- Taschenbuch: 448 Seiten
- Verlag: Berkley; Auflage: Reprint (5. Februar 2002)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0425181103
- ISBN-13: 978-0425181102
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: Ab 18 Jahren
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,6 x 3 x 17,5 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 64 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 192.239 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Phantoms (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 5. Februar 2002
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The lights are on in Snowfield, California, a cozy ski village nestled in the Sierra Madres, but nobody seems to be home. When Dr. Jenny Paige returns to the small town, she finds tables set for dinner, meals being prepared, and music playing in living rooms, but there's no trace of the people who put the water on to boil or set an extra place for company at the dinner table. As she explores the town, Paige finds friends and neighbors felled by a mysterious force--the bodies show no visible signs of violence or disease, and no known plague kills victims before the ice in their dinner drinks has time to melt. But the deep quiet that surrounds her offers few clues about the fate of the town's inhabitants. Dean Koontz's Phantoms strikes fear in readers from the very beginning. The mystery deepens, paving the way for a chilling journey toward the truth. If you plan to catch the film version, starring Ben Affleck and Peter O'Toole, remember that you'll be experiencing this terrifying story in a dark theater. So bring an arm to grab! -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
“A master storyteller…his fast-paced plots are wonderfully fiendish, taking unexpected twists and turns.”—San Diego Union-Tribune
“First-rate…scary and plausible.” —Publishers Weekly
“Gruesome and unrelenting.” —Stephen King
“Koontz has outdone himself. A terrifying story.” —Philadelphia Daily NewsAlle Produktbeschreibungen
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Wer eine Originalausgabe der Geschichte sucht sollte daher zu einer Ausgabe vor 2002 greifen. Offenbar wurden auch andere Geschichten im Rahmen der Neuauflagen von 2002 "verbessert", weil am Ende des Buches mit weiteren Ausgaben geworben wird, die ein neues Nachwort enthalten sollen...daher lieber zu den älteren Auflagen greifen!
This book brings you to a tiny California Mountain town called Snowfield. It's unusually quiet as the two main characters Jenny, and Lisa Paige approach. Then they find the first body, it's very swollen and bruised on every square inch, then another, they then realize everyone in Snowfield is dead. The police arrive but they are as clueless as the sisters are. They find the whole town is missing. Then the truth is uncovered which is even more surprising than the disappearances. What killed them? "The ancient Enemy" did. This all happens within the first seventy-five pages. The next three hundred or so are about discovering the truth and dealing with the problem. This story also has the best villain of all time.
What I really liked about this book was Dean Koontz's use of historical background to make the book seem frighteningly more real, and believable. He uses a misunderstood Professor to tell about the true mass disappearances that have occurred through time, such as the Roanoke Colony during the American colonization, and the Aztec's in South America. I think these element make you think about "The Ancient Enemy" more, and make him seem much more believable. You may also remember the movie that came out around early April.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
The book was longer than an average Koontz book but progressed wonderfully. Koontz is great when it comes to throwing a reader directly into the story. He doesn't deal with the extensive characterization until it's absolutely necessary. Unlike some authors that will take up 300 pages of a 350-page novel to introduce characters who usually die shortly after.
If you've seen the movie and it has left a bad taste in your mouth please give the book a chance. The movie did absolutely nothing for the book so don't base your opinion solely on the movie. Make sure you have plenty of time to sit down and read Phantoms...once you start it will be nearly impossible to put it down.
Phantoms was a different story, it grabbed me like no other book in this genre. The shape changer is one of a kind.(luckily!)What was maybe the most disturbing about the creature is that he maybe picked up all evil from us people throughout the times. So, is Koontz saying that we should fear ourselves more than anything else?
Anyhow, since I read phantoms (or better devoured it) I'm again a little afraid of the dark, especially the shadows.When I walk my dog late at night I watch them and fear them!
I'm afraid The shape changer will have a place in my mind forever. Thank you (??!!!?) Dean Koontz.
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This was the first book I read that was written my Koontz and I went on to read almost every other book he's written. Very scary! Lesen Sie weiter...Am 17. Mai 2000 veröffentlicht
This book is in my opinion very good. But remember that this is my opinion on the matter(as I have read some of the other reviews, which rated it pretty bad). Dr. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 15. Mai 2000 veröffentlicht
Dean Koontz combine suspense, horror and action in every one of his books, besides a romantic story with funny and clever stuff. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 22. März 2000 veröffentlicht
This was *quite* a suspensefull book! This is probably one of the first books I've read by him, and I should read more! It definitely sets the scene, and it's *definitely* creepy. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 22. März 2000 von Dilkies
Dean R. Koontz' novel Phantoms is about as entertaining as reading the departure schedule at an airport, the difference being that at least in the airport there is a sense of... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 13. März 2000 von L. Walsh
This was the first Dean Koontz book that I'd read, and perhaps the best praise to the quality of his novel is that I plan to read another one. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 18. Februar 2000 von Eric L. Johnson
I first bought this book during the summer of 1999. I seen only a few previews for the movie, and one of my friends recommended it. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 17. Februar 2000 veröffentlicht