1. The holidays are upon us and after discussion among the moderators, it has been unanimously decided that we will be closing the Board on the following dates to give us the chance to enjoy the holidays with our families and so that the volunteer moderators will not have to cover for me while I am on vacation. The Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.

    Closing Monday, November 23 at 12:01 AM EST
    Reopening Sunday November 29 at 12:01 AM EST

    Closing Thursday December 24 at 12:01 AM EST
    Reopening Sunday, January 3 at 12:01 AM EST

  1. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Just Purr-fect

    After years of only reading a book or two occasionally, I'm finally digging into my Koontz collection. I'm starting with the ever-popular Watchers.

    Houdini, Tooly, KINGSMAN129 and 8 others like this.
  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    I enjoyed that one.
  3. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Yes,, Good puppy..

    I liked this one big-big

  4. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    I have NEVER cracked one of his books. Better things beginning with a 'K' in the library.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...then you are depriving yourself of some fine writing...
    Houdini, VultureLvr45, Tim D. and 8 others like this.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...try the Odd Thomas series AB, that's my favorite thus far-that and the unfinished Christopher Snow novels...
    Houdini, asoul, Mr Nobody and 9 others like this.
  7. ghost19

    ghost19 "Front sight focus."

    I haven't read that on in years......Time to go searching thru my boxes of books.....
    Houdini, KINGSMAN129, GNTLGNT and 6 others like this.
  8. Riot87

    Riot87 Love him forever

    I love Dean Koontz books. My favorite is Strangers and The Good Guy as well as the Frankenstein series! The Watchers was cool too.
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2014
  9. pegasus216

    pegasus216 The Old Biddy/SweetPee

    I loved the Odd Thomas series! I have read so many of his books, and he is one of my favorite authors. The Frankenstein series was really good also!
    Houdini, asoul, KINGSMAN129 and 10 others like this.
  10. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Just Purr-fect

    I've really never understood those who think it's impossible to enjoy King AND Koontz...

    I'm gonna work my way through the older classic stuff (Phantoms, Watchers, Midnight, etc.) and then move on to the newer stuff. Or I might dive into the Odd series because I've heard nothing but good things about it. So many choices!
    Houdini, KINGSMAN129, GNTLGNT and 6 others like this.
  11. pegasus216

    pegasus216 The Old Biddy/SweetPee

    Enjoy the adventures he will take you on! Also, there is a movie of Odd Thomas that was released the end of last month. I haven't seen it yet, but hope to purchase it soon! Amazon has it.
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2014
    Houdini, KINGSMAN129, GNTLGNT and 5 others like this.
  12. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    Been wanting to ask since I first saw your avatar...since he looks like an Octave I know. Who is he? Would be a riot if it is Octave.
  13. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the recommendation. I don't harbor any negative sentiments toward him; just haven't been 'drawn'. So many authors I do like and so many books still to read plus the classics.
  14. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Here we go...
  15. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    V, he's fantastic. Plus, he is largely the genesis of my interest in sK, since Koontz was the first horror (though he himself generally describes his stuff otherwise) author I'd discovered. I started with Lightning (really good), then read The Bad Place (amazing). My faves include The Taking, False Memory, Midnight, and the first Odd Thomas (I haven't read subsequent ones in that series, yet).
    Houdini, KINGSMAN129, GNTLGNT and 6 others like this.
  16. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I think King blurbs or plugs Koontz's Strangers...one of many Koontz stories I've enjoyed. First was Mr. Murder when that was on the current paperback shelf...story about a writer, a kind of Dark Half via Koontz. There's plenty who like to bully Koontz but the principles are some of the same head-knockers that King employs...and that is meant to be nicely ambiguous. :)
    KINGSMAN129, Gerald, GNTLGNT and 5 others like this.
  17. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Just Purr-fect

    His name is Brian Braumgartner. It's a still from an episode of the American version of The Office. :)
    GNTLGNT, kingricefan, Neesy and 2 others like this.
  18. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    There are some very fun Koontz books. There are also some stinkers...same with anyone who churns out so much stuff, and King ain't no exception. Folks that get turned off by one of the mediocre Koontz books should try another. I like The Darkest Night of the Year and From the Corner of His Eye. The Odd Thomas series has ups and downs.

    I lurk here, so you can tell where my allegiance lies.
  19. pegasus216

    pegasus216 The Old Biddy/SweetPee

    Sam's Letters To Jennifer has been the on ly book that made me cry. Great story, but more for the ladies.
  20. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member


Share This Page

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams