The Neighbor (Short Story)
By Dean Koontz
- Release Date: 2014-06-03
- Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
The Neighbor (Short Story) Dean Koontz Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Every city has its wonders and mysteries. For the Pomerantz family, the most disturbing mystery at the moment is the identity and the intentions of their new neighbor, in this eBook original short story—a prequel to The City, the gripping and moving new novel by Dean Koontz.
The year is 1967. Malcolm Pomerantz is twelve, geeky and socially awkward, while his seriously bright sister, Amalia, is spirited and beautiful. Each is the other’s best friend, united by a boundless interest in the world beyond their dysfunctional parents’ unhappy home. But even the troubled Pomerantz household will seem to be a haven compared to the house next door, after an enigmatic and very secretive new neighbor takes up residence in the darkest hours of the night.
Acclaim for Dean Koontz
“A rarity among bestselling writers, Koontz continues to pursue new ways of telling stories, never content with repeating himself.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose. ‘Serious’ writers . . . might do well to examine his technique.”—The New York Times Book Review
“[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match.”—Los Angeles Times
“Koontz is a superb plotter and wordsmith. He chronicles the hopes and fears of our time in broad strokes and fine detail, using popular fiction to explore the human condition.”—USA Today
“Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of [Koontz’s] work. . . . One of the master storytellers of this or any age.”—The Tampa Tribune
“A literary juggler.”—The Times (London)
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User reviews about this book
Book was a good read and kept your imagination flowing
By little one tags
This book was short and the usual engaging story … Kept you reading with interest
By jz 1
Classic Koontz. Reader friendly and intelligent Time Well Spent!!! Scatman John
I loved this story it was short but intricate in detail,,,bravo
The Neighbor a very, very,very short story.
By Silver Fo
Advertised as 312 pages. Only 91 pages.
By Sasha Goodall
This short story is not about the main character in "The City". It is a wonderful appetizer for it though.
By Carol Wheeler
Nice set up for the future book" the City"
That was not a short story that was I don't even know what it was. I love dean as an author and was pretty excited about a short story from him. But I payed for a prelude to a book and will not buy another one.
Great short story
Intriguing story. Look forward to The City. Enjoyed but correct your information. This book was not 312 pages.
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