Photographing the Dead
A self-styled artist is getting away with murder in Death Valley. If all goes well, so will Nameless. In part two of the Nameless series, the relentless avenger is haunted by nightmares of the past and visions of what’s to come.
Palmer Oxenwald’s hunting ground is the Mojave wasteland. His victims are random tourists and hikers. His trophies are cherished photographs of the...more
"Photographing the Dead" has Nameless hunting down another serial killer. This one gets off by photographing the men and women he comes across and kills. ...more
Very fun stuff! I particularly liked how this one ended. Now that was some poetic justice right there. this book, and all the others it seems, has some basic info on Nameless worked into the series. Like how he doesn't know who he is/was and stuff like that. Which, is really good if you're reading the stories out of order.
Do people actually do that? Sounds nuts to me! Lol. Jk. I ...more
Koontz has a way of creating unique and highly interesting characters. I wouldn't want to come across Oxenwald who is out of his mind crazy on the bad side. ...more
Dean Koontz delivers up another serviceable thriller, minus the thrills, in his series of novellas from Amazon revolving around the amnesiac character, Nameless.
Like its predecessor, Photographing the Dead is quick, easy read, one that doesn’t ask a lot of the reader and delivers just as little in return. This time around, Nameless is playing mind games with Palmer Oxenwald, a serial killer who has a passion for photography in ...more
4 stars, and recommended.
I have been an avid reader of Dean Koontz stories since the beginning. He’s always been a brilliant story teller that pulls the reader in almost immediately into his book. This however, is not the Dean Koontz that I remembered and loved. I was very disappointed with both number 1 and 2 of the nameless series. Now I understand why it was free...
Love the second instalment of this series. So intrigued with Nameless, I wasn't to know his past and history but at the same time I don't. A man who gets sexual gratification by just simply looking at photos of the murders he has committed. Started of young with animals then gets institutionalized but by the time he's 18 he's released and continues his killing spree but has progressed to humans.
Brilliantly written as per usual. Can't fault a Dean Koontz story . ...more
I gave this book five stars because I found it intriguing. It is an ongoing story about "Nameless". It follows Heart of the Fire (Nameless Book 1) and continues with The Praying Mantis Bride (Nameless Book 3). I look forward to reading the rest of the six books that are in this series. I read it in one sitting and the time passed quickly. The ...more
He did not.
In his 1981 book HOW TO WRITE BEST-SELLING FICTION, Koontz advises writers to "[h]it your hero with startling and/or frightening complications, one after the other. Be tough on him" (132).
"He is not sentimental when it comes to violent criminals. He doesn’t care what abuse, if any, or other experiences might have twisted Palmer Oxenwald in his youth. He cares instead about the people who were the killer’s targets, for those who loved and lost them. Concerning people who commit the most terrible crimes, he does not believe in second chances or the possibility of ...more
100.0% ""Mia says, “How do you know Dennis? You don’t know us, our lives.”
“Sometimes I see things, visions, moments of the past. And sometimes moments of the future that’ll come true unless . . . unless you take steps to change it. It’s two months until the wedding, isn’t it? Yes. It is. Find out who he is, Mia. Find out who he really is. Promise me.""
November 30, 2019 –
100.0% "But... I can say so far... nice illustrations
"In fact, Palmer has no friends. No one does. ...more
Nameless is sent to deal with an ultra-superstitious widow who has just murdered her third very rich husband, leaving her filthy rich and the owner of five domiciles, plus vehicles, art, furniture, and fabulous apparel. Apparently, she seems to have also inherited the wrath of the angry ghost of her latest murdered husband or so Nameless worked to have it appear. The widow and her man-hating mother don’t stand a chance against the fury of the supernatural.
master of ...more
I enjoyed this second outing with the mysterious and elusive Nameless. He still remains a mystery. I wonder if he will ever remember his name and identity. Will he ever find out who Ace of Diamonds, the man who sends him on his missions really is? Who’s pulling Nameless’s strings? I enjoyed Photographing the Dead a tiny bit more than the first tale. I could have happily read something much longer because Nameless and his strange missions intrigue me.
Second volume in the Nameless series is every bit as good and scary as the first. This one concerned a photographer who tortures and murders people and photographs every bit of it so he can relive the thrill. I will say the end of both these books' antagonists was extremely satisfying.
Koontz has been compared to King more than a few times, but I like him a lot better.
Dean R. Koontz has also published under the ...more