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    Quote Originally Posted by flair View Post
    "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.
    I just read watchers again and I'd like to downgrade it to decent. I was able to get through it, but I found almost all of it boring.

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    The first book I read from Dean Koontz was the Watchers. I fell in love with it. I was about... 9 or 10 years old at that time and I didn't use to read. It might not be such a big book but it showed me the way to become a book junkie so I will always like it and I will be always thankful to Dean Koontz.

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    I listened to Odd Thomas and Brother Odd and enjoyed them both - it took a bit to get into the style but once i got into the story I was ok!
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    I have many Dean Koontz books and have never read one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brice View Post
    I have many Dean Koontz books and have never read one.
    And will you read any in the future?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
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    I have many Dean Koontz books and have never read one.
    And will you read any in the future?
    I don't know. I have had some for quite awhile. Which should I start with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brice View Post
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    I have many Dean Koontz books and have never read one.
    And will you read any in the future?
    I don't know. I have had some for quite awhile. Which should I start with?
    I think there is one that's a masterpiece. I have read it 4 or 5 times. I'll check its English title because I read it in Hungarian.

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    okey! Let me know and I'll try to find it and give it try.
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    The publisher was a bit crazy because they didn't put the real English title into the book... it's illegal.
    Okay. The tranlation from Hungarian to English is:
    The Sounds of the Night
    The Voices of the Night
    sound and voice - they are the same words in Hungarian
    Does it ring a bell?
    Sometimes the translators give other titles to the books because they think they are smarter than the writer..

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    It doesn't sound familiar but my collection of his books is far from complete I'm sure. I'll lok for it.
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    It's a very simple (and damn good) story about two boys and about their friendship.
    No monters... speaking dogs... stuff like that.

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    It is The Voice Of The Night. I looked, but I don't have it. My roommate has many Koontz books though. I'll have to look for it. His HC books are organized. His paperbacks are beyond organization.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRinVA View Post
    I listened to Odd Thomas and Brother Odd and enjoyed them both - it took a bit to get into the style but once i got into the story I was ok!


    What did you think of the reader? In my mind, that guy is totally the voice of Odd Thomas.
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    Default Does anybody here read Dean Koontz?

    Other than King, he is my favorite author. They rank about the same on my shelf. His works are alittle less horror and a litte more mystery but they are still incredibly good reads and i suggest to any King fans that they ought to try Koontz as well. My first one was By The Light of the Moon, and I've read many since then, one of my favorites being one called Watchers, which was made into I think four different movies.

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    I loved Watchers, and I used to read Koontz a lot. I stopped reading him, because his stories became really repitive for me. It seemed to me like he kept writing the same story over and over again.
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    I've tried to get into him a couple of times, but I gave up.

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    eh, i don't mind the repetetiveness much, but I've never noticed it too badly. I mean yeah it's in a couple but I've read Velocity and By the light og the moon, thingslike that, they don't seem to bad.

    What I like about his books are things like BtLotM where the entirety of the books takes place in only a few hours.

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    Ticktock was a goodie too, but I'm no horror reader (I don't read king's scarier novels) so i had to put it down for bout a month halfway through, but it was excellent

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    I don't follow much Dean Koontz (although I loved Intensity), but my friend really enjoys him. She recommended one of his newer (maybe newest?) books to me, something about a woman and golden retrievers? Does that ring any bells?
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    sounds like Watchers, or maybe his newest book "The last evening of the year"..i think it has a golden retriever on the front though i havent read it yet

    Koontz has a tretriever, I've noticed the dog has a lot to do with Koontz's books as far as inspiration goes XD

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    The Last Evening of the Year....that's it! Thanks.

    I've had it recommended to me several times in the past week. I just may have to check it out!
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    tell me how it is! I haven't got enough money to get it just yet but I wouldn't mind a little opinion X3

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    I read a bunch of his books.

    Seems like he just changed up character names and minor events from book to book and kept releasing more or less the same story under different names.

    At least, they all felt the same.
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