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srboone
06-15-2011, 02:33 PM
Part of my library are books of my grandmother that I got when she passed away. I think she belonged to every mystery/thriller/SF book club out there. I have found three Koontz BCEs in my library (thanx Grams!): Intensity, Dragon Tears, and Watchers.

Currently, I'm reading Dreamcatcher by King, but true to form (I usually pick my next book before I finish the one I'm reading), I will read one of these next: But, I will let the registered members decide!

I think I know where this is going, but i've never posted a poll before...

srboone
06-15-2011, 02:43 PM
oops! no poll--oh well, let me know which one I ought to read...

TerryE
06-15-2011, 02:48 PM
I'm not much of a Koontz fan, but I did like "Watchers". I'm currently reading "Heart Shaped Box" by Joe Hill and have determined that "Frankenstein" will be next.

frik51
06-15-2011, 03:07 PM
oops! no poll--oh well, let me know which one I ought to read...

Dean Koontz: Dark Rivers of the Heart.
I don't think you'll regret it.

sk

larryki
06-16-2011, 01:34 AM
Watchers is one of my favorite books.

ozmosis7
06-16-2011, 01:36 AM
Dean Koontz: Dark Rivers of the Heart.
I don't think you'll regret it.

sk

I'm going to look for that one at a local bookstore. Is it old or new?

bsaenz24
06-16-2011, 01:49 AM
Watchers is great!!

frik51
06-16-2011, 04:13 AM
I'm going to look for that one at a local bookstore. Is it old or new?

Fairly old - about fifteen years??

sk

Dave1442397
06-16-2011, 12:57 PM
Watchers. It's old-style Koontz, and has always been one of my favorites.

PaulB
06-18-2011, 02:57 AM
I have just been informed that my copy of In Laymon's Terms is to be shipped soon. Hopefully that will be my next book to read.

hamount
06-18-2011, 09:49 PM
Part of my library are books of my grandmother that I got when she passed away. I think she belonged to every mystery/thriller/SF book club out there. I have found three Koontz BCEs in my library (thanx Grams!): Intensity, Dragon Tears, and Watchers.
I'm a Koontz fan and I think you should read Watchers, Dragon tears was kind of slow, and Intensity jumped around a lot. I loved Watchers so much I read it six times.

srboone
06-18-2011, 11:50 PM
I'm a Koontz fan and I think you should read Watchers, Dragon tears was kind of slow, and Intensity jumped around a lot. I loved Watchers so much I read it six times.

Was waiting for you to chime in, thanx. I'm hoping to start it by Monday, because on Tuesday, I've got some book shipments coming in that might take my mind of Koontz. Just a wee bit futher to go on Dreamcatcher...

RichardThomas
06-19-2011, 10:35 PM
Any of the single word Koontz titles are good. Watchers is one of the good ones. Whispers too. His work the last couple of years, aside from the Odd books, has been weak, imo.

Donald Ray Pollock has a new one out, The Devil All the Time. It looks REALLY good. I'm starting it soon.

thelion
06-26-2011, 04:10 AM
I read The Servants of Twilight years ago and thought it was pretty good. Since its original title was Twilight, I guess it counts as one of the good single word title books by Koontz...and it didn't have any sparkling vampires. :-P

To remain on topic for the thread, I'm just starting Hogfather by Terry Pratchett and after that I'm thinking I'll go with either King Blood by Simon Clark or The Five by Robert McCammon. I probably can't go wrong either way...

srboone
06-26-2011, 04:26 AM
Well, it's been a rough slog....but I made it thru the first part of Watchers. I guess I expected more. There didn't seem to be anything below the surface of the story. I found it boring. Well, maybe the last quarter of the book will pick up....:(

frik51
06-26-2011, 04:47 AM
I made it thru the first part of Watchers. I found it boring. Well, maybe the last quarter of the book will pick up....:(

I remember Watchers as a slow, but definitely not-boring adventure.
If you don't like the first part,I doubt you'll like the last quarter any better.

sk

srboone
06-26-2011, 04:58 AM
Well, I kept thinking the story would be interesting form a different POV. But I'm going to finish it... I just might have to read something else before I sally forth...

