HIDEAWAY was the first novel of mine that elicited a pleasing quantity of hate mail. The volume of hate was never so great that the postal. Hideaway. Dean R. Koontz. Putnam Publishing. US Hardcover First. ISBN pages; Date Reviewed: Reviewed by Rick. Summary: Hideaway is a disappointing and disjointed novel unworthy of Koontz. It’s one of this patchy author’s poorer efforts. The plot is.

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I enjoyed this one. Hideway is a great read. Certain characters were changed, but all the main characters in the book are in the movie. For those like myself who enjoyed “The Bad Place”, “Hideaway” is another winner in the inimitable Koontz style featuring clear characters, incredibly well-described action and a breathtaking finale this time, set in an abandoned Orange County amusement park.

View all 10 comments. Dialogue is stunted and this results in no reason to keep reading. The first few distressed me. One indication that thi Classic, suspense-filled Dean Koontz. Each participant perceives it in a different way and takes from it a different lesson than do his or her compatriots. Teriyaki not his real uideawaywhich my adviser edited, and I sent it air express to Tokyo.

He remembered the bat that had swooped into the service station lights to snatch the hapless moth out of the air, eating it alive. Over the following months, Koontz became increasingly concerned about the movie’s reflection of his book. This is like taking the character Scout from ‘To Kill a Mockingbird. Dean, the author of many 1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens, Trixie and Anna.


Jonas Nyebem resuscitates him with the “Vassago” spirit killing others. Lindsay is barely hanging on to life but Hatch is clinically dead when they are rescued but Dr. The Book of Counted Sorrows. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. I offered to return the money they had paid for film rights if they would erase my name from their exercise in stupidity and tastelessness.

However, this one has a supernatural edge of sorts and explores another type of subject not often discussed: The Stand, It, etc. Hatch is an antiques store owner and his wife is an artist who are driving in icy, treacherous conditions.

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Koontz suggests that Hatch is somehow inextricably linked to a half-demon murderer known as Vassago. I read a lot of Dean Koontz’s books when I was in high school.

I recommend this book as a great thriller! Hideaway Group Read – September 40 83 Jan 17, Nothing that leaves your palms constantly sweating, but fast enough to hold attention and make an enjoyable treat. There was a movie made of this book which I have never seen and do not plan to after reading Dean Koontz’s thoughts about it. Sign up for Dean’s free newsletter and for news, previews, and more! Now to protect his family, Hatch realizes he may be the only capable of putting Vassago down.

After stripping story, character, and theme from the novel, the director and studio execs failed to replace them with anything, resulting in hideawat a series of images and noises. Like Hatch, Jeremy was clinically dead for more than 30 minutes, and during that time, believes that he went to hell and was later returned to do Satan’s bidding.

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It was just there. The movie tanked, as it deserved to.

Hideaway by Dean Koontz

And then the climatic conslusion comes which is one of the worst in his career, and the man has penned some of the most awful endings in the history of fiction. Hatch is a great guy who obviously had the blunt end of the stick in life, but because of this strives to be the best he can.


Deciding that vibrant Regina would make the perfect final offering to Satan, Vassago–revealed through tense and brutal flashback as the homicidally deranged son of the surgeon who saved Hatch–cuts a bloody path to the Harrisons’ door, kidnapping Regina off to his underground lair.

He is brought back to life by an experimental resuscitation. He’s kind of hard to miss, with his annual novel, released in January, that shoots to the top of the bestseller lists for a few weeks. Lindsey was able to roll with the flow. Vassago is one creepy guy and enough mystery is enshrouded around him to leave the reader from becoming bored. No trivia or quizzes yet. The plot is not exactly propelled along either thanks to an almost complete lack of action.

She is a symbol of innocence, of purity. Koontz Tries to Hide From ‘Hideaway’: I loved the characterization in this book. Agony Column Review Archive.

This page was last edited on 28 Juneat Upon being brought back he learns he has some kind of phsycic connection with a deranged killer. Is he linked to a being of murderous intent and is it all his own fault for cheating Death? Now, author Dean R. Having been trying to finish the Odd Thomas series, I tried very hard to push hideeaway 6, okontz I just couldn’t do it, the series started out good but now it just feels like it’s lost it’s magic.