HIDEAWAY was the first novel of mine that elicited a pleasing quantity of hate mail. The volume of hate was never so great that the postal. Hideaway. Dean R. Koontz. Putnam Publishing. US Hardcover First. ISBN pages; Date Reviewed: Reviewed by Rick. Summary: Hideaway is a disappointing and disjointed novel unworthy of Koontz. It’s one of this patchy author’s poorer efforts. The plot is.

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One was even brave enough to challenge me: Not one of his better works.

It’s a little too drawn-out, and some things work out a little too conveniently, hideawayy those are minor complaints. Mar 30, jv poore rated it really liked it.

Teriyaki was obtuse or whether perhaps he wanted to see what I would write next. An interesting book but not for the weak of spirit. This book tackles religious questions, should medicine be used on evil, dealing with loss, and love.

Koontz, the Orange County author who has written numerous bestsellers, said he understands that filmmakers have every right to do what they please with a book that they buy. But it’s not his best.

Pick it up in a charity shop, read the first page and the last. He became a successful independent producer after leaving Universal, so sometimes there is justice in Hollywood. Sure, he writes slick bestsellers, but he can put a picture in your brain like nobody’s business, and when he winds up the tension, you’d better have a clear calendar, because you won’t want to budge from your book-reading binge.

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Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The movie chnaged the book too much and took away the innocence of one of the key characters.

In a slam-bang finale, amidst charnel- house horrors, the Harrisons take on Vassago with a gun, a crucifix, and a little angelic help. As the couple set about trying to adopt a young girl named Regina, Hatch continues to be tormented by visions, in some cases even seeing through the monstrous killer’s eyes.

One central theme in a Dean Koontz novel is good versus evil. I found it in the free section of a library, bare and without a cover so I didn’t know what it was about. But the war, of course, is over, and I ask nothing but the courtesy of an answer to my letter of 10 November. Another Dean Koontz novel.

It was a fun read. Storytellers such as Dean Koontz are a gift to the world. If you only get your books at airport gift shops, and you read mostly the likes of Janet Evanovich, John Grisham and Harlan Coban, what I would like to call the blockbuster writers, the Jason Bays and John Carpenters of the literature world.

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So I decided ioontz give Hideaway a shot, and I didn’t come back disappointed! One indication that thi Classic, suspense-filled Dean Koontz. See 2 questions about Hideaway…. Return to Book Page. And maybe, henceforth, it would not be a memory so heavy that it oppressed the heart.


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I left myself thinking ‘oh Refresh and try again. So how does his latest, “Hideaway” measure up to the best?


This is what comes of publishing several novels a year. I would reccomend this book to those who like religious undertones in telling a good vs. The plot is not exactly propelled along either thanks to an almost complete lack of action. Kooontz sticks in my mind as having the best literary rendering of a car crash that I have ever read, and also one of the most believably twisted villains I have ever come across.

Dean, the author of many 1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens, Trixie and Anna. Hideaway Group Read – September I accepted his guarantee, and he never disappointed me.

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There is so many parallels hideaaay the characters and I enjoy how everything goes full circle. The first few distressed me. I enjoyed this one. However, his near-death experience has left him with disturbing visions of murder and violence that seem all too real.

Even the murderer and his victims seem completely uninterested as the story hodeaway along. This was my first Koontz book and I don’t think it will be my last.

View all 10 comments. Koontz is the too-pat wrapping up of the intrical supporting character–the esteemed doctor, who esentially, albeit unknowingly, created the chaos.

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