✰ The Face Epub ✶ Author Dean Koontz – Manifest-money.info

The Face The Face is one of Koontz s very best books Channing Manheim known as The Face is one of most desired movie stars and he has one great enemy.Former detective Ethan Truman, who now works as a security chef for the Manheim estate senses great danger that lurks for the actor and his son Fric.I thoroughly enjoyed this book It has stron, and what sbelieveable characters a welcome change from all the cardboards The plot is griping mixture of suspense and supernatural Plus there s n The Face is one of Koontz s very best books Channing Manheim known as The Face is one of most desired movie stars and he has one great enemy.Former detective Ethan Truman, who now works as a security chef for the Manheim estate senses great danger that lurks for the actor and his son Fric.I thoroughly enjoyed this book It has stron, and what sbelieveable characters a welcome change from all the cardboards The plot is griping mixture of suspense and supernatural Plus there s no forced romance, because there s no female character It all ties up into one great novel The lenght of it might scare you don t be fooled It s a great book, pages turn themselves almost on their own The Face is severly underrated A true book with a heart read, read, read A friend of mine lent this book to me last year I had heard a lot about Dean Koontz and I wanted to give his books a try However, on reading around 40 pages or so, I realized that I should have spent my time doing something better instead such as watching paint dry Yes, it was that boring I gave up on this book until I picked it up a month later I never leave books half read even if that book is total crap.I finally completed it two weeks later, so in my opinion, it s not a page turner A friend of mine lent this book to me last year I had heard a lot about Dean Koontz and I wanted to give his books a try However, on reading around 40 pages or so, I realized that I should have spent my time doing something better instead such as watching paint dry Yes, it was that boring I gave up on this book until I picked it up a month later I never leave books half read even if that book is total crap.I finally completed it two weeks later, so in my opinion, it s not a page turner or maybe it is, since you keep on turning the pages to see how muchyou have to endure Here is what I think about it As far as the writing is concerned, I liked the way the author describes the various scenarios I believe the author is pretty good at descriptive writing The situations made sense and at times, I could feel the words come to life around me not in a creepy Inkheart kind of way, of course Dean Koontz is pretty imaginative too, I ll have to give him that A few of the dialogues stayed with me after I had completed the novel This is the only reason why I m giving it 3 stars against my better judgement You can see this for yourself.She said you need to eat well, say prayers without fail each morning and night, and avoid drinking strong spirits One problem Drinking strong spirits is how I pray or and she had worn bitterness as though it were a crown.Now moving on to the characterization, there were TOO many characters It was very hard for the readers to keep track of all the characters A few characters who had great potential were killed off after playing a minor role in the novel But of course, I can excuse that because the same thing happens in real life Coming back to the point though, I liked the way our antagonist Corky Laputa was portrayed He was an anarchist and his actions clearly reflected his philosophies I expected him to look like that Good looking on the surface but evil underneath.I liked Ethan Truman s character as well He was indeed a True man true to his philosophies no pun intended The Face s son Fric was smart as well as adorable His part had been wonderfully written He was one of the most likable characters in the book The other characters such as the view spoiler mobster who dies in the beginning and becomes a guardian angel hide spoiler had been vaguely described It seemed as if a few of them were written merely in order to increase the length of the book.Let s get to the most important part now the plot I loved the secret messages idea although it has probably been used a gazillion times before I know, I exaggerate things sometimes However, it s always fun to decipher secret messages It s good when the author leaves clues for the readers to solve However, in this book, the reader could possibly never have solved the mystery Even the protagonist couldn t do it until he view spoiler got phone calls from his dead wife hide spoiler.It basically centered around Fric though, The Face s son whose life was in danger It