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Phantoms by Dean Koontz
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bookshelves: autumn-2010, published-1983, boo-scary, zombehz
Read from October 25 to 26, 2010

** spoiler alert ** workaday mp3

Read By: Buck Schirner
Abridged: No

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CLOSER...
They found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the
first body strangely swollen and still warm. One hundred fifty were
dead, 350 missing. But the terror had only begun in the tiny mountain
town of Snowfield, California.

AND CLOSER...
At first they thought it was the work of a maniac. Or terrorists. Or
toxic contamination. Or a bizarre new disease.

AND CLOSER...
But then they found the truth. And they saw it in the flesh. And it
was worse than anything any of them had ever imagined...

Biography
Amazingly prolific and relentlessly suspenseful, Dean Koontz can be
counted on for chilling, sometimes gory stories that occasionally overlap genres. His novels can jump from straightforward crime to sci-fi to horror, but the one thing he's consistent about is delivering nail-biting yarns that have kept fans reading for more than three decades.
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Daniel Stafford It's funny. In High School I though Dean Koontz was the best thing since buttered English Muffins. I tried reading him recently as an adult...and, I can see why I liked him: he loves adjectives! He readings like a bleeding teenager's creative writing assignment, only 300 pages longer. So, even though I had my mother take me to go meet him and sign one of my books, he's been lowered considerably as a favorite of mine. But, from those days of my youth, I still love Stephen King.


☯Bettie☯ Daniel wrote: "It's funny. In High School I though Dean Koontz was the best thing since buttered English Muffins. I tried reading him recently as an adult...and, I can see why I liked him: he loves adjectives! He..."

Hello there Mr D, how nice to hear from you.

I have many Koontz novels to get through yet but am interspersing with both King and Herbert, and have to agree with you that King, for the most, is better at the capturing the essence of the genre. I listened to three past midnight this morning and there was some brilliant writing even though the tale was not brilliant in itself.

Hope all is well with you and yours
:O)


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