Night Chills

Night Chills

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz unleashes a contagion on a small Maine town--one that triggers the darkest desires of the soul. Designed by top scientists and unleashed in a monstrous conspiracy, night chills are seizing the men and women of Black River--driving them to acts of rape and murder. The nightmare is real. And death is the only cure......

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Title:Night Chills
Author:Dean Koontz
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:Night Chills
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Night Chills Reviews

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    May 21, 2014

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

  • Hannah O.
    Aug 21, 2008

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

    My daughter came through the living-room the other day and observed, "I just read another one of Koontz's early books, and he really has improved, a lot." Now that's not a blanket truth, a few of his early books are pretty good. I don't, personally, think this is one of them. It ...

    This book was about a man who took his kids to the mountains for their annual vacation. He starts to fall in love with this woman after his wife's tragic death. Then a doctor showed up in the mountains and started asking strange questions. It turns out he had been studying subliminal m...

  • Barbara ★
    Sep 20, 2015

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

    My daughter came through the living-room the other day and observed, "I just read another one of Koontz's early books, and he really has improved, a lot." Now that's not a blanket truth, a few of his early books are pretty good. I don't, personally, think this is one of them. It ...

    This book was about a man who took his kids to the mountains for their annual vacation. He starts to fall in love with this woman after his wife's tragic death. Then a doctor showed up in the mountains and started asking strange questions. It turns out he had been studying subliminal m...

    During my Army days I snapped up Koontz, King and Herbert as soon as titles became available. I still treasure the signed book from Koontz (hard to get when living in Europe). ...

    Dean Koontz did an exceptional job of taking a subject such as subliminal advertising and writing a first-rate thriller. There is some emotional intensity because bad things happen to a couple of good characters. You'll be downright disgusted by the behavior of the main villain Ogden S...

    this is only the third book by koontz that ive read and i have to say it was absolutely amazing! page turner/and addictive! definitely a 5 star book! ...

    This is one of Dean Koontz's early works. This book's plot deals with subliminal messages and what happens when someone has a powerful tool and takes it to the extreme. This is a very good book. Some of the scenes were graphic and I believe that Koontz would write a different book toda...

    I usually like Dean Koontz's writing but this one was just horrible with over-the-top forced sex situations and mind-numbing sciencology of subliminal messages. Basically we have 3 evil geniuses trying to rule the world starting with a small town in Maine. Unfortunately it morphs i...

  • Mike (the Paladin)
    Oct 12, 2010

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

    My daughter came through the living-room the other day and observed, "I just read another one of Koontz's early books, and he really has improved, a lot." Now that's not a blanket truth, a few of his early books are pretty good. I don't, personally, think this is one of them. It ...

  • Armand Rosamilia
    Oct 12, 2018

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

    My daughter came through the living-room the other day and observed, "I just read another one of Koontz's early books, and he really has improved, a lot." Now that's not a blanket truth, a few of his early books are pretty good. I don't, personally, think this is one of them. It ...

    This book was about a man who took his kids to the mountains for their annual vacation. He starts to fall in love with this woman after his wife's tragic death. Then a doctor showed up in the mountains and started asking strange questions. It turns out he had been studying subliminal m...

    During my Army days I snapped up Koontz, King and Herbert as soon as titles became available. I still treasure the signed book from Koontz (hard to get when living in Europe). ...

    Dean Koontz did an exceptional job of taking a subject such as subliminal advertising and writing a first-rate thriller. There is some emotional intensity because bad things happen to a couple of good characters. You'll be downright disgusted by the behavior of the main villain Ogden S...

    this is only the third book by koontz that ive read and i have to say it was absolutely amazing! page turner/and addictive! definitely a 5 star book! ...

    This is one of Dean Koontz's early works. This book's plot deals with subliminal messages and what happens when someone has a powerful tool and takes it to the extreme. This is a very good book. Some of the scenes were graphic and I believe that Koontz would write a different book toda...

    I usually like Dean Koontz's writing but this one was just horrible with over-the-top forced sex situations and mind-numbing sciencology of subliminal messages. Basically we have 3 evil geniuses trying to rule the world starting with a small town in Maine. Unfortunately it morphs i...

    father of two: ahhh this looks like a nice place to camp out with my kids for a few weeks Super villain: Hey lets just contaminate the drinking water with a drug then I'm gonna come brainwash and rape everyone in town.... father of two: hello my name is Paul and u killed my son ...

