A Novel

Koontz, Dean R.

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Foraging for supplies by night in a beautiful but hostile urban world where strangers would kill him on sight, Addison endures a solitary existence before meeting a quicksilver girl engaged in a dangerous duel of wits with a malicious, well-placed enemy.

Publisher: New York :, Bantam Books,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 0553808036
Characteristics: 338 pages ;,25 cm


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Jan 18, 2015
  • eprn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautifully written.

Dec 24, 2014
  • debbybaxter rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I started reading this book expecting a typical Koontz mystery/spooky story. This book was so morose and slow I had to struggle to get through the first half of the book. I didn't make it to the end. If you are expecting Koontz's typical genre, don't bother with this book. You will either love it or hate it.

Aug 04, 2014
  • fiftyslady rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is my very favorite book of all of his books. The ending was surprising and so perfect that I cried. Koontz seems to be moving away from such horrific scenes and giving us hope for a better world.

Jun 28, 2014
  • readsalot80 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Though I liked this book, it isn't one of the author's best. It does follow his usual theme of two people finding romance during bizarre circumstances. If you like Dean Koontz, then you will like this book. If you haven't read him before pick up "Whispers" or "Watchers" instead.

Jun 05, 2014
  • KCLSRecommends rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Hugely successful horror writer Koontz turns instead to a much more sensitive, and even Christian(!), story about a young man whose appearance disgusts anyone who looks at him meeting up with a girl who cannot stand anyone touching her.

Jun 05, 2014
  • naw666 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Once again Mr. Koontz hits it out of the ballpark with another winner!!!! Loved the complete innocence & purity of the two protagonists. Makes me wish for a sequel please!

May 28, 2014
  • tokyotower rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Slow and boring until the half of the book. I kept reading as I wanted to know more about the main character. Ending was not what I expected and I didn't like about the truth of the main character much.

Apr 21, 2014
  • grandquilter rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I always give a book at least 50 pages before I ditch it. This one was a little hard to get into at first but I followed my rule and finally got into it. The ending did not deliver like I expected. It was an ok read but not something I would recommend.

Apr 02, 2014
  • ABenoit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved it. I loved Addison's view of the world and the creative sci fi feel. Mr. Koontz, you have officially gained a new fan.

Mar 01, 2014
  • StarkReader rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Somewhat similar to Koontz's Odd Thomas books, the story's main character is an affable outsider for not immediately known reasons. The writing is lyrical and profound at times, and at others is fairly brutal. He handles both deftly. The story took a turn that I wasn't expecting and it certainly has an ending. This is clearly not a bridge to a future book. I suppose I would descibe this book as...different...and thought provoking...but definitely different.

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Jun 28, 2014
  • readsalot80 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 19, 2014
  • readsalot80 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

He lives underground with his face hidden. She lives with wealth but also hidden as she can't be touched. They meet in the library after hours as they both know hidden entries. She is running from a man who wants her. He is just trying to survive. They join forces and while helping each other fall in love.


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