If you are already a fan, prepare yourself to settle into a story Dean Koontz considers perhaps his best work to date. If you are a brand new Dean Koontz listener, buckle up for what will be a most breathtaking ride through the long, enthralling night of...
Christopher Snow is different from all the other residents of Moonlight Bay, different from anyone you've ever met. For Christopher Snow has made his peace with a very rare genetic disorder shared by only one thousand other Americans, a disorder that leaves him dangerously vulnerable to light. His life is filled with the fascinating rituals of one who must embrace the dark. He knows the night as no one else ever will, ever can--the mystery, the beauty, the many terrors, and the eerie, silken rhythms of the night--for it is only at night that he is free.
Until the night he witnesses a series of disturbing incidents that sweep him into a violent mystery only he can solve, a mystery that will force him to rise above all fears and confront the many-layered strangeness of Moonlight Bay and its residents.
Once again drawing daringly from several genres, Dean Koontz has created a narrative that is a thriller, a mystery, a wild adventure, a novel of friendship, a rousing story of triumph over severe physical limitations, and a haunting cautionary tale....Continua
Un gran bel libro, come tutti i Koontz che ho letto, con tante belle immagini e tanta suspance! I difetti di questo libro sono 2, a mio avviso: primo, sembra che si tratti di tanti episodi separati, pur essendo ambientato in un'unica notte! C'è chiaramente una logica e un filo conduttore preciso, ma sento troppa separazione, alle volte! secondo, la trovata delle scimmie malefiche! -_-
Gran libro, comunque, come sempre, Koontz è una garanzia di buona scrittura, velocità e tensione!...Continua
Okay so for the most part this book is quite fast-paced and exciting but it does lack realism quite a bit. Yes I know Koontz is a sci-fi writer but monkeys taking over the world? That may have been taken things a little too far.
I thought the main character of Christopher Snow was really original, I loved the whole XP thing. He was such a positive person even though he faced so much doom and gloom in his life. The plot was pretty cool too before the monkeys got involved.
I feel like it was a brilliant book which just took a wrong turn somewhere along the way which made it laughably stupid at times. Maybe if he had said that they were escaped humans with a mutated virus or something? I don't know. I do realise that humans with mutated viruses are probably less of a threat to mainstream society than monkeys are in reality but it would have made the book better I'm convinced of it! Oh and the carefree attitude of the main characters got more than a little irritating, especially towards the end. Anyway it was pretty good but it could have been so much better......Continua
Un fanta-thriller magistrale - edito Sperling & Kupfler - da leggere rigorosamente prima del già citato Tracce nel buio, sperando che Koontz si decida a regalarci il terzo episodio della saga...