Saturday, May 17, 2008

2008 Book 42: Night Chills

Book #:42

Book Title:Night Chills

Author:Dean Koontz


Pub. Date:March 1983


Started:May 15, 2008

Finished:May 17, 2008

Time to Read:3 Days

Back Cover / Inside Flap:"The Fever is Spreading

Seizing the men and women of Black River. Plaguing them with night chills. Driving them to violent acts of rape and murder.

The Fever is Spreading

Designed by top scientists and unleashed in a monstrous conspiracy - its deadly spell can unlock the most frightening potential of the human mind.

The Fever is Spreading

The nightmare is real. And death is the only cure..."

Review:Dean Koontz is one of those writers that allows me to pick up a book - any book - and love it. This is my first foray into one of his older novels, and I have to tell you that I loved it. Written in 1976 (my edition is 1983), it barely seems dated at all...only a few references to things that couldn't also describe today. I love that.

The Annendale family has already been ripped apart by death, and in their continuous quest to heal, they're making their yearly trip to an idyllic backwoods town in New England, to camp for most of the summer. This year, however, the little welcoming town isn't quite so. Thanks to several diabolical minds who have chosen this area as their testing ground for things unimaginable in nature - and yet so possible in today's paranoid world - the Annendale's summer vacation is about to turn their tattered family upside down. In classic Koontz style, though, a powerful will wins out and good will prevail in the end...good, that is, that is still tempered by the twisted world in which we live.

Good read - grab a copy today!

If you have read or are planning to read this book, please make sure to stop back by and leave me a comment to let me know your own thoughts!

From my library to yours,


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