    I re-read this one and it still stands up. Koontz mixes his thriller concept with some science fiction-ish as well as fantastic ideas. Overall a great book and I can read (and see) where a book like this would eventually take the author's writing in his future. ...

  • Christine
    Oct 27, 2010

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

  • Cody Sexton
    May 17, 2018

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

    My daughter came through the living-room the other day and observed, "I just read another one of Koontz's early books, and he really has improved, a lot." Now that's not a blanket truth, a few of his early books are pretty good. I don't, personally, think this is one of them. It ...

    This book was about a man who took his kids to the mountains for their annual vacation. He starts to fall in love with this woman after his wife's tragic death. Then a doctor showed up in the mountains and started asking strange questions. It turns out he had been studying subliminal m...

    During my Army days I snapped up Koontz, King and Herbert as soon as titles became available. I still treasure the signed book from Koontz (hard to get when living in Europe). ...

    Dean Koontz did an exceptional job of taking a subject such as subliminal advertising and writing a first-rate thriller. There is some emotional intensity because bad things happen to a couple of good characters. You'll be downright disgusted by the behavior of the main villain Ogden S...

    this is only the third book by koontz that ive read and i have to say it was absolutely amazing! page turner/and addictive! definitely a 5 star book! ...

    This is one of Dean Koontz's early works. This book's plot deals with subliminal messages and what happens when someone has a powerful tool and takes it to the extreme. This is a very good book. Some of the scenes were graphic and I believe that Koontz would write a different book toda...

    I usually like Dean Koontz's writing but this one was just horrible with over-the-top forced sex situations and mind-numbing sciencology of subliminal messages. Basically we have 3 evil geniuses trying to rule the world starting with a small town in Maine. Unfortunately it morphs i...

    father of two: ahhh this looks like a nice place to camp out with my kids for a few weeks Super villain: Hey lets just contaminate the drinking water with a drug then I'm gonna come brainwash and rape everyone in town.... father of two: hello my name is Paul and u killed my son ...

    I re-read this one and it still stands up. Koontz mixes his thriller concept with some science fiction-ish as well as fantastic ideas. Overall a great book and I can read (and see) where a book like this would eventually take the author's writing in his future. ...

    Good book Great book, very interesting, I liked the characters and the story was believable. Dean Kooning dit it again with one. ...

    This book will make you think twice about drinking water! ...

    To the greatest extent possible, I need you, the reader, to appreciate how fantastic this paperback actually smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a Christmas tree farm after a h...

  • Checkman
    Mar 11, 2014

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

  • Reanna
    Oct 09, 2016

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

  • Scott Rhee
    Apr 18, 2013

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

  • Alex Gherzo
    Aug 24, 2011

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

    My daughter came through the living-room the other day and observed, "I just read another one of Koontz's early books, and he really has improved, a lot." Now that's not a blanket truth, a few of his early books are pretty good. I don't, personally, think this is one of them. It ...

    This book was about a man who took his kids to the mountains for their annual vacation. He starts to fall in love with this woman after his wife's tragic death. Then a doctor showed up in the mountains and started asking strange questions. It turns out he had been studying subliminal m...

    During my Army days I snapped up Koontz, King and Herbert as soon as titles became available. I still treasure the signed book from Koontz (hard to get when living in Europe). ...

    Dean Koontz did an exceptional job of taking a subject such as subliminal advertising and writing a first-rate thriller. There is some emotional intensity because bad things happen to a couple of good characters. You'll be downright disgusted by the behavior of the main villain Ogden S...

    this is only the third book by koontz that ive read and i have to say it was absolutely amazing! page turner/and addictive! definitely a 5 star book! ...

    This is one of Dean Koontz's early works. This book's plot deals with subliminal messages and what happens when someone has a powerful tool and takes it to the extreme. This is a very good book. Some of the scenes were graphic and I believe that Koontz would write a different book toda...

    I usually like Dean Koontz's writing but this one was just horrible with over-the-top forced sex situations and mind-numbing sciencology of subliminal messages. Basically we have 3 evil geniuses trying to rule the world starting with a small town in Maine. Unfortunately it morphs i...

    father of two: ahhh this looks like a nice place to camp out with my kids for a few weeks Super villain: Hey lets just contaminate the drinking water with a drug then I'm gonna come brainwash and rape everyone in town.... father of two: hello my name is Paul and u killed my son ...

