STRANGERS by Dead Koontz, while not truly horror, was one of the most compelling books in his repertoire that I have read. I found that this book was more reminsicent of Stephen King's writing than Koontz's usual gore/scare style. The psychological aspect came to the forefront full-force in this one, and since he wrote this one, I felt his scare you silly voice dropped off and since then he has put out more and more psychological and creepy thrillers.
The novel covers the tale of six strangers that are all experiencing some very odd behavior. Nightmares, panic attacks and some even paranormal type events. When photographs start surfacing, along with cryptic messages - the strangers start piecing together that all of these "symptoms" might have been caused by a forgotten weekend in an isolated hotel in Nevada.
Koontz keeps you guessing through this entire novel, plot twists and turns are all pulled together at the end at the big reveal. It was truly a masterpiece of suspense/thriller writing. I highly recommend STRANGERS.
This is one of my favorite books of all times. I read it for the first time when I was a teenager and became fascinated with Dean Koontz. I read all of his books in less than a year and this is definitely his best work. The way the characters are all strangers yet still interrelated and brought together is amazing. The writing style, in most of Dean Koontz's books is very descriptive, metaphorical, large vocabulary words that I often have to look up in the dictionary, … more
I've always been a reader and after watching the movie, Watchers, I had to read the book. Then it started me into the world of Dean Koontz, yet when I found the book Strangers, I think I have found my favorite of all time. This book talks about a number of different people from all walks of life, a doctor, a novelist, single-mother, sophisticated thief, and a priest. All of these people's lives have suddenly taken on strange occurrences from sleepwalking to … more