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Whispers Hardcover – Import, 1981
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“Pulls out all the stops...an incredible, terrifying tale.”—Publishers Weekly
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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Dean Koontz is one of the best-selling writers in the world. He lives in Newport Beach with his wife. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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There was far more to the story than in the movie. It has good character development of the main figures in the story. I liked the amount of detail to support the premise of the story and develop the action. The story flowed well.
I liked that Hilary was a fairly strong character. She knows what she wants and how to take care of herself but it is also her weakness.
There were some minor flaws but they do not detract from the action. The old mansion was built on a site that was almost inaccessible so how did they get workmen and materials up to such a remote site. Despite Katherine's complicated story, in a small town, there would always be one or two busybodies who would have suspicions and there would have to have been some gossip. I'm also not so sure an experienced detective would have let himself and two civilians walk into a potentially dangerous situation or access a house where there was possible evidence in an active crime investigation, even to air it out.
Still these did not detract from the overall suspense of the story. It was a work of suspense, not a study on police techniques or true crime.
It was entertaining and it filled in a lot of details left out of the movie that tied the story together.
The other characters are very good also. All of them. Now that is rare, not to find one character in a book you do not like.
Next is the story. It is simply just flat out a great story. Well told and well written. Add the top notch group of characters and you get one hell of a book.
This is my third Koontz book and it is by far the best so far. Not that the others were bad, Shattered and Watchers, on the contrary they were very good also but not on par with this great novel. Quite simply this is a must read, PERIOD!
As I continue my reading my old Dean Koontz' faves, this one is a standout. It brings back memories (IBM Selectric II, Disco balls, pre-cell phone days) of a bygone era in my life. DK was just beginning to get his voice and craft well honed.
If you are new to DK or like to wander back to some of previous bestsellers, you won't go wrong with this one.
Enjoy the read!
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I felt great sadness for the villain while fearing for his victims.