The 8-yr-old's dialogue is unbelievable though. Time travel and massive suspense, you can't go wrong. Almost from the beginning, its grandeur has been scarred by episodes of madness, suicide, mass murder, and whispers of things far worse. Both new and old fans alike will find things to enjoy in Koontz' 1988 classic, which has been critically acclaimed again and again over the years. I may end up reading it again some day. Not all of his books are great but this one gets me.
But now inexplicable shadows caper across walls, security cameras relay impossible images, phantom voices mutter in strange tongues, not-quite-human figures lurk in the basement, elevators plunge into unknown depths. Until new friend Portia Montclair, the strangely wise daughter of the local police chief, explains to him what sent him ricocheting around town like a crazy pinball. Why does he keep appearing in Laura's life? Dean Koontz went from being the quintessential struggling writer to dominating the suspense thriller genre with works in the fields of , , , and. It is highly recommended for the sci-fi fan and the literary critic alike. The day of his funeral, the blonde stranger appears again, which raises more questions than answers: Who is he? My wife really liked this book, I didn't care so much for it. Love laughter, drama, suspense, action and as always a twist to the left of center. Combine that with Nazi experiments on people and you can't lose.
When his wife offered to support him for five years while he tried to make a go of being a writer, he was free to kick-start what would become a long and impressive career. I dropped it to 2 because I usually give a 3 to better books. You must read to find out. The building is my place of conception, my monument, my killing ground. Lightning is a thrilling mix of sci-fi and suspense, sure to please lovers of both genres.
In the aftermath, he wonders about the uncanny impulse that suddenly swept over him. I found myself entirely bored and disappointed that it really had nothing to do with the horror genre. My one beef is the ever tidy ending it had. Portia tells of another reality, a reality more thrilling - and terrifying - than Joe ever imagined. Is he Demon or Savior? Was he the guardian angel he seemed? I am finding the early Koontz books such as Lightning and Watchers his best work.
But since its rechristening in the 1970s as a luxury apartment building, the Pendleton has been at peace. Download and start listening now! In time, many of his novels were released as. But the premise still earns the book an overall 3 stars, because, well. The night she was born, a freak lightning storm struck, the likes of which hadn't been seen in years. The romance angle was kind of creepy, but Koontz made it work. Much of Koontz's early work was in the form of short fiction. Good if you like books with sci-fi tendencies.
Lightning is one of the great novels written by Dean Koontz that turned me into a life-long fan of his literature. A celebrated author of widely-varied suspense thrillers, he graduated from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and did a short stint as an English teacher before becoming a bestselling author. It is one of Koontz better reads. The idea of Time Travel is on the edge of Sci-Fi and reality. He wrote his first novel in his spare time and continued to write over a dozen sci-fi novels after its widely acclaimed success. He wrote evenings and weekends while working as an English teacher. I am the One, the all and the only.
Laura Shane always knew something was odd about her. A mysterious blonde stranger saves her from the drunken doctor attempting to attend her delivery. . His books are published in thirty-six languages, and his worldwide sales top 450 million copies. Like I said, not bad. Things just worked out a little too well. Today, he lives in Orange County, California, with his Wife, Gerda.
American author Dean Koontz was born in 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania. The new afterward at the end was especially enjoyable. It's written with an excellent pace and a number of twists and turns. The commute will fly by with this one! Several of his books have also been adapted into feature films and television miniseries. A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. He was hardly an overnight success, but his long list of works is evidence of his popularity and longevity. Combine that with Nazi experiments on people and you can't lose.
Although her mother dies in childbirth, Laura learns to be content with her father, until the day that a junkie robs their convenience store and takes him from her forever. Highly recommend this book as a way to get started with Koontz if you haven't yet. Riveting story and wonderful narration by Christopher Lane. To stop the malevolent invader, this average Joe must be braver than he ever thought possible. Other than that- I was completely enthralled in the storyline and it kept me up reading a few times because I didn't want to put it down. Wow, proof that you should always look beneath the obvious! I've read it twice now.