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3.71  ·  Rating Details  ·  13,442 Ratings  ·  202 Reviews
Birden bahçede bir kıpırtı dikkatini çekti. Zaten kapalı ve kurşuni renkli olan öğleden sonrası yerini erken bir karanlığa bırakıyordu. Yeni bir şimşek çaktı,ağaçların arasından sert bir rüzgar esti, yağmur daha da hızlandı ve bu fırtınanın ortasında leylakların arasından bir şey çıktı..."İşte!" dedi Paul.

Bir çocuk evlat edinmeye karar veren Tracy çifti, yüz elli yıllık bi
Paperback, 222 pages
Published 2006 by İnkilap Kitabevi (first published 1981)
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Nov 19, 2010 Johnny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it
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Shawnee Bowlin
Aug 26, 2010 Shawnee Bowlin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was so into the story and enjoying every minute of it every chance I got. The suspense of the end was building, and I was anticipating such a huge satisfaction. Hmm, not quite what I had hoped for. In this case, although the story was terrific, the ending was lacking. It was too abrupt, not enough interaction between the characters for me. Still Koontz fan and would still recommend the book, just be aware that it may not satisfy at the end.
Sep 26, 2015 Redfox5 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, fiction, usa
I remember reading this when I was a teenager, but can't remember any details about it. Which was a good thing as it meant it was a total surprise. This was a quick easy read and I was finished after a few hours. Maybe not the most imaginative plot but I liked it none the less. This was Koontz doing what he does best, horror writing. And I loved the inclusion of the evil cat. I found Grace to be the most likeable of all the characters and enjoyed her scenes the most. If you are looking for somet ...more
Dustin Crazy little brown owl
This was an interesting story. At first, I was confused how the prologue fit into the main story, but that soon became clear. If you like stories with bad kitties like we saw in The Bad Place, for example, you'll love this book!

Upon second reading, I was even more pleased with the story - I even liked the ending because I am crazy :-) It's fun to read an earlier book by Dean Koontz with such a unique story idea - I didn't even mind that it was dated .I love retro - reading about a time when peo
Rebecca McNutt
Aug 28, 2015 Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This wasn't what I was expecting at all; it was totally unpredictable and surprising, with a lot of creepy horror elements to the plot and characters.
Jul 22, 2012 Suby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't believe in Ghosts. Being a Hindu, I must believe in reincarnation - But I don't. Even if I believed in reincarnation and transmigration, I, as a Hindu, must believe that these chances are given to souls to improve upon themselves and not to wreck havoc by channeling all their accumulated Karma towards misplaced revenge.
Having stated my beliefs I must also admit that I enjoyed reading The Mask by Dean Koontz very much. He has managed to weave the unbelievables into a beautiful novel which
Feb 11, 2013 Jelena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this was my first Dean Koontz's work. i found it very well written, with a lot of suspense, action and elements of horror, and honestly, i couldn't stop reading :). but i expected more of the story itself - the subject on which the story was based on was too simplified and a explained in a bit "cliche" way. all that with the abrupt and somehow incomplete ending, and i was left a bit disappointed after i finished, but i enjoyed reading it so much that i decided i could tolerate it ;). that's why ...more
Apr 28, 2011 Bunny rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-11
As I was heavily skimming through this novel, I thought to myself, "I remember Dean Koontz being better than this."

Then about halfway through, I paused. What exactly do I remember about reading Dean Koontz?



There was...

And then that....

Darkness. Someone was afraid of darkness. And there was a hermaphrodite that one time.

Yeah, apparently I don't remember novels from childhood like I thought I did.

Dean Koontz sucks. How did I forget that?
Tracy Mcallister
This was an interesting Dean Koontz novel. I gave it only 3 stars for two reasons. First, I was not pleased that a Siamese cat was a villain or that it had to be killed. BOOOOO! That is terrible. Second, the ending was terrible. It was so jarring and incomplete. It felt very unfinished.

However, if you like Dean Koontz, I believe this is still an enjoyable, easy read. There is a lot of paranormal cool stuff and a bit a mystery to keep the reader engaged.
May 21, 2015 Tim rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Novel gets better after a tedious beginning before collapsing at the end and disappointing. Koontz has written better. 4 of 10 stars
Jennifer Witherspoon
First Koontz book I've ever read. I fell in love and haven't stopped reading him since. The Bad Place is my absolute favorite.
Midnyte Reader
This book was published in 1981, so it is a little dated but still stands up as a very creepy story. As with a lot of Dean Koontz books, there is a bit too much telling for my tastes but The Mask redeems itself by being fairly short (only 7 audio cds) and also for the creepiness factor. There is a lot of supernatural elements in the book to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up, demonic cats, ghostly incidents, strange dreams and a past mystery to tie everything up. I thought Koontz di ...more
Nick Davies
Feb 01, 2016 Nick Davies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the first Dean Koontz novel I read, and it was a very chiilling and enthralling read - a healthy mix of horror and psychological thriller which had me turning the pages keenly wanting to know what happened next. On reflection some of the 'reasons' behind the horror that unravels would be sneered at by an older and more cynical me, but as a sixteen year-old this really hit the spot.
I remember this being "okay" without being in danger of stepping into "fantastic". I'm always confused by Koontz's married characters who feel they need to save stray strangers by bringing them into their homes, only to be confounded by the fact that wierd things start to happen, and seem to center around their newest arrival.

