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Paperback The Dean Koontz Companion Book

ISBN: 0425141357

ISBN13: 9780425141359

The Dean Koontz Companion

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His brilliant imagination and startling novels have captured the attention of the American public and won the praise of critics nationwide. This first ever look at the author and his career includes an exclusive interview, his first published short story, a complete annotated guide to his work, and more.

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Entertaining book

I enjoyed this book, as I learned much more about my favorite author, Dean Koontz, than I knew before. I didn't know, for example, that he grew up in my own state of residence: PA. And I didn't know the circumstances of his youth. I skimmed through a couple of the chapters, though, where Dean gave his opinion of some other writers. I was mainly interested in what was said about him, not what he thought of other authors. If you purchase this book, you'll get to read Dean's very first story ever published. When he was a child, he wrote a short story that wound up getting published in a magazine. (The end was predictable, but then, he was just a kid, and it was very well written.)

One of the best advice books out there

this is one of the best writers "how to" books that i have ever seen. he actually tells you how he does it. fantastic. highly recommend.

Needs a revision...

This book was really good. I am a big Dean Koontz fan, and was wicked excited to see this book. However, this book has it's flaws: one major flaw is that it tells WAY too much stuff about his novels, i.e. secrets that you learn in the climax of the suspense are told throughout the book. What's more, it was made in 1994, it has missed a lot of newer books since then, including Dark Rivers of the Heart, Intensity, TickTock, Sole Survivor, Fear Nothing, Seize the Night, and False Memory. It should be revised every time Koontz comes out with a new book. There is plenty more I need to know about Koontz than is told here, therefore it could stand some improvements. Oh, well. All in all it was good.

The story-behind-the-man-behind-the-stories!

Anyone who enjoys Mr Koontz's work should get a real kick out of this book. You come to know the forces that shaped him into the writer we have all come to love. If you're curious about what impact the grep had in his life, this book will tell you the answers (actually, it wont tell you anything...you have to read it...unless you get the book on audio cassette, then it will tell you) Seriously, this is a book I would highly recommend to anyone who would like to read a story of one mans struggle to recieve a paycheck for something he loves (an what a paycheck it must be!!) And he must be a hell-of-a-guy for his wife to do what she did for him. PLEASE BUY THIS BOOK AND ENJOY.

This book kicks! Funny man!

If you are a Dean Koontz reader, you must be curious where he got his unique imagination and peculiar style. This is a funny and creative explanation of his life and work. It is not just a chronological biography, but a creative touch of this and that. FULL OF HUMOR!
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