HIDEAWAY was the first novel of mine that elicited a pleasing quantity of hate mail. The volume of hate was never so great that the postal. Hideaway. Dean R. Koontz. Putnam Publishing. US Hardcover First. ISBN pages; Date Reviewed: Reviewed by Rick. Summary: Hideaway is a disappointing and disjointed novel unworthy of Koontz. It’s one of this patchy author’s poorer efforts. The plot is.

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He places nightmares on Hatch to hurt others. Not exactly epic anymore, is it? I decided to give it a chance–partly because I found it at a thrift shop for less than a dollar, and partly because I had seen the movie version and thought it to be the best of Koontz’s film adaptations.

Retrieved from ” http: Each week, our editors select the one joontz and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Oh, maybe it’s just nostalgia on my part; I spent enough time in Orange County to make his descriptions that much more realistic.

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Personal tools Log in. As the couple set about trying to adopt a young girl named Regina, Hatch continues to be tormented by visions, in some cases even seeing through the monstrous killer’s eyes. There are some good elements in Hideaway ; Some of Koontz’s descriptive pasages are eye pleasing and the beginning is riveting, but as a whole the novel is drawn out to the extreme and forgettable. Teriyaki himself was not a Hollywood weasel, so no doubt he would be appalled to discover the studio had shredded the spirit of our agreement.


I hasten to clarify that not all atheists are intolerant or cranks.

Now Hatch Harrison and his wife approach each day with a new appreciation for life. Lists with This Book. Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors. She never became a megastar, but neither did the young director become the next Steven Spielberg—as both the studio and he himself, with singular arrogance, assured me that he would.

He was clinically dead after the accident—but was miraculously revived. Leonard is adamant that he kooontz no part in writing the screenplay.

He stuck it in my business, so I stuck it in his.

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Everybody had the right to make a picture they wanted to make. All characters were well fleshed out and three dimensional. Was a very interesting and well thought out book. They are always knights in shinning armour. For his part, Leonard has expressed puzzlement at Koontz’s reaction to the film, which is being released nationwide today. He takes other victims to his “Hideaway” Funhouse park. Koontz’s novels range anywhere from awful to brilliant.

But something has come back with Hatch from the other side. As I am certain you are an honorable and courteous man, I assume your silence results from the mistaken belief that World War II is still in progress and that citizens of your country and mine are forbidden to communicate. Storytellers such as Dean Koontz are a gift to the world. I immediately loved it. She doesn’t exist in the movie.

Well, I think he can be a good writer and envelops us with the tale. View all 10 comments. Hideaway by Dean Koontz – Starting August 6th He also has a strange condition that enables him to see in the dark, but also causes his eyes to be extremely sensitive to light. Preview — Hideaway by Dean Koontz. The movie chnaged the book too much and took away the innocence of one of the key characters.


One central theme in a Dean Koontz novel is good versus evil.

Talk about getting my money’s worth His words are all beautifully phrased, straight forward, and complement what he set out to do — make a good story. But only three of the fifty letters were unsigned.

Dec 11, Alisha Kennedy rated it really liked it. An ordinary guy dies in a mountain road accident, but is amazingly brought back after almost an hour kootz a half. The antagonist, Vassago, is actually Evil personified, and like most evil with a small e and like all Evil with a capital E, he is motivated more powerfully by the desire to destroy innocence and pollute purity than he jideaway by anything else.

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Such gaping plot holes make “Hideaway” an unconvincing and disjointed read at best. He added that the script version that prompted his letter “seems to have been written by someone who is no more a writer than Jeffrey Dahmer is a gourmet chef.

And you fear for your character. But I absolutely love the ending and is one of my favorites of all time.