Fear Nothing (Moonlight Bay #1)
Despite not being a big fan of the 'formula novel' - you know, all those books that authors constantly crank out and end up on the top of the NYT bestseller's lis...more
Most of the story takes place during two nights. Chris visits several people. There are long, vague, incomplete conversations with each person. There is a conspiracy/mystery and Chris is trying to figure out what is going on. Most people tell him things like “stop investigating. If you know too much you will regret it. The end of the world as we know it has begun.” A couple of people are angry and ac...more
[these comments are taken from a mailing list discussion and contain spoilers]
[on chris snow]
I'm only halfway through the first half and so far I'm not especially enamoured with him. His illness seems to be the most interesting thing about him and I think that's explained well enough.
I didn't understand his reaction to witnessing the body swap. I guess if he'd done something sensible then we wouldn't have a book to read but I'd have preferred it if he had tried to do something sensible before...more
Christopher Snow is the best-known resident of 12,000-strong Moonlight Bay, California. This is because 28-year-old Chris has xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), a light-sensitivity so severe that he cannot leave his house in daylight, cannot enter a normally-lit room, cannot sit at a computer. Chris' natur...more
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's Odd Apocalypse.
Fear, compassion, evil, courage, hope, wonder, the exquisite terror of not knowing what will happen on the next page to characters you care about deeply—these are the marvels that Dean Koontz weaves into the unique tapestry of every novel. His storytelling talents have earned him the devotion of fans around the world, making him one of the most popular authors of our time, with more than 200 million copies of his books sol...more
In 23 B.C., the poet Horace said, "Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow."
The irony of Horace quote is that Christopher Snow seize the night instead and marvels at it. While everybody slumbers, he prowls the street from dusk 'til dawn. Twenty-eight years old Chris have a Xeroderma-Pigmentosum since birth and no one suspected him to reach adulthood.
In the event of his father's death, Chris doesn't have the time to grieve, he must survive the night and search for the truth. Without fear, he m...more
His girlfriend Sasha and his boyhood friend Bobby are his closest companions and they both love him dearly and would do anything for him.
Fear Everyone, May 25, 2009
By Todd R. Jordan (St. Peters, MO United States) - See all my reviews
Chris Snow may have a genetic disorder and a deadly one at that, but nothing keeps him from being the master of Moonlight Bay at night. Fear Nothing is the story of Chris Snow, his dog, Orson, and their friends as two dramatic days pass in Moonlight Bay.
The story begins with the death of Chris's father at the local hospital. Chris soon discovers bodies going unexpected places ad well as an unexpect...more
Koontz preys upon our fears in his writing. "Fear Nothing" is written after the military bases were shut down due to political squabbling. A...more
It was delightful and horrible all at the same time and I thought I was going to fall in love with Koont...more
I could rave about how clever the story is, how interesting some of the characters are, the perfect pace of the revelations and extra mysteries, etc... but I feel the only way I can give any good advice is to simply mention a few things I was not as pleased with. First, though there are great characters, there are not enough scenes with...more
Fear Nothing, by Dean Koontz, was the story of a man who cannot be exposed to light, and it is just what you would expect. A dark story filled with mystery, murder, and body snatching suspense, I found that Dean Koontz did it again with another fantastic book. This was not just another murder story, mainly because the main character was plagued with a disease that keeps him from being able to go into the sun. Therefore, the entire book takes place at night, and when it doesn't, you...more
I liked it because the style of writting as with all books by dean koontz is amazing, the man literally has a gift with words!! I mean i dont even care what the story is about as long as i am reading his words, they just have such a way of flowing off the page and this book was no exception to that the writting style gets 5 out of 5. It was also a good book because its a...more
Also even though I describe characters with psychic abilities borne from incest or even in one rare case a self-impregnating hermaphrodite using words like "...more
Dean Koontz is the epitome of a hack writer crafting medio...more
as other 'positive' reviewers have noted, the character development and interaction is exceptional compared to other Koontz books and it is a shame that Koontz d...more
Dean R. Koontz has also published under the na...more