Best Dean Koontz Books

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Anyone who has read a Dean Koontz book will surely say he is a master at his work.

The Top Ten

1 Watchers

An amazing story of the corruption going on in todays science industry. -

Koontz says this is his favorite, the story he most enjoyed writing. I can see why. Fully realized characters you will take to heart. He really knows how to keep the suspense coming. If you are a dog lover this book will thrill you! THE POWER OF LOVE

This is my very favorite book of all times "ever" I am a big James Patterson reader this is my very favorite book of all times ever I'm a big James Patterson reader but I just pass this book on to my 11-year-old granddaughter I remember staying up till 3 AM because I could not put this book down if you love a dog or ever have loved a dog this is a book for you you'll never look at a dog the same again but then a good way!

It took me a bit to get into this book however once I did I couldn't put it down!

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2 Lightning

My personal favorite Koontz book. I've read it twice and I have encouraged others in my family to read it, and they all loved it as well

The best book I have ever read. It is so unique and lovable

I loved this book. It is my newest favorite Koontz book and I have read quite a few!

Couldn't put this one down. My favorite of his so far!

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3 Midnight

Again... a perfect book to show the corruption in government and science. -

Stands out even among excellent books.

Could not put it down! Totally awesome!

My first Dean Koontz book, and by far the best. Its been my favorite book for four to five years. I recomend everyone to read it.

4 Winter Moon

The one that lead me into the wonderful world of Koontz. Might there be something in the forest, amidst the pines, beneath the winter moon, lurking and waiting to become?

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5 Dragon Tears

Dragon tears was my first introduction to Koontz. Many years later and having read much of his work, the antagonist in this story is still my favorite.

Really good book. One of his best.

The very best!

6 Hideaway

The third Dean Koontz I've ever read and I'm not sorry at all. A great book. -

7 Tick Tock

This book is awesome! Read it for yourself because its really hard to explain. -

I was actually sad when I finished it because I wanted to know what was going to happen to the lovable characters

By far one of my favorite books of all time. It has so much suspense that you won't want to put the book down until you have finished it. Great read!

This book took me a minute to get into it.. once suspense started, it was interesting. However, the ending was rather blahh.. I wasn't impressed. I felt like it was a quick wrap-up of the book just to get it over with.

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8 Phantoms

This is one of the few novels of Dean Koontz's that I've revisited over and over again. It made me look at shadows very carefully for a long time and to always turn off a dripping tap. I enjoy the plot and the characters very much.

I read this when I was 13(probably a little young), it scared me so much that I didn't sleep that night. It was a while before I would go to the bathroom at night! I would turn out my lights and jump into bed, which eventually became mattress and box spring on the floor( there were things under the bed)! Dean Koontz was my boogieman.

I literally could not or would not put this book down. I was afraid to put it down - felt like I had to get through to the end to find out what was in the drain...

The first novel I have read. And Dean Koontz catches my attention. He touches My heart. This book is very sentimental and historic to my life

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9 From the Corner of His Eye

I have so many Dean Koontz favorites, and this one tops the list! I laughed, I cried, and was struck dumb in awe. The only fault I could find with this book was that it wasn't longer...

I have read a lot of Dean Koontz novels, many twice. This book however, is by far my favorite. The way he describes his characters and their emotions it makes you feel like you are part of the book and can't put it down. My recommendation is just read it!

First book I read by Koontz. It made me want to read more. Too bad his writing isn't always this good.

Minding bending, its an entire world in the pages.

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10 Odd Thomas

Odd Thomas is probably one of the few "perfect novels" that Koontz has ever written (along with Watchers), as it has a great protagonist, an excellent plot and ends exactly how it's supposed to, but with a few surprises along the way.

My daughter recommended this to me and I could not read through the series fast enough. Cannot wait for the next one.

Love this book. Have read the next 2 in the series as well, also very good.

