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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

The best book by Dean Koontz, in my opinion, is Life Expectancy. Add all the Odd Thomas books to this as well.


message 2: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Need a librarian to remove the norah roberts and stephanie meyer books, thanks.

:O)


message 3: by Recommendeo (new)

Recommendeo I adore Dean Koontz, my best books by Dean Koontz are:
1. From the Corner of His Eye
2. Lightning
3. Dark Rivers of the Heart
4. Intensity
5. Sole Survivor


message 4: by JW (last edited Jan 13, 2012 04:01PM) (new)

JW Meh, Besides the first one I really didn't like any of the Odd Thomas books. I liked, The Taking a lot.


message 5: by Niel (new)

Niel I'd have to agree. Loved the first Odd Thomas book, the others not so much. That one and Watchers are mandatory reading if you want to give Koontz a try. And I really liked what he did with the Frankenstein story, though the final book was a let down.


message 6: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Watchers is one of my all time favorite books.
Second favorite is Intentsity.
Loved them both!


message 7: by Debbie (new)

Debbie grrr that should read Intensity. :)


message 8: by Debbie (new)

Debbie I totally recommend both Watchers, and Intensity


message 9: by Sadie (new)

Sadie my son is like most kids today, he hated reading until I gave him Fear Nothing. He loved it so much he read the second book, then went on to the Odd Thomas books. Theres no stopping hom now. I love all the Dean Koontz books I have & look forward to getting many more.


message 10: by Aicee (new)

Aicee The Best book of Dean Koonts for me as of now is Life Expectancy. It's written beautifully with all the very unexpected twists that are not similar with other books. But I also find Velocity and Odd Thomas good as well. Looking forward to reading all of his books. :)


message 11: by Rick (new)

Rick My all time favorite Koontz book has to be Watchers. Heck, it's one of my all time favorite BOOKS. Also, LOVED Life Expectancy, because it was so different for our buddy Dean. And From the Corner of His Eye...I thought it had a deeply spiritual side.


message 12: by Rick (new)

Rick Aicee wrote: "The Best book of Dean Koonts for me as of now is Life Expectancy. It's written beautifully with all the very unexpected twists that are not similar with other books. But I also find Velocity and Od..."
I couldn't agree more, Aicee!! Loved it!


message 13: by Denny (new)

Denny My favorite is the first one I ever read by Koontz, Phantoms


message 14: by Melody (new)

Melody Love all Dean Koontz....was delightfully suprised when I read his books about his dog Trixie.


message 15: by Niel (new)

Niel My two cents. Watchers and Odd Thomas (exclusively the first book) were far and away my favorites. Almost all of his others I've enjoyed. I hated Intensity, which I did not finish. I'm sure that puts me in the minority here, that's ok. Bye all.


message 16: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Niel wrote: "My two cents. Watchers and Odd Thomas (exclusively the first book) were far and away my favorites. Almost all of his others I've enjoyed. I hated Intensity, which I did not finish. I'm sure that pu..."

Read the first Odd story last month, and loved it! The others are dancing away on the shelves, waiting for attention. Reading life is good.
:O)


message 17: by Kim (new)

Kim Justo Sadie wrote: "my son is like most kids today, he hated reading until I gave him Fear Nothing. He loved it so much he read the second book, then went on to the Odd Thomas books. Theres no stopping hom now. I love..."

Fear Nothing is the first book I read from Koontz. It really is great, the writing, the characters, the plot. Now I'm collecting a lot of his books.


message 18: by Nivedita (new)

Nivedita my favourite is life expectancy. i hated the husband.


message 19: by Zane (new)

Zane Ender Not surprising watchers is number one , however intensity is my favorite.


message 20: by Zane (new)

Zane Ender Also, where is your heart belongs to me?


message 21: by Zane (new)

Zane Ender Lol good, he is my favorite author..I have all of his books. Except for innocence


message 22: by Kerri (new)

Kerri Scott Dean Koontz is my all time favorite author and the book written by him that I love the most was Watchers, I do however love all the writings my him that I have read so far.


message 23: by Susan (new)

Susan L. Kerri wrote: "Dean Koontz is my all time favorite author and the book written by him that I love the most was Watchers, I do however love all the writings my him that I have read so far."