    I re-read this one and it still stands up. Koontz mixes his thriller concept with some science fiction-ish as well as fantastic ideas. Overall a great book and I can read (and see) where a book like this would eventually take the author's writing in his future. ...

    Good book Great book, very interesting, I liked the characters and the story was believable. Dean Kooning dit it again with one. ...

    This book will make you think twice about drinking water! ...

    To the greatest extent possible, I need you, the reader, to appreciate how fantastic this paperback actually smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a Christmas tree farm after a h...

    An enjoyable read, for a book found in a secondhand bookstore. A cautionary tale of using subliminal advertising to influence people's minds. Interesting to read it 40 years after publication. You can see the fears of its age being taken to an absolute, with mind-control and a wary ...

    3.5 stars Glenn drove the Land Rover into a stone wall at just over 100mph. Alice stuck a meat fork through her hand and pinned it to the chopping board. Brenda took off all her clothes. She did whatever she was told. They were compelled by a fear too great to be remembered, ensl...

    Gripping, disturbing, vivid, incredibly intense- mind control on steroids! Yet not one of my favourite Dean Koontz novels. But here I am still thinking about it and how it made me feel- so that says a lot in itself, right? ...

    The second book on this year's Halloween reading list was Night Chills by Dean Koontz. My disappointment at finding that, despite the cover and misleading synopsis, it's not a horror novel quickly dissipated as the story unfolded. Night Chills is a great read, highly entertaining and w...

  • pinta_vodki
    Dec 08, 2018

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

    My daughter came through the living-room the other day and observed, "I just read another one of Koontz's early books, and he really has improved, a lot." Now that's not a blanket truth, a few of his early books are pretty good. I don't, personally, think this is one of them. It ...

    This book was about a man who took his kids to the mountains for their annual vacation. He starts to fall in love with this woman after his wife's tragic death. Then a doctor showed up in the mountains and started asking strange questions. It turns out he had been studying subliminal m...

    During my Army days I snapped up Koontz, King and Herbert as soon as titles became available. I still treasure the signed book from Koontz (hard to get when living in Europe). ...

    Dean Koontz did an exceptional job of taking a subject such as subliminal advertising and writing a first-rate thriller. There is some emotional intensity because bad things happen to a couple of good characters. You'll be downright disgusted by the behavior of the main villain Ogden S...

    this is only the third book by koontz that ive read and i have to say it was absolutely amazing! page turner/and addictive! definitely a 5 star book! ...

    This is one of Dean Koontz's early works. This book's plot deals with subliminal messages and what happens when someone has a powerful tool and takes it to the extreme. This is a very good book. Some of the scenes were graphic and I believe that Koontz would write a different book toda...

    I usually like Dean Koontz's writing but this one was just horrible with over-the-top forced sex situations and mind-numbing sciencology of subliminal messages. Basically we have 3 evil geniuses trying to rule the world starting with a small town in Maine. Unfortunately it morphs i...

    father of two: ahhh this looks like a nice place to camp out with my kids for a few weeks Super villain: Hey lets just contaminate the drinking water with a drug then I'm gonna come brainwash and rape everyone in town.... father of two: hello my name is Paul and u killed my son ...

    I re-read this one and it still stands up. Koontz mixes his thriller concept with some science fiction-ish as well as fantastic ideas. Overall a great book and I can read (and see) where a book like this would eventually take the author's writing in his future. ...

    Good book Great book, very interesting, I liked the characters and the story was believable. Dean Kooning dit it again with one. ...

    This book will make you think twice about drinking water! ...

    To the greatest extent possible, I need you, the reader, to appreciate how fantastic this paperback actually smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a Christmas tree farm after a h...

    An enjoyable read, for a book found in a secondhand bookstore. A cautionary tale of using subliminal advertising to influence people's minds. Interesting to read it 40 years after publication. You can see the fears of its age being taken to an absolute, with mind-control and a wary ...

  • Evans Light
    Dec 25, 2018

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

  • Edward Lorn
    Jun 29, 2015

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

  • Jim C
    Jun 18, 2012

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

    My daughter came through the living-room the other day and observed, "I just read another one of Koontz's early books, and he really has improved, a lot." Now that's not a blanket truth, a few of his early books are pretty good. I don't, personally, think this is one of them. It ...

