As you perhaps already know:
I love reading books written by Dean Koontz.
Dean Koontz – Facts:
American author, born July 9, 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania.
Married to Gerda Ann Cerra Koontz since 1966.
Studied in Shippensburg State College, graduated.
Worked as a teacher for an anti-poverty campaign in the 60s.
Started his writing career in the 70s – supported by his wife, Gerda.
His early works comprised genres like romance and thriller, published under pseudonyms.
He wrote several novels in which dogs play leading roles and even more in which they are supporting players. He wrote five books from the point of view of his golden retriever, Trixie. And wrote a memoir of Trixie after her death. Some people might say he is dog-obsessed. (please also refer to quote 5 below)
- Ross Macdonald Literary Award
- World Horror Convention Grand Master Award
- I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.
- Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of the mind.
- I think it’s perfectly just to refuse service to anyone based on behavior, but not based on race or religion.
- Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.
- I happen to feel that if people were always as humble, dutiful, giving, and straightforward as dogs, the world would be a better place.
|The Dark Symphony||1969|
|The Fall of the Dream Machine||1969|
|Fear That Man||1969|
|Dark of the Woods||1970|
|Soft Come the Dragons||1970|
|Legacy of Terror||1971||Deana Dwyer|
|The Crimson Witch||1971|
|Demon Child||1971||Deana Dwyer|
|The Dark of Summer||1972||Deana Dwyer|
|Dance With the Devil||1972||Deana Dwyer|
|Children of the Storm||1972||Deana Dwyer|
|Chase (Original Version)||1972||K.R. Dwyer*|
|A Darkness in My Soul||1972|
|The Flesh in the Furnace||1972|
|A Werewolf Among Us||1973|
|Blood Risk||1973||Brian Coffey|
|Demon Seed (Original Version)||1973|
|The Haunted Earth||1973|
|After the Last Race||1974|
|Strike Deep||1974||Anthony North|
|Invasion (inspiration for Winter Moon 1994)||1975||Aaron Wolfe|
|The Long Sleep||1975||John Hill|
|The Wall of Masks||1975||Brian Coffey|
|Prison of Ice (later Icebound)||1976||David Axton*|
|Face of Fear||1977||Brian Coffey*|
|The Key to Midnight||1979||Leigh Nichols*|
|The Funhouse||1980||Owen West*|
|The Voice of the Night||1980||Brian Coffey*|
|The Mask||1981||Owen West*|
|The House of Thunder||1982||Leigh Nichols*|
|Twilight (Later: The Servants of Twilight)||1984||Leigh Nichols*|
|The Door to December||1985||Richard Paige*|
|Twilight Eyes (Original Version)||1985|
|Twilight Eyes (Expanded Version)||1987|
|The Servants of Twilight||1990||Leigh Nichols*|
|The Bad Place||1990|
|Dark Rivers of the Heart||1994|
|Chase (Revised Version)||1995||K.R. Dwyer|
|The Eyes of Darkness||1996||Leigh Nichols*|
|Demon Seed (Revised Version)||1997|
|Seize the Night||1999|
|From the Corner of His Eye||2000|
|One Door Away From Heaven||2001|
|The Paper Doorway||2001|
|By the Light of the Moon||2002|
|Every Day’s a Holiday||2003|
|Life is Good (with Trixie Koontz)||2004|
|Frankenstein Book 1: Prodigal Son||2005|
|Frankenstein Book 2: City of Night||2005|
|Christmas is Good||2005|
|The Darkest Evening of the Year||2007|
|The Good Guy||2007|
|Your Heart Belongs to Me||2008|
|Bliss to You||2008|
|In Odd We Trust||2008|
|A Big Little Life||2009|
|Frankenstein: Prodigal Son (Graphic Novel)||2009|
|Frankenstein Book 3: Dead and Alive||2009|
|I Trixie, Who Is Dog||2009|
|Fear Nothing, Volume 1 (Graphic Novel)||2010|
|What the Night Knows||2010|
|Trixie & Jinx||2010|
|Odd is On Our Side (Graphic Novel)||2010|
|Frankenstein: Lost Souls||2010|
|Darkness Under the Sun (Novella)||2010|
|Dean Koontz’s Nevermore (comic book)||2011|
|77 Shadow Street||2011|
|The Moonlit Mind (Novella)||2011|
|I, Trixie who is dog (iPad App) with artwork by Janet Cleland||2011|
|Frankenstein: The Dead Town||2011|
|Trixie and Jinx (iPad App) with artwork by Janet Cleland||2012|
|House of Odd (Graphic Novel)||2012|
Some of the books initially written under a pen name have been republished under his own name over the years. Some of these books were the basis for movies.
If you ask me about my five favourite authors, the answers may differ. Dean Koontz will normally be among the five authors that come to my mind first. If you’d ask me to name all the authors I like – the list would be endless as I am still detecting more and more awesome authors – also among you, dear readers. 🙂
If you ask me about my favourite book by Dean Koontz – my answer will be Odd Thomas (the complete series as well). The movie is worth watching as well!
Odd Thomas – related articles:
Is there a very special author you like best? Thrill me! 🙂