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The House of Thunder
The House of Thunder
Author: Dean R. Koontz
In a cavern called The House of Thunder, Susan Thornton watched in terror as her lover died a brutal death in a college hazing. And in the following four years, the four young men who participated in that grim fraternity rite likewise died violently. Or did they? — Twelve years later Susan wakes in a hospital bed. Apparently involved in a fatal a...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425132951
ISBN-10: 0425132951
Publication Date: 6/1/1992
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 324 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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TiTo avatar reviewed The House of Thunder on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
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: 4
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 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: 3
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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Czarmike avatar reviewed The House of Thunder on + 10 more book reviews
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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Read it a few years back and loved it. Im thinking about reading it again.


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