*Strangers

by Dean R. Koontz | Horror |
ISBN: 0425181111 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Rendiru of Carmichael, California USA on 5/27/2003
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Rendiru from Carmichael, California USA on Tuesday, May 27, 2003
This is an awesome book. I love the way the story lines develop and interweave, letting you get to know the different characters. The only other Dean Koontz novel I've read kind of creeped me out, but this one was absolutely captivating. A friend recommended this book and loaned it to me to read, then when I told her I was ready to return it generously offered to let me register it and send it on its way. Thanks, sunnyglade2! This will be mailed to phantomreader42 tomorrow.

Journal Entry 2 by phantomreader42 from Warner Robins, Georgia USA on Wednesday, June 04, 2003
I got this book yesterday, and started reading it last night. The idea of a novelist who not only walks in his sleep, but writes in his sleep is intriguing. Thanks Rendiru! I liked the label too. Who designed it?

Journal Entry 3 by phantomreader42 from Warner Robins, Georgia USA on Wednesday, June 11, 2003
A great book. I like the way Koontz weaves together several stories into one. I also like the way he can write a book that is frightening and uplifting at the same time. However, I think he dragged the suspense out a bit too far. I didn't like how tiny parts of conversations were hidden so that the characters could talk about the Big Secret without tipping off the reader. Of course, by this time I already had some idea what the Big Secret was.
This is the story of a group of strangers from different parts of the country, all united by an earth-shattering event and drawn to the Tranquility Motel in Nevada. They are plagued by inexplicable fears but have also been changed for the better. They must work together to find out what happened to them and escape their fears.
Some favorite qoutes:
You could bet your ass on that and never have to worry what you would sit on.

No man can know what a woman feels when taking her newborn child in her arms for the first time, but a novelist who holds the first copy of his first book must experience a joy similar to that of the mother who looks upon the face of her baby for the first time and feels its warmth through the swaddling clothes.

Marcie had always been able to surprise Jorja with actions, statements, big ideas, musings, and questions that seemed not to have come from within herself but which it seemed she had carefully selected from some secret book of startling behavior that was known to all kids but not to adults, some cosmic volume perhaps titled Keeping Mom and Dad Off-Balance.

He would have been less frightening if he had been pitiless and bloodthirsty. The fact that he had scruples but could set them aside long enough to commit one rape and two murders ... that made him more of a monster.



Some unusual phobias are also listed:
petronophobia: the fear of feathers
ichthyophobia: the fear of fish
pediphobia: the fear of dolls
coitophobia: the fear of sexual intercourse
autophobia: the fear of oneself



Books by Dean Koontz:
One Door Away From Heaven (2 nd copy) (3rd copy)
Watchers (2nd copy) (3rd copy) (4th copy)
Strangers (2nd copy)
Sole Survivor
Phantoms
By the Light of the Moon
Icebound
Demon Seed
Fear Nothing
The Eyes of Darkness
Strange Highways
False Memory
From the Corner of His Eye
Lightning
Midnight

Authors Recommended by Dean Koontz:
Robert A. Heinlein
John D. MacDonald

Journal Entry 4 by phantomreader42 from Warner Robins, Georgia USA on Monday, November 17, 2003
Promised to KimInCanada.

Journal Entry 5 by KimInCanada from Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Thursday, December 04, 2003
I've been away a little while. This book arrived in the mail and was waiting for me when I returned. Looking forward to starting it!! Thanks!

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