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Preview — The Mask by Owen West
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...more
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...more
That cat! Ew. Aristophanes had qualities about him that expressed my hidden fears about those cr...more
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...more
Then about halfway through, I paused. What exactly do I remember about reading Dean Koontz?
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?
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.
What a great cliffhanger. I can’t believe that was just it and I was still on the edge. Anyway, this is another novel of Dean Koontz that made me think differently of him. This is the fourth novel of his that I read and I can say they are so different from each other, I mean if the book doesn’t include the author’s name I would never think that they are written by the same author. Th...more
Because there's no summary for this book on goodreads, I'll post what the back covers says:
"Hello, I'm nobody."
She appeared out of nowhere, in the middle of traffic, on a busy day. A teenager with no past, no family - no memories....more
This was the first Dean Koontz I have read.
I didn't really know the genre, so I assumed it was psychological thriller or something along those lines.
I was quite surprised when I saw the elements of supernatural beings and horror.
This was the first book of the horror genre that I have read.
It creeped me out.
The imagery was awesome. The way the book was written allowed me to vividly see what was happening.
I loved it.
The book moved at a fast pace, and I wasn't bored at all.
The setting to...more
reading his early stories is a plus...for anyone interested in the art of making fiction...all you need then is a decade or so o...more
A beautiful young girl appears out of nowhere. A teenager with no past, no family--no memories. Carol and Paul were drawn to her. She was the child they'd never had. Most mothers would die for such a darling little angel. And that's what frightened Carol most of all...About the Author
Dean Koontz was born in Everett, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Bedford. He won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition when he was twenty and has been writing ever since. Mr. Koontz's books are published in...more
It starts off kind of slow. You know something is happening but it's just taking so long to develop. Then when it happens, its great for about 30 pages or so, then it just drops off again. I felt like the book just ended so abruptly without really pulling everything together. I mean you know what happens and the climax is over, but there isn't really any closure. A fine read if you are a...more
It's odd, not a problem I have with any other author, at least none that I have ever returned to for seconds. But hey, if...more
My only complaint is the ending...it seemed to just be so abrupt and there was no 'aftermath.' I felt the book had all this build-up, rushed to the end, and then just let the reader gauge the aftermath. I usually love these kind of endings, but not with this one. It ended just before I felt it should end.
I'd recommend to any fans of Koontz and to a reader looking for a goo...more
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.