Read ➵ The Door to December Author Richard Paige – Manifest-money.info

Please note that I gave this book 3.5 stars, but rounded it up to 4 stars on Goodreads.So I read this as my final book for Halloween Bingo 2016 This one was for the It was a dark and stormy night square Lucky me for picking this to just read for the month of October and realizing as I read that most of the book takes place during thunderstorms rain and the opening scene the main character Laura who arrives at a crime scene in the middle of the night during a torrential downpour I also jus Please note that I gave this book 3.5 stars, but rounded it up to 4 stars on Goodreads.So I read this as my final book for Halloween Bingo 2016 This one was for the It was a dark and stormy night square Lucky me for picking this to just read for the month of October and realizing as I read that most of the book takes place during thunderstorms rain and the opening scene the main character Laura who arrives at a crime scene in the middle of the night during a torrential downpour I also just realized that Koontz always seems to have his characters going to and fro while it is raining outside.I read this book years ago in my 20s I thought it was okay at the time, but something about it stuck in my craw and I couldn t figure it out until I re read this I did not like the character of Lieutenant Dan Haldane We find out that he hid how bad a fellow officer was years ago due to some sort of messed up loyalty, and only then though he is initially indifferent to the character of Dr Laura McCaffrey, he finds himself attracted to her after he sees her vulnerability At one point he even notes he loves it when a woman is in trouble and he can save her The story starts off with Dr Laura McCaffrey who is taken away by police car to a crime scene don t get me started on this She is only informed the police have found her husband who she was on the verge of divorcing 6 years ago Her husband, Dylan, kidnapper their daughter and Laura has lost any hope of finding her missing daughter Melanie Then Laura is told that her husband is dead and so are some others, and he was only living a few blocks from her this entire time don t get me started on this We find out that Laura is brought to the crime scene because Lt Dan Haldane wants her to see the scene because he thinks that Laura s estranged husband was doing experiments on their daughter From there, Door to December has Laura doing what she can to find out what happened to her daughter she is eventually found wandering and figure out what her husband and his friends were doing.Laura is a child psychologist and plans on taking off in order to work with Melanie to help her I actually liked the character of Laura, though I didn t really get any idea how she supposedly did hypnosis to her daughter and didn t get that her giving her daughter commands to tell her what was done to her was probably dancing around the crap her husband Dylan was doing to Melanie I also don t know if Dean Koontz gets how hypnosis works, but that s a long topic for another day I don t like how Koontz portrays Laura as a beautiful woman who someone doesn t get that she is beautiful and he has her as being awkward until she meets her husband We also have Dan interjecting that she is attractive and he can t see how she can view herself that way Blech I thought Laura hadchemistry with her personal bodyguard Earl then she did with Dan At least Melanie seemed to like himtoo The character of Dan had a lot of backstory and I didn t think that any of it was necessary or needed We know that Dan wants to save women who are in danger and he notes a lot of the time that he is attracted to Laura and wants to kiss her Whatever dude.We have Melanie in this story and I wish we had focused on her a little bitInstead Koontz has her as autistic except some of the time and it didn t even make sense There were a lot of secondary characters in this one this book is over 500 pages and besides Earl there were not a lot of them that I was too impressed with We have Dan going around interviewing a lot of people and some of them are good and some are terrible people I think if the plot didn t include the FBI, LAPD, some international organization that is trying to take over the world, etc the book would have worked better The story only really shines when you start to realize what is happening to all of the bad people in this book The writing was okay, but sometimes Koontz is just way too melodramatic when describing something Who knew there were so many ways to write about the rain I also don t even know if the things he writes in the book about hypnosis, behavioral modification, etc are even true The hypnosis thing didn t even sound right to me The ending just kind of happens and we have everyone realizing who has been killing all of the people in the book I feel like the story was also showing that Dan planned on being in Laura and Melanie s lives shaking my head and was probably already thinking of ways to romance her Oh my, this has to be my favorite book from Dean Koontz There is something about the Author, that he can delve into the thriller realm and just suck you in, and freak you out with every turn of the page.I loved how descriptive he was when writing this book I had many a sleepless night when reading this, but I couldn t seem to put it down, no matter how hard I tried.This will always remain at the top of my list forever Unless he comes out with something even better Move over Stephen King, you Oh my, this has to be my favorite book from Dean Koontz There is something about the Author, that he can delve into the thriller realm and just suck you in, and freak you out with every turn of the page.I loved how descriptive he was when writing this book I had many a sleepless night when reading this, but I couldn t seem to put it down, no matter how hard I tried.This will always remain at the top of my list forever Unless he comes out with something even better Move over Stephen King, you have been dethroned Another worthless Dean Koontz novel full of the usual Koontz crimes against writing awful dialogue, characters with no complexity, and a surprise ending that I knew was coming on page 30 of this over 500 page novel.This is supposedly a mystery suspense story focusing on the efforts of police officer Dan Haldane to unravel a weird case that revolves around forced sensory deprivation of a nine year old girl As usual in the Koontz formula, Haldane falls in love with the girl s mother and there Another worthless Dean Koontz novel full of the usual Koontz crimes against writing awful dialogue, characters with no complexity, and a surprise ending that I knew was coming on page 30 of this over 500 page novel.This is supposedly a mystery suspense story focusing on the efforts of police officer Dan Haldane to unravel a weird case that revolves around forced sensory deprivation of a nine year old girl As usual in the Koontz formula, Haldane falls in love with the girl s mother and there is a ridiculous romantic subplot in addition to the asinine regular plot Also extremely amusing was Haldane s interaction with his police superior Supposedly Haldane is some kind of no nonsense crime solver while his boss is a ladder climbing, politically minded person that careabout his reputation than solving crimes But when you read their conversations, it s really hard to tell which character to dislike , though the boss does seemwilling to compromise and try to work together Detective Haldane is a real jerk that does not deserve to be on the force, that much is clear.Also, it was written under a pseudonym in the mid eighties then re released later under Koontz s name, always another bad sign when dealing with this author There s really nothing to redeem this book, and it should be avoided at all costs Better than the vast majority of his new books With all the attention focused on a traumatized little girl and little if any focused on Koontz whining about how much he hates modern society or Hollywood, makes this book a winner.Characters Here they are alright, but still somewhat cookie cutter I read the book only a month or two ago and I ve already forgotten the psychiatrist s name she was one of the main characters, so that s really not good I just checked and her name is Laura same Better than the vast majority of his new books With all the attention focused on a traumatized little girl and little if any focused on Koontz whining about how much he hates modern society or Hollywood, makes this book a winner.Characters Here they are alright, but still somewhat cookie cutter I read the book only a month or two ago and I ve already forgotten the psychiatrist s name she was one of the main characters, so that s really not good I just checked and her name is Laura same as the Lightning protagonist, which I didn t like She is shy and withdrawn due to a bad childhood Very common for a Koontz character Lt Dan Haldane is farinteresting He s serious with people that he likes, such as the psychiatrist, and generally jokes with the people that he does not, like his rival Cpt Ross Mondale Of course, being a Koontz character, he s tough and capable No complaints here on that subject.Plot The plot centers around the psychiatrist s daughter, Melanie Melanie is deeply traumatized and catatonic after seven years in a deprivation chamber, and Laura must get her out of that catatonia, and find out what is the Door to December that her daughter keeps whispering about However, Laura also realizes she s being hunted by the authors of Melanie s misery along with some unseen entity that is dispatching people with superhuman force It is up to Lt Dan Haldane to solve the case It s a great plot, in my opinion, with mystery, a good smattering of action, ad hints of sci fi, just like Lightning.Climax Actually pretty bad, which was a surprise but not a big surprise with Koontz The gap between the revelation which you ll see coming from a mile away and the final resolution is far too small, probably notthan five or six pages.Prose Mechanical This really comes across in the way characters, like Laura, overthink to themselves Like with Lightning, there are cases where Koontz could ve used a 5 cent word in place of a 20 cent word Still, bizarre obscure words that nobody knows are extremely rare in here, as are unusual 40 word descriptions Both of these can sometimes be the case for recent Koontz entries The metaphors and similes here seem to be in a balanced amount Hard spikes of cold rain nailed the night to the city This is the second paragraph It does a good job illustrating the power of the rain and night sky without being too verbose Likewise the imagery used in Door to December all seems to be just enough explanation without over doing it, as he does in recent efforts.It s perfectly readable, and I honestly wish Koontz would come back to this old style of writing.Highly recommended The New York Times Bestselling Author Delivers A Truly Suspenseful Novel Of A Mother Who Must Save Her Daughter From A Threat She Can Hardly Understand What Happened To Nine Year Old Melanie During The Six Years She Was Subjected To Terrifying Experiments And What Is The Unstoppable Power That She Can Unleash From Behind The Door To December My absolute favourite read of all time I don t really like the whole para normal stuff but by far this book is a hit Unfortunate I read a lot of the reviews Nobody was dissing autistic kids, remember folks he s a writer and a dam good one, he s not out there to put people down, I am a mother with two autistic children plus myself I carry the gene, people say to me all the time your full of shit when it s a known fact DNA approved that its what we were granted, being autistic myself I didn t f My absolute favourite read of all time I don t really like the whole para normal stuff but by far this book is a hit Unfortunate I read a lot of the reviews Nobody was dissing autistic kids, remember folks he s a writer and a dam good one, he s not out there to put people down, I am a mother with two autistic children plus myself I carry the gene, people say to me all the time your full of shit when it s a known fact DNA approved that its what we were granted, being autistic myself I didn t feel the least bit offended at all and I think people are all too sensitive to this so called autism I don t have a disability nor do my two boys, we simply think of it as a gift, to teach ignorant people we are just as good if not better then most But to say that this author is ignorant to autism Do u even know him I liked Mr Murder better, but this one is quite intriguing Dean Koontz has penned tales of a similar theme in Cold Fire and Brother Odd, both of which I enjoyed immensely I loved Dan Haldane, a character of witty humor The Door to December was originally published under a pen name in 1985 We ll plunge into darkness,into the hands of harm,when Science and the Devilgo walking arm in arm as quoted in The Door to December This is an old and rather obscure Koontz novel, originally published in 1985 under a pseudonym.It s a pretty basic feature Laura McCaffrey is reconciled with her daughter, whom her father kidnapped six years earlier The police found the child in his laboratory along with his mangled remains Melanie, because that s the name of the girl, is overpowered by terror and she can only say the cryptic phrase the door to decemberstrange things start happening, as Melanie s fathers colaborators s This is an old and rather obscure Koontz novel, originally published in 1985 under a pseudonym.It s a pretty basic feature Laura McCaffrey is reconciled with her daughter, whom her father kidnapped six years earlier The police found the child in his laboratory along with his mangled remains Melanie, because that s the name of the girl, is overpowered by terror and she can only say the cryptic phrase the door to decemberstrange things start happening, as Melanie s fathers colaborators start dying in gruesome ways Police officer Dan Haldane rushes to help Laura and Melanie, hoping it is not too lateThe premise is intriguing enough to pull the whole thing off, though the novel suffers from predictability Still, it s over 500 pages long and allows for enough suspense and twists to develop It also comes from the 80 s Koontz, a time when he didn t denounce the horror label, meaning it s far grislier andviolent than his newer works His style is very descriptive and easy to read, the plot good enough to follow, which makes The Door to December an extended Twilight Zone episode It borrows too much from Koontz s previous works to be truly notable, but it s not bad good reading for your morning commute This book was filled with clich s and insults to autism The clich s were enough to insult everybody s intelligence already so the interchangeable use of the terms cationic and autistic tipped this over the edge enough to earn negative stars if it were possible Yes, I get how at the time this book was written there wasn t a lot of study on autism but that doesn t mean it s fair game to make stuff up about a very real condition This book was very predictable and easy to figure out within th This book was filled with clich s and insults to autism The clich s were enough to insult everybody s intelligence already so the interchangeable use of the terms cationic and autistic tipped this over the edge enough to earn negative stars if it were possible Yes, I get how at the time this book was written there wasn t a lot of study on autism but that doesn t mean it s fair game to make stuff up about a very real condition This book was very predictable and easy to figure out within the first few chapters The storyline had a lot of half baked dead ends If that was to try to throw us in for a loop it didn t work They were pointless at best I would definitely recommend this book to my recycling bin Eerie, suspenseful and well written, The Door to December is one of my favorite Dean Koontz novels lately and its originality never lets up It s a really creative book and well worth reading, especially if you re a fan of horror or thriller novels. The Door to December


About the Author: Richard Paige

pseudonym of author Dean Koontz


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