    This book was about a man who took his kids to the mountains for their annual vacation. He starts to fall in love with this woman after his wife's tragic death. Then a doctor showed up in the mountains and started asking strange questions. It turns out he had been studying subliminal m...

    During my Army days I snapped up Koontz, King and Herbert as soon as titles became available. I still treasure the signed book from Koontz (hard to get when living in Europe). ...

    Dean Koontz did an exceptional job of taking a subject such as subliminal advertising and writing a first-rate thriller. There is some emotional intensity because bad things happen to a couple of good characters. You'll be downright disgusted by the behavior of the main villain Ogden S...

    this is only the third book by koontz that ive read and i have to say it was absolutely amazing! page turner/and addictive! definitely a 5 star book! ...

    This is one of Dean Koontz's early works. This book's plot deals with subliminal messages and what happens when someone has a powerful tool and takes it to the extreme. This is a very good book. Some of the scenes were graphic and I believe that Koontz would write a different book toda...

  • Corey
    Feb 08, 2013

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

  • Kyra Dune
    Sep 04, 2013

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

  • Laura B.
    Sep 22, 2016

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

    My daughter came through the living-room the other day and observed, "I just read another one of Koontz's early books, and he really has improved, a lot." Now that's not a blanket truth, a few of his early books are pretty good. I don't, personally, think this is one of them. It ...

    This book was about a man who took his kids to the mountains for their annual vacation. He starts to fall in love with this woman after his wife's tragic death. Then a doctor showed up in the mountains and started asking strange questions. It turns out he had been studying subliminal m...

    During my Army days I snapped up Koontz, King and Herbert as soon as titles became available. I still treasure the signed book from Koontz (hard to get when living in Europe). ...

    Dean Koontz did an exceptional job of taking a subject such as subliminal advertising and writing a first-rate thriller. There is some emotional intensity because bad things happen to a couple of good characters. You'll be downright disgusted by the behavior of the main villain Ogden S...

    this is only the third book by koontz that ive read and i have to say it was absolutely amazing! page turner/and addictive! definitely a 5 star book! ...

    This is one of Dean Koontz's early works. This book's plot deals with subliminal messages and what happens when someone has a powerful tool and takes it to the extreme. This is a very good book. Some of the scenes were graphic and I believe that Koontz would write a different book toda...

    I usually like Dean Koontz's writing but this one was just horrible with over-the-top forced sex situations and mind-numbing sciencology of subliminal messages. Basically we have 3 evil geniuses trying to rule the world starting with a small town in Maine. Unfortunately it morphs i...

    father of two: ahhh this looks like a nice place to camp out with my kids for a few weeks Super villain: Hey lets just contaminate the drinking water with a drug then I'm gonna come brainwash and rape everyone in town.... father of two: hello my name is Paul and u killed my son ...

  • Rebecca McNutt
    Dec 12, 2014

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

  • D.M. Kirtaime
    Mar 25, 2015

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

    My daughter came through the living-room the other day and observed, "I just read another one of Koontz's early books, and he really has improved, a lot." Now that's not a blanket truth, a few of his early books are pretty good. I don't, personally, think this is one of them. It ...

    This book was about a man who took his kids to the mountains for their annual vacation. He starts to fall in love with this woman after his wife's tragic death. Then a doctor showed up in the mountains and started asking strange questions. It turns out he had been studying subliminal m...

    During my Army days I snapped up Koontz, King and Herbert as soon as titles became available. I still treasure the signed book from Koontz (hard to get when living in Europe). ...

  • Tony
    Dec 01, 2017

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

    My daughter came through the living-room the other day and observed, "I just read another one of Koontz's early books, and he really has improved, a lot." Now that's not a blanket truth, a few of his early books are pretty good. I don't, personally, think this is one of them. It ...

    This book was about a man who took his kids to the mountains for their annual vacation. He starts to fall in love with this woman after his wife's tragic death. Then a doctor showed up in the mountains and started asking strange questions. It turns out he had been studying subliminal m...

    During my Army days I snapped up Koontz, King and Herbert as soon as titles became available. I still treasure the signed book from Koontz (hard to get when living in Europe). ...