had very few twists The helicopter flying machine part in the last hundred or so pages was rather unbelievable.I won t spend much time describing the plot of the book because it is supposed to be a thriller Find out for yourself All in all, the book left me with a mixed feeling It could have been much better The supernatural elements introduced in the book were not plausibly explained I d give it 2 stars if not for Fric and the writing.Will I recommend it to you Yes, if you are a fan of Dean Koontz No, if you do not wish to waste your time reading 600 pages of nothing I actually wound up reading this book because I got snowed in one day and needed something to do, and it was one of the only books on the premises I hadn t read Since the story sounded intriguing, I gave it a go, and spent the next couple of weeks on the edge of my seat.If there s one thing Dean Koontz is good at, in my mind, it s psychological writing Odd Thomas being his only other book I can recall reading, I guess I d also have to add supernatural to that, as both books have elements of it I actually wound up reading this book because I got snowed in one day and needed something to do, and it was one of the only books on the premises I hadn t read Since the story sounded intriguing, I gave it a go, and spent the next couple of weeks on the edge of my seat.If there s one thing Dean Koontz is good at, in my mind, it s psychological writing Odd Thomas being his only other book I can recall reading, I guess I d also have to add supernatural to that, as both books have elements of it This time, our tale revolves around an actor, the Face, his son, often left to his own devices, and the head of security of the estate, whose childhood best friend has recently died.As Fric, the Face s son, begins getting calls from a man he dubs Mystery Caller, to a number where 69 only results in animal breathing, and Ethan, the head of security, stumbles through mind blowing experiences I don t want to ruin it for you , you can t help but be dragged in.I don t recommend this for reading before bedtime, as it can lead to some very strange dreams, but if you like fast paced psychological thrillers, this is definitely one to look into With twists at every turn, you ll be left hoping and wishing but not knowing how the heroes will survive the day This freaking book was over 600 pages I don t even remember a lot of it since I started to skim I have this in paperback and started to read it and started to skim in self defense Not a lot of it makes any sense and then we get to what I think Koontz thinks is a killer ending and I maybe booed aloud for a full minute The Face is about Channing Manheim who is known as The Face Manheim is a movie star with a lot of fans His security chief, Ethan Truman, is an ex detective who is now hopi This freaking book was over 600 pages I don t even remember a lot of it since I started to skim I have this in paperback and started to read it and started to skim in self defense Not a lot of it makes any sense and then we get to what I think Koontz thinks is a killer ending and I maybe booed aloud for a full minute The Face is about Channing Manheim who is known as The Face Manheim is a movie star with a lot of fans His security chief, Ethan Truman, is an ex detective who is now hoping to hunt down who is after Manheim s 10 year old son Aelfric otherwise known as Fric I misread that name as Eric like ten times when I first started this book who is getting mysterious phone calls I cannot with the bad guy in this one Nothing he did made sense and I just didn t care I swear that Koontz has some lackluster villains for most of his newest books This guy is no It, Outsider, Randall Flag, Crimson King, etc Ethan is not interesting enough to hold this book together He has a sad story like most of Koontz s heroes in his books, he is a widower but I just didn t care He is trying to figure out the clues that are left behind in 6 black boxes nope, still serious and you barely get any movement on things Just a lot of overly descriptive things you will not care about that make you want to scream We hear about Ethan s dead wife Hannah a lot and apparently she was perfect as the dead wife s or alive heroines are in Koontz s books She also weirdly started to remind me of Odd Thomas s girlfriend Stormy Probably because there is an allusion to other things to come after death that sounds like her The writing for this one was tough to shift through Too many off the wall things happen in this one i.e a mob guy named Dunny with ties to Ethan dies and becomes a guardian angel.no I am not drunk that did happen This book needed trimmed The flow was awful too I still say that Koontz cannot write a child to save his life Fric was not great