By the Light of the Moon
Author of one #1 New Yor...more
Of all the characters, I loved Shepard the most. However, I was disappointed that we never got into Shepard's mind. Dean Koontz has such a talent for fleshing out marginal and unusual viewpoints (like the dog in Dra...more
The plot is wanting and slow - paced. Koontz is spending far too much time on the thorough and often dragging description of his protagonists' visions, thereby neglecting the advancement of his plot.
Logically speaking, I was unable to understand why "nanobot - implants" would enable anyone to gain the ability to physically fold from one place to a...more
Dean Koontz has surpassed his longtime reputation as “America’s most popular suspense novelist”(Rolling Stone) to become one of the most celebrated and successful writers of our time. Reviewers hail his boundless originality, his art, his unparalleled ability to create highly textured, riveting drama, at once viscerally familiar and utterly unique.
Author of one #1 New York Times bestseller after another, Koontz is at the pinnacle of his powers, spinning mysteries and miracles, enthralling tales...more
Victimized at a motel one night by the same mad scientist, Dylan, Shep and Jillian come to learn that...more
Ein wortgewaltiges Roadspektakel entwickelt sich, als ein wahnsinniger Wissenschaftler nachts in einem Motelzimmer die Brüder O´Connor, von denen einer autistisch ist, mit einer Spritze voller Zeug überfällt, welches psychotrope Wirkungen aufweist. Binnen kurzem sind nicht nur ein paar Killer hinter den Geschwistern her, sondern sie befinden sich auch in Begleitung einer jungen Frau und Künstlerin, die ebenfalls Opfer des Irren wurde. In we...more
Koontz traps the reader within the lives of a uniquely related trio in a search for supernatural identity.
Dylan O’Conner is an average man, living an average life, save the foreign substance coursing through his veins. On a work-related journey towards New Mexico, Dylan and his notably autistic brother Shep find themselves taken hostage in an Arizona hotel room by an eerie “Dr. Frankenstein.” Both injected with a mysterious yellow fluid and left only with a...more
Okay - some of his stories do have supernatural or superhuman aspects to them, this one included (albeit with a slightly futuristic/scientific spin to it). But th...more
In thinking about it, this books surprisingly failed in three areas the author usually shines.
First, the characters - Dylan, Jilly and Shep lacked the depth that Mr. Koontz usually brings to his work. They had interesting backgrounds - which were magnified and sometimes awkwardly intertwined by their encounter with nanotech...more
I really couldn't make myself care too much about Jilly, Dylan or Shep, though. The premise of the story was intriguing enough but halfway through I found myself reading on in the hope that the ini...more
The story is an average one that seems to b...more
We stopped reading Dean Koontz about 20 years ago as his plots and often very long stories were just a little too fantastic, in the supernatural sense, for our taste. We see in the two decades since, he has been a prolific publisher, with the now some 40 novels to his credit implying a bazillion fans.
"Moon" gets off to a fast start: Dylan O'Connor, a struggling artist and caretaker for his semi-autistic brother Shep, and a struggling...more
The story really kept me guessing, often riveted. Everything is revealed slowly and paced well, veering off in one crazy direction after another.
Writing style was excellent, good flow, not too much of the over-explanation of actions or reasons for (a pet peave of mine...you can tell when writers pad to get...more
I finished on Saturday night. Koontz's characters are very real, filled with flaws and habits, ticks and tells. Shep is...more
The seemingly endless chase, the rapid heartbeats as byproducts of the suspense, the unexpected twists. But more than that, this book is essentially a stand against evil; its story is one that hopes to persist in the fight with all that is bad.
I love commas. In moderation. I felt that with the way that Koontz...more
This kind of tampering with nature and human nature isn’t a new topic with Mr. Koontz and the pointed commentary he has to make against such acts is as sobering as anything Mary Shelley ever wrote. But Mr. Koontz l...more
Dylan’s 20 year old autistic brother Shepard is a faithful, sympathetic sidekick. Shep’s heartbreaking condition makes him talk like a thesaurus rambling different definitions...more
Apart from a few pages of existential-psycho-bicker-babble in the first third of the book, I was thrilled.
Characters a wee bit flat (I barely even remember their names!), a reveal of the past that shaped the male protagonist added to his characer, and the female character was flat until the very end when she learned a new "trick"...
and THE END!! WOO WOO!! I love happy ending...more
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BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON
Chapter 27 Page 214”
[Dylan] 'Yeah. Why not? Where'd you think we went-Narnia? Oz? Middle Earth? California's weirder than any of those places, anyway.'"