Craig Wallwork
06-26-2011, 06:17 PM
Donald Ray Pollock has a new one out, The Devil All the Time. It looks REALLY good. I'm starting it soon.

i have that on my Amazon wish list. After you suggested Knockemstiff last year, Pollock has become one of only a few writers to have me champing at the bit for more. Plus, it has the Devil in the title, which for me gets instant kudos.

RJK1981
06-26-2011, 10:31 PM
Going to be finishing my ARC of Torn by Lee Thomas, which means I need to decide which book to read next since the only 2 ARCs of the 5 I got from CD last week that I haven't read is Lucifer's Lottery which I already have on order, and Screamplays, which I will likely look at and read later on. Debating between Christopher Golden's The Ferryman, Douglas Clegg's The Abandoned, Afterlife, or Neverland, or maybe Simon Clark's Vampyrrhic or King Blood. Might go with The Passage, though might hold off until my possible vacation time later in July. Or maybe I should read one of the short story collections I have. Good thing I am thinking about it before I finish my current one, lol

bsaenz24
06-27-2011, 01:44 AM
The Simon Clark books are a lot of fun!!

JJ Holden
06-27-2011, 04:03 AM
I'm still sat staring at the final two books of Steven Eriksons' Malazan Book of the Fallen, and I know once I start, that'll be it for about three weeks and nothing else will get done.

frik51
06-27-2011, 06:19 AM
I'm still sat staring at the final two books of Steven Eriksons' Malazan Book of the Fallen,

I read the first three.
Amazing books - some of the best fantasy I've ever read.
I do want to read the whole series, but these books are HUGE!

sk

Tito_Villa
06-27-2011, 11:24 AM
Last night i started reading Tim Lebbon's 'Last Exit for the Lost' ... very good so far!

Slee1978
06-27-2011, 07:44 PM
I think i'll read Lord of the Flies next. I've heard it has similarities to lost in some respects.

bsaenz24
06-27-2011, 08:37 PM
I read the first three.
Amazing books - some of the best fantasy I've ever read.
I do want to read the whole series, but these books are HUGE!

sk

I've also finished the first 3. Great fantasy fiction but mentally draining!!

lilbirdy
06-29-2011, 10:44 PM
Part of my library are books of my grandmother that I got when she passed away. I think she belonged to every mystery/thriller/SF book club out there. I have found three Koontz BCEs in my library (thanx Grams!): Intensity, Dragon Tears, and Watchers.

Currently, I'm reading Dreamcatcher by King, but true to form (I usually pick my next book before I finish the one I'm reading), I will read one of these next: But, I will let the registered members decide!

I think I know where this is going, but i've never posted a poll before...

I am surprised that no one suggested that you read Intensity. It was the first Koontz book I ever read and I became a Koontz fan because of it. I know that you went with Watchers and are not loving it. I hope that you give Intensity a try! I think it is his best work.

frik51
06-30-2011, 04:22 AM
I hope that you give Intensity a try! I think it is his best work.

Yes!!! A great, intense book! :)
One of Koontz's best!

sk

srboone
06-30-2011, 04:28 AM
Cool. If I decide to give Koontz another try, I'll consider Intensity.

PaulB
07-01-2011, 11:46 PM
My copy of On Dangerous Ground - Stories of Western Noir arrived yesterday so that will be next. (Unless In Laymon's Terms arrives)

fmancino
07-02-2011, 02:38 AM
Not sure if I already commented but my next read is Night Shift by King.

frik51
07-02-2011, 04:27 AM
Night Shift by King.

Great book, with some of King's best short stories ever.
Enjoy!

sk