and I hated his name too I already said that, but going to bring it up again The ending was dancing towards absurdity I guessed what was going on with Dunny and Typhon and I just rolled my eyes a thousand times This is one of my favorite Koontz books and I m glad I took the time to squeeze it in right now It s also one of the ones that is an example of how often his books are misshelved He hardly ever writes horror these days and his books areoften a blend of the fantasy mystery that he writes in this one.We have a series of mysterious happenings in this one, from Ethan experiencing his own death, to somebody who pulls himself out of mirrors, to a body that goes missing at the morgue But benea This is one of my favorite Koontz books and I m glad I took the time to squeeze it in right now It s also one of the ones that is an example of how often his books are misshelved He hardly ever writes horror these days and his books areoften a blend of the fantasy mystery that he writes in this one.We have a series of mysterious happenings in this one, from Ethan experiencing his own death, to somebody who pulls himself out of mirrors, to a body that goes missing at the morgue But beneath, around, above, and all through are the usual comfort moods I get from Koontz Hope, love, mystery, and wonder In this one we also have a 10 year old boy that s very lonely I love the way that Koontz writes kids anyway, and the lonely ones are some of the best He s a special boy and Koontz treats him with a slightly indulgent affection that is especially charming.This was my fifth or sixth read and first listen The narrator did an excellent job Second Read Febrary 1, 2016 KoontzLand group The 6 black boxes found and mentioned in the plot contain Corky s ladybugs, snails, foreskins, scrabble tiles, guide dog book and Fric s the eye in the apple First Read September 1, 2015 The theme is a boy, Fric Manheim 10 being chased haunted by a sick killer kidnapper, Vladimir Corky Laputa, with Ethan Truman x cop Hazard Yancy homicide protecting Fric in his Bel Air home I was surprised to Fric s rich dad, Channing w Second Read Febrary 1, 2016 KoontzLand group The 6 black boxes found and mentioned in the plot contain Corky s ladybugs, snails, foreskins, scrabble tiles, guide dog book and Fric s the eye in the apple First Read September 1, 2015 The theme is a boy, Fric Manheim 10 being chased haunted by a sick killer kidnapper, Vladimir Corky Laputa, with Ethan Truman x cop Hazard Yancy homicide protecting Fric in his Bel Air home I was surprised to Fric s rich dad, Channing was the book s title The Face Fric gets phone calls with no one on the phone line when he dials 69, only hears breathing Ethan gets 6 black boxes with messages from a ghost Ethan s dead childhood mobster friend Dunny Eugene Whistler that will be hard for you to figure out Corky is a major character chasing Fric, staving a professor who has clues killing others The destiny of Dunny as a ghost, elevator heaven is nice The end with Hazard Corky is not a surprise The book will keep you interested with mystery of black boxes, the phone calls and then Corky s crazy mind I thought this book was good I am a Dean Koontz fan who has enjoyed some great books but this book did nothing for me A 2 star it was ok is all I can give this book It has some entertaining parts which is why I gave itthan one star I enjoyed the last 40 pages the most as the story came to a powerful close which many Koontz books do You can call this book a mock thriller or a voyage of half baked characters but I just call this book kind of boring I am still a Koontz fan and I have a lot of his catalog to read I am a Dean Koontz fan who has enjoyed some great books but this book did nothing for me A 2 star it was ok is all I can give this book It has some entertaining parts which is why I gave itthan one star I enjoyed the last 40 pages the most as the story came to a powerful close which many Koontz books do You can call this book a mock thriller or a voyage of half baked characters but I just call this book kind of boring I am still a Koontz fan and I have a lot of his catalog to read but I think I will take a break from his books for a little while after this one Acknowledged As America S Most Popular Suspense Novelist Rolling Stone And As One Of Today S Most Celebrated And Successful Writers, Dean Koontz Has Earned The Devotion Of Millions Of Readers Around The World And The Praise Of Critics Everywhere For Tales Of Character, Mystery, And Adventure That Strike To The Core Of What It Means To Be Human Now He Delivers The Page Turner Of The Season, An Unforgettable Journey To The Heart Of Darkness And To The Pinnacle Of Grace, At Once Chilling And Wickedly Funny, A Brilliantly Observed Chronicle