    Dean Koontz did an exceptional job of taking a subject such as subliminal advertising and writing a first-rate thriller. There is some emotional intensity because bad things happen to a couple of good characters. You'll be downright disgusted by the behavior of the main villain Ogden S...

    this is only the third book by koontz that ive read and i have to say it was absolutely amazing! page turner/and addictive! definitely a 5 star book! ...

    This is one of Dean Koontz's early works. This book's plot deals with subliminal messages and what happens when someone has a powerful tool and takes it to the extreme. This is a very good book. Some of the scenes were graphic and I believe that Koontz would write a different book toda...

    I usually like Dean Koontz's writing but this one was just horrible with over-the-top forced sex situations and mind-numbing sciencology of subliminal messages. Basically we have 3 evil geniuses trying to rule the world starting with a small town in Maine. Unfortunately it morphs i...

    father of two: ahhh this looks like a nice place to camp out with my kids for a few weeks Super villain: Hey lets just contaminate the drinking water with a drug then I'm gonna come brainwash and rape everyone in town.... father of two: hello my name is Paul and u killed my son ...

    I re-read this one and it still stands up. Koontz mixes his thriller concept with some science fiction-ish as well as fantastic ideas. Overall a great book and I can read (and see) where a book like this would eventually take the author's writing in his future. ...

    Good book Great book, very interesting, I liked the characters and the story was believable. Dean Kooning dit it again with one. ...

  • Ed Myers
    Sep 15, 2017

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

    My daughter came through the living-room the other day and observed, "I just read another one of Koontz's early books, and he really has improved, a lot." Now that's not a blanket truth, a few of his early books are pretty good. I don't, personally, think this is one of them. It ...

    This book was about a man who took his kids to the mountains for their annual vacation. He starts to fall in love with this woman after his wife's tragic death. Then a doctor showed up in the mountains and started asking strange questions. It turns out he had been studying subliminal m...

    During my Army days I snapped up Koontz, King and Herbert as soon as titles became available. I still treasure the signed book from Koontz (hard to get when living in Europe). ...

    Dean Koontz did an exceptional job of taking a subject such as subliminal advertising and writing a first-rate thriller. There is some emotional intensity because bad things happen to a couple of good characters. You'll be downright disgusted by the behavior of the main villain Ogden S...

  • Cody | codysbookshelf
    Apr 30, 2019

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

  • Angela
    Nov 10, 2017

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

    My daughter came through the living-room the other day and observed, "I just read another one of Koontz's early books, and he really has improved, a lot." Now that's not a blanket truth, a few of his early books are pretty good. I don't, personally, think this is one of them. It ...

    This book was about a man who took his kids to the mountains for their annual vacation. He starts to fall in love with this woman after his wife's tragic death. Then a doctor showed up in the mountains and started asking strange questions. It turns out he had been studying subliminal m...

    During my Army days I snapped up Koontz, King and Herbert as soon as titles became available. I still treasure the signed book from Koontz (hard to get when living in Europe). ...

    Dean Koontz did an exceptional job of taking a subject such as subliminal advertising and writing a first-rate thriller. There is some emotional intensity because bad things happen to a couple of good characters. You'll be downright disgusted by the behavior of the main villain Ogden S...

    this is only the third book by koontz that ive read and i have to say it was absolutely amazing! page turner/and addictive! definitely a 5 star book! ...

    This is one of Dean Koontz's early works. This book's plot deals with subliminal messages and what happens when someone has a powerful tool and takes it to the extreme. This is a very good book. Some of the scenes were graphic and I believe that Koontz would write a different book toda...

    I usually like Dean Koontz's writing but this one was just horrible with over-the-top forced sex situations and mind-numbing sciencology of subliminal messages. Basically we have 3 evil geniuses trying to rule the world starting with a small town in Maine. Unfortunately it morphs i...

    father of two: ahhh this looks like a nice place to camp out with my kids for a few weeks Super villain: Hey lets just contaminate the drinking water with a drug then I'm gonna come brainwash and rape everyone in town.... father of two: hello my name is Paul and u killed my son ...

    I re-read this one and it still stands up. Koontz mixes his thriller concept with some science fiction-ish as well as fantastic ideas. Overall a great book and I can read (and see) where a book like this would eventually take the author's writing in his future. ...

