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One Door Away from Heaven

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A book by Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz virtually invented the cross-genre novel, and inOne Door Away from Heavenhe mixes an action thriller with post-X-Filesalien paranoia to remarkable effect. Micky Bellsong is a young woman at a crisis point in her life, using a stay at her … see full wiki

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Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam
1 review about One Door Away from Heaven

Well done and a little different

  • Dec 29, 2001
This is a little different to the usual run of the mill Dean Koontz books in that it has all the scary bits, but it has some of the most well defined of all of his characters. The young girl Leilani, one of the central characters, is a truly spectacular creation, and her good friend Micky is equally interesting. But it is the "young motherless boy" (to tell you more would be to give it away) and his adventures are really the heart of the book, and very entertaining it is too.

If I have one small criticism, it is that the evil monster in the book takes his time to show his hand. He is a very good baddie, but I got a little impatient waiting for him to show itself in all his glory. And when he finally got around to acting on it, I thought that he was a little incompetent (which of course was good for our heroes).

It is a good read, well paced and full of action, and all in all a good read. It also makes some interesting and amusing comment on people who travel the country seeking signs of extra terrestrial activity, amd more serious comment on the extremes of bio-ethicism.

However it is not his best (try "Strangers" and "Dark Rivers of the Heart" for classic Koontz), but it is a satisfying read.

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