- Paperback: 311 pages
- Publisher: G K Hall & Co (Jun. 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0755325257
- ISBN-13: 978-0783881362
- ASIN: 0783881363
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,435,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Tick Tock Paperback – 1 Jun 1997
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"Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler."--"The Times", London
"[A] funny, chilling, supernatural suspense novel."--Providence Journal-Bulletin
"Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler."--The Times (London)
"[Koontz is] a master storyteller. Sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking, but always riveting. His characters sparkle with life."--The San Diego Union-Tribune
"Koontz writes first-rate suspense, scary and stylish."--Los Angeles Times
-[A] funny, chilling, supernatural suspense novel.---Providence Journal-Bulletin
-Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler.---The Times (London)
-[Koontz is] a master storyteller. Sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking, but always riveting. His characters sparkle with life.---The San Diego Union-Tribune
-Koontz writes first-rate suspense, scary and stylish.---Los Angeles Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Horror and hilarity combine to make this an unforgettable thriller--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
Definatly recomended to Koontz fans (if you havnt read any of his books before, this is a good place to start) especially if you enjoyed Life Expectancy which was quite similar to this book.
Tommy Phan is a successful novelist of detective stories. Unfortunately, his Vietnamese mother doesn't see quite it that way. She feels that he is turning his back on his Vietnamese roots, as he has Americanized his name from Tuong to Tommy. He did not wish to become a doctor or work in the family business, as did the rest of his brothers. Tommy is living the American dream, which his mother simply will not accept.
One evening, shortly after returning home, his doorbell rings. When Tommy answers it, there is no one there. He does, however, find a homemade rag doll on his porch, which bewilders him, as he cannot imagine who would leave him such a thing. Taking the doll into his home, the doll's stitches start popping, and so the fun begins.
It is a little more fun than Tommy bargained for, and he flees his home with something evil in pursuit. Ultimately, he runs into Deliverance Payne, a beautiful seemingly intuitive blonde waitress, who gives him a hand in evading his demonic pursuer. She is certainly more than a sum of her parts and is not what she initially seems. Let the games begin! Tommy's life will simply never again be the same.
The story is unlike any Koontz book I've read before, and although there were a few pages where I didn't understand why some deep desciptions were needed, the last quarter of the book had me gripped!
It isn't as 'dark' as some other Koontz stories, but this has a thought provoking storyline. I like it personally because it keeps with the same character, unlike some Koontz books were there are as many as 3 narratives/strong stories/major character plots in one book.
I'd recommend this to horror fans and Koontz fans especially, more so because of the unique blend of characters/themes and the thick plot.
So, although Ticktock is surely not one of Dean Koontz' very best books, it's still an enjoyable read. For something more gripping (and serious), I'd recommend "Intensity".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book, which keeps you on the edge of your seat. Dean Koontz is great with suspense. This is my favourite book of his and can read it over and over.Published 1 month ago by eowynlot1r
Just what the Dr ordered, a cracking easy read that needed no effort on my behalf. DK could squeeze a series out of these lovable comic characters....please???Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Not too bad, fast paced but always seemed as though there was something missing
The ending looked as it the ending was rushed
brilliant book, i buy this for all my mates, try and show them what a cleverly written book is like, as opposed to them watching s*** tellyPublished 17 months ago by IAIN THOMSON