Fear Nothing (Moonlight Bay #1)
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Second read - 2017
These are the Items not listed in my first read.
- Chris Snow born with "XP" - Xeroderma Pigmentosum - skin cancer when exposed to bright lights. During day, Chris always wears sunglasses, as light can make him "blind". ("Wikipedia" lists - 1 person per 250,000 in USA has XP.)
- This allows him go to Kirk's Funeral Home at night & prove his father's body was swapped at Mercy Hospital. They would not let him enter to see the body, they sai ...more
This is the one and only Dean Koontz novel I've ever read, since it managed to put me right off DK forever.
It wasn't awful, but wow, it was just so, so (so, so, so) many extra and unneeded words. IIRC, it took the main character something like seven full pages just to make his way up a flight of stairs at one point, and it wasn't because the steps were just that exciting. I can't believe I actually finished this.
I guess some writers are just not for me.
Most of the story takes place during two nights. Chris visits several people. There are long, vague, incomplete conversations with each person. There is a conspiracy/mystery and Chris is trying to figure out what is going on. Most people tell him things like “stop investigating. If you know too much you will regret it. The end of the world as we know it has begun.” A couple of people are angry and ac ...more
I love this book. I really do. I’m not certain why, really. Dean Koontz is a schmaltzy writer. He overuses analogies and some of them are rather bizarre. Many of his books have similar details — bad ass chicks, unlikely heroes, a golden retriever or two. They start to blur together after a while. But when I was in middle school and ...more
Despite not being a big fan of the 'formula novel' - you know, all those books that authors constantly crank out and end up on the top of the NYT bestseller's lis ...more
His girlfriend Sasha and his boyhood friend Bobby are his closest companions and they both love him dearly and would do anything for him.
Dean Koontz has the skill to write books that sustain the suspense and deliver engaging action, but he fails to do both with this one. The novel is narrated in the 1st person, a technique Koontz employed for the first time in Twilight Eyes, back in 1987. Sine the main character is a sur ...more
Christopher Snow is the best-known resident of 12,000-strong Moonlight Bay, California. This is because 28-year-old Chris has xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), a light-sensitivity so severe that he cannot leave his house in daylight, cannot enter a normally-lit room, cannot sit at a computer. Chris' natur ...more
This first book of the so-called "Moonlight Bay" trilogy has an intriguing main character, (Christopher Snow), an interesting premise involving secret experimentation at an abandoned military base using retroviruses to enhance intelligence in animals, and a nice setting on the California coast. Unfortunately, it just never quite lived up to its promise. It seemed like every time my interest started to peak, the main character waltzed off ...more
I reread this as a botm fo ...more
This series is recommended for readers who are interested in venturing into the mysterious threshold of alternate realities.
Some Favorite Passages:
He was great because he was ...more
"Although I wasn't trained for this work, there was no one but me to do the job."
This quote really sums up almost every Dean Koontz protagonist, and Christopher Snow is no different. Although there is darkness and creepiness in this book, it is very inspiring. It gives hope, because no matter what is happening in the world, there is always something good out there.
"A lot of the time, reality is what you make it."
I don't know why I haven't read this book before, because it's one of the best ...more
I read Seize the Night, book 2, first because I didn't know it was a series until after I finished it. Comparing that book to Fear Nothing, I feel that the actual plot itself and the sense of adventure is a little bit better in Seize the Night, but I feel like ...more
In 23 B.C., the poet Horace said, "Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow."
The irony of Horace quote is that Christopher Snow seize the night instead and marvels at it. While everybody slumbers, he prowls the street from dusk 'til dawn. Twenty-eight years old Chris have a Xeroderma-Pigmentosum since birth and no one suspected him to reach adulthood.
In the event of his father's death, Chris doesn't have the time to grieve, he must survive the night and search for the truth. Without fear, he ...more
[these comments are taken from a mailing list discussion and contain spoilers]
[on chris snow]
I'm only halfway through the first half and so far I'm not especially enamoured with him. His illness seems to be the most interesting thing about him and I think that's explained well enough.
I didn't understand his reaction to witnessing the body swap. I guess if he'd done something sensible then we wouldn't have a book to read but I'd have preferred it if he had tried to do something sensible before...more
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