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Is this similar to Koontz, "The Bad Place"?

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Initial post: Dec 16, 2006 8:08:20 AM PST
I have just read the first 100 pages or so of "Lisey's Story", but something about it is reminding me of a Koontz book I read a long time ago. Does anyone else find it similar to Dean Koontz's, "The Bad Place"?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2006 12:57:01 PM PST
Yes, it is similar in the sense of having another world that the characters go to; here, though, the world is mostly good, whereas in The Bad Place, IRRC, it was an evil place that the bad guys went to.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2007 5:54:38 PM PST
D. Azure says:
What seemed strange to me, is that, A book reminded me of a Dean Koontz book. Usually 90% of Koontz books remind me of someone elses book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2007 4:30:25 PM PST
Jason says:
I am both a Koontz fan and King fan, I just bought this book and I will see if it indeed compares to The Bad Place.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2007 6:13:36 PM PDT
All Dean Koontz books remind me or Stephen King books and all Stephen Kings books remind me of Dean Koontz books I will always believe they are the same person

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 8, 2007 9:24:34 PM PDT
Blue damsel says:
Not so strange... I normally don't like Stephen King, but LOVED Lisey's Story. And I am a huge fan of Dean Koontz, especially his older stuff, and now the newer books.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2008 6:09:12 PM PDT
Jamie Walker says:
Dean Koontz is a much better read, I love Koontz but cannot stand King Books

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2008 11:56:04 AM PDT
No offense intended, but I can no even see how it is possible that anyone could think that Koontz is a better writer than King. He is way too derivative. That being said, tastes are tastes.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2009 4:14:36 PM PST
SMM2571 says:
I agree.Koontz is mediocre in my opinion. Passable reads but I don't go out of my way to read them.

Posted on Sep 24, 2011 7:45:07 PM PDT
Koontz writes with the reader in mind. King has come far from that and his offerings from the past 8+ years (at least) show that he's more concerned with his own "expression" than with the reader's perception/entertainment. Kind of like a singer who starts lacing their concerts with their politics. Yeahhh.... I don't really give a crap and that's not what I'm paying you for.
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Initial post:  Dec 16, 2006
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