Well, duh - the girl is a mess, she doesn't know who she is, much less anything about her past, but sure! Let's go ahead and bring her home with us and give her fluffy, sof
Vanessa-Hayden Lachance
Profondément prévisible si vous lisez beaucoup d'histoires d'horreur, mais le style en ce qui me concerne a très bien compensé et m'a gardé accroché jusqu'à la fin. J'avais même facilement deviné le punch facile de la p. 230 depuis environ 50 pages,... et le doute était là depuis le début ou presque. J'ai trouvé la fin assez brusque.
I liked this story. It was interesting and fast paced. I was heading towards a 4 star rating but the ending was a bit predictable.
Patricia Bergman
This was entertaining and contained some tense moments. I've heard that Dean Koontz has written some pretty good books. "The Mask" is worth reading but I suspect it is not one of his best.
Jed Lopez
Oct 31, 2015 Jed Lopez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Opening: 9/10
Yes the opening was so vividly set out that I felt the aura of the pages happened a long, long time ago. It was weird and it really left me a lot of questions I hoped to be answered everytime I flipped the pages. It was so dark and disturbing to imagine a girl being burned to death, at the same time, suffering from her spider phobia. It was so heavy to think that a girl, filled with so much anger, died with a lust for revenge. A vengeance to let her mother feel what she felt through
Jul 25, 2015 Latham rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015

I don't understand how people find this predictable, obviously, you all pay way too much trying to figure out what's going on instead of reading about it.
The Mask was pretty good. I would have liked some more character developments, which would have resulted in a longer and better book and I would love an actual conclusion. I mean, most of it is wrapped up twenty pages before the end, but the last two pages were way too convenient and quite unrealistic to some degree.
The plot is great and i
Daniel R.
Aug 07, 2010 Daniel R. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Mask is a reprint of a horror novel originally published under Koontz's Owen West pseudonym. It's essentially a weird tale of a loving couple trying to adopt a child, only to discover themselves caught up in otherworldly danger. It's a fast read, with some great characters. Not as funny as Koontz's later works, though there are a few laugh out loud exchanges. A fun fright story.
David Merrill
From what I understand from Koontz fans, this isn't his best, but it's the first Kontz book I've read. For me, the first half was pretty drab and I didn't really connect with the characters or his writing style. He dropped lots of clues, though, so I understand most of what he did in the first half was necessary. But I think it could have been better handled. All the clues came together nicely in the end and I liked the second half of the book much better. Other reviewers didn't like the ending ...more
Mar 12, 2009 Kelli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My biggest problem with books and movies is the endings never seems to be quite right. This book was great. I was actually scared, at the beginning, to turn the light off and go to bed. But like most movies and books the ending left more to be desired. Still it was a good book to keep my mond off things.
Oct 29, 2008 Jackie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
One of my first Koontz novels. Excellent.
Great concept. He wove quite a tale here, bringing three isolated stories into one.
Loved it.
Joanna Reed
Well I would have the disagree with the statement on the back of the book that Dean Koontz is a better write with more imagination than Stephen Kind. King tops Koontz simply by the fact he can write a decent ending to a book. Up until the end the story was pretty good and I liked the mixture of supernatural, horror and mystery. There were some scenes in the book that I felt were completely pointless and didn't enhance the story one iota, namely the sex scenes. Good build up to a very disappointi ...more
Carlos Mock
A good eerie novel dealing with reincarnation, it seemed obvious in the beginning, but like any Koontz novel the obvious lies within the irrational.

When we are finally allowed to look outside the box, we are shown a bigger picture.

I did enjoy the supernatural element, but The Mask did have a few flaws: First, Koontz never really explains the supernatural element that was tipping off the main characters; were the spirits good or bad? Finally, the book ended too abruptly.

It was wrapped up in 10 p
Oct 21, 2007 Brett rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: horror
Dreadful. Among the worst books I've read this year, which is saying something.
Mar 26, 2016 Jacqui rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read this book because I loved the majority of Koontz's "Frankenstein" series. Thought I'd go back and check out an earlier work. Big mistake. This book reads like a really predictable, really cheesy 80's horror movie. At the start, there is WAY too much backstory for Carol and Paul, to the point where it becomes tedious and boring, then things finally heat up around page 120, even though you still know well and truly what will happen at the end. Oh, yeah, then at the end, the storyline collap ...more
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Apr 04, 2016 Shamshaad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have always loved a good Dean Koontz read, ever since I was a teenager. And, of course, this was no exception to the rule. However, I do find it irksome (ever so slightly) when a book ends so abruptly. But, I suppose, In it's own way, this allows one to create their own happily ever after.

This book deals with revenge and re-incarnation. Laura was killed in a fire and died hating her mother. Her vengeful spirit comes back, in three different lifetimes, to try and avenge her own death. Each time
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Owen West is a pseudonym used by the author Dean Koontz.

Koontz has also published under the names Leigh Nichols, Brian Coffey, David Axton, Deanna Dwyer and Aaron Wolfe.

Note: More than one author has written under the name 'Owen West'. For books by the former Marine major, go here.
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