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One Door Away from Heaven

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2009

    it was a very depressing book -

    over long description, depressing content re: bioethics. i am sure that this exists (drs. tried to talk the family into "easing" my grandmother's "exit") but i do not want to read about it. reality is depressing enough with out having it in my escape literature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2005

    Such a long story

    I read this book when I was fourteen. I, by then, had already burned through five previous Koontz hits. This was quite the disappointment. It included aliens, orphans, druggies, trailor parks and just about anything under the sun. Although some of the parts of the book were interesting, like when the alien was running from his enemies, it just dragged on. Toward the end I just forgot what the main objective even was. It was like Koontz had taken all his idea's from his other publications and put it into one long monotonous rant, and here came One Door Away from Heaven. Enjoy reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2004

    A Bad 'Koontz' Start

    This is the first Koontz book for me and, I must say, it did NOT make me a fan! The book dragged on and the depth of detail and weird tangents were unnecessary for the story. I only kept reading it to find out how it would end and the ending is the ONLY reason I gave it 2 stars instead of 1. Sorry, Koontz fans... this one did not win me over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2004

    long time dean reader

    i have read 10 dean books. This was by far my least favorite. The book dragged on. far to much description and not enough plot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2004

    One Koontz book to skip

    This book could be my least liked book ever written by Koontz. Slow and hard to read for most of the novel, the only reason the story doesn't completely sink is due to slightly amusing characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2002

    Don't even bother

    I have just started reading Koontz and I enjoyed his other books, but this one was hard to keep reading. The characters took to long to develop and was very drawn out. I don't recommend this one at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2002

    Typical

    Koontz's usual amalgam of anti-government paranoia and right wing propaganda (the good guys are warm and kind to everyone and hate Alec Baldwin, the non-governmental bad guys take drugs and believe in global warming). Simplistic fiction with a little girl straight out of 1970s televsion (Quinn Cummings, anyone?). What happened to the Dean Koontz of PHANTOMS and WATCHERS and those classic suspense novels?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2002

    I liked this book the least of all Deans work so far

    I have read alot of Dean's books and this one I liked the least. I found the story and plot very upsetting. Toward the end of the book, I had trouble getting through it. I did not enjoy it. Sorry Dean...this book was to pshyco and unpleasant for me.

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