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Lightning Paperback – March 2, 2010
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“Brilliant...a spine-tingling tale…both challenging and entertaining.”—Associated Press
“Romance, action, and suspense...holds the reader through the sheer momentum.”—The Washington Post
“Crackles with excitement from beginning to end...impossible to put down.”—The Orlando Sentinel
“A master of terror...a page-turning thriller. The twists and turns are titillating, exciting and combined with surprises that make for a good read.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Thought-provoking fun and pulse-pounding thrills.”—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Lightning sizzles. Wow! It’s a mix to tingle any reader’s fancy.”—New York Daily News
More Praise for Dean Koontz
“Dean Koontz is a prose stylist whose lyricism heightens malevolence and tension. [He creates] characters of unusual richness and depth.”—The Seattle Times
“Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose....‘Serious’ writers...might do well to examine his technique.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Lyrical writing and compelling characters...Koontz stands alone.”—Associated Press
“In every industry there exist ‘artists’ that are not only unforgettable, but know their craft better than the rest. Dean Koontz...is among these artisans.”—Suspense Magazine
“[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match.”—Los Angeles Times
“Perhaps more than any other author, Koontz writes fiction perfectly suited to the mood of America...novels that acknowledge the reality and tenacity of evil but also the power of good...[and that] entertain vastly as they uplift.”—Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens, Trixie and Anna.
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The good news is that even at my advanced age I could not put the $#@ book down!! One of the reasons is this: in the hands of a less talented writer, with a less fluent style, I might have said, this is a lot of rubbish. But Koontz draws you easily into the tale, and his characters are so well drawn. The suspense starts killing you ...
So, I'd say, if you haven't read it and you're a fan of chillers/thrillers/science-fiction -- and a genre which mixes these up into a well-written yarn, read the book. But you must be a King-and-Koontz fan. So suspend that disbelief and enjoy this (fairly dark) page-turner!
Dean Koontz again shows his mastery of his unique category of fiction. This time the protagonist is a woman and there is no dog in this one. His perspective is always fresh and exciting. Suspenseful and exciting this book is recommended for Koontz fans and those who want to give his work a try.
When had I decided to write this review (I don't review most books I read, honestly)
I, A) knew that I HAD to do so for LIGHTNING and B) knew that I couldn't really properly express my appreciation for this book ... without giving too much away!!
The most salient reasons for considering this one of the very best books I have EVER read are contained in elements that, if written here, may give some things away that are best discovered by the reader him/herself.
I now find myself in the hellish position ... of trying to decide which Koontz book I like better, "Watchers" or "Lightning!" :-)
Of course there's Koontz' Odd Thomas series (book "1" and book "3" most specifically), his novel, Life Expectancy, The Face and others but, for me, at risk of sounding egotistical, LIGHTNING feels sort of like ... I don't know, like "it was written for me" as it's so along my wavelength in so many ways!
Here is one instance where 5 stars, the limit here, just won't do...
A longtime fan of Koontz I originally read this book when it first surfaced many years ago. When you combine this storyline of time travel/alternate history/thriller and throw in a bit of romance how can you go wrong? Certainly not with this book. I loved it the second time just as I did years ago.
I thoroughly enjoyed Watchers this was my first read written by him and it was destined not to be my last. I also devoured on my Koontz's summer banquet Intensity,The Husband,Sole Survivor,The Taking,Velocity,Tick Tock all of which continue to have their original wonderful flavor.
Enjoy the read!
Unfortunately, her guardian's interest in her draws attention from his enemy, who works to harm or kill Laura for no other reason than that her guardian seems to care for her. Well, and because he just likes killing people.
After meeting her guardian, Stefan, a lot of the story so far is explained, but the explaination just lets you understand all the possibilities for more danger in the future.
Read the editorial review. It says it all, except that the story doesn't run out of ideas halfway through. It just expands into even more possibilities and picks up steam.
Lightning is a suspensful time travel romance novel of the highest quality.
This is a time travel tale in the best sense. They're always my favorites.
This is going on my shelf to read again later.
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It was the second book I read after watchers. I just had to read
It again after seeing it on my kindle.Read more