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Winter Moon

by Dean Koontz

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Weak story of Aliens (in the form of Octopi) with telepathic powers who occupy the Montana ranch of a newly moved in family (Dad, Mom, son) from LA. Aspects of the "Shining" though this is a much inferior work. ( )
  starkravingmad | Mar 21, 2015 |
Note to self: don't read a Dean Koontz book at night when alone in the house. It's good and scarey. Who knew Montana had such evil beasties? Where is the next one? ( )
  buffalogr | Mar 13, 2014 |
SUMMARY: Deepest night, Montana. An eerie light proclaims the arrival of a mysterious watcher in the woods. And one solitary man begins a desperate battle against something unknown—and unknowable.Broad daylight, Los Angeles. An ordinary morning erupts in cataclysmic violence. A young family is shattered in a heartbeat.Fate will lead this family to an isolated Montana ranch, but their sanctuary will become their worst nightmare. For there they will face a chillingly ruthless enemy, from which no one—living or dead—is safe.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Reread in June, 2011

This was a favorite of mine back when I was 16, so when I found this current copy at a used book store, the nostalgic part of me couldn't resist.

It was an enjoyable reread, though my reading interests have grown, my tastes have expanded. I could still appreciate the creepiness and suspense and wanting to know why the animals were so interested in the old man. There was the horrifying moment when he met his demise.

Fun stuff, but I think I've outgrown this book. I are sophisticate now. ( )
  quillmenow | Feb 10, 2012 |
much darker Koontz than many of his others, but one of the best. It was spooky suspense, but not horror. ( )
  tysdad | Sep 10, 2010 |
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Beaches, surfers, California girls.
Wind scented with fabulous dreams.
Bougainvillea, groves of oranges.
Stars are born, everything gleams.

A weather change.  Shadows fall.
New scent upon the wind -- deay.
Cocaine, Uzis, drive-by shootings.
Death is a banker.  Everyone pays.
--The Book of Counted Sorrows
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To Gerda, who knows a thousand reasons why, with much love
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Death was driving an emerald-green Lexus.
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Originally published in a slightly different version as "Invasion", under the pseudonym "Aaron Wolfe"
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Renamed from an early Dean Koontz (aka Aaron Wolfe) story called Invasion.
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Deepest night, Montana. An eerie light proclaims the arrival of a mysterious watcher in the woods. And one solitary man begins a desperate battle against something unknown—and unknowable.

Broad daylight, Los Angeles. An ordinary morning erupts in cataclysmic violence. A young family is shattered in a heartbeat.

Fate will lead this family to an isolated Montana ranch, but their sanctuary will become their worst nightmare. For there they will face a chillingly ruthless enemy, from which no one—living or dead—is safe.

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Jack McGarvey, an LA cop is still in disability months after a madman guns him down. He longs to move his family to a more peaceful place. The McGarveys find salvation when they inherit a sprawling Montana ranch, unaware of the terror that lies in wait for them.… (more)

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