History Creator / DeanKoontz

5th Sep '17 5:01:14 PM Mdumas43073
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Dean Koontz is an American author, born on July 9, 1945. He is known for writing suspense thrillers, many of which also contain elements of horror, action, science fiction, romance and satire.

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Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945) is an American author, born on July 9, 1945. He is author known for writing suspense thrillers, many of which also contain elements of horror, action, science fiction, romance and satire.
8th Aug '17 6:45:59 AM jormis29
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6th Aug '17 4:01:40 AM erforce
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* ''Literature/TheBadPlace''
* ''Literature/DemonSeed''
* ''Literature/FalseMemory''
* ''Literature/{{Hideaway}}''
* ''Literature/{{Lightning}}''
* ''Literature/OddThomas''
* ''Literature/{{Phantoms}}''
* ''Literature/TheTaking''

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* ''Literature/TheBadPlace''
''Literature/DemonSeed'' (1973)
* ''Literature/DemonSeed''
''Literature/{{Phantoms}}'' (1983)
* ''Literature/FalseMemory''
''Literature/{{Lightning}}'' (1988)
* ''Literature/{{Hideaway}}''
''Literature/TheBadPlace'' (1991)
* ''Literature/{{Lightning}}''
''Literature/{{Hideaway}}'' (1992)
* ''Literature/OddThomas''
''Literature/FalseMemory'' (1999)
* ''Literature/{{Phantoms}}''
''Literature/OddThomas'' (2003-2015)
* ''Literature/TheTaking''
''Literature/TheTaking'' (2004)
2nd Aug '17 12:01:39 PM erforce
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* ''Literature/{{Hideaway}}''



* AngstComa: In ''Hideaway,'' [[spoiler:Regina]] is being held captive by Vassago. She imagines being in a beautiful bedroom that smells like roses, where nothing from the outside world can get in and harm her. She is unresponsive to all physical stimuli while in this state. Thankfully, she comes out of the catatonia a few days after being rescued.



* HellSeeker: In ''Hideaway'', the SerialKiller antagonist calls himself Vassago, believing he is the human incarnation of one of the demon princes of Hell and that by hideously murdering enough people, he will be allowed to return to Hell at Satan's right hand. After killing them, he arranges their corpses in ways that symbolically/artistically represent the sins he fancies they committed, but truly knows the reason for doing this has [[ForTheEvulz nothing to do]] with punishing the guilty. Its also hinted at that [[spoiler: his beliefs of demon heritage may not be so delusional after all]]
** John Joseph Randolph of ''Seize the Night'' not only wants to go to Hell, but seeks to take everyone else with him.

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* HellSeeker: In ''Hideaway'', the SerialKiller antagonist calls himself Vassago, believing he is the human incarnation of one of the demon princes of Hell and that by hideously murdering enough people, he will be allowed to return to Hell at Satan's right hand. After killing them, he arranges their corpses in ways that symbolically/artistically represent the sins he fancies they committed, but truly knows the reason for doing this has [[ForTheEvulz nothing to do]] with punishing the guilty. Its also hinted at that [[spoiler: his beliefs of demon heritage may not be so delusional after all]]
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John Joseph Randolph of ''Seize the Night'' not only wants to go to Hell, but seeks to take everyone else with him.



* LittleMissSnarker: Lelani Klonk, disabled in body but wise beyond her years. Same goes for Regina in Hideaway. Thelma Ackerson from ''Literature/{{Lightning}}'', who is twelve when we meet her, also counts. She grows up to be a standup comic.

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* LittleMissSnarker: LittleMissSnarker:
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Lelani Klonk, disabled in body but wise beyond her years. Same goes for Regina in Hideaway. years.
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Thelma Ackerson from ''Literature/{{Lightning}}'', who is twelve when we meet her, also counts. She grows up to be a standup comic.



* PapaWolf: If a male protagonist has a kid, god help any madman or monster who threatens them. Notable examples are Jimmy Tock from ''Life Expectancy'', and Hatch Harrison from ''Hideaway''.

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* PapaWolf: If a male protagonist has a kid, god help any madman or monster who threatens them. Notable examples are example is Jimmy Tock from ''Life Expectancy'', and Hatch Harrison from ''Hideaway''.Expectancy''.



* ThePowerOfFriendship
* ThePowerOfLove
* PsychicPowers:
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone

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* %%* ThePowerOfLove
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** In ''Hideaway'', Vassago calls Regina things like "baby," "precious," and "sweet little lamb," as he's [[spoiler:taking her to an abandoned amusement park where he plans to kill and dismember her]].
26th Jul '17 2:12:28 AM Baeraad555
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* TheDevilIsALoser: Occurs with several of villains, and seen most prominently with Enoch Cain Jr. in ''From the Corner of His Eye'', which is even lampshaded when two of the heroes discuss the nature of evil, and remark that evil is often petty and stupid yet capable of genuinely shocking horror, and it's OK to laugh at evil's stupidity despite the real horrors it perpetrates, as this takes away some of its power.

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* TheDevilIsALoser: TheDevilIsALoser:
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Occurs with several of villains, and seen most prominently with Enoch Cain Jr. in ''From the Corner of His Eye'', which is even lampshaded when two of the heroes discuss the nature of evil, and remark that evil is often petty and stupid yet capable of genuinely shocking horror, and it's OK to laugh at evil's stupidity despite the real horrors it perpetrates, as this takes away some of its power.power.
** In ''The Servants of Twilight'', Christine at one point notes that her possibly-the-AntiChrist son's father, while mysterious and possessed of a very MeaningfulName, was quite boring and unremarkable, and that surely {{Satan}} would have been thoroughly charismatic and impressive. Whether she's right or this trope is in effect is [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane one of the many things the novel never reveals.]]
21st Jun '17 12:48:32 PM Rotpar
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* ''Literature/TheBadPlace''
28th Feb '17 1:23:58 PM Rockduded
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* CoolGuns: A surprising number of protagonists can get their hands on a Desert Eagle. If they can't, Smith & Wesson magnum [[RevolversAreBetter revolvers]] are a great second choice.

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* CoolGuns: A surprising number of protagonists can get their hands on a Desert Eagle. If they can't, Smith & Wesson magnum [[RevolversAreBetter [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolvers]] are a great second choice.
28th Feb '17 1:23:08 PM Rockduded
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* CoolGuns: A surprising number of protagonists can get their hands on a Desert Eagle.

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* CoolGuns: A surprising number of protagonists can get their hands on a Desert Eagle. If they can't, Smith & Wesson magnum [[RevolversAreBetter revolvers]] are a great second choice.
28th Feb '17 12:55:26 PM Rockduded
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* TakeAThirdOption: By the end of "The Servants of Twilight, Charlie Harrison isn't sure whether or not Joey is or isn't the Antichrist, but he figures that even if he was, that doesn't necessarily make him evil, just different. He even factors in the famous Samuel Butler quote: “An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.”

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* TakeAThirdOption: By the end of "The ''The Servants of Twilight, Twilight'', Charlie Harrison isn't sure whether or not Joey is or isn't the Antichrist, but he figures that even if he was, that doesn't necessarily make him evil, just different. He even factors in the famous Samuel Butler quote: “An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.”
28th Feb '17 12:54:21 PM Rockduded
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** The conclusion that [[spoiler: Charlie]] comes to by the end of [[spoiler: ''The Servants of Twilight'']].

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** The conclusion that [[spoiler: Charlie]] comes to by the end of [[spoiler: ''The Servants of Twilight'']]. At least one of the possible conclusions, given the ambiguity of the book.
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