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The Face: A Novel de Dean Koontz
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The Face: A Novel (2003 original; edició 2004)

de Dean Koontz (Autor)

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A riveting tour de force of suspense, mystery, and miraculous revelation, The Face is that rare novel that entertains, provokes, and uplifts at the same time. It will make you laugh, It will give you chills, It will fill you with hope.
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Títol:The Face: A Novel
Autors:Dean Koontz (Autor)
Informació:Bantam (2004), 688 pages
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This freaking book was over 600 pages! I don't even remember a lot of it since I started to skim. I have this in paperback and started to read it and started to skim in self defense. Not a lot of it makes any sense and then we get to what I think Koontz thinks is a killer ending and I maybe booed aloud for a full minute.

"The Face" is about Channing Manheim who is known as "The Face." Manheim is a movie star with a lot of fans. His security chief, Ethan Truman, is an ex detective who is now hoping to hunt down who is after Manheim's 10 year old son Aelfric (otherwise known as Fric) (I misread that name as Eric like ten times when I first started this book) who is getting mysterious phone calls.

I cannot with the bad guy in this one. Nothing he did made sense and I just didn't care. I swear that Koontz has some lackluster villains for most of his newest books. This guy is no It, Outsider, Randall Flag, Crimson King, etc.

Ethan is not interesting enough to hold this book together. He has a sad story (like most of Koontz's heroes in his books, he is a widower) but I just didn't care. He is trying to figure out the clues that are left behind in 6 black boxes (nope, still serious) and you barely get any movement on things. Just a lot of overly descriptive things you will not care about that make you want to scream.

We hear about Ethan's dead wife Hannah a lot and apparently she was perfect (as the dead wife's or alive heroines are in Koontz's books). She also weirdly started to remind me of Odd Thomas's girlfriend Stormy. Probably because there is an allusion to other things to come after death that sounds like her.

The writing for this one was tough to shift through. Too many off the wall things happen in this one (i.e. a mob guy named Dunny with ties to Ethan dies and becomes a guardian angel....no I am not drunk that did happen). This book needed trimmed. The flow was awful too. I still say that Koontz cannot write a child to save his life. Fric was not great and I hated his name too (I already said that, but going to bring it up again.)

The ending was dancing towards absurdity. I guessed what was going on with Dunny and Typhon and I just rolled my eyes a thousand times. ( )
  ObsidianBlue | Jul 1, 2020 |
I usually enjoy Koontz's books, but this one definitely ranks high on the list. Part of what helps that is several really great interesting characters, but another large part is that I thought the end was perfect, and I am super picky about book endings! Koontz gets my massive kudos on this title. ( )
  .Monkey. | May 10, 2019 |
A good read, not one my favorites though. It begins and ends well, but there are some parts in the middle that look overdeveloped. ( )
  Joel.G..Gomes | Jan 12, 2018 |
When little black presents begin to arrive at popular actor, Channing Manheim‘s house it is the job of his head of security, Ethan Truman, to figure out what the threat is and protect the “Face” and his family. While Ethan is busy trying to understand what these morbid gifts mean, other characters are busy living their lives and telling their side.

Dean Koontz’s novel “The Face” is without a doubt a superb example of storytelling. Changing between the voices of various characters has enabled Koontz to provide a well-woven tale filled with mystery, horror and suspense. The narrators include Channing’s son, Fric, to Ethan’s detective friend, Hazard, a childhood of Ethan’s, Dunny and finally Corky Laputo. Through their eyes and Ethan’s, Koontz slowly reveals what those little black gifts mean and what that means for inhabitants of Manheim’s mansion as well as those who have contact with the main characters.

While there are some supernatural style occurrences in the novel they do not distract from the tale and have a tendency to actually come across as imaginings. A long read, the short chapters provide the motivation to continue on and the mystery of what is to happen urges you to quicken the pace. ( )
  JEB5 | Oct 30, 2013 |
This book was beyond captivating-it was an intense read! You will not be disappointed in this book at all. Make sure you have time because you won't want to put it down!
  Bettyb30 | Jun 24, 2013 |
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The civilized human spirit...cannot get rid of a feeling of the uncanny. --Doctor Faustus, Thomas Mann
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This book is dedicated to three exceptional men--and to their wives, who have worked so very hard to sculpt them from such rough clay. From the ground up: To Leason and Marlene Pomeroy, to Mike and Edie Martin, and to Jose and Rachel Perez. After The Project, I will not be able to get up in the morning, spend a moment at home during the day, or go to bed at night without thinking of you. I guess I'll just have to live with that.
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