classico thrillerone venuto su sulla scia del silenzio degli innocenti. I classici stereotipi americani, il killer cattivissimo, intelligentissimo, che però passa metà del libro a parlare con l'eroina di turno anzichè spararle subito in testa come fa con tutte le sue altre vittime; un'eroina che potrebbe benissimo fare da spalla a batman o superman, il supercolpo di scena che hanno capito tutti già a metà libro.
Comunque una discreta lettura da spiaggia
It has been suggested many times over the years that I read a Dean Koontz book. Master of horror he is indeed. Intensity was scary. This book didn’t so much explore the psychology of the killer, but of the victim. The concept of ‘what doesn’t kill you makes your stronger’ is applicable to the main character Chyna Shepherd. The survival tactics learned as a child of an abusive mother were used to keep her alive and even fright back against the psychopath Edgler Foreman Vess.
The story started off fast paced and continued to stay that way throughout the entire book. I think a lot of authors would have dragged some of the scenes out longer. And I thought just the opposite of the ending. Once the main characters survived death the book should have ended, and it would have been a great ending. Instead Koontz devoted several pages to making sure the book had a happy ending and so we could feel all warm and fuzzy inside after such a scary story. The ending was awful. The book has 12 chapters, I suggest you only read 11 of them.
I would read another Koontz book, any suggestions?
Read my review on my blog:
One of my favourite books by Koontz. There are not many books I can read more than once, but this is one of them.
This is possibly the worst book I have ever read! Reading is not what I did to this book...I scanned it to just get it over with from page 50. This is my first (and probably) last Koontz book if it is at all representative of his body of work. The story could have been decent but the writing was undescribably aweful. Do not waste your time even scanning this!!!...Continua
This novel lives by it's name. It's a very intensive story that keeps you wanting to read more. I've read this book three times and it kept me on my toes each time.