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
I have to say that I did enjoy this book much more than the first offering and now I am definitely intrigued by this series. The first book was set up as we get ...more
Another excellent narration by Edoardo Ballerini, who is new to me as reader, but he sets the perfect tone for Nameless.
"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
I liked when some parts of his memories returned which gave me an idea of what could have been his personal life.
This book left me eager to get to book 3
A vigilante who was part psychic too
I had hoped for more insight on Nameless’s past or more information on his power but there was very little in comparison to book one. I found the villain’s sexual arousal to violence quite cringe-worthy, I know it’s clearly not meant
to be normal but I feel like it was not written well. I also did not like how Nameless decided to interact/confront the antagonist multiple times. It was a pretty stale read but it doesn’t diminish my hope for the next few ...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).
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
In the second book of this collection, Nameless, is on task to stop a serial killer who likes to take pictures of his victims and look over the photos later to relish in his prey.
Two women, twin sisters, ...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
This time it is a photographer who take pictures of the people or animals he kills.
Even after therapy, Palmer Oxenwald still has the need to kill. He started with animals and then moved onto people.
When Nameless starts to hunt him, can Nameless stop him in time before he kills two sisters, Mia and Kara.
This sereis has potential, that is why I am going to keep reading it.
One, because I need to know if Nameless ever remembers his past, and ...more
Another short, easy win read. Reading these is a quick win mini-buzz. Its not quite as good as finishing a full book but it is close enough to be worth it. These are more than short stories but not quite Novellas. Call them a section of a book.
In this case then the story was entertaining again and readable. Once more we had a bad person who deserved to die and who was stopped while he was plotting his next kill. There was little nuance in this tale. Bad person, too much money, father ...more
Dean R. Koontz has also published under the ...more