- File Size: 2738 KB
- Print Length: 550 pages
- Publication Date: October 17, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009ST704I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #619,660 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Dean Koontz: A Writer's Biography Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Unfortunately, the book is only about 40% biographical information. The larger bulk of the book is the author's psychological opinion of not only Dean Koontz himself, but of every plot and focal character from every story and book he has written. It quickly falls into a tedious pattern of biographical tidbit, followed by quick summary of the plot, concluding with the author's opinion of why Koontz wrote it and a therapy breakdown of all the players involved.
Maybe if I was a psychiatrist, I would be jumping on my couch with joy over this treatment. I'm just a typical book lover, and I found it to be deadly dull.
I made it about three quarters of the way through.
As a writer, it was incredibly valuable to see how this amazing successful author has become what he is today through hard work, trial and error, dedication to learning his craft, and re-making himself - while staying true to the voice of his stories and taking tough stands to preserve his work. I highly recommend this book for writers and Koontz-lovers, not only to learn more of the private man behind the prolific author, but one man's process of becoming one of the bestselling authors of our time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed reading about my favorite author's journey.
The author, Ms. Ramsland wrote well, but it was a slow read. Read more
Could have done without the Psychology 101 stuff. Skip over that and learn about Koontz.Published 21 months ago by Loren W. Christensen
What a snooze fest! Pysco babble at it's finest. Read the book about Trixie his goldie much more insight regarding him than this book.Published on October 10, 2013 by jag
too much psychology broken down and repeated on each book she wrote about - a lot of repetition - felt like it would never endPublished on July 7, 2013 by Jessica Wells
Koontz managed his career with great insight. This biography starts with his childhood and shows how he became a successful bestselling writer. Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by KM