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My mom has always liked Koontz but I never got around to reading him. Can you suggest a good starting point? :)
 

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I am not a huge fan of his: some of his books I really like but others I don't.

The Odd series is very popular (I like it too)

Others i really like are:

Strangers,
One Door Away From Heaven
Watchers
Fear Nothing and its sequal Seize the Night (Christopher Snow series)
From the Corner of His Eye
Sole Survivor

and a few others...


it doesn't really matter which you start with of his (unless you want to read the Odd Series or two with Christopher Snow, then start with the one in the beginning of the series). The plots of some of the books are really different than others, so I would just go by description and find one that seems to have a plot you would enjoy.
 

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I didn't know if there was a quintessential Koontz book or what, as I said, my mom is the Koontz reader. But I remember her liking Odd Thomas, so I'll download a sample. Thanks.
 

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Watchers is Koontz's best work. Strangers and Lightning are also great. The first Odd Thomas book was wonderful, they've gone steadily downhill (I'm dreading the next two). His co-authored Frankenstein books are masterful (the third book in the trilogy is not out yet). Everything else I've read (almost all) are of lesser quality than the aforementioned. (I bought The Darkest Evening of the Year the day it came out, read 3/4 of it; I love dogs and still can't find any reason to finish it).

(Whispers was pretty good, so was Phantoms; maybe you should just read the one word titles?)

Sorry I sound a little strident this evening...It's possible I'm still upset because I read Watchers first and nothing else has equaled it. (Kinda like reading The Stand and then Tommyknockers) 8)
 

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ScottBooks said:
Watchers is Koontz's best work. Strangers and Lightning are also great. The first Odd Thomas book was wonderful, they've gone steadily downhill (I'm dreading the next two). His co-authored Frankenstein books are masterful (the third book in the trilogy is not out yet). Everything else I've read (almost all) are of lesser quality than the aforementioned. (I bought The Darkest Evening of the Year the day it came out, read 3/4 of it; I love dogs and still can't find any reason to finish it).

(Whispers was pretty good, so was Phantoms; maybe you should just read the one word titles?)

Sorry I sound a little strident this evening...It's possible I'm still upset because I read Watchers first and nothing else has equaled it. (Kinda like reading The Stand and then Tommyknockers) 8)
See, while i did like Watchers, i think Strangers was a little better... but then maybe it is becuase i seem to perfer the books with more charcters...
 

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I picked up Strangers last night, after reading the sample. I'm totally hooked. Talked to my mom too, she said she'd read it and really enjoyed it. Thanks guys!
 

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I picked up Strangers last night, after reading the sample. I'm totally hooked. Talked to my mom too, she said she'd read it and really enjoyed it. Thanks guys!
Glad you are enjoying it... I really think it is his best book.

Besides the Odd series my favorite Koontz book isn't even kindled I love Servants of the Twilight.
Strangers and a few others were just Kindlized, so maybe Sevrants of Twilight will be soon.
 
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