Book Reviews of Phantoms

Phantoms
Phantoms
Author: Dean Koontz
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ISBN-13: 9780425181102
ISBN-10: 0425181103
Publication Date: 2/5/2002
Pages: 434
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 285 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
This book was hard to put down, it totally freaked me out!! If you want a great scare I highly reccomend this book!
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Not a big Koontz reader, but I did enjoy this one. A handful of people are trapped inside a town where an unknown evil is killing ever living thing whether it be man, beast or insect. They band together to try to find a way to destroy it before it destroys them. Very spooky stuff!
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Helpful Score: 2
Classic Dean Koontz - if you love him, you'll love this book!
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This was a good book, but not as scary as I expected. I thought The Taking (also by Koontz) was much, much creepier. It's very well-written nonetheless.
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I enjoyed this book very much. It was really weird - one of those twisty turny books where you just aren't sure what is going to happen next.
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This book was hard to put down and scary!
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Helpful Score: 1
I've always loved reading Koontz's books. They have a way of keeping me up at night. But sometimes he disappoints with his endings and that can have a way of ruining a nicely written book. Fortunately with this book I enjoyed the ending as much as I did the whole book.
It's about a cozy little mountain town in California. Jenny and her little sister Lisa are headed to Jenny's home in this quaint little town. When they get there it takes no time for the story to go wild. The town seems quiet.. way too quiet and after a while they find that either the people in the town are dead or missing. What could have happened in that time that could wipe out the whole populace? The county sheriff and other officers show up as they try to piece together what's going on. Without giving anything away, I would have to say this was a wonderful roller coaster ride with a satisfying ended. Highly recommended.
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very good read.
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This was my first Koontz book so I wasn't sure if I would like it. However, I thought it was great! I have read several of his books since and have become a huge fan of his writing. Maybe just because it was the first book of his I read, but this is one of my favorite books by him for sure! It was very scary!!
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My first Koontz book. Interesting but was pretty predictable to me.
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If my memory serves me right, I think I have seen the movie of this book. Ben Affleck & Liev Schreiber were in it! Nice movie
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closer..they found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the first body strangly swollen and still warm.One hundred fifty were dead, 350 missing, but the terror had only begun in the tiny mountian town of Snowfield, Calif.
AND CLOSER..at first they thought it was the work of a maniac. Or terrorists, or toxic contamination. Or a bizarre new disease.
AND CLOSER...but then they found the truth, and they saw it in the flesh. And it was worse than anything any of them had ever imagined.
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They found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the first body strangely swollen and still warm. One hundred fifty were dead, 350 missing. But the terror had only begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California. At first they thought it was the work of maniac, or terrorists, or toxic contamination. Or a bizarre new disease. But then they found the turth. And they saw it in the flesh. And it was worse than anything any of them had ever imagined.
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They found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the first body strangely swollen and still warm. One hundred fifty were dead, 350 missing. But the terror had only begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, CA.
At first they thought it was the work of a maniac. Or terrorists. Or toxic contamination. Or a bizarre new disease.
But then they found the truth. And they saw it in the flesh. And it was worse than anything any of them had ever imagined....
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Enjoyed this one very much, it will not disappoint a Koontz fan.
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Dean Koontz fantastic writer. Love this book had read it several times and I have the movie. Very sci-fi. Lots of twists and turns. Good for the imagination. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
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They found the first body hideously swollen and still warm. Then they found two severed hands. Then two staring heads in wall ovens. 150 were grotesquely dead and it had hardly begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California.
At first they thought it was a maniac. Then they thought it was an obscene new disease. Then they thought it was the Russians.
Then they found out the truth. And they saw it in the flesh. and it was worse than anything any of them had ever imagined...
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Suspenseful, good read.
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closer, they found the town silent apparentely abandoned,closer at first they thought a manic was at work,and closer, but then they found the truth,
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Could have been 100 pages shorter, but a good distraction
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This one made me lock all the doors and windows of my house. Koontz is good at drawing out our innermost fears.
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Very scary, pretty good!
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WOW! Koontz at his best!
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Loved it, just like I do most of Koontz's thrillers!
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Good Koontz.
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Dean Koontz doing his thing. Keeping the reader entranced.
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I enjoyed reading this book because there's suspense and creepiness. I found myself wanting to finish the book right away to see what will happen in the end. Great plot and the characters are wonderful.
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I love most of Dean Koontz's books, and this is certainly one of them!
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Absolutely stunning book. I could not put this thing down! I always thought Koontz was a decent writer, but now he ranks up there with Dan Brown in my mind!!
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Excellent... one of Koontz's best books!
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The lights are on in Snowfield, California, a cozy ski village nestled in the Sierra Madres, but nobody seems to be home. When Dr. Jenny Paige returns to the small town, she finds tables set for dinner, meals being prepared, and music playing in living rooms, but there\'s no trace of the people who put the water on to boil or set an extra place for company at the dinner table. As she explores the town, Paige finds friends and neighbors felled by a mysterious force--the bodies show no visible signs of violence or disease, and no known plague kills victims before the ice in their dinner drinks has time to melt. But the deep quiet that surrounds her offers few clues about the fate of the town\'s inhabitants. Dean Koontz\'s Phantoms strikes fear in readers from the very beginning. The mystery deepens, paving the way for a chilling journey toward the truth.
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The lights are on in Snowfield, California, a cozy ski village nestled in the Sierra Madres, but nobody seems to be home. When Dr. Jenny Paige returns to the small town, she finds tables set for dinner, meals being prepared, and music playing in living rooms, but there\'s no trace of the people who put the water on to boil or set an extra place for company at the dinner table. As she explores the town, Paige finds friends and neighbors felled by a mysterious force--the bodies show no visible signs of violence or disease, and no known plague kills victims before the ice in their dinner drinks has time to melt. But the deep quiet that surrounds her offers few clues about the fate of the town\'s inhabitants. Dean Koontz\'s Phantoms strikes fear in readers from the very beginning. The mystery deepens, paving the way for a chilling journey toward the truth. If you plan to catch the film version, starring Ben Affleck and Peter O\'Toole, remember that you\'ll be experiencing this terrifying story in a dark theater.
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Great for the Dean Koontz collector
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another classic Dean Koontz book that lives up to it's reputation.
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Gruesome, Unrelenting....
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Really enjoyed it. Would recommend it for anyone who likes horror.
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Kept me covered in goosebumps!! A good scare!
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It's Koontz...edge of your seat stuff.
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This book had me from the beginning. It literally scared the crap out of me and I enjoyed every minute of it. The fear of the unknown compels you to want to know more. By far the best book I have read in a long time. Thank you Dean Koontz for writing such a great book.
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An interesting one.
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I'm not too big a fan of Dean Koontz, but I really did like this specfic one. It has the usual amount of suspence and shock-value he has in his other novels
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I must say that Phantoms is one of Dean Koontz's better novels. It keeps you in suspense, and the story is very good. I would reccommend!
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Author: Dean R. Koontz
From the back cover:
"Gruesome. Unrelenting."--Stephen King
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Excellent book!!!
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CLOSER
They found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the first body strangely swollen and still warm. One hundred fifty were dead, 350 missing. But the terror had only begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California.
AND CLOSER
At first they thought it was the work of a maniac. Or terrorists. Or toxic contamination. Or a bizarre new disease.

