Book Reviews of Ticktock

Ticktock
Ticktock
Author: Dean Koontz
ISBN-13: 9780345384300
ISBN-10: 034538430X
Publication Date: 3/2/1997
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 285 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This book never made it to a hard copy book. Koontz wrote this novel after writting "Dark Rivers of the Heart", hence the lightheartedness and humor within this novel. Koontz was looking for relief from the darkness of his previous writtings. This story is a little unusual, not one of my favorite Koontz novels, but still a good read.......
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A "light" read...as light as Koontz ever gets.
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Great book as all of Dean Koontz books are
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This book was one of the creepiest I have ever read. I loved it but also did not did not want to reread it because it scared me so much. Great writing by one of my favorite authors', Dean Koontz. My advice, don't read it alone in your house at night!
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This is my very favorite of all Dean Koontz books. It's fun and quirky, and has the usual good mystery as well.
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You'll find yourself laughing quite a bit through this one but it was still great. One of my favorites to reread.
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I read it a couple of times it soo good. It is not what you think and it will not end how you expect, that is what makes this author the best out there. Even over KING
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Another thriller for Dean Koontz. Very bizzar. Just reading it can turn your blood cold if your not careful.
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Scary Thriller, Koontz is the master of them, right up there with King.
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Koontz is riviting in his ability to keep you reading and reading. i turned into a prune in the tub while i froze in the cold bath water- i just couldn't stop reading to get out!
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One of Koontz's best thrillers
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Tommy Phan, a Vietnamese immigrant trying to escape a home-brewed spell run amok. The story races through a terror-filled night as Tommy and his new friend, Deliverance Payne, try to outsmart a demon bent on murder.
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This one was a fun book to read. Not perfect, but very very much fun. Del is a great character, as are her "parents". Great dialog in many places.
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It is a decent Koontz novel even though it tries to be a little too light-hearted at times. All in all, a good read.
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Fantastic! I couldn't put it down! Koontz at his best!
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a great Dean Koontz book - if you are a fan you will love this book
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This book was hilarious.
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After finding a doll on his doorstep, things get weird and Tommy is fighting for his life. Koontz is always a little weird.
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Good as usual with Koontz. Very fast read, quick paced. This book is paperback size with hardback cover(library binding?) Excellent shape with celophane cover.
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Tommy Phan,A Vietnamese-American detective in Southern California> He drives home one day to find a strange doll on his doorstep, covered entirely with white cloth, having no face, hair or clothes. Little more than a doll 'blank' with two crossed stitches where the eyes should be, five sets mark the mouth and two mark the heart. That night
he hears an odd popping sound and sees the crossed stitches breaking and revealed a reptilian green eye-not a doll's eye, because it blinks
then Tommy Phan pursues the thing as it scrambles away into his house---then he is pursued by it as it evolves into a terrifying opponent bent on killing him. "The deadline is dawn" the creature types on Tommy's computer screen---------(I enjoyed this book very much and recommend it to everyone who likes MYSTERY & SUSPENSE.)
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Thought the concept here was very interesting.
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I enjoyed reading this book very much.
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Hard to get into, but turns into a great story.
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very good
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Tommy Phan is a successful detective novelist, living the American Dream in southern California. One evening he comes home to find a small rag doll on his doorstep. It's a simple doll, covered entirely in white cloth, with crossed black stitches for the eyes and mouth, and another pair forming an X over the heart. Curious, he brings it inside. That night, Tommy hears an odd popping sound and looks up to see the stitches breaking over the doll's heart. And in minutes the fabric of Tommy Phan's reality will be torn apart. Something terrifying emerges from the pristine white cloth, something that will follow Tommy wherever he goes. Something that he can't destroy. It wants Tommy's life and he doesn't know why. He has only one ally, a beautiful, strangely intuitive waitress he meets by chance--or by a design far beyond his comprehension. He has too many questions, no answers, and very little time. Because the vicious and demonically clever doll has left this warning on Tommy's computer screen: The deadline is dawn.
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If you like KOONTZ you gotta read this.
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Tommy Phan is a thirty-year-old Vietnamese American detective novelist living in southern California, and a chaser of the American dream. He drives home his brand new Corvette one day to discover a strange doll on his doorstep. It's rather like a rag doll, but is covered entirely with white cloth, having no face or hair or clothes, little more than a doll blank. Where the eyes should be, there are two crossed stitches of black thread. Five sets of crossed black stitches mark the mouth, and another pair form an X over the heart.

He brings it into the house. That night, he hears an odd little popping sound and looks up to see the crossed stitches breaking over the doll's heart. When he picks the doll up, he feels something pulsing in it's chest. Another thread unravels to reveal a reptilian green eye--not a doll's eye, because it blinks. Tommy Phan pursues the thing as it scrambles away into his house--and then is pursued by it, as it evolves from a terrifying and vicious minikin into a hulking and formaidable opponent bent on killing him. THE DEADLINE IS DAWN, the creature types on Tommy's computer screen, and in the hours that follow, with the help of a beautiful, strangely, intuitive waitress he meets on the highway, Tommy frantically flees this fierce enemy, desperate to discover what this thing is and why it's pursuing him.
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Good occult/Mystery with Veitnamese flavor.
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On of my favorites by Koontz, the ending has quite a twist to it!
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Tommy Phan is a thirty-year old Vietnamese-American detective novelist living in Southern California and a chaser of the American dream. He drives home his brand-new Corvette one day to discover a strange doll on his doorstep...
He brings it into the house. That night, he hears an odd little popping sound and looks up to see the crossed stitches breaking over the dolls heart. When he picks the doll up, he feels something pulsing in its chest. Another thread unravels to reveal a reptilian green eye - not a doll's eye, because it blinks. Tommy Phan pusues the thing as it scrambles away into his house - and then is pursued by it as it evolves from a terrifying and vicious minikin into a hulking and formidable opponent bent on killing him. THE DEADLINE IS DAWN, the creature types on Tommys computer screen, and in the hours that follow, with the help of a beautiful, strangely intuitive waitress he meets on the highway, Tommy frantically flees this fierce enemy, desperate to discover what this thing is and why it's pursuing him.
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fast paced thriller,tommy phan unwittingly brings a curse into his home and discovers he will be dead by dawn if he can't stop it
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