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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 story deals a lot of darkeness of humans, as you will know Stefan, Laura's angel really is! And alos is the book about the dark forces of nature and time, and what Stefan must prevant these dark humans are about to do with some kind of dark power.
The book really has good characters. But I do agree that Koontz makes his children talk more like adults, but I've read worse dialouge. Koontz really does give you some surprises, really at the climax. Lightning is a must read of any Koontz fans who haven't or thinking about picking this book up and read (or upload it through your kindle).
Laura Shane is the book's thirty-year-old heroine and the story of her life is a good one: as a child with an adoring, imaginative father, who dies prematurely, she is sent to an orphanage and stalked by a pedophile; she becomes a best-selling novelist, with a happy marriage and a terrific, almost-perfect child (whose one flaw is that he craves junk food). A time-traveling guardian appears (along with lightning bolts in the sky) at crucial times in her life to save her from tragedies. Not much is revealed about her savior--even if he is from the past or future. We learn about him later on--and his story is intriguing, since it involves changing the history of the world!
I liked the real historical characters brought in, and the historical detail that Koontz weaves into the great plot. I also liked his humorous characters, such as an illegal weapons seller, who runs a Chucky-Cheese-like pizza place. These characters are thrown in to relieve the tension that rises during the second part of the book, when time-traveling assassins hunt Laura and her son.
The book is thoroughly entertaining and one of my favorite time-travel/suspense novels!
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...
Awesome adventure, a love story too, and a great mystery. Love this book!