AND CLOSER
But then they found the truth. And they saw it in the flesh. And it was worse than anything any of them had ever imagined
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An ancient, awesome force has spirited away almost the entire population of Snowfield, a small town in California. The bodies of those remaining have been bizarrely disfigured. What hope can there be for the few people still alive?
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The lights are on in Snowfield, California, a cozy ski village nestled in the Sierra Madres, but nobody seems to be home. When Dr. Jenny Paige returns to the small town, she finds tables set for dinner, meals being prepared, and music playing in living rooms, but there's no trace of the people who put the water on to boil or set an extra place for company at the dinner table. As she explores the town, Paige finds friends and neighbors felled by a mysterious force--the bodies show no visible signs of violence or disease, and no known plague kills victims before the ice in their dinner drinks has time to melt. But the deep quiet that surrounds her offers few clues about the fate of the town's inhabitants. Dean Koontz's Phantoms strikes fear in readers from the very beginning. The mystery deepens, paving the way for a chilling journey toward the truth.
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Brand new book, not even read!
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They thought it was the work of a maniac or terrorists or toxic contamination--but then they found the truth, which was worse than anything they had imagined...
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At first they thought it was the work of a maniac. Or terrorists. Or toxic contamination. Or a bizarre new disease.
But then they found the truth. And they saw it in the flesh. And it was worse than anything any of them had ever imagined....
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CLOSER . . .They found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the first body strangely swollen and still warm. One hundred fifty were dead, 350 missing. But the terror had only begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California.

AND CLOSER . . .At first they thought it was the work of a maniac. Or terrorists. Or toxic contamination. Or a bizarre new disease.

AND CLOSER . . .But they they found the truth. And they saw it in the flesh. and it was worse than anything any of them had ever imagined . . .
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The version I have is hardback. It is typical koontz...scary as they come. Not for the feint of heard or super religious...
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They found the first body hideously swollen and still warm. Then they found two severed hands. Then two ataring heads in wall ovens. 150 were grotesquely dead and it had hardly begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California. At first they thought it was a maniac. Then they thought it was an obscene new disease. Then they thought it was the Russians. Then they found out the truth. And they saw it in the flesh. And it was worse than anything any of them had ever imagined.
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They found the first body hideously swollen and still warm. Then they found two severed hands. Then two staring heads in wall ovens. 150 were grotesquely dead and it had hardley begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield California