Icebound

Icebound

by Dean Koontz, David Axton
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Icebound 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this story unexpected and engaging. I was so caught up in it, I felt as if I could feel the ice cold wind howling past me as I tried to figure out who the bad guy was. I liked that I couldn't figure it out! Overall it was a thoroughly entertaining story.
Charlie Eck 28 days ago
Icebound Review Dean Koontz’s fiction novel Icebound is a fast paced entertaining story that will truly leave you on the edge of your seat as you read. Harry Carpenter and his team of elite scientists are tasked to break up Arctic ice caps in order to get water to countries sustaining major drought. All is well until a tsunami comes in leaving the team stranded on a large floating piece of ice. Now, the only thing on their minds is survival. This story is one of the better books I have read. There were parts I found entertaining and only a few minor things that needed improvement. I was intrigued by the story’s foreshadowing. For example, “As a scientist, Harry respected the tools of logic, method, and reason, but he had learned never to discount a hunch—especially on the ice, where strange things could happen." (Koontz 1. 11) This quote predicts the unexpected events that happened during the team's mission and soon enough the team is stranded and alone on an iceberg. One thing I think the book lacked was a extensive development of some of the characters. To me, it seemed like the book was focused on only two main characters out of an entire group of scientists. The author says things like “Although he was ordinarily optimistic, Harry sometimes was overcome by a morbid fear of losing his wife. Deep down, he didn't believe that he really deserved her. She had brought more joy into his life than he had ever expected to know. She was precious to him, and fate had a way of taking from a man that which he held closest to his heart.” ( Koontz 11. 73) However, the author does not seem to give strong characteristics of Harry’s wife, so how does the reader know she is such a great woman. The central theme of this book is simply, do not give up on humanity. Harry and his team have to fight together to survive and in the end they have to rely on outside sources to help rescue them. My favorite quote in the book explained this in a indirect way, “Except for professional mannequins and British Prime Ministers, no one ever accomplished anything by standing still.” (Koontz 29. 319). The scientists on this mission kept plowing ahead and used their combined knowledge to stay alive until help arrived.
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I loved it. Not the best book of his, but I am a Koontz fan so, it was still fabulous. I love his work.
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Good, but not one of my fav
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Kobi More than 1 year ago
This was a fantastic read---a little off the beaten path for Koontz but good none the less. Lots of twists and the story line was griping. Toward the end,I found myself actually feeling the anxiety and pressures the characters were feeling in the book.
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