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chelseafagan said:Dean Koontz is amazing. He gets panned so much as a trash writer and it kills me. His writing is, in my opinion, much more interesting and diverse than King's, yet Steve always gets the respect.
What does everyone else think of him?
C. William Russette said:Wow, bunch of Koontz haters here.
I was reading King before Koontz but I think Koontz generally has a faster paced story while King has the methodology of thought and character development nailed.
Fewer of Koontz's books have bored me as opposed to King's. I would also say Koontz's books have had more thrills / scares / feelings of dread than King's as well.
Koontz always has dogs and cops, King's are full of writer's as the protagonist.
At the same time though, The Stand is like the third fav book I ever read.
Phantoms and Whispers by Koontz were the 'scariest'.
From the Corner of His Eye was simply amazing. Koontz's high water mark IMO.
Bad Craziness said:I think you'll find that most of the people that pan Koontz as a trash writer also do the same with Stephen King...
I do anyway.