Edgler Vess is a sociopath intent on murder. He lives for one purpose only: to satisfy all appetites as they arise, seeking ever more outrageous experience. To live with intensity.
When he attacks her friend, Laura, Chyna Shepherd is saved by the instincts developed during a dark and turbulent childhood. Not knowing Laura is already dead, Chyna follows, hoping to save her
The title for this novel, Intensity...
...is truly well selected since this book is indeed...
You are barely getting confortable, starting to read the book, just a few pages, when...
Bam! Kapow! Tomá guacho!
The horror begins!
So, if you are a horror novel where you don't have to wait much to be full immersed in the action, don't look anymore! This is it! You found the book!
NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART
I have read quite several books by Koontz and.. ...more
“...Chyna Shepherd, Untouched and Alive...”
Chyna Shepard had a hard and candidly distressful childhood and she opened up to nobody. The main companion she knew and trusted was Laura. Chyna voyaged home with Laura for spring break and keeping in mind that gazing out the window am ...more
Chyna is taken to her best friend's family home for a mini break during the school year only to spend the first night hidden under the guest bed as a home invader proceeds to murder all the occupants. Having both an unusual and terrifying childhood Chyna has developed a skill set that has made her a survivor both then and now. As she peers out the window of the guest bedroom she hears a muffled scream and creaking footsteps heading towards her room, instinct takes over and she is under th ...more
বইয়ের শুরুতে গতানুগতিক সাইকোপযাথ, সিরিয়াল কিলিং ধাচের মনে হতে পারে। তবে কিছুদূর এগোনোর পরেই বুঝতে পারবেন পরচলিত ধারার সাথে এই বইয়ের ভিননতা কোথায়। পুরো বই জুড়ে কেমন যেন গা ছমছমে হরর ফলেভার বজায় রয়েছে। খুনী এডলার ফোরমযান ভেস নিজেকে "হোমিসাইডাল এডভেঞচারার" হিসেবে ভাবতে সবাচছনদযবোধ করে। তার এসব খুন ...more
Now that doesn't mean that this book didn't entertain me. There were times that my heart was racing and I was scared to death for the MC. The first 60% of the book was the best. I just wanted it to be over after th ...more
In a way, this is not entirely typical for Dean Koontz. Don't expect anything supernatural or overly bizarre. It's about a killer and a survivor.
The title holds true to its pace. This book does not slow down once it kicks into high gear. It'll freak you out, and there's ...more
I am glad I finished it. But I'm not going to hurry to read another ...more
"The elk's heart-shaped face was barely visible from a distance of only eight feet. It's eyes, however, shone." (hide spoiler)]
I love the references to ...more
""God fears me."
Readers who liked The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo should like this. The two heroines (Lisbeth in Dragon Tattoo and Chyna in Intensity) were similar in their actions. Chyna chose to fight what seemed impossible. Instead of running and trying to get away (like normal people) she went after him with the barest of weapons. She was resilient, resourceful, brave. She called it reckless caring. In the beginning of the story, Chyna is trying to get away from Edgler a ...more
This is my second read & I added more "fire" notes. Sheriff Vess is "sick" killing his parents, grandmother & adoptive parents by "fire". In the end, Chyna/Ariel in the motor home chase/crash into Vess' police car & spilled gasoline on the pavement. They roll in gas trying to escape. Chyme reaches to Vess' gas-soaked boots with a (view spoiler)[butane lighter to light the boots & kill Vess with his sickness with "fire" (hide spoi ...more
This book shaped me as an author.
How? you might ask.
Because villains don't have to be creepers with bad teeth. The scariest come in a package you never expected. Depraved doesn't mean on the outside they are not passable, even likable.
What scares me most are bad guys/gals we'd let help us with our groceries.
(Still a favorite)
I have never read a book that has kept me on edge, frightened me and made me feel so triumphant.
The characters are incredibly created; Vess is a character that scared me, not because of his murderous nature, but because his outlook on life was oddly inspiring. It worried me how I could find this man, this sociopath so interesting and so right in many things that he thought. He was absolutely fascinating. Chyna's transcendence was portrayed so well, you really grew with ...more
My heart rate has been about 110 to 120 while reading this book. Its the story of a real sicko! It was close to a 5 star for me but the ending went on and on. The title is perfect for this book, it was intense!
The killer really makes you think. The heroine makes you want her to succeed. You find yourself saying no, just save yourself.
I really liked this book.
The main character, Chyna Shepherd, has come to Napa Valley with a friend, Laura Templeton, to visit Laura’s family farm. Like me, Chyna finds it difficult to fall asleep in a strange place. So s ...more
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