I CANNOT believe that INTENSITY is not on this list. I found it to be the single most disturbing book I have EVER read (I am 70+ and have MANY books). Koontz' portrayal of the villain and victim were PERFECT. The ending was PERFECT.

NOTE; (SPOILER ALERT), there is a movie of this novel starring John C. McGinley (Dr. Cox on "Scrubs") as the villain. He is OUTSTANDING as the villain. But the ending of the movie was toned down a bit from the book. NOTABLY different!

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The Contenders

11 Intensity

Intensity, in my opinion, is the touchstone by which all suspense thrillers should be measured. It is one of the rare books that never gets boring even during the middle of the book. It starts off in high gear, climbs into overdrive in the middle, and by the end, it is nothing short of pure nitro! It is a true masterpiece.

My daughter asked me to recommend a gripping book because she was bored with what she had been reading. She then yelled at me because she said she couldn't read this one at night. Laugh out loud It's that good. Following this gal as she travels right along with the killer had me looking over my shoulder the entire time I read this book. Such an excellent idea for a story but man, it scared the heck outta me at the same time.

This is the first Dean Koontz book I have ever read and since then I never lost interest with his works. You can feel you adrenaline rushing through your veins as the story unfolds. The emotional roller is balanced with intellectual and psychological journey of the main character, rooting the deep courage Chyna manifested. Truly a hard-gripping books and one of the best!

I first saw the movie years ago and absolutely loved it. Koontz did a great job with developing the main female character. You are on the edge of your seat the whole movie. Recently, I picked up the book Intensity to see if I would like the book as much as the movie. Not surprisely, I enjoyed the book as much if not better than the movie. Obviously the movie has to be shortened to fit into a time limit, but the book keeps the reader very interested and fascinated with the heroine's plight. Loved both, would highly recommend to anyone who loves a good suspensful read!

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12 Cold Fire

Top of the line suspence. Great for a book report. Believe my A . - fireinside96

One of the 1st books I read from Koontz, and after many years and even more books, it's still in my top five favorites list!

13 Night Chills

"Truly awesome suspense novel about subliminal mind control. Would rank about sixth for most true Koontz fans. A fun and thrilling read."

So far my favorite. Fascinating and a fast read.

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14 Icebound
15 House of Thunder

This was my first book from Dean Koontz and it's my favorite by far.

One of my all time favorite book of Dean Koontz.

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16 The Eyes of Darkness
17 Life Expectancy

This book is a ton of fun. Great characters, lots of humour and just generally hard to stop reading. Definitely in Koontz's top 5. Prepare to be enchanted.

One of the few Koontz books with amazing suspense and plot, but is also quite funny

It is my favorite book of all time!

Funny and suspenseful! When someone asks which Konya book to read first this is always my suggestion.

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18 Fear Nothing

I've enjoyed over 35 Koontz books. For some reason I couldn't finish this or Winter Moon. Took forever for something to happen. I'm sure I'll try again and succeed.

Loved this and "Seize the Night". Keep hoping he'll write another Christopher Snow novel. Have read both several times.

One of only a few books I've read more than once. Seize the Night was also worthy of a reread.

Hard to put down. What a great character. I always want more novels in this series. Come on Mr Koontz there has to be one more story here, two novels were not enough.

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19 One Door Away from Heaven

One of my favorite books of his. I read it in the 90s and still think about it to this day.

DEFINITE. It should and so should from the corner of his eye

Wonderful characters and great style.

Simply one of the best books I ever read, this is what introduced me to Mr Koontz, so I'm excited listed before, I'm going to buy them all now!

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20 Frankenstein: Prodigal Son

This is an amazing book where his forte, corruption in the science industry, is clearly seen. -

An easy read that left me wanting #2 which I just finished. On to #3!

Absolutely top-notch Dean Koontz

Loved the whole series. I hope they definitely make these into a movie or T.V. series. It would have to have some money behind it so as not to be cheesy but, if done correctly, would be a huge hit.

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