posted on Apr, 10 2007 @ 05:43 PM
I used to only read books to educate myself. After twenty years of education I finally decided that there is more to life than becoming smart.
I just finished....
Dean Koontz - Cold Fire
Teacher Jim Ironheart, aptly named, is sent by forces unknown to save chosen people in life-threatening situations. By chance, a young but jaded
reporter stumbles onto his missions, and joins him to investigate who is controlling him and why. Shared nightmares begin to point to an
extraterrestrial influence, and the pair are forced to confront Ironheart's forgotten past for answers. Koontz ( The Bad Place , LJ 12/89), a master
at maintaining mystery and suspense, weaves themes from earlier novels into this latest thriller. Even if the ending calls to mind DuMaurier and
Hitchcock, Cold Fire contains all the ingredients--likable characters, nail-biting suspense, and above all, unlimited imagination--that will please
I'm in the middle of this book.
Dean Koontz - Hideaway
YA-- Koontz's latest thriller sits at the intersection of the weird and the ordinary. Once again, he explores a ``what if'' scenario in a most
satisfying fashion. In this case, a near-death survivor accidentally carries a piggy-backing evil spirit through an open door from the afterlife.
Hatch Harrison, the typical good-guy hero, is revived by a brilliant team of doctors more than an hour after drowning. Strange visions and half-waking
dreams soon convince him that his recovery is not at all normal. His fears are soon magnified when people who have annoyed him are murdered, and he
knows that he is somehow responsible. Paralleling the story of Hatch's recovery is the unfolding revelation of a young man so evil that ordinary
people cannot imagine his existence. As he skulks about selecting victims to murder and mutilate, a bizarre bond develops between the two men. Gory
incidents tumble one after another as the two men become locked in first a psychic and then a physical battle between good and evil. The violent
climax is symbolically set in an abandoned amusement park where at last the true duel identity of the murderer is revealed. Once again, evil is
resoundingly defeated, but as any Koontz fan knows, the victory is only temporary.
I'm bent on reading all his books! They all deal in the supernatural and are very good!