Dean R. Koontz

Dean R. Koontz


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in Everett, Pennsylvania, The United States
July 09, 1945

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Librarian's Note: This author writes under the name Dean R. Koontz and Dean Koontz. As both names appear on his works, both should be kept.

Acknowledged as "America's most popular suspense novelist" (Rolling Stone) and as one of today's most celebrated and successful writers, Dean Ray Koontz has earned the devotion of millions of readers around the world and the praise of critics everywhere for tales of character, mystery, and adventure that strike to the core of what it means to be human.

Known Pseudonyms:
Leigh Nichols,
Brian Coffey,
David Axton,
Owen West,
Deanna Dwyer
Aaron Wolfe.
K.R. Dwyer
John Hill
Richard Paige
Anthony North

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Night Fears

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“Each small meanness, each thoughtless expression of hatred, each envious and bitter act, regardless of how petty, can inspire others, and is therefore the seed that ultimately produces evil fruit, poisoning people whom you have never met and never will. All human lives are so profoundly and intricately entwined – those dead, those living, those generations yet to come – that the fate of all is the fate of each, and the hope of humanity rests in every heart and in every pair of hands.”
Dean R. Koontz

“The fallow soil of loneliness is fertile ground for self-deception.”
Dean R. Koontz, Innocence

“Să ai patru principii care să te ghideze: unu, să faci cât mai puţin rău celorlalţi; doi, să fii întotdeauna alături de prietenii tăi; trei, să fii responsabil în ceea ce te priveşte şi să nu ceri nimic de la ceilalţi; patru, distrează-te cât se poate. Nu te sinchisi de părerile oricui, doar de cele ale persoanelor care-ţi sunt apropiate. Nu te gândi să laşi un semn al trecerii tale prin lume. Ignoră marile probleme ale timpului tău... Nu rămâne în trecut. Nu-ţi face griji cu privire la viitor. Trăieşte clipa. Ai încredere în scopul existenţei tale şi lasă înţelesurile să vină la tine, în loc să te străduieşti să le descoperi. Când viaţa îţi trage un pumn, rostogoleşte-te, dar râzând. Prinde valul, tipule!”
Dean R. Koontz

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