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Shattered by Dean Koontz

Shattered (edition 1993)

by Dean Koontz

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Authors:Dean Koontz
Info:Penguin Putnam Inc (1993), Edition: Open market ed, Paperback, 304 pages
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SUMMARY: As Alex and Colin speed toward their new home in San Francisco where Courtney awaits them, they are pursued by a madman who is also eager to see Courtney.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Alex Doyle is journeying from Philadelphia the San Francisco in his new Thunderbird to join Courtney, his recent bride, and start a new life. Travelling with him is Colin, Courtney's eleven year old brother, who being orphaned will be living with them, making the trip together seemed like a good opportunity to get to know one another.

But someone is following them, they notice the van soon after they leave Philadelphia, they make jokes about it, but soon the jokes turn to horror as they realise the driver of the van really is after them, and not with good intentions.

This early novel by Dean Koontz dating from 1972 orginally published under the pen name K R Dwyer, is a relatively short read, but it is not short on tension or drama, and it will have you flipping the pages as fast as you can turn them. Both Alex and Colin are well drawn characters, and Colin especially will win hearts as the slightly frail but very intelligent bespectacled boy trying hard to grow up. The interaction between Alex and Colin is every bit as much part of the story as the chase. ( )
  presto | Apr 24, 2012 |
This book made me look up 26 new words. That was the best part of the book. ( )
  ScribbleScribe | Jan 4, 2011 |
Again, one of his older, more simple stories, characters arrent as good and all, but the action is non-stop, plus its always fun trying to guess who the villian is. ( )
  Blazingice0608 | Nov 19, 2009 |
2485 Shattered, by Dean R. Koontz (read 18 Jan 1993) This was published in 1973 under Koontz's pseudonym K. R. Dwyer. It tells of a man and boy going from Philadelphia to San Francisco stalked by a madman. It is not well-written nor very well plotted but it is fast-paced and keeps one turning pages. I did not like the hero, who apparently looked like a hippie, and the straight guys are drawn as bigots. The ending is gory. I never heard of Koontz till I saw him mentioned in a newpaper article this month. I am not saying I won't read another of his books. ( )
  Schmerguls | Apr 26, 2008 |
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Driving from Philadelphia to San Francisco, to join his fiancee, Courtney, Alex is followed by someone who also wants to see Courtney, who knows Alex's exact route, and who wants Alex dead.

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