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Phantoms (original 1983; edition 2002)

by Dean Koontz

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Title:Phantoms
Authors:Dean Koontz
Info:Berkley (2002), Edition: Reissue, Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
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"Phantoms" by Dean Koontz is a wonderful book for a person looking for a truly creepy read. This book revolves around the town of Snowfield, California. The Paige sisters Jenny and Lisa have just come back to Snowfield and the town has been turned into a nightmare. Everybody is either dead or missing. The bodies found have been killed in bizarre manners that are unexplainable. The girls call in help and the Military's Biological Investigations Unit is called in, but this is something they have never dealt with before. The cause of all this mayhem is something truly evil that's has been around for centuries. It's intelligent and deadly. "Phantoms" is the perfect thriller mixed with enough creepiness to keep you jumping at shadows and afraid to be alone. Koontz is one of the masters at writing thriller books filled with fantasy and supernatural horror and he doesn't disappoint with this read. Trust me once you read it you'll never forget it. ( )
  Jennamarie96 | Mar 3, 2015 |
Was good. A supernatural horror story, but it's all explained and based in science. An interesting take. A good suspense thriller. ( )
  adam.d.woodard | Feb 23, 2015 |
A little far-fetched. Didn't know whether it wanted to be a Satanic predicament or a biological catastrophe so it didn't really work as either. His characters are so predictable. A lot of his stuff is formulaic. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 22, 2014 |
This was one of my first Koontz books, and there is a reason I went on to read so many.

This book is so incredibly creepy, it was amazing. So good! ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
This was one of my first Koontz books, and there is a reason I went on to read so many.

This book is so incredibly creepy, it was amazing. So good! ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
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Fear came upon me, and trembling.
The Book of Job, 4:14
The civilized human spirit ... cannot
get rid of a feeling of the uncanny.
Dr. Faustus, Thomas Mann
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This book is dedicated to
the one who is always there,
the one who always cares,
the one who always understands,
the one like whom there is no other:

Gerda,

my wife and my best friend.
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The lights are on in Snowfield, California, a cozy ski village nestled in the Sierra Madres, but nobody seems to be home. When Dr. Jenny Paige returns to the small town, she finds tables set for dinner, meals being prepared, and music playing in living rooms, but there's no trace of the people who put the water on to boil or set an extra place for company at the dinner table. As she explores the town, Paige finds friends and neighbors felled by a mysterious force--the bodies show no visible signs of violence or disease, and no known plague kills victims before the ice in their dinner drinks has time to melt. But the deep quiet that surrounds her offers few clues about the fate of the town's inhabitants. Dean Koontz's Phantoms strikes fear in readers from the very beginning. The mystery deepens, paving the way for a chilling journey toward the truth. If you plan to catch the film version, starring Ben Affleck and Peter O'Toole, remember that you'll be experiencing this terrifying story in a dark theater. So bring an arm to grab!

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When 300 residents of the little town of Snowfield, California, disappear and 150 others die suddenly, a doctor and a dedicated county sheriff, aided by government authorities and scientists, pursue the terrifying mystery.

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