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The Face
The Face
Author: Dean Koontz
The Face — Acknowledged as “America’s most popular suspense novelist”(Rolling Stone ) and as one of today’s most celebrated and successful writers, Dean Koontz has earned the devotion of millions of readers around the world and the praise of critics everywhere for tales of character, mystery, and adventure th...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553584486
ISBN-10: 0553584480
Publication Date: 4/27/2004
Pages: 688
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 570 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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VivaLaVole avatar reviewed The Face on + 119 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Couldn't put it down -- my favorite of the many Koontz novels I've read. A very engaging read with wonderful characters and a fast-paced plot. Very highly recommended!
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Helpful Score: 6
Good book with a good ending. You just keep guessing through the whole thing. Typical Koontz!!
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Helpful Score: 4
Great read! If you like Dean Koontz, you'll luv this one!
Piper avatar reviewed The Face on
Helpful Score: 4
I was worried that this was going to be about the famous movie star described on the book jacket. I was so pleased to find out that he never materializes as a character. The Face is about something entirely different. I loved this book. I really really liked the good guys and I really really hated the bad guys. I found it also had a very statisfying ending. Mr Koontz has yet to displease me or let me down. Thank you Mr Koontz!
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Helpful Score: 4
What can I say? Another page-turner full of twists and turns. Very good book.
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He's Hollywoods most dazzling star, who inspires the worship of millions and the hatred of one twisted soul. His perfectly ordered existence is under siege as a series of terrifying "messages" penetrates the security of his legendary estate. All that stands between him and an insidious killer is a weary ex-cop who has already seen his own death.
renegadespiritcat avatar reviewed The Face on + 197 more book reviews
Likeable characters that at first seem disjointed but they all come together nicely in a well wrapped up ending. Wonderful story line that brings out the human side of all of us even those of whom have made mistakes and perhaps have felt destroyed by life's stresses, twists and death etc. Dean Koontz NEVER fails to make me lose sleep in anticipation of the endings. He is vastly superior to Steven King.
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it was very good
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For once, the commercial blurb really tells it like it is! Chills down the back, goosebumps, the skin tightening between your shoulderblades... What's that? I think I hear something at the window! ...

Commercial blurb:
Hes Hollywoods most dazzling star, whose flawless countenance inspires the worship of millions and fires the hatred of one twisted soul. His perfectly ordered existence is under siege as a series of terrifying, enigmatic messages breaches the exquisitely calibrated security systems of his legendary Bel Air estate.
The boxes arrive mysteriously, one by one, at Channing Manheims fortified compound. The threat implicit in their bizarre, disturbing contents seems to escalate with each new delivery. Manheims security chief, ex-cop Ethan Truman, is used to looking beneath the surface of things. But until he entered the orbit of a Hollywood icon, he had no idea just how slippery reality could be. Now this good man is all that stands in the way of an insidious killerand forces that eclipse the most fevered fantasies of a city where dreams and nightmares are the stuff of daily life. As a seemingly endless and ominous rain falls over southern California, Ethan will test the limits of perception and endurance in a world where the truth is as thin as celluloid and answers can be found only in the illusory intersection of shadow and light.
Enter a world of marvelous invention, enchantment, and implacable intent, populated by murderous actors and the walking dead, hit men and heroes, long-buried dreams and never-dying hope.
Here a magnificent mansion is presided over by a Scottish