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. Dean R. Koontz is the author of many best-selling horror novels, and HIDEAWAY stands as one of his most affecting works. The characters may not be much. 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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Five star novels are a rare gem within Koontz’s bibliography; this work is a diamond among an ocean of pieces of glass. My letter of 10 November has not been answered. 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, gideaway, of course, religion. And if you’ve read some Koontz before, you know his stance.

Hideaway by Dean Koontz Goodreads Author. This was a shocking and offensive point of view to my fifty correspondents, however, and thus I found myself the recipient of hate mail, none of it perfumed or decorated with stick-on yellow smily faces.

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. By the time I received ten such missives, I realized that these hate letters were badges of honor. All characters were well fleshed out and three dimensional. And at the same time, Vassago flashes on Hatch’s world, including Lindsey and spunky, crippled Regina, the orphan the Harrisons have just adopted in their new embrace of life after years of mourning a son lost to cancer.

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And Hatch managed to avoid the personality flaws he witnessed during his youth in his own life. Lindsey survived but Hatch was hideawa dead, but is miraculously revived by Doctors after dead for 80 minutes. 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.


A grandly melodramatic morality play that will hiceaway Koontz’s fans–both here and in heaven–cheering. There was a movie made of I loved the characterization in this book. This book tackles religious questions, should medicine be used on evil, dealing with loss, and love. Last Night I saw The Bridge on the River Kwai, a moving film about a group of Allied prisoners of war used as slave labor by your countrymen during World War II—which, by the way, has been over for hidraway fifty years.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Hideaay and Terms of Service. I immediately loved it. Won’t spoil tho What bothered me about this book was the ending. One was even brave enough to challenge me: We could have a few saki and reminisce about the Bataan Death March.

Vassago did take their adopted child Regina to his “hideaway”, a deserted amusement park. One, some years earlier, turned out to be evil. 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. The first few distressed me. His characters come to life hidfaway a way Moontz can see them clearly in my mind’s eye.


Hodeaway himself was not a Hollywood weasel, so no doubt he would be appalled to discover the studio had shredded the spirit of our agreement. His silence resulted in a final letter.

I did have some problems following the book, this synopsis looks better by others. Jeff’s quirky speech patterns have been the saviour of many a dull movie over the years – here, it almost takes second place to Brett Leonard’s jaw dropping visual effects. Edit Storyline Hatch Harrison had a traffic accident with his car.

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One central theme in a Dean Koontz novel is good versus evil. I have found that on the surface, Dean Koontz may appear to be a shallow, mass producer of books, but as I read more of them I realize how well-developed many of his characters are. He has a strong theme of the battle between good and evil in many of his books that I find I really enjoy. Following a traffic accident that left him clinically dead for more than 80 minutes, a Southern California antique dealer named Hatch Harrison begins experiencing strange dreams and visions that connect him to a psychopathic killer, a young man who calls himself ” Vassago “.


I made the deal only after the head of the studio, at that time Mike Medavoy, gave me his home phone number and promised that if at any point I received a script that desecrated the novel, he would ensure the revisions I wanted would be executed; in an extreme situation, a new writer would be brought aboard to start over. Feb 08, Corey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jonas Nyebern, Jeremy’s father thus facilitating the seemingly supernatural bond between the two characters.

They come on general-use magazine stationary, and the envelopes have been processed through postage meters registered to the magazine. One, some years earlier, turned ou As the author ended the book: Lindsay is barely hanging on to life but Hatch is clinically dead when they are rescued but Dr. Read it for a second time and just like beforeI found it weak and boring. View all 3 comments.

I read a lot of Dean Koontz’s books when I was in high school. Reading anything in-between would be a complete waste of your time. Any writer who felt so obliged would be a hack, and considering how easily most people take offense when one of their own sacred cows is pricked, no literature of any value would ever be written. These towers of moral enlightenment routinely did not sign their names; half of uideaway wished me dead, and ten percent expressed a desire to be the agent of my demise.

The plot is not exactly propelled along either thanks to an almost complete lack of action. Even if he is evil than evil. Vital to the success of any supernatural thriller is a tight plot you can believe. He’s kind of hard to koonntz, with his hideawqy novel, released in January, that shoots to the top of the bestseller lists for a few weeks.

During rereads one can catch the hints and foreshadowing throughout. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.