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    I have told you as a child I was in love with Kootz books.
    Here is a shelf of mine:


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    Del Rey Manga, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, announced that it has acquired the an original graphic novel starring Odd Thomas, one of Dean Koontz’s most memorable and beloved characters. The charismatic young fry cook from Pico Mundo, CA, has appeared in three New York Times bestselling novels: ODD THOMAS, FOREVER ODD, and BROTHER ODD.
    A graphic novel featuring my favorite Koontz character, Odd. It sounds like a cool idea. I also like the fact that's it's going to be a prequel to the first book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VolsToTheWall View Post
    Del Rey Manga, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, announced that it has acquired the an original graphic novel starring Odd Thomas, one of Dean Koontz’s most memorable and beloved characters. The charismatic young fry cook from Pico Mundo, CA, has appeared in three New York Times bestselling novels: ODD THOMAS, FOREVER ODD, and BROTHER ODD.
    A graphic novel featuring my favorite Koontz character, Odd. It sounds like a cool idea. I also like the fact that's it's going to be a prequel to the first book.
    This sounds interesting. Hope they do a good job with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
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    Del Rey Manga, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, announced that it has acquired the an original graphic novel starring Odd Thomas, one of Dean Koontz’s most memorable and beloved characters. The charismatic young fry cook from Pico Mundo, CA, has appeared in three New York Times bestselling novels: ODD THOMAS, FOREVER ODD, and BROTHER ODD.
    A graphic novel featuring my favorite Koontz character, Odd. It sounds like a cool idea. I also like the fact that's it's going to be a prequel to the first book.
    This sounds interesting. Hope they do a good job with it.
    Yeah, I'm hoping the script writer they have working on it does a good job. I hope it manages to stay true to Odd's character, his unique sense of humor and so forth.

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    When I was a teenager, I was a fan of Koontz. The only book I can recall is Icebound and I tought it was really good. I haven't read any of his newer stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VolsToTheWall View Post
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    Del Rey Manga, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, announced that it has acquired the an original graphic novel starring Odd Thomas, one of Dean Koontz’s most memorable and beloved characters. The charismatic young fry cook from Pico Mundo, CA, has appeared in three New York Times bestselling novels: ODD THOMAS, FOREVER ODD, and BROTHER ODD.
    A graphic novel featuring my favorite Koontz character, Odd. It sounds like a cool idea. I also like the fact that's it's going to be a prequel to the first book.
    This sounds interesting. Hope they do a good job with it.
    Yeah, I'm hoping the script writer they have working on it does a good job. I hope it manages to stay true to Odd's character, his unique sense of humor and so forth.
    Exactly. I hope Koontz takes a "hands-on" approach to the writing.
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    I read one of his books for a friend and didn't like it. I tried another one a few years later and couldn't get into it or pretend I liked it. Sorry, Koontz fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frunobulax View Post
    I read one of his books for a friend and didn't like it. I tried another one a few years later and couldn't get into it or pretend I liked it. Sorry, Koontz fans.
    I still think you're cool Deaner.

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    Geener, you're still cool in my book, too.
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    So is this the thread for King fans to come out of the closet and admit they read Dean Koontz?

    If so, I must confess I have read Velocity. My Mom said it was good and nagged me until I read it. It was very good.

    When she first handed me the book, I gave her a look like she should have known that giving a Koontz book to a King fan is like giving a crucifix to a Jewish person.

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    The Odd Thomas and Frankenstein books are very enjoyable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VolsToTheWall View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Frunobulax View Post
    I read one of his books for a friend and didn't like it. I tried another one a few years later and couldn't get into it or pretend I liked it. Sorry, Koontz fans.
    I still think you're cool Deaner.

    Roland would have understood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Servant View Post
    So is this the thread for King fans to come out of the closet and admit they read Dean Koontz?

    If so, I must confess I have read Velocity. My Mom said it was good and nagged me until I read it. It was very good.

    When she first handed me the book, I gave her a look like she should have known that giving a Koontz book to a King fan is like giving a crucifix to a Jewish person.
    For my part my heart is big. There is enough space for many many authors.

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    Best Koontz book to me was Watchers. After reading that i always wondered about my own dog. Even passed it onto my son (tick-tock boy) and he loved it.

    Trouble with Koontz books is that i've read soooo many over the years i cannot keep all the titles straight.

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    That one was really good. The original smart dog.

    I remember thinking it was a hell of an original story.
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    Have you realised that Kootz always puts a beautiful intelligent dog in his works? He can't write a book without it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuthbert Allbad View Post
    Best Koontz book to me was Watchers. After reading that i always wondered about my own dog. Even passed it onto my son (tick-tock boy) and he loved it.

    Trouble with Koontz books is that i've read soooo many over the years i cannot keep all the titles straight.
    That was the very first book I read from him. I loved it and it read it 2 or 3 times.

    Roland would have understood.

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    The next one is "Kill Me Instead" or some shit, that sounds interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    The next one is "Kill Me Instead" or some shit, that sounds interesting.
    It's actually called The Good Guy, the "Kill me instead" thing is just from a picture of a note that's on the cover. It's a quick, easy read. It's one of those Koontz novels that's entertaining, but forgettable once you're done with it. I enjoyed it, but I doubt I will be in a hurry to re-read it. I guess I'd put it in with his middle of the pack books.

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    Ah, that's good to know. Thanks man
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    It has been quite a while since I've read one of his. He was getting a bit too formulaic for my taste, after Intensity, which was the last really good Koontz novel I read, in particular. Dark Rivers Of The Heart is a great novel; all of Koontz's skills and unique strengths are on display in that one. In my estimation, it's his either his best book or close to it. Lightning is good, as are Twilight Eyes, Strangers, Night Chills; in general, his late '70s-mid '90s output was pretty good. I basically stopped reading his new work around the turn of the century; I don't remember what was the last Koontz novel I read new, only that it was at least 6 years ago.
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    "Watchers" was one of the first novels I ever read, and came around the time I was getting into stepehen king. My aunt was big into both, and I mooched books off of her as much as I could. Great book. I read a few others in that time but forget the titles. I need to pick up at least Watchers and maybe a few others to revisit him.

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    I must say Koontz can be the first step to Stephen King.




    Anyway my biggest problem with Koontz (I might have mentioned it before in that case I'm sorry) is that his characters are too good. Almost perfect. 90% of his characters are unique good-hearted and valuable.
    That's too much for me. Not life-like enough.

    Roland would have understood.

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    Yeah, I agree with the above.
    It is a good stepping stone into King writing, but Koontz's characters all seem perfect, no substance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
    I have told you as a child I was in love with Kootz books.
    Here is a shelf of mine:

    I like the yellow chickens ;P
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