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False Memory

"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER
No fan of Dean Koontz or of psychological suspense will want to miss this extraordinary novel of the human mind s capacity to torment and destroy itself.
It s a fear more paralyzing than falling. More terrifying than absolute darkness. More horrifying than anything you can imagine. It s the one fear you cannot escape no matter where you run . . . no matter where you hide.
It s the fear of yourself. It s real. It can happen to you. And facing it can be deadly.
"False Memory" . . . Fear for your mind."

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PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Title: False Memory
  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780345533296
  • Length: 2.0 inch
  • Width: 5.0 inch
  • Languages: English

RATINGS & REVIEW

18/06/2016 11:29:04 AM - Greg
I'M LISTENING....
THERE IS NO doubt that Dean Koontz - the man, the animal lover, and the writer - has an intense love for life, for humanity, for dogs (Golden Retrievers in particular) and perhaps most importantly, an intense love of spreading the word of all things kind, and all things good, in any way he chooses. His fans, of course, read his books for a variety of reasons, and I admit to reading them for his Koontz-specific flair for the supernatural, as well, of course, to see how his latest book reflects his personal ideology on the topics outlined above. FALSE MEMORY certainly starts out with an interesting premise. Early on, a reader may well find themselves lost in a plethora of possibilities if they think too hard on how this book may develop. What begins as a story based on a woman - walking her Golden Retriever - who is ’scared of her own shadow’ turns out to be a truly terrifying premise and reveal of the powers one person has over another via the science of psychiatry. But even the first chapter was so well written that it almost made the purchase of the book worth it. And this is where the book turns nasty. The puppeteer is one heinously sick dude who is taking advantage of his patients in the most disgusting and deplorable ways possible. He has friends in high places, and associates in dangerous places, too. This has allowed him to continue on his soul - and life - destroying path for so long. The writing is typical Koontz. Hideous bad guts, adorable and yet seriously flawed good guys. Include some beautiful pets for good measure and don’t forget to add an extra dose of Koontz literary magic. There is arguably the greatest Dean Koontz Quote Of All Time provided for the reader on page 64 of the 2012 Bantam Books Mass Market Paperback Edition. And chapter 26 ends with potentially the Longest Paragraph Ever Written. It goes for thirty six (yes, I said thirty six!) lines, but skip it at your peril. Not only does it end that chapter of the tale off in fine fashion, but it is highly emotive and manages to change the tone of the book, and the relationship of the two main characters, completely. Interestingly, the opening section focuses on a husband and wife team, along with the struggling-to-cope-with-life Brother In Law. But it is not until the reader reaches almost 200 hundred pages that the dynamic due actually come across one another in the book. That is not a flaw, and nor is it a criticism, but an aspect of the structure that i felt was worthy of pointing out. The book is far from perfect. Despite its exciting and action packed plot, it is fair to say that FALSE MEMORY is just too darn long. Hit the half way mark and the book speeds up in the home stretch (as long books tend to do - apart from the Classics), and you tend to not look back. There are plenty of emotional peaks and troughs here, too, with some good guys surviving and some not. This is not my favourite Koontz Epic. It is still a worthy read, and a must buy for his dedicated fans. I still harbour great thoughts and memories of his now classic ONE DOOR AWAY FROM HEAVEN. FALSE MEMORY is worthy to sit on the same shelf as ODAFH but its simply not as good. Nice try, Mr Koontz. But not a home run.
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