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    Dean Koontz(Author)

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When Dylan O'Conner, together with his autistic brother, Shepherd, pulls into a motel off the interstate highway, all he wants is a good night's sleep. Yet within the hour he finds himself bound, gagged and being injected with a mysterious fluid by a lunatic doctor, who claims Dylan will be the carrier of 'his life's work'.

Comedian Jillian Jackson is midway through a tour of seedy venues, accompanied by her pet pot-plant Fred. But her plans for stardom are dramatically altered when she too falls victim to the eccentric scientist. The doctor warns his victims that he is being pursued and that they too are now targets. If they are caught, they will be killed. Both are sceptical.

Before long, they are beginning to wonder if the lunatic doctor wasn't quite so mad after all . . .

In By the Light of the Moon artist Dylan O'Connor is driving through Arizona with his autistic brother Shepherd, and decides to catch up on his sleep in a motel. But (as Hitchcock demonstrated) motels can be dangerous places, and Dylan is soon tied up, gagged and being pumped full of strange fluid by sinister doctor. At the same time, comedian Jillian Jackson is watching her career feebly played out against a succession of down-market comedy joints. All her dreams of changing her life are torpedoed when she, too, becomes a victim of the deranged scientist, who steals her car. Then begins a lunatic chase, involving the doctor and his victims, and the surfaces of reality quickly become very insubstantial.

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  • PDF | 480 pages
  • Dean Koontz(Author)
  • Headline; New Ed edition (18 Aug. 2003)
  • English
  • 8
  • Crime, Thrillers & Mystery

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  • By Joy on 7 July 2017

    Really enjoyed this one. Had a very loose hint of Strangers to it but then it became a novel all on its own. Very good.

  • By Sir Wiggy on 16 April 2017

    Dean's books are like 1950's cars. They just look better and better, the more you compare them to the rot an unimaginative industry pours out year after year

  • By Stuart Wells on 20 June 2017

    Amazing ! How does he think up these story lines ?

  • By A. E. Atkinson on 5 November 2011

    I loved this book. Dean Koontz just rocks. I loved Dylan and Shep, and found myself wanting the perspective to change quickly back to Dylan, rather than Jilly.The ending was a bit fast, however, with a bit of a cheesy "save the world" concept. I really wanted more. I even started trying to read a lot slower i read too fast :P) just to make the story longer.I did notice they there seemed to be a few...what can I call them...blips? Not very noticeable, but I did get slightly confused at some points, as they seemed to be a void of a reaction by one of the characters to a particular action...(am really trying to not let spoilers go here..plus I can't remember a proper example).I do love Koontz style of having an entire book about, in this case : 18 hours...Other books i've read have been about 2 days, or just 24 hours. It's quite amazing that. Though I did sort of think at one stage, that a few days had passed but then one of the characters said "yesterday" and I was shocked. I love the style but sometimes you can doubt the believeabilty of it. Really? So much in so little time?And I am confused about the "folding" part of it...well, in particular, how the hell did Jilly get the hang of it???? I was so confused when she suddenly stated she was amazed about the sense of reality...then folded across the church by herself. :SIn fact, I think Dean Koontz made a few mistakes with Jilly. I think that is where he did the blips, the voids : Jilly. So, I think he preferred Shep and Dylan, and ended up rushing a few Jilly parts of some scenes.And seriously, get together! Though, later, I did think 18 hours of madness (however mad and long it seemed) wasn't long enough for a relationship, I suppose... I was waiting for something to occur in that sense though.I really loved Shep and Dylan. Such epic characters.Overall : the book just rocks. Get it. Seriously.

  • By Mr. I. J. Sear on 4 July 2014

    This was my first Dean Koontz book and it certainly won't be my last. I hadn't known what to expect from him. I had for some reason thought his books were horror but this book clearly isn't. I'd describe it as a supernatural thriller.The plot was quite bizarre but chugged along at a fairly quick pace. The writing was exceptional. The amount of beautifully quotable prose was staggering. There were also a huge amount of laugh out loud moments and I can remember getting very emotional at one point and blubbing a bit. Not because of anything sad, just from how some of the relationships between certain characters change. Any book that can hit my emotions like that gets a thumbs up from me.

  • By Ernesider on 24 August 2010

    Bought this in the audio format having enjoyed a number of previous Dean K. books in that form. Found it enjoyable for about the first 2 hours. After that the constant repetitions of Shep started to get on my nerves, until they became nearly unbearable. I suspect that this is worse in the audio form that the written. Am hitting the 11 hour mark and Shep has just said "ice" for about the 200th time. Don't go near the book in audio or you will finish smashing your computer or mp3 player or whatever.

  • By S. Lunn on 1 September 2003

    Ok, I should say before I start that I am a die hard Stephen King Fan. A few weeks ago, I finished reading all his currently published works and I was desperately looking around for an author to 'fill in' before Kings next novel.My wife saw this book and bought it on a whim and boy was I glad.I had never read any of Dean Koontz books before and I am about half way through this book. So far it is excellent.A worthy companion on my bookshelf for the Stephen King collection.He has an easy reading style, you get into his story straight away, it grips you and doesn't let go.The story is excellently written with a surprisingly dark humour throughout. The characters are just as 3 dimensional as Stephen Kings and as believable.I won't spoil the story by giving away any spoilers here.All I will say is that if you like authors such as Stephen King, James Herbert etc, then you will love Dean Koontz.Go and buy this book, its worth every penny.

  • By Guest on 23 May 2013

    As ever another great novel from Dean Koontz, the story is compelling. And he has a great imagination and can write in the most amazing way.


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