Saturday, September 12, 2009

Review: The Face by Dean Koontz

He’s Hollywood’s most dazzling star, inspiring the worship of millions and the hatred of one twisted soul. His perfectly ordered existence is under siege as a series of terrifying “messages” penetrates the security of his legendary estate. All that stands between him and an insidious killer is a weary ex-cop who has already seen his own death.

Enter a world of marvelous invention, enchantment, and implacable intent, populated by murderous actors and the walking dead, hit men and heroes, long-buried dreams and never-dying hope. Dean Koontz takes readers on an unforgettable journey to the heart of darkness and to the pinnacle of grace, with a brilliantly observed chronicle of good and evil in our time, of illusion and everlasting truth.


This was the unabridged audiobook on CD edition (16 CDs/19.25 hours).

For such dark material, the book was remarkably funny! Fric was too cute and I loved how he got his name! Corky was amusing, for a character of his inclinations, and very well written.

This one gets eight stars. While it wasn't my favorite Koontz, it was still quite enjoyable. The characters were all well written, and the story expertly crafted to slowly reveal bit by bit. It was a bit long, but held your attention. There was quite a bit of violence, but it was not overly graphic and blended seamlessly into the story. The reader, Dylan Baker, was very, very good. I wasn't entirely sure about him at the beginning, but he grew on me.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆



5 comments:

Linda said...

I'm ready for a new Dean Koontz book. Glad to hear it is pretty good.

Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

I haven't read a Dean Koontz book in awhile this one sounds interesting. Have you read his Frankenstein?

J. Kaye said...

Gosh, I haven't read a Koontz book in so long. I'm getting ready to read his Frankenstein series.

Natalie W said...

Adding to my must read list! Sounds like a good one.

Ryan G said...

It's been so long since I've read a new Koontz book. I may have to give this one a try.

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