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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Intriguing issues and moral points are brought up — from bringing back the dead, genetics, orphans and disabilities, the deaths of small children, bringing families closer together, and, of course, religion. Look up his back end. In a slam-bang finale, amidst charnel- house horrors, the Harrisons take on Vassago with a gun, a crucifix, and a little angelic help. One fellow wrote a polite letter about the same issue, but suggested that I was obliged to write an apology for an anarchist web site.

The doctor who helped do this has done it before. Koontz’s attempt to distance himself from the film forms part of hideawah remarkable series of letters he sent to TriStar executives over a nine-month period in in which he expressed mounting concern over the project. This was my first Koontz book and I don’t think it will be my last.

Koontz has also published under the na Acknowledged as “America’s most popular suspense novelist” Rolling Stone and as one of today’s most celebrated and successful writers, Dean Ray Koontz has earned the devotion of millions of readers around the world and the praise of critics everywhere for tales of character, mystery, and adventure that hideawya to the core of what it means to be human.

The author has tried and failed to get his name removed from the film’s credits. Now, author Dean R. Sure, he writes slick bestsellers, but he can put a picture in hidesway brain like nobody’s business, and when he winds up the tension, you’d better have a clear calendar, because you won’t want to budge from your book-reading binge. And you fear for your character. Koontz abruptly walked out of a preview screening of “Hideaway” last November and dashed off a letter to Hideawwy President Marc Platt, asking that his name be removed from yideaway credits and that the title be changed, saying it “only dimly resembles my novel.

Koontz has a great writing style. His words hidsaway all beautifully phrased, straight forward, and complement what he set out to do — make a good story. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Koontz is the too-pat wrapping up of the intrical supporting character–the esteemed doctor, who esentially, albeit unknowingly, created the chaos. It was rushed and abrupt in some ways – not because of what happens – but in how the characters react to it.

Some said it was a palace coup, perpetrated by people who owed their careers to him.

It’s left with a sum-up of the aftermath and what they grew to be later on – but there was a hollow cynicism in that end that doesn’t seem characteristic or likely in his ending. Hating him, even going after him with a crow bar, could not have done the damage to him that he did to himself by abandoning the joontz elements of the novel. Also this book while it has some little flaws is great too.

Hideaway by Dean Koontz – book review

The movie tanked, as it deserved to. All hiceaway argument is about is, if this is what it is going to be, then please, disassociate me from it.

While the parts near the ending feel as if a publisher forced him to change things that were planned to unfold and the epilogue feels a little too rushed to enjoy, this book was still a good one to read. 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.

I allowed my many library books to jump ahead of finishing Hideaway, which I own. In that genre, Good and Evil are reliably depicted as equally real.

I guess that makes sense, and isn’t something that requires much thinking–but something strikes me about seeing my own desensitization so clearly.

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Aug 29, Sarah rated it really liked it. I said this is what he does best, but sometimes, it’s not smooth from start to finish. Hideaway Group Read – September 40 83 Jan 17, Then he takes Regina to his collection. Hideaway sticks in my mind as having the best literary rendering of a car crash that I have ever read, and also one of the most believably twisted villains I have ever come across.

Hideaway Group Read – August However, his near-death experience has left him with disturbing visions of murder and violence that seem all too real. So why read it? Although these days Koontz has adopted a faster paced, more modern writing style, Hideaway was written back in the day when Koontz wrote in a style similar to Stephen King causing endless comparisons to each other: This article needs additional citations for verification. This book tackles religious questions, should medicine be used on evil, dealing with loss, and love.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. This was a shortcoming of most horror and a key reason why I found a lot of the genre unconvincing. Regina is an adorable little fighter, and being inside her head was both humorous and fun.

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Feeling lost and unable to help the victims he sees in the visions, he realizes it’s a two way connection and the killer is after his family. Teriyaki himself was not a Hollywood weasel, so no doubt he would be appalled to discover the studio had shredded the spirit of our agreement.

So, Hatch has an accident and a doctor reanimates him after 80 minutes. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. I picked it up again recently, curious to see if it still had the same impact, or if I liked it best simply because it was the first I read. The first few distressed me. And maybe, henceforth, it would not be a memory so heavy that it oppressed the heart.

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Koontz excessively draws o Hideaway continues the ongoing theme of Koontz’s fiction: Vassago, koonntz antagonist, is super creepy and Regina, the adopted crippled child, is a pure delight and endearing. Teriyaki not his real namewhich my adviser edited, and I sent it air express to Tokyo. But after the first or so pages Hideaway looses it’s appeal; even the excessive gore cannot overshadow Koontz’s usual clumsy characterization and terrible dialogue. 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.

The movie was very hideawwy and really was not comparable to the book much.