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. Dean R. Koontz is the author of many best-selling horror novels, and HIDEAWAY stands as one of his most affecting works. The characters may not be much. 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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Moves at a break neck pace. The plot is not exactly propelled along either thanks to an almost complete lack of action.

Dean R. Koontz Hideaway Reviewed by Rick Kleffel

This is my first dean koontz novel and i can say that I’m pretty impressed by the overall result! This is largely because the plot has not even a small shred of credibility. Before writing HIDEAWAY one of a small handful of my novels that deals with the genuine supernaturalI had noticed that it was common for such fiction to focus on, even to revel in, the dark side without ever suggesting—and certainly without depicting—the existence of a light side.

My letter of 10 November has not been answered. And maybe, henceforth, it would not be a memory so heavy that it oppressed the heart. Five star novels are a rare gem within Koontz’s bibliography; this work is a diamond among an ocean of pieces of glass. Typical Koontz horror book, it’s a good read. Books by Dean Koontz.

His silence resulted in a final letter.


Then Mike Medavoy was deposed. Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors. Actually, throughout the imagery is fantastic whether it is the antagonist’s lair or the link between the two main characters. Driving down from the San Bernadino Mountains in the snow, they encounter a drunken truck driver who forces their car off the road. Although these days Koontz has adopted a faster paced, more modern writing style, Hideaway was written back in the day when Koontz wrote in a style similar to Stephen King causing endless comparisons to each other: Meanwhile, a life-hating young man known only by his self-adopted demonic name of Vassago stalks the subbasement of a nearby abandoned amusement park, admiring the rotting bodies of those he’s sacrificed to Satan in hopes of being allowed to return to hell–which he apparently visited during his own brush with death.


Now to protect his family, Hatch realizes he may be the only capable of putting Vassago down.

The antagonist, Vassago, is actually Evil personified, and like most evil with a small e and like all Evil with a capital E, he is motivated more powerfully by the desire to destroy innocence and pollute purity than he is by anything else.

I am very excited to be having my novel filmed by an American studio owned by such an eminent Japanese entertainment entity as yours. Young Cop Don S. The only flaw in this book is that characters outshine the main character. Edward Furlong, Frank Langella, T. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. They go on a trip to forget their lose. After reading a couple of his more mediocre ones in high school, I had pretty much written him off as a poor man’s Stephen King and moved on to other horror writers like Clive Barker and H.

Koontz introduces at least one character that the reader simply falls for, and this is no exception with the funky, spirited young Regina completing a circle that has been open too long with the book’s main characters, a couple that had been merely existing for many years.


HIDEAWAY From the Author

This was a shocking and offensive point of view to my fifty correspondents, however, and thus I found myself the recipient of hate mail, none of it perfumed or decorated with stick-on yellow smily faces. Later, the murders become real.

Hatch and Lindsey Harrison have somehow survived a horrific car accident. Some said it was a palace coup, perpetrated by people who owed their careers to him. Koontz is the too-pat wrapping up of the intrical supporting character–the esteemed doctor, who esentially, albeit unknowingly, created the chaos. In a slam-bang finale, amidst charnel- house horrors, the Harrisons take on Vassago with a gun, a crucifix, and a little angelic help.

Another Dean Koontz novel.

I love Koontz but find that I forget ioontz lot of his stories fairly quickly after reading unless it was exceptional like Bideaway. But I went through my whole collection of books, and I remember how much I loved a lot of his older books or even his stand-alone ones, some of my favorites being Watchers, Lightning, and Intensity!

He remembered the bat that had swooped into the service station lights to snatch the hapless moth out of the air, eating it alive. I accepted his guarantee, and he never disappointed me. He feels the man’s thoughts, his anger, his hatred of the living.

Had I been Mr. Toshiro Mifune was marvelous as the cruel and unprincipled concentration-camp commandant, and one cannot watch his performance without thinking how well he could have played a modern-day corporate executive. Not really a book that will leave you wanting to sleep with a gun in your nightstand, or the lights on for a week, but entertaining and thought-provoking.