has a lot of suspence couldn't stop reading.
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If you like Koontz at all, you will really like this book. It kept me glued to my chair until I read it all.
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I read this book into deep hours of the night, it was hard to put down. The ending was very surprising! Not a guesser at all.
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She woke up in a hospital room, barely able to remember her own name. What secrets lay hidden within Susan Throton's mind? What terrible accident borught her here? And who were the four shadowy strangers- waiting, like death- in the darkened corridors? One by one, Susan unlocked these mysteries. And step by step she approached the torment of her past- a single night of violence, waged by four young men in The House of Thunder. Good read, twist at the end.
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This is a book written during the cold war era. Intriguing plot, but not terribly believable today.
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A great read!
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A great storyteller
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From the inside cover:
She woke up in a hospital room, barely able to remember her own name. What secrets lay hidden within Susan Thornton's mind? What terrible accident brought her here? And who were the four shadowy strangers - waiting, like death - in the darkened corridors? One by one, Susan unlocked these mysteries. And step by step she approached the torment of her past - a single night of violence, waged by four young men in ...the house of thunder.
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A great storyteller
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Susan Thorton woke up in a hospital room, barely able to remember her own name. What secrets lay hidden within her mind? What terrible accident brought her here? Who were the 4 shadowy strangers--waiting, like death--in the darkened corridors? One by one, Susan unlocked these mysteries. And step by step, she approached the torment of her past--a single night of violence, waged by 4 young men in the House of Thunder.
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In a cavern called The House of Thunder, Susan Thornton watched in horror as her lover was beaten to death in a college hazing. During the next several years, the four young men involved in the fraternity rite also died violently. Or did they?
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She woke up in a hospital room barely able to remember her own name. What secrets lay hidden within Susan Thortons mind? What terrible accident brought her here? And who were the four shadowy strangers waiting like death, in the darkend corridors? One by one, Susan unlocked these mysteries. And step by step she appoached the torment of her past, a single night of violence, waged by four young men.
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She woke up in a hospital room, barely able to remember her own name. What secrets lay hidden within Susan Thortons mind? What terrible accident brought her here? And who were the four shadowy strangers-waiting, like death-in the darkened corridors? One by one, Susan unlocked these mysteries. And step by step, she approached the torment of her past-a single night of violence, waged by four young men in the house of thunder.
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She woke up in a hospital room, barely ale to remember her own name. What terrible accident had brought her here? And who were the four shadowy strangers-waiting like death? One by one she approached the torment of her past.--- a single night of violence, waged by four young men in a house of Thunder...
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She woke up in a hospital room, barley able to remember her own name. What secrets lay hidden within Susan Thorton's mind? What terrible accident brought her here? And who were the four shadowy strangers- waiting, like death- in the darkened corridors? One by one, Susan unlocked these mysteries. And step by step, she approached the torment of her past- a single night of violence, waged by four young men in The House of Thunder.
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A Small tear at end of binding. It doesn't affect the binding at all.