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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

The best book by Dean Koontz, in my opinion, is Life Expectancy. Add all the Odd Thomas books to this as well.


message 2: by ☯Bettie☯ (new)

☯Bettie☯ Need a librarian to remove the norah roberts and stephanie meyer books, thanks.

:O)


message 3: by Myles (new)

Myles Done. Plus a couple other guys who snuck onto the list.


message 4: by Recommendeo (new)

Recommendeo I adore Dean Koontz, my best books by Dean Koontz are:
1. From the Corner of His Eye
2. Lightning
3. Dark Rivers of the Heart
4. Intensity
5. Sole Survivor


message 5: by JW (last edited Jan 13, 2012 04:01PM) (new)

JW Meh, Besides the first one I really didn't like any of the Odd Thomas books. I liked, The Taking a lot.


message 6: by Niel (new)

Niel I'd have to agree. Loved the first Odd Thomas book, the others not so much. That one and Watchers are mandatory reading if you want to give Koontz a try. And I really liked what he did with the Frankenstein story, though the final book was a let down.


message 7: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Watchers is one of my all time favorite books.
Second favorite is Intentsity.
Loved them both!


message 8: by Debbie (new)

Debbie grrr that should read Intensity. :)


message 9: by Debbie (new)

Debbie I totally recommend both Watchers, and Intensity


message 10: by Sadie (new)

Sadie my son is like most kids today, he hated reading until I gave him Fear Nothing. He loved it so much he read the second book, then went on to the Odd Thomas books. Theres no stopping hom now. I love all the Dean Koontz books I have & look forward to getting many more.


message 11: by Aicee (new)

Aicee The Best book of Dean Koonts for me as of now is Life Expectancy. It's written beautifully with all the very unexpected twists that are not similar with other books. But I also find Velocity and Odd Thomas good as well. Looking forward to reading all of his books. :)


message 12: by Rick (new)

Rick My all time favorite Koontz book has to be Watchers. Heck, it's one of my all time favorite BOOKS. Also, LOVED Life Expectancy, because it was so different for our buddy Dean. And From the Corner of His Eye...I thought it had a deeply spiritual side.


message 13: by Rick (new)

Rick Aicee wrote: "The Best book of Dean Koonts for me as of now is Life Expectancy. It's written beautifully with all the very unexpected twists that are not similar with other books. But I also find Velocity and Od..."
I couldn't agree more, Aicee!! Loved it!


message 14: by Denny (new)

Denny My favorite is the first one I ever read by Koontz, Phantoms


message 15: by Melody (new)

Melody Love all Dean Koontz....was delightfully suprised when I read his books about his dog Trixie.


message 16: by Niel (new)

Niel My two cents. Watchers and Odd Thomas (exclusively the first book) were far and away my favorites. Almost all of his others I've enjoyed. I hated Intensity, which I did not finish. I'm sure that puts me in the minority here, that's ok. Bye all.


message 17: by ☯Bettie☯ (new)

☯Bettie☯ Niel wrote: "My two cents. Watchers and Odd Thomas (exclusively the first book) were far and away my favorites. Almost all of his others I've enjoyed. I hated Intensity, which I did not finish. I'm sure that pu..."

Read the first Odd story last month, and loved it! The others are dancing away on the shelves, waiting for attention. Reading life is good.
:O)


message 18: by Stacy (last edited May 16, 2013 08:43AM) (new)

Stacy Watchers
Intensity
Strangers
Phantoms
Dark Rivers Of The Heart
Tick- Tock

All must reads by Mr. Koontz


message 19: by Kim (new)

Kim Justo Sadie wrote: "my son is like most kids today, he hated reading until I gave him Fear Nothing. He loved it so much he read the second book, then went on to the Odd Thomas books. Theres no stopping hom now. I love..."

Fear Nothing is the first book I read from Koontz. It really is great, the writing, the characters, the plot. Now I'm collecting a lot of his books.


message 20: by Nivedita (new)

Nivedita my favourite is life expectancy. i hated the husband.


message 21: by Zane (new)

Zane Ender Not surprising watchers is number one , however intensity is my favorite.


message 22: by Zane (new)

Zane Ender Also, where is your heart belongs to me?


message 23: by Kirby (new)

Kirby A few more non-Koontz books have made it onto the list again...


message 24: by Kirby (new)

Kirby Zane wrote: "Also, where is your heart belongs to me?"

I just added it on there!


message 25: by Zane (new)

Zane Ender Lol good, he is my favorite author..I have all of his books. Except for innocence


message 26: by Kerri (new)

Kerri Scott Dean Koontz is my all time favorite author and the book written by him that I love the most was Watchers, I do however love all the writings my him that I have read so far.


message 27: by Susan (new)

Susan L. Kerri wrote: "Dean Koontz is my all time favorite author and the book written by him that I love the most was Watchers, I do however love all the writings my him that I have read so far."

I would just like to tell you that when I read your post I had to look it over to see if I maybe posted it at an earlier time because it sounds so like what I would say and Watchers was my first Dean Koontz book and also my favorite. Dean Koontz is also my favorite author and I love to read his books. I recently started collecting his books. I get them from thrift shops for a dollar or two. I also get them from the local library used books store. They sale them there for a buck. I went today and picked up Breathless. I just did a count I have 30 I only buy hard copy's no paperbacks. Sorry for going on and on. I got carried away. Anyway your post took the words right out of my head. lol


message 28: by Melissa (last edited Feb 19, 2014 12:07PM) (new)

Melissa My all time favorite Koontz book is Watchers. Love them all, for the most part. But Watchers is definitely the top of my list!


message 29: by Kwaknok (last edited Mar 11, 2014 12:49PM) (new)

Kwaknok What happened to Night Chills? This was my first Dean Koontz book and I loved it, very hard edged for Koontz. My top 10 so far are:

1. Twilight Eyes
2. Watchers
3. Lightning
4. The Bad Place
5. Midnight
6. Phantoms
7. Tick Tock
8. Mr Murder
9. Life Expectancy
10. Darkfall

Whilst I have read some of Deans later Novels, I do think his earlier works were more original and had a harder edge to them. Whilst I know some loose main characters during the story, it would be better if occasionally there was an unhappy ending to keep you guessing, as you tend to know that all will end happily.
I read Plague by Masterton and whilst I dont rate him quite in the same league as Koontz the ending had a bigger impact than most Koontz's happier endings, or Last Rites by Shaun Hutson for example. The power of the possibility of an unhappy ending means you can't take the author and story forgranted.
Having said that Twilight Eyes and Watchers are the two best books I have ever read and just wish there had been follow up to Twilight Eyes.


message 30: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Can't get enough of Dean, I have 36 of his books and get one everytime i see one


message 31: by Vickie (new)

Vickie Tamling I love dean Kuntz an a few others. I have over 560. Bks on my nook alone lol best thing I bought. I can buy his next bks anytime using my nook. No more running from store to store hoping they have the next bk. Keep it up. Hes such an awesome author.


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