77 Shadow Street (with bonus novella The Moonlit Mind)
By Dean Koontz
- Release Date: 2011-12-27
- Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
77 Shadow Street (with bonus novella The Moonlit Mind) Dean Koontz Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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Welcome to the Pendleton. Built as a tycoon’s dream home in the 1880s and converted to luxury condominiums not quite a century later, the Gilded Age palace at the summit of Shadow Hill is a sanctuary for its fortunate residents. Scant traces remain of the episodes of madness, suicide, mass murder—and whispers of things far worse—that have scarred its grandeur almost from the beginning.
But now inexplicable shadows caper across walls, security cameras relay impossible images, phantom voices mutter in strange tongues, not-quite-human figures lurk in the basement, elevators plunge into unknown depths. With each passing hour a terrifying certainty grows: Whatever drove the Pendleton’s past occupants to their unspeakable fates is at work again. And as nightmare visions become real, as a deadly tide begins to engulf them, the people at 77 Shadow Street will find the key to humanity’s future . . . if they can survive to use it.
Includes the bonus novella The Moonlit Mind and an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.
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User reviews about this book
One of the few books I decided not to finish. Koontz is hit and miss for me. I have enjoyed several of his Odd Thomas books, and I liked the short novel The Moonlit Mind (which is just barely connected to this story). This had too many characters that you don't want to get to know and the overall plot is boring and unoriginal.
The Moonlit Mind was better than 77 Shadow Street. 77 Shadow Street was to confusing.
By stevie rock
Another amazing tale from Koontz,..strangely, it is badly reviewed here,probably by people who have been cast under a voodoo spell of sorts no doubt,...this one will keep you up nights and guessing till the end.....well done again Dean! This one deserves some sequels!
The Moonlit Mind
Immediately engaging characters and plot. My only regret was that it was a novella-I would love to have spent more time with these people and in this place. This novella was a free add-on with 77 Shadow Street, and is a MUCH better read thanatos the book I paie for.
Good read by a great author
By Rob the Baconator
I have read several of Koontz books and I have enjoyed most of them. This book ranks somewhere in the middle of the the ones that I have read including Watchers, Phantoms, Midnight, The Taking, Darkfall, Dark Rivers of the Heart, The Husband ... list goes on. This book was definitely entertaining and very suspenseful. I would definitely recommend it to a fan of his books. A lot of similarities to Midnight if you ask me. Dean Koontz has a truly amazing imagination. Good read.
By Coldplay is Awesome
This is the 7th Dean Koontz book I've read. I'm only about halfway done but I think it's awesome. I've always wanted to write a book with multiple point of views set in a hotel and Dean koontz wrote it for me. Except there is a paranormal twist. Some of the charaters are unrealistic, I have to admit. And I laughed at parts that I shouldn't have because the character's ideas were so corrupt and flawed. Like Mickey and Vernon and Fielding. I find it weird that half the characters still stay in the hotel after they've recieved definitive proof that its haunted, but then again, all scary movies are like that. I have to finish the book to know for sure, but so far, this is my 4th favorite Koontz book that I've read. It's the first paranormal one that I've read as well.
77 Shadow Streets
A klassic Koontz's. Not his best but a good read. Should have had a heroic dog in it!
A Great Read
I have read most of Mr. Koontz's novels and this is one is another home run. The connections to earlier novels such as "From The Corner of His Eye" and the "Fear Nothing" series. He eloquently defends the capacity for human's ability to do good while showing how the best intentions may lead to unexpected an severe consequences. The bottom line, there is no such thing as freedom in "perfection", and those that pursue it with the "good of humanity" as a premise are usually suspect. This book is a great addition to the massive tome of work by Dean Koontz.
Unlike most Koontz books
While this was a interesting read, I have to admit that I prefer Koontz regular style of writing and mystery.
At one point in the book, I truly wonder what in the world was Koontz doing? Had Koontz gone mad? At one point I hated the book. Had I mistakenly started reading a crazy episode of "Star Trek"? I had to continue on.
Some chapters seemed to over explain situations, going on and on...at nausia about a object or location, but there was a lot to explain to make it all work.
As usual, Koontz managed to bring it all together and deliver it in a pretty box with a ribbon attached.
77 Shadow Street: Surprisingly bad
I read everything koontz writes and really enjoy his work, usually. He usually has characters that are fragile and strong at the same time. His villains are terrifying, broken, and realistic. So I was stunned by how bad this was. Hi my name is bailey and I see something really scary and weird but I don't run...Hi my name is Sparkle and I see something really scary and weird but I don't run....repeat, repeat, repeat. I don't mind the jumping around from one apartment to the next (even though the sections are too short and too many) but the same thing is happening every time.
Most koontz fans will buy it and read it anyway...I did, despite the bad reviews. But you were warned.
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