When I had gotten about half way through the book, beginning to understand what is going on here, I started thinking about it constantly. The book honestly scared me to the point of nightmares - but I would not put it down.
If you are into suspense, horror, and sci-fi I completely recomm...more
It has been awhile since I read this, but the main character is investigating weird happenings of a town. Meanwhile a little girl escapes her fate. They meet up eventually through this mass of events (so pay attention)and in the end the mystery is solved. It is not real, but it makes you think what about what people will do g...more
In picturesque Moonlight Cove, California, inexplicable deaths occur, and spine-tingling terror descends to this edge of paradise. Growing numbers of residents harbor a secret so dark it is sure to cost even more lives.
Tessa Lockland comes to town to probe her sister's seemingly unprompted suicide. Independent and clever, she meets up with Sam Booker, an underc...more
Anyway, I enjoyed it a lot an...more
My second time reading the book.
A favorite quote:
"Even as a child, she had preferred night to day, had enjoyed sitting out in the yard after sunset, under the star-speckled sky listening to frogs and crickets. Darkness soothed. It softened the sharp edges of the world, toned down the too-harsh colors. With the coming of twilight, the sky seemed to recede; the universe expanded. The night was bigger than the day, and in it...more
Lots of action, LOTS of detail, good vs.evil, smart dog, typical Koontz style. Not a bad thing, really.
For the most part Midnight is a pretty solid horror story. It was written in 1989, so the technology is almost laughably outdated - at least one of the computers is so high-tech that it can boot up without a floppy disk, other computers are described as being "upper end, hard-disk systems", and several...more
Plot-wise this is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde updated and writ large, or perhaps more accuratel...more
Midnight Cove is a seemingly-idyllic community on the California coast. It's a lovely, close-knit town, which has benefitted financially and technologically from a local tech company. Of course, since this is a Dean Koontz novel, the company's founder is an evil megalom...more
I'm not saying you should bother reading these, especially now that Koontz is openly being Christian and Stephen King thinks he is a writer, but I have a fondness for some of these books. If you are...more
What did I enjoy about the novel? The fast pace kept me turning pages long past bedtime, even having read it multiple times before. I love the characters Koontz creates. A friend once remarked about another Koontz book (Velocity, I believe) that the Everyman character seemed able to accomplish rather remarka...more
This tells the tales of a few different characters who either live in the quaint little town where this takes place or are drawn there for some reason of another. There have been some macabre, inexplicable deaths in the area lately and as always w...more
The citizens of Moonlight Cove are changing. Some are losing touch with their deepest emotions. Others are surrendering to their wildest urges. And the few who remain unchanged are absolutely terrified—if not brutally murdered in the dead of night. Enter the shocking world of Moonlight Cove, where four unlikely survivors confront the darkest realms of human nature...From Publishers Weekly
The latest tersely titled thriller by Koontz ( Strangers ; Lightning , etc.) displays the author's abiliti...more
Change is abound in the small town of Moonlight Cove, where its inhabitants are slowly transformed into wild and savage beasts against their own will. Four main characters investigate the cause of these ungodly transf...more
I'd like to take...more
I have next to no memory about this book, other than it was about a city full of people who are slowly turning into a)human computers or b)monsters. It must have been pretty good, since I’m fairly sure it was the first Koontz book I’d ever read, and there must have been SOMETHING there to get me to try so many more.
Koontz redeems an otherwise take off of the Island of Doctor Moreau by the interplay between the people caught trying to escape the nightmare.
Though I stuck with this one, it went on a bit too long. I'd had more than enough of the regressives and neogressives (NOT progressives) way before this was done and was thoroughly ready for the sheriff or the...more
I am sure that if you are a Koontz fan, a fan of Stephen King and...more
Dean R. Koontz has also published under the na...more