    Good book Great book, very interesting, I liked the characters and the story was believable. Dean Kooning dit it again with one. ...

    This book will make you think twice about drinking water! ...

    To the greatest extent possible, I need you, the reader, to appreciate how fantastic this paperback actually smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a Christmas tree farm after a h...

    An enjoyable read, for a book found in a secondhand bookstore. A cautionary tale of using subliminal advertising to influence people's minds. Interesting to read it 40 years after publication. You can see the fears of its age being taken to an absolute, with mind-control and a wary ...

    3.5 stars Glenn drove the Land Rover into a stone wall at just over 100mph. Alice stuck a meat fork through her hand and pinned it to the chopping board. Brenda took off all her clothes. She did whatever she was told. They were compelled by a fear too great to be remembered, ensl...

    Gripping, disturbing, vivid, incredibly intense- mind control on steroids! Yet not one of my favourite Dean Koontz novels. But here I am still thinking about it and how it made me feel- so that says a lot in itself, right? ...

  • Karl Marberger
    Feb 17, 2019

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

  • Georgia
    Nov 13, 2018

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

    My daughter came through the living-room the other day and observed, "I just read another one of Koontz's early books, and he really has improved, a lot." Now that's not a blanket truth, a few of his early books are pretty good. I don't, personally, think this is one of them. It ...

    This book was about a man who took his kids to the mountains for their annual vacation. He starts to fall in love with this woman after his wife's tragic death. Then a doctor showed up in the mountains and started asking strange questions. It turns out he had been studying subliminal m...

    During my Army days I snapped up Koontz, King and Herbert as soon as titles became available. I still treasure the signed book from Koontz (hard to get when living in Europe). ...

    Dean Koontz did an exceptional job of taking a subject such as subliminal advertising and writing a first-rate thriller. There is some emotional intensity because bad things happen to a couple of good characters. You'll be downright disgusted by the behavior of the main villain Ogden S...

    this is only the third book by koontz that ive read and i have to say it was absolutely amazing! page turner/and addictive! definitely a 5 star book! ...

    This is one of Dean Koontz's early works. This book's plot deals with subliminal messages and what happens when someone has a powerful tool and takes it to the extreme. This is a very good book. Some of the scenes were graphic and I believe that Koontz would write a different book toda...

    I usually like Dean Koontz's writing but this one was just horrible with over-the-top forced sex situations and mind-numbing sciencology of subliminal messages. Basically we have 3 evil geniuses trying to rule the world starting with a small town in Maine. Unfortunately it morphs i...

    father of two: ahhh this looks like a nice place to camp out with my kids for a few weeks Super villain: Hey lets just contaminate the drinking water with a drug then I'm gonna come brainwash and rape everyone in town.... father of two: hello my name is Paul and u killed my son ...

    I re-read this one and it still stands up. Koontz mixes his thriller concept with some science fiction-ish as well as fantastic ideas. Overall a great book and I can read (and see) where a book like this would eventually take the author's writing in his future. ...

    Good book Great book, very interesting, I liked the characters and the story was believable. Dean Kooning dit it again with one. ...

    This book will make you think twice about drinking water! ...

    To the greatest extent possible, I need you, the reader, to appreciate how fantastic this paperback actually smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a Christmas tree farm after a h...

    An enjoyable read, for a book found in a secondhand bookstore. A cautionary tale of using subliminal advertising to influence people's minds. Interesting to read it 40 years after publication. You can see the fears of its age being taken to an absolute, with mind-control and a wary ...

    3.5 stars Glenn drove the Land Rover into a stone wall at just over 100mph. Alice stuck a meat fork through her hand and pinned it to the chopping board. Brenda took off all her clothes. She did whatever she was told. They were compelled by a fear too great to be remembered, ensl...

  • Mark Pasquini
    Jan 29, 2019

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

    My daughter came through the living-room the other day and observed, "I just read another one of Koontz's early books, and he really has improved, a lot." Now that's not a blanket truth, a few of his early books are pretty good. I don't, personally, think this is one of them. It ...

    This book was about a man who took his kids to the mountains for their annual vacation. He starts to fall in love with this woman after his wife's tragic death. Then a doctor showed up in the mountains and started asking strange questions. It turns out he had been studying subliminal m...