I would just like to tell you that when I read your post I had to look it over to see if I maybe posted it at an earlier time because it sounds so like what I would say and Watchers was my first Dean Koontz book and also my favorite. Dean Koontz is also my favorite author and I love to read his books. I recently started collecting his books. I get them from thrift shops for a dollar or two. I also get them from the local library used books store. They sale them there for a buck. I went today and picked up Breathless. I just did a count I have 30 I only buy hard copy's no paperbacks. Sorry for going on and on. I got carried away. Anyway your post took the words right out of my head. lol


message 24: by Melissa (last edited Feb 19, 2014 12:07PM) (new)

Melissa Bartholomew My all time favorite Koontz book is Watchers. Love them all, for the most part. But Watchers is definitely the top of my list!


message 25: by Kwaknok (last edited Mar 11, 2014 12:49PM) (new)

Kwaknok What happened to Night Chills? This was my first Dean Koontz book and I loved it, very hard edged for Koontz. My top 10 so far are:

1. Twilight Eyes
2. Watchers
3. Lightning
4. The Bad Place
5. Midnight
6. Phantoms
7. Tick Tock
8. Mr Murder
9. Life Expectancy
10. Darkfall

Whilst I have read some of Deans later Novels, I do think his earlier works were more original and had a harder edge to them. Whilst I know some loose main characters during the story, it would be better if occasionally there was an unhappy ending to keep you guessing, as you tend to know that all will end happily.
I read Plague by Masterton and whilst I dont rate him quite in the same league as Koontz the ending had a bigger impact than most Koontz's happier endings, or Last Rites by Shaun Hutson for example. The power of the possibility of an unhappy ending means you can't take the author and story forgranted.
Having said that Twilight Eyes and Watchers are the two best books I have ever read and just wish there had been follow up to Twilight Eyes.


message 26: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Can't get enough of Dean, I have 36 of his books and get one everytime i see one


message 27: by Vickie (new)

Vickie Tamling I love dean Kuntz an a few others. I have over 560. Bks on my nook alone lol best thing I bought. I can buy his next bks anytime using my nook. No more running from store to store hoping they have the next bk. Keep it up. Hes such an awesome author.


message 28: by Charleson (new)

Charleson Davis watched black river; liked it, found watchers online,read it; loved it!


message 29: by Mike (last edited May 07, 2015 04:04PM) (new)

Mike Dean Koontz or Stephen King? Who tells better stories?


message 30: by Mitch (new)

Mitch Turitz What?? You didn't include Watchers? I thought that was his BEST

Recommendeo wrote: "I adore Dean Koontz, my best books by Dean Koontz are:
1. From the Corner of His Eye
2. Lightning
3. Dark Rivers of the Heart
4. Intensity
5. Sole Survivor"



message 31: by Silvia (new)

Silvia Antohi My favourites are
From the corner of his eye
Life expectancy
The odd Thomas books
False Memory
Lightning


message 32: by Sonny (new)

Sonny Denny wrote: "My favorite is the first one I ever read by Koontz, Phantoms"

This book petrified me, it remains the pinnacle of horror in my opinion.


{ U n s o l v e d M y s t e r y } The Vision is the only one I've read so far. I really enjoyed it. It would make a fantastic movie.


message 34: by Amber (new)

Amber So far false memory is definitely my favorite.


message 35: by Aky13 (last edited Jun 10, 2016 07:02AM) (new)

Aky13 I've been on a quest of thrift stores buying up every Dean Koontz book I can find. Now that I have several dozen of them and not that much time to read, I am trying to decide which to read first. I've read the first four Odd books and enjoyed them all to varying degrees. I feel that I MUST complete the series. I've also read INTENSITY, which is one of my favorite books of all time (I am 69+ and have read MANY books). I am depending on comments from you other readers to prioritize my list. I have two of the Frankenstein books up there, already.

ANYONE know IF/how/why Koontz offended Hollywood? So many of his books would make superb movies. I am aware of only 3 and none of them were widely publicized. INTENSITY, starring John C. McGinley, was EXCELLENT, although the movie ending was considerably different from the book. BTW, McGinley plays the deranged villain to perfection!


message 36: by Jane (new)

Jane Cowlishaw i love all that i have have read so far of Dean Koontz also love to read Stephen King and James Herbert books


message 37: by Kevin (new)

Kevin If you want to read Koontz you can not dismiss the classic "Phantoms".

My top 5

1. Dark Rivers Of The Heart
2. Strangers
3. Lightning
4. Phantoms
5. Watchers


message 38: by Dom (new)

Dom The Face is by far my favorite. It is his underrated masterpiece in my opinion, and the ending is AMAZING. If it was done right it would make an incredible movie.

My top 5

1. The Face
2. Odd Thomas
3. Velocity
4. The Taking
5. Brother Odd


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