Before making the move to Amazon Original Stories for those Nameless series novellas as well as his upcoming novel deal, Dean Koontz joined up with the company for a novella length adventure featuring a guy named Joe. The star of Ricochet Joe is a sweet fellow, a sort of Odd Thomas character who does not […]Read more "The Making of a Paladin: Dean Koontz’s Ricochet Joe"
Although I have not yet read Dean Koontz’s Jane Hawk series, I know them to be thrillers following the adventures of an FBI agent embroiled in paranoia-inducing double crosses and investigations. Cover copy tells me that much. Between the second and third volumes of that particular series, the author released a novella about one of […]Read more "Dual Purposes: Dean Koontz’s The Bone Farm"
Low budget genre film production companies usually do not stick around long enough to gain either notoriety or a reputation. Troma is one of the few that has endured. Its reputation is . . . let’s be generous and say “mixed.” Some Troma movies are worth a laugh. Many (many, many) Troma movies don’t work […]Read more "Movie Mondays: Father’s Day"
The sixth and final installment of this initial batch of novella adventures centering on Dean Koontz’s newest series character kicks off with a bang: On this August day in Indiana, in a confusion of past and future, catastrophes will and will not be averted. Many innocent people will be spared from certain death, but others […]Read more "Answers Only Yield More Questions: Dean Koontz’s Memories of Tomorrow"
Dean Koontz’s fifth novella about his nameless seeker after truth and punisher of evildoers disrupts the efforts of a sinister doctor, his fiendish nurse, a sleazy detective to murder the elderly residents in a retirement home not far from Traverse City, Michigan. That particular city and the fictional small town of Cross Village, Michigan three […]Read more "Don’t Tread On Me: Dean Koontz’s The Mercy of Snakes"
Fast on the heels of a Sheriff abusing his power, a child of privilege turning his fortune to sadistic pleasures and a murderous wife using her looks (and a knife) to net herself millions from useless husbands, the Nameless protagonist of Dean Koontz’s new series finds himself facing a new threat. This time he is […]Read more "We Didn’t Start the Fire (He Did): Dean Koontz’s Red Rain"
For his third outing with his Nameless character, Dean Koontz’s presents a peculiar game of cat and mouse. Where the previous two tales told stories are akin to Westerns, about a lone man tracking down some dangerous hombres and then using the power of truth to put these men in their place, neither this tactic […]Read more "She’s Lost Control Again: Dean Koontz’s The Praying Mantis Bride"