Book Reviews of Strangers

Strangers
Strangers
Author: Dean Koontz
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ISBN-13: 9780425181119
ISBN-10: 0425181111
Publication Date: 10/1/2002
Pages: 688
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 250 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Without a doubt, this is Dean Koontz's best novel. Characters are memorable, plot is great, and the book is just un-put-downable!

Several people, seemingly unknown to each other, suffer unusual and terrifying symptoms. They are somehow drawn together and discover the truth behind what they endured.
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This book was truly gripping - I absolutely loved it. I was so involved in the book that when it ended I was disappointed - not because it ended poorly (it ended in a manner that I enjoyed) but because the story was just so good I didn't want it to end.
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Helpful Score: 2
Starts out a little slow, I actually came close to giving up on it once. That would have been a huge mistake! By the halfway point of the book, I thought I had it figured out, with visions of aliens, body-cavity probes, etc.. By the 3/4 mark, I was no longer sure what to expect. Great ending, not at all what I was expecting.
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Helpful Score: 2
This one really freaked me out! I had weird dreams for a while!

Six strangers are unaccountably seized by nightmares, attacks of fear, and bouts of uncharacteristic behavior. The six begin to seek each other out as puzzling photographs and messages arrive, indicating that the cause may lie in a forgotten weekend stay at an isolated Nevada motel. Koontz has topped a fine roster of horror and suspense novels with an almost unbearably suspenseful page-turner.
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They were chosen, and they could not escape. Deep in the heart of a sprailing desert, a dark mrmory calling to them, drawing them to the Tranquility Motel-where the terrifying trut was waiying.
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THEY WERE STRANGERS...A handful of people. From different backgrounds, living in different towns and cities across America, they had nothing in common----except fear.
THEY WERE VICTIMS...Cold and stark, an unknown terror gripped their dreams and turned their days into living nightmares.
THEY WERE CHOSEN...And they could not escape . Deep in the heart of a sprawling desert, a dark memory called out to them, drawing them to the Tranquility Motel--where the terrifying truth was waiting...
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Helpful Score: 1
Koontz has an incredible talent for weaving multiple storylines into one cohesive unit. Stephen King keeps you awake fearing monsters, Koontz keeps you awake fearing the government!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Very enjoyable!
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Six strangers are unaccountably seized by nightmares, attacks of fear, and bouts of uncharacteristic behavior. The six begin to seek each other out as puzzling photographs and messages arrive, indicating that the cause may lie in a forgotten weekend stay at an isolated Nevada motel.
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A handful of people from different backgrounds living in different towns and cities across America, they had nothing in common--except fear. Cold and stark, an unknown terror gripped their dreams and turned their days into a living nightmare. And they could not escape. Deep in the heart of a sprawling desert, a dark memory called out to them, drawing them to the Tranquility Motel - where the terrifying truth was waiting...
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Strangers

Strangers is a story about friendship, inner strength and survival. Dean Koontz weaves a complex tale filled with many colorful characters.

(There are nine main characters and two sub-characters to keep track of in this lengthy novel).

A roadside motel and its neighboring diner are the main backdrop for the story, but Mr. Koontz manages to take us coast to coast as the plot unfolds. Somehow, a group of complete strangers seems connected though none can remember ever having met. The roadside motel is the common factor each of the characters share.

The book moves at a very good pace. The 698-page length seemed like 300 pages. I could not put the book down. I read the Berkley paper back, which contains a nice afterward from the author, the afterward proved insightful and humorous as does most of Mr. Koontz comments.

I highly recommend this novel.
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VICTIMS UNKNOWN TERROR GRIPS THEM AND THEIR DREAMS
THAT LEAD THEM TO EACH OTHER AND THE TERRIFYING TRUTH.
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One of my favorites
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One of my favorites, an excellent mystery.
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couldn't out it down. Great book!
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it is a suspenseful page flipper
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Makes you wish you were a hypnotist, or at least that you haven't read the Manchurian Canidate
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Thrilling, Dean Koontz style!
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It takes a bit to get into the book, but once your in- your hooked.
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Several strangers brought together by an inexplicable secret. Fun and creepy--typical Koontz.
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I really liked this book. It keeps you guessing, & you'll come to care about the characters.
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Fat, fast paced. Will keep the adrenaline pumping.
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GREAT Author, Great Book!
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love his work
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I good book kept the pages turning. A+++
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Excellent read.
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One of Koontz's earlier efforts, from back when he wrote powerful, gripping suspense stories with realistic characters and situations - unlike the crap he writes now.
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good one.
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A great story! At times I felt like it ran a little long. But then, I'd also like to know more about what happened to the characters afterwards. I always feel like that after a good book though!
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THEY WERE STRANGERS
a handful of people,from different backgrounds.living in different townsand cities across america,they had nothing in common-----
except fear
THEY WERE VICTIMS
cold and stark,an unknown terror gripped their dreams and turned their days into living nightmares
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One of my all time favorites!
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This was the first Dean Koontz novel that I ever read, and I believe his best. This is one of those books that you never want to put down. I was engrossed and wanted to know how all of the characters were connected. Koontz just churns them out like Danielle Steel now, but this novel proves that he used to be a talented writer.
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A handful of people from across the country who all had something in common-fear. They were all victims and chosen to head to a place called Tranquility Motel.
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BIG book. I carried it with me everywhere for a full summer to read it. Well worth it! Great book, but felt as if the author rushed the ending.
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Dean Koontz is great, along with this book!
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Very good read. Hard to put down!
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They were strangers. A handful of people. From different backgrounds, living in different towns and cities across America, they had nothing in common---except fear. They were victims....They were chosen....another Stephen King thriller.
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everyone talked this book up. I was unimpressed. he bounces from characters, but really doesn't give enough to get hooked I got about 150 pages into it and just didn't even want to continue.
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Normally I enjoy Dean Koontz, this one just did not hook me and I never finished it.
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They were strangers -- a handful of people from different backgrounds, living in different towns and cities across America, they had nothing in common except fear.
They were victims -- Cold and stark, an unknown terror gripped their dreams and turned their days into living nightmares.
They were chosen -- And they could not escape. Deep in the heart of a sprawling desert, a dark memory called out to them, drawing them to the Tranquility Motel -- where the underlying truth was waiting.
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A handful of people. From differentbackgrounds, living in different towns and cities across America, they had nothing in common except FEAR. Cold and stark, an unknown terrorgripped their dreams and turned their days into living nightmares.
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They were strangers. They were victims. They were chosen, and they could not escape. A dark memory called out to them, drawing them to the Tranquility Motel, where the terrifying truth was waiting...
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I read most of this book but, I didn't read the end! It was a little weird!