Night Chills

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Night Chills

Night Chills 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 co

  • Title: Night Chills
  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • ISBN: 9780425098646
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 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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    1. TK421 on said:

      Most Dean Koontz novels are a source of brain candy for me. 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; I might keep one or two details that make me smirk whenever I see the cover of that bookGHT CHILLS was a bit different. This book disturbed me. I have no problem with violence within the confines of a horror novel; I mean [...]

    2. Edward Lorn on said:

      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 Christmas tree farm in the rain. I've picked up Zebra novels from this era and Tor paperback originals, even a few King Pocketbook editions, and none of them smell like these old Black/Neon paperbacks. If you're not fa [...]

    3. Checkman on said:

      2.5 StarsNow 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 through sections that are not catching my interest and not miss out on anything. I speculate that he might have a ghost writer now, but who knows? Maybe he's just a spectacular workaholic. Anyway Night Chills is one of [...]

    4. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede on said:

      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 little town in Maine (Stephen King vibes) where the population starts getting night chills and suddenly all hell breaks loose. In the middle of the chaos stands a family that doesn't get the night chills and they now hav [...]

    5. Corey on said:

      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 creepy kind of way, kind of reminded me of the Jedi Mind trick from Star Wars, HAHA! The first few chapters were slow, with a few lengthy flashbacks, but once I got past that and got to know the plot and the main char [...]

    6. Reanna on said:

      Hmmmwasn'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. =|

    7. Scott Rhee on said:

      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, sexually perverted male fantasy he's ever had into this story and passing it off as entertainment.". The story, I think, had something to do with some kind of government project that turns the inhabitants of a smal [...]

    8. Christine on said:

      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 Koontz took the less creative way to show the evils of mind control and when science takes a wrong turn. Very disappointing.

    9. Kyra Dune on said:

      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 don't really do anything much at all. And after those first few chapters, the biggest chunk of the book is dedicated to an in-depth explanation on how subliminal messaging works.Most of the time when I write a review [...]

    10. Rebecca McNutt on said:

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

    11. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      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 may be that I would have given the book 2 stars rather than 1 had the account of the "romance" not completely driven me up the wall and away from the book, so I put the book down. I went so far as to put it on my to be tra [...]

    12. Ed Myers on said:

      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 Salsbury -- the scientist who believes subliminal advertising can be used to take total control over people. And, you can get them to do exactly what you want them to do.Salsbury along with his two accomplices -- bi [...]

    13. Gianfranco Mancini on said:

      Non leggevo Koontz da anni ed era da tempo che un libro non mi appassionava tenendomi sveglio a leggere fino alle due di notte (view spoiler)[(La brutale uccisione del bambino figlio del protagonista è agghiacciante ed inaspettata, un vero pugno nello stomaco del lettore.)(hide spoiler)]. Purtroppo il finale non mi è piaciuto proprio (view spoiler)[(il miliardario che si reca sul posto senza uno straccio di sgherro al seguito e la ragazza che non ha mai sparato in vita sua che fa fuori come un [...]

    14. Hannah O. on said:

      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 messaging and he'd come across a major discovery. He would now have control of the whole world.I would recommend this book to people who like scary-ish stories. It kept me on my toes most of the time. It was also ki [...]

    15. Angela Hayes on said:

      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?

    16. Alper Kaya on said:

      Dean Koontz gerçekten radikal bir yazar. 1991'de Türkçe edisyonu basılmış, 80'lerin ortasında orijinal baskısı çıkmış olan "Gecenin Ayazında" kitabında zihin kontrolünü bilgisayar destekli bir kurguyla harmanlamayı başarmış.

    17. Alex Gherzo on said:

      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 well-plotted with a likeable group of protagonists and all-too-realistic villains. One or two missteps frustrate, especially in lieu of the excellent writing surrounding them, but the damage they cause is minimal. P [...]

    18. Patrick Gibson on said:

      There was a time when I thought Dean Koontz wrote circles around Stephen King. He wasn’t famous. He had a cult following and he made you feel like you just discovered someone cool. He was the anti-King you could keep to yourself or share with a selected few. Koontz, of course, went the way of all flesh and began cranking them out and repeating himself. Fame? Well, if ‘Family Guy’ rips on you, fame has become your enemy. I haven’t read a Koontz novel since Odd Thomas became a regular char [...]

    19. Laura on said:

      father of two: ahhh this looks like a nice place to camp out with my kids for a few weeksSuper 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 sonsuper villain: why won't my drug work on ufather of two: I'm gonna kill usuper villain: I'll kill u firstmoral of the story: drink bottled water people

    20. Maicie on said:

      Book of the month for Koontzland group.I was surprised how explicit this book was; surprised, not shocked. The author's books are usually tamer. I prefer the humor and character development of his later books.Mad scientist, mad general, mad millionaire, small town = mayhem.

    21. Robjr73 on said:

      There's a cool horror story going on in this novel but unfortunately you gotta weed through lousy characters and some rape scenes to find it. I find I either really love Koontz or prefer to use his novels as coasters for my Jameson on the rocks.

    22. Liz on said:

      I think Koontz needs to work on his endings. The first 3/4 of the book is really interesting and then the last 1/4 felt rushed and the ending was a little lame. Like the other Koontz book I read it was like he was going to go over his 330 page limit so he just had to round it off quickly.

    23. Paul Anderson on said:

      I'm usually not too thrilled by Koontz's early works, but this book was shockingly original. For its time, I imagine this book was quite frightening, and unique. I really enjoyed it, as I was surprised by this originality.

    24. Vavita on said:

      It is like the seventies version ofThere were times when I just rolled my eyes but I found the book still worth it.

    25. Melissa Kent on said:

      This book was very exciting. At times, very disturbing. Koontz can be verrry descriptive, so sometimes I found myself skipping through paragraphs. But I still reccomend this, it was really good.

    26. Mcf1nder_sk on said:

      Just finished reading Night Chills, and I couldn't help mentally comparing it to my favorite non-SK novel, Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons. Both novels revolve around the use of mind control; in CC it is a psychic talent called the Ability, and in NC it is a chemically-induced form of subliminal control. Both novels contain the worst form of human life, who use their abilities to sate their lascivious urges. In Carrion Comfort, the lowlife is a movie producer named Tony Harod, and in Night Chills [...]

    27. Harshit on said:

      It's entertaining, but that's probably all what it is. If you're looking for a scare you won't find it here. The thing which in my opinion that can make anyone dislike the book or the author, are the moral sacrifices made to entertain the reader, which left me with a kind of mild guilt while I was reading the book. The author's writing does not seem to pity or to sympathize with the characters and situations in which the characters are piteous seem to exist in the book just for the sake of enter [...]

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