    During my Army days I snapped up Koontz, King and Herbert as soon as titles became available. I still treasure the signed book from Koontz (hard to get when living in Europe). ...

    Dean Koontz did an exceptional job of taking a subject such as subliminal advertising and writing a first-rate thriller. There is some emotional intensity because bad things happen to a couple of good characters. You'll be downright disgusted by the behavior of the main villain Ogden S...

    this is only the third book by koontz that ive read and i have to say it was absolutely amazing! page turner/and addictive! definitely a 5 star book! ...

    This is one of Dean Koontz's early works. This book's plot deals with subliminal messages and what happens when someone has a powerful tool and takes it to the extreme. This is a very good book. Some of the scenes were graphic and I believe that Koontz would write a different book toda...

    I usually like Dean Koontz's writing but this one was just horrible with over-the-top forced sex situations and mind-numbing sciencology of subliminal messages. Basically we have 3 evil geniuses trying to rule the world starting with a small town in Maine. Unfortunately it morphs i...

    father of two: ahhh this looks like a nice place to camp out with my kids for a few weeks Super villain: Hey lets just contaminate the drinking water with a drug then I'm gonna come brainwash and rape everyone in town.... father of two: hello my name is Paul and u killed my son ...

    I re-read this one and it still stands up. Koontz mixes his thriller concept with some science fiction-ish as well as fantastic ideas. Overall a great book and I can read (and see) where a book like this would eventually take the author's writing in his future. ...

    Good book Great book, very interesting, I liked the characters and the story was believable. Dean Kooning dit it again with one. ...

    This book will make you think twice about drinking water! ...

    To the greatest extent possible, I need you, the reader, to appreciate how fantastic this paperback actually smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a Christmas tree farm after a h...

    An enjoyable read, for a book found in a secondhand bookstore. A cautionary tale of using subliminal advertising to influence people's minds. Interesting to read it 40 years after publication. You can see the fears of its age being taken to an absolute, with mind-control and a wary ...

    3.5 stars Glenn drove the Land Rover into a stone wall at just over 100mph. Alice stuck a meat fork through her hand and pinned it to the chopping board. Brenda took off all her clothes. She did whatever she was told. They were compelled by a fear too great to be remembered, ensl...

    Gripping, disturbing, vivid, incredibly intense- mind control on steroids! Yet not one of my favourite Dean Koontz novels. But here I am still thinking about it and how it made me feel- so that says a lot in itself, right? ...

    The second book on this year's Halloween reading list was Night Chills by Dean Koontz. My disappointment at finding that, despite the cover and misleading synopsis, it's not a horror novel quickly dissipated as the story unfolded. Night Chills is a great read, highly entertaining and w...

    Evil government scientists. Human experiments. Recommended. ...

  • Dan Nash
    Sep 18, 2018

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

    My daughter came through the living-room the other day and observed, "I just read another one of Koontz's early books, and he really has improved, a lot." Now that's not a blanket truth, a few of his early books are pretty good. I don't, personally, think this is one of them. It ...

    This book was about a man who took his kids to the mountains for their annual vacation. He starts to fall in love with this woman after his wife's tragic death. Then a doctor showed up in the mountains and started asking strange questions. It turns out he had been studying subliminal m...

    During my Army days I snapped up Koontz, King and Herbert as soon as titles became available. I still treasure the signed book from Koontz (hard to get when living in Europe). ...

    Dean Koontz did an exceptional job of taking a subject such as subliminal advertising and writing a first-rate thriller. There is some emotional intensity because bad things happen to a couple of good characters. You'll be downright disgusted by the behavior of the main villain Ogden S...

    this is only the third book by koontz that ive read and i have to say it was absolutely amazing! page turner/and addictive! definitely a 5 star book! ...

    This is one of Dean Koontz's early works. This book's plot deals with subliminal messages and what happens when someone has a powerful tool and takes it to the extreme. This is a very good book. Some of the scenes were graphic and I believe that Koontz would write a different book toda...

    I usually like Dean Koontz's writing but this one was just horrible with over-the-top forced sex situations and mind-numbing sciencology of subliminal messages. Basically we have 3 evil geniuses trying to rule the world starting with a small town in Maine. Unfortunately it morphs i...

    father of two: ahhh this looks like a nice place to camp out with my kids for a few weeks Super villain: Hey lets just contaminate the drinking water with a drug then I'm gonna come brainwash and rape everyone in town.... father of two: hello my name is Paul and u killed my son ...

    I re-read this one and it still stands up. Koontz mixes his thriller concept with some science fiction-ish as well as fantastic ideas. Overall a great book and I can read (and see) where a book like this would eventually take the author's writing in his future. ...

    Good book Great book, very interesting, I liked the characters and the story was believable. Dean Kooning dit it again with one. ...

    This book will make you think twice about drinking water! ...

  • Fatts
    Jun 28, 2019

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...

    An entertaining page-turner with some creepy science. There?s also some philosophizing about how humanity?s morality is effected by advanced technology. It was a fun read. ...

    2.5 Stars Now and again I read a Dean Koontz novel. They're good for that five or ten minute read before turning out the light at night or while killing time waiting. Not heavy reading and Koontz basically writes from a template making a change here or there.I find that I can skim t...

    I wasn't supposed to read Night Chills (since I already have a lot of other books planned to read), but my eyes found it in a pile of books at home and I just felt the need for a Koontz and I'm happy I followed my instinct since it was a really good novel. Black River is a sleepy li...

    I was very disappointed by this book because I usually really like Dean Koontz. Night Chills started out okay in the first couple of chapters, but after that it went downhill. To begin with, the second half of the blurb is bogus. Except for in one instance, the people in Black River do...

    Just by the writing style of Night Chills, I could tell that this was an older book by Koontz. Night Chills was probably so far, for me one of his darkest books, with a few disturbing rape scenes. Aside from that, it was a good read, the mind manipulation plot was interesting, in a cre...

    Night Chills was one of the most disturbing Dean Koontz novels I've ever read, really shocking and creepy. ...

    This book is old-school Dean Koontz, meaning it?s at least competent, and perhaps charming . . . in a cheesy, dated sort of way. Night Chills features a plot Koontz has rewritten ad nauseum: small town under siege by conspiracy. Include some dated technology and crass rape references...

    It's been a while since I read this (I'm pretty sure I was still in high school), but I do recall, even then, that it was crap. Granted, it was highly readable and entertaining crap, but crap nonetheless. I remember thinking, as I read it: "Koontz is pretty much projecting every sick, ...

    If this was the first Koontz novel I read, I would not have read another one of his books. The violence to women was over the top. I am not a prude but I feel like this was excessive and it took away from the the interesting part of the story, subliminal messaging. I just felt that Koo...

    Hmmm...wasn't that impressed by any of it really. I guess I would say his books might be lumped in a guilty pleasures pile but there wasn't much pleasure involved in this one. =| ...

    I haven't read much of Dean Koontz' earlier work (this was originally released in the 70s). You can definitely see that he was likely an influence on Laymon, as this goes to similar places. However the subliminal mind control plot hasn't aged well, nor has Koontz' attempts to science i...

    My daughter came through the living-room the other day and observed, "I just read another one of Koontz's early books, and he really has improved, a lot." Now that's not a blanket truth, a few of his early books are pretty good. I don't, personally, think this is one of them. It ...

    This book was about a man who took his kids to the mountains for their annual vacation. He starts to fall in love with this woman after his wife's tragic death. Then a doctor showed up in the mountains and started asking strange questions. It turns out he had been studying subliminal m...

    During my Army days I snapped up Koontz, King and Herbert as soon as titles became available. I still treasure the signed book from Koontz (hard to get when living in Europe). ...

    Dean Koontz did an exceptional job of taking a subject such as subliminal advertising and writing a first-rate thriller. There is some emotional intensity because bad things happen to a couple of good characters. You'll be downright disgusted by the behavior of the main villain Ogden S...

    this is only the third book by koontz that ive read and i have to say it was absolutely amazing! page turner/and addictive! definitely a 5 star book! ...

  • TK421
    Apr 01, 2010

    Sit back and relax. We're going to be here for a while. First and foremost, I must appreciate how fantastic my paperback of this book smells. These old Berkley-Koontz books have a distinctly woody aroma. Less of a vanilla smell and more of a damp pine scent. Like walking through a ...

    Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me...think the gooey, dripping kind that parents never want their kids to have because they know they'll be the ones scrubbing it off the couch or inside of the car. After I read them I usually forget about them in a month or so; ...