Sole Survivor Paperback – 9 Oct 1997
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Koontz's art is making the reader believe the impossible... sit back and enjoy it (Sunday Telegraph)
A master of the thriller genre (Washigton Post)
Dean Koontz has always boldly gone where no other fiction writer has even considered going before. As ever, the writing is fluid, the dynamic taut and the relationships between characters compulsive (The Times)
Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose... "Serious" writers might do well to examine his technique (New York Times) --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
Haunting and furiously paced, SOLE SURVIVOR is a striking action thriller from international bestselling author Dean Koontz.See all Product Description
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I could empathise with Joe Carpenter, who a year ago (in the story) lost his wife and two young daughters in a horrific plane crash. He has panic attacks where he relives over and over again what he believes would have been their last moments. He feels there is no reason for living and is just drifting...when a bizarre turn of events see him participate in life once more with his main aim to discover what actually happened on Flight 353...against the odds!!
This was a fast paced story which was exciting, thought provoking and had just the right amount of science in it to not get bogged down...and just the right amount of supernaturalis to give questioning humans more to wonder about.
1) I am not a nervous flyer, but if you are don't read this on a plane !
2) Brilliant. I read it in 2 sittings, and only stopped because the plane landed and I had to get off.
The action is fast paced, the characters are well developed and the suspense is excellent - I certainly would not have guessed the ending. As far as 'horror' goes, I can't say I was particularly scared, but the book was good and if someone asked me for a recommendation, this would certainly be on my list. I hope the next Dean Koontz book I read lives up to what I now expect!
Joe Carpenter is a widow. Not only that, the event that made him so took his 2 daughters as well.
He is barely existing, waiting for the right time to die.
His family were destroyed in a devastating plane crash.
Visiting there graves one day he is approached by a woman who claims she was the sole survivor of the plane crash. Joes undrstanding is that there were no survivors.
So begins an elaborate conspiracy story which is not your run of the mill tale. And it won't end up where you think either.
I think you probably need to be a fan of the author to see what he has tried to acheive here. I did struggle with the concept, more so as the story unravelled.
Also just too descriptive for me although that is not to suggest Koontz is not a brilliant wordsmith because he clearly is. Just too much for my taste.
I have only read one other of dean koontz's novels (although I will be sure to check out many more now) and both I must say had this incredible way of being so descriptive and convincing that I was reading at every available moment. the first novel (phantoms as reference) I got halfway - and I would say its one of the only novels where have felt similar feelings to watching a gripping / scary horror movie. the suspense was amazing. it then, in my opinion went totally lame-o and once the reasoning behind the grizzly killings was revealed - it was no longer gripping nor scary... just well, weak. Sole survivor got 2/3 way through. around about the page 310 mark I believe, before I thought it was going down the same path. What had started off, and continued to be the amazing tale of what seemed to be a fascinating government conspiracy suddenly hinted that it was in fact paranormal. My heart sunk and for the next few chapters dreaded finding out that it was a ghost, ghoulie or a goblin or something similarly inexcusable. thank goodness for mercy. the book turned itself around nicely and what could have become another 'squidgy' ending actually threw a few surprises into the mix. its good to be surprised now and again. these surprises actually crafted a great, if slightly rushed and X-men-esque finale.Read more ›
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I have been struggling to find books that hold my attention and interest but this did. I couldn't guess the ending and won't ruin it for you but it was an enjoyable read.Published 7 months ago by allipally
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