Got stuck on it, and the ending was good, it just took forever for the plot become more intense. When a series of strange intuitions leads him to a crime in progress, Joe jumps headlong into danger without hesitation. You must read to find out. Both new and old fans alike will find things to enjoy in Koontz' 1988 classic, which has been critically acclaimed again and again over the years. Dean Koontz went from being the quintessential struggling writer to dominating the suspense thriller genre with works in the fields of , , , and. The commute will fly by with this one! I have re-read it about 10 times.
I am the One, the all and the only. Almost from the beginning, its grandeur has been scarred by episodes of madness, suicide, mass murder, and whispers of things far worse. It is highly recommended for the sci-fi fan and the literary critic alike. Other than that- I was completely enthralled in the storyline and it kept me up reading a few times because I didn't want to put it down. Why does he keep appearing in Laura's life? I may end up reading it again some day.
But even more mysterious was the blond-haired stranger who appeared out of nowhere — the man who saved Laura from a fatal delivery. It has time travel, romance and adventure. The day of his funeral, the blonde stranger appears again, which raises more questions than answers: Who is he? Or the master of a haunting destiny beyond time and space? Was he the guardian angel he seemed? Combine that with Nazi experiments on people and you can't lose. Highly recommend this book as a way to get started with Koontz if you haven't yet. The idea of Time Travel is on the edge of Sci-Fi and reality. The night she was born, a freak lightning storm struck, the likes of which hadn't been seen in years. Several of his books have also been adapted into feature films and television miniseries.
A mysterious blonde stranger saves her from the drunken doctor attempting to attend her delivery. I live in the Pendleton as surely as I live everywhere. But the premise still earns the book an overall 3 stars, because, well. Download and start listening now! Time travel and massive suspense, you can't go wrong. Love laughter, drama, suspense, action and as always a twist to the left of center. My one beef is the ever tidy ending it had.
In the aftermath, he wonders about the uncanny impulse that suddenly swept over him. But now inexplicable shadows caper across walls, security cameras relay impossible images, phantom voices mutter in strange tongues, not-quite-human figures lurk in the basement, elevators plunge into unknown depths. Riveting story and wonderful narration by Christopher Lane. A celebrated author of widely-varied suspense thrillers, he graduated from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and did a short stint as an English teacher before becoming a bestselling author. That would be a spoiler. He wrote his first novel in his spare time and continued to write over a dozen sci-fi novels after its widely acclaimed success. Is he Demon or Savior? Not all of his books are great but this one gets me.
Man, I wish this book had been better. Like I said, not bad. In time, many of his novels were released as. Laura and Stefan may you live forever. The building is my place of conception, my monument, my killing ground. American author Dean Koontz was born in 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania.
To stop the malevolent invader, this average Joe must be braver than he ever thought possible. A mysterious stranger shows up during certain points in a womans life to change her future. Most Koontz fans rank this as one of their favorites by him. Portia tells of another reality, a reality more thrilling - and terrifying - than Joe ever imagined. Timeless, elemental forces of good and evil have come to the quiet town of Little City: a cosmic entity capable of infecting human beings, and the seeker who has chosen Joe to find it.
The new afterward at the end was especially enjoyable. I found myself entirely bored and disappointed that it really had nothing to do with the horror genre. A storm struck on the night Laura Shane was born, and there was a strangeness about the weather that people would remember for years. . Lightning is one of the great novels written by Dean Koontz that turned me into a life-long fan of his literature. Years later — another bolt of lightning — and the stranger returned, again to save Laura from tragedy.
Much of Koontz's early work was in the form of short fiction. Laura Shane always knew something was odd about her. It's written with an excellent pace and a number of twists and turns. It is one of Koontz better reads. His books are published in thirty-six languages, and his worldwide sales top 450 million copies. Until new friend Portia Montclair, the strangely wise daughter of the local police chief, explains to him what sent him ricocheting around town like a crazy pinball. The romance angle was kind of creepy, but Koontz made it work.
Good if you like books with sci-fi tendencies. I am finding the early Koontz books such as Lightning and Watchers his best work. My wife really liked this book, I didn't care so much for it. Although her mother dies in childbirth, Laura learns to be content with her father, until the day that a junkie robs their convenience store and takes him from her forever. Lightning is a thrilling mix of sci-fi and suspense, sure to please lovers of both genres. I dropped it to 2 because I usually give a 3 to better books.