Of Good And Evil In Our Time, Of Illusion And Everlasting Truth He S Hollywood S Most Dazzling Star, Whose Flawless Countenance Inspires The Worship Of Millions And Fires The Hatred Of One Twisted Soul His Perfectly Ordered Existence Is Under Siege As A Series Of Terrifying, Enigmatic Messages Breaches The Exquisitely Calibrated Security Systems Of His Legendary Bel Air Estate The Boxes Arrive Mysteriously, One By One, At Channing Manheim S Fortified Compound The Threat Implicit In Their Bizarre, Disturbing Contents Seems To Escalate With Each New Delivery Manheim S Security Chief, Ex Cop Ethan Truman, Is Used To Looking Beneath The Surface Of Things But Until He Entered The Orbit Of A Hollywood Icon, He Had No Idea Just How Slippery Reality Could Be Now This Good Man Is All That Stands In The Way Of An Insidious Killer And Forces That Eclipse The Most Fevered Fantasies Of A City Where Dreams And Nightmares Are The Stuff Of Daily Life As A Seemingly Endless And Ominous Rain Falls Over Southern California, Ethan Will Test The Limits Of Perception And Endurance In A World Where The Truth Is As Thin As Celluloid And Answers Can Be Found Only In The Illusory Intersection Of Shadow And Light Enter A World Of Marvelous Invention, Enchantment, And Implacable Intent, Populated By Murderous Actors And The Walking Dead, Hit Men And Heroes, Long Buried Dreams And Never Dying Hope Here A Magnificent Mansion Is Presided Over By A Scottish Force Of Nature Known As Mrs McBee, Before Whom All Men Tremble A Mad French Chef Concocts Feasts For The Mighty And The Malicious Ming Du Lac, Spiritual Adviser To The Stars, Has A Direct Line To The Dead An Aptly Named Cop Called Hazard Will Become Ethan S Ally, An Anarchist Will Sow Discord And Despair, And A Young Boy Named Fric, Imprisoned By Celebrity And Loneliness, Will Hear A Voice Telling Him Of The Approach Of Something Unimaginably Evil Traversing This Extraordinary Landscape, Ethan Will Face The Secrets Of His Own Tragic Past And The Unmistakable Premonition Of His Impending Violent Death As He Races Against Time To Solve The Macabre Riddles Of A Modern Day Beast A Riveting Tour De Force Of Suspense, Mystery, And Miraculous Revelation, The Face Is That Rare Novel That Entertains, Provokes, And Uplifts At The Same Time It Will Make You Laugh It Will Give You Chills It Will Fill You With Hope What s not to like I won t get into the story itself, it can be read elsewhere, but come on The descriptions, the plotlines, the characters, the riddles, everything This has to be The Masterpiece of Dean Koontz s career thus far This is a perfect story, almost as perfect as they come, it even outdoes my faves such as Whispers , Intensity , Sole Survivor and From the Corner of His Eye To those of you who didn t even get through half of the book Give it another chance This is perfec What s not to like I won t get into the story itself, it can be read elsewhere, but come on The descriptions, the plotlines, the characters, the riddles, everything This has to be The Masterpiece of Dean Koontz s career thus far This is a perfect story, almost as perfect as they come, it even outdoes my faves such as Whispers , Intensity , Sole Survivor and From the Corner of His Eye To those of you who didn t even get through half of the book Give it another chance This is perfection.What s not to understand True, the lead character, Ethan Truman, gets killed off in chapter two and is back in chapter three, but if you guys n gals just hang in there, by the end it will make perfectly sense, and if you don t get touched and aren t filled with hope and joy when the last page is turned, then I dare say that your heart is made of stone And yes, there is a large cast, but not as large as in, say, Strangers or From the Corner of His Eye.This is a darn good novel it has everything, love, horror, terror, hope, redemptionand in spite of the 600 pages it is a fast read, immensely gripping, and not easily forgotten but I m also one of those guys who found that Mulholland Drive has lots of meaning, and who never have found a movie going by so quickly.Highly, highly, highly recommended


About the Author: Dean Koontz

Acknowledged as America s most popular suspense novelist Rolling Stone and as one of today s most celebrated and successful writers, Dean Ray Koontz has earned the devotion of millions of readers around the world and the praise of critics everywhere for tales of character, mystery, and adventure that strike to the core of what it means to be human.Dean, the author of many 1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens, Trixie and Anna Facebook Facebook.com DeanKoontzOfficialTwitter DeanKoontzWebsite DeanKoontz.com


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