Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Book Review: The House of Thunder by Dean Koontz

This book was first published in 1980 under the pen name of Leigh Nichols. Its writing style reminds me of Robin Cook or Michael Cricthon's books of the same era. The story centers around Susan, who awakes in a small county hospital after receiving a brain injury in a car crash that left her in a coma. Her recovery is going well and she is even developing a romance with her dishy doctor when she starts to see the ghosts of the four men who killed her college sweetheart thirteen years before - or does she? The plot is clever in that nothing is quite what it seems and the writing describes skillfully some scary set pieces. It is an entertaining although not ground breaking read. I give it 5/10


Anonymous said...

sounds good. have you got your voice back yet? (Pinky)

Inkpot said...

Hi Pinky. My voice is coming and going but mostly going. :( Thanks for the comment

Anonymous said...

I thought the denouement was sort of Agatha Christie - well, I guess it is of its time (nowadays the American government has to be the baddie)