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Midnight
     

Midnight

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by Dean Koontz
 

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Four citizens of Moonlight Cove are left . . . still untouched by the inhuman experiment of computer genius Thomas Shaddock. they must escape Moonlight Cove and expose the evil--before they face a fate more tortuous than death . . . and as inevitable as midnight. "Displays the author's abilities at full throttle!"--Publishers Weekly.

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Four citizens of Moonlight Cove are left . . . still untouched by the inhuman experiment of computer genius Thomas Shaddock. they must escape Moonlight Cove and expose the evil--before they face a fate more tortuous than death . . . and as inevitable as midnight. "Displays the author's abilities at full throttle!"--Publishers Weekly.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``Despite some paper-thin characterizations and a predilection for the maudlin, Koontz's sense of pace and the dramatic are sure,'' observed PW. A horror story with science fiction underpinnings, this concerns an insane inventor whose bizarre experiment turns the sleepy California town of Moonlight Cove into a charnel house. (Nov.)
Library Journal
Four people are the last hope of Moonlight Cove, because one by one the rest of the citizens are changinginto boogymen, werewolves, mythical creatures, or something entirely new. They are the New People, willing victims of a seductive experiment in chemically induced evolution. They can transform their bodies at will and eliminate unproductive emotions, like grief and compassion. In fact, the only instinct left to the New People is self-preservation, and their only emotion is fear. And they want the rest of humanity to join them. Popular author Koontz ( Watchers , Lighting ) has again delivered a gripping horror thriller with well-drawn characters and plenty of suspense. Literary Guild selection. A.M.B. Amantia, Population Crisis Committee Lib., Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896219786
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
02/07/1991
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
780
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Dean Koontz was born in Everett, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Bedford. He won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition when he was twenty and has been writing ever since. Mr. Koontz's books are published in 38 languages. Worldwide sales total more than 175 million copies, a figure that currently increases at a rate of more than 350 million copies a year. Dean and his wife, Gerda, live in southern California.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Newport Beach, California
Date of Birth:
July 9, 1945
Place of Birth:
Everett, Pennsylvania
Education:
B.S. (major in English), Shippensburg University, 1966
Website:
http://www.deankoontz.com

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Midnight 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Koontz amazes me everytime. 'Midnight' is a story about a small coastal town quickly and secretly undergoing a horrific change to it's citizens. Caught in the middle of this living nightmare are 4 intriguing and distinctive characters brought together against the odds to quite possibly save the world as we know it. Riveting chapters kept me glued to the end. Koontz proves again that he is a master storyteller, and like featured evil inventor Thomas Shaddack, Koontz has the ability to create creatures that could only be found in the worst of our dreams.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read about 5 Koontz books up to this point and this was by far my least favorite. I almost didn't read the entire book, but was halfway through it and decided I may as well finish it. I would not recommend this Koontz book to others.
Anonymous 14 days ago
Loved the way the characters evolved, some towards a greater responsibility and others away from it.
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