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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (10 Jan. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747234442
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747234449
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 3.3 x 18 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 172,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Koontz's skill at edge-of-the-seat writing has improved with each book. He can scare our socks off."

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A terrifying novel that will chill the blood even as it rends the hearts

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Format: Paperback
As an avid reader of Dean Koontz, I found this book very enjoyable. The story starts with Frank Pollard awaking in a dark and damp alley, unsure of where or who he is, the only thing that he can remember is that he is in extreme danger from an unknown being. This is where the fun really starts, with this mysterious being chasing him through the streets, showing off its awsome powers, but we still are not not told any background details of who, or what this being is, which is something that Dean Koontz really specialises in, keeping the reader on the edge of their seats. Later on, the Dakota and Dakota detective agency are drawn in to the hunt for the background and demise of the mysterious being. From now on, the book is un-put-down-able, keeping you, the reader, involved all of the way. Due to fears of spoiling the book, I won't go into any more detail other than the fact that there is an interesting twist right at the end, with many unexpected twists and turns as you go. As with all Dean Koontz books, I can assure you that there will be many points in the book where you will find that it is 3am, and yet you will still carry on reading. The only main downpoint, which made me rate this book at only 4 stars is the fact that at some points, the storyline can be a bit predictable, but those points are few and far between, and I feel that to really get a feel for Dean Koontz's style of writing, this is a very good book to start on, but also, for regular reader of DK's writing, this is also a very good book.
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This was the first Dean Koontz book that I had ever read, and perhaps may be why I still think of it so fondly as one of my favourites.
Very 'off the wall' and different from anything I had read before. The characters were strong, the story unusual which leaves you gasping for more. Perhaps what impressed me most was Thomas, the boy with Downs Syndrome - DK somehow made me think about how frustrating it must be for someone with a condition like this when they struggle to communicate their feelings. It really got you inside his head and touched me in a way that no other author has.
I just couldn't put it down, desperate to know what happened next and yet sad when I finished it. Hence the reason why I have recently re-read it and still enjoyed it as much as the first time.
I would recommend it to anyone.
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Format: Paperback
Who else but Dean Koontz could cram incestuous lesbian twins, cannibalistic cats, mutation through teleportation and an unredeemedly evil, testosterone-driven subhuman villain into one book?

From the opening moment when Frank Pollard wakes up in an alley with no memory, to the last page of its twisty plot, Koontz never quite finishes piling up the shocks here, never lets up the pace for one paragraph. Bobby and Julie Dakota, the married private detectives hired to try to discover Frank's missing past, are so very lovely, so head-over-heels in love and so perfectly in tune with one another that it can only be a matter of time before something really nasty happens to them. And it does.

This is truly a horror novel worthy of the name. I've pretty much despaired now of finding a book that will actually scare me: but this did all the next best things, shocking, distressing, gloriously well-plotted... Koontz is the best horror novelist beginning with K that I know!
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I read this many years ago and downloaded it last week.
As usual, Dean Koontz's well drawn characters blend together brilliantly.
The story is believable.
When I read this in Dean's, Leigh Nichol's days, it was one of my favorite books.
Now on rereading, I can see where Odd Thomas came from.
The character, Thomas, who is Down's Syndrome is brilliantly done.
As a writer and one of Dean's fans what can I say?
Excellent read.
I give it five stars.
Well done.. again, Dean.
Jack from Derry
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By A Customer on 20 May 2003
Format: Paperback
Dean Koontz is my favourite author and I have a collection of over 40 of his novels so far. The Bad Place is one of my favourites and is well worth reading. Deans style of writing always has you hooked from page one and with The Bad Place, as with many other novels of his that I have read, you are unable to put it down until the last page and even then the storyline grips you well into the night as you lay in the dark pondering over his many plots and characters. Dean's writing is incredible and his imagination is out of this world!
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We need writers like Koontz. It's authors like him who break the mould, save us from mundanity and keep fiction fresh and innovative without loosing a moment's entertainment value. He dares to be absurd and outrageous with his storylines, and does it with a touch of genius. If you want something truly original, yet gripping and fast-paced, DK is your man. THE BAD PLACE is typically outlandish fiction for Koontz. It touches on themes such as teleportation, telepathy, mutation and aliens, all in one story!

Originality of plot is not the only great DK quality. In THE BAD PLACE, he shows us what he's really capapble of on a techincal level with his writing. He gets into the minds of some very interesting characters and lets us see their thoughts, yet all in 3rd-person perspective. Brilliantly executed stuff.

My only criticism with THE BAD PLACE, as with many other DK books I've read, is the sickly-sweet chliche ending in those closing pages. But I suppose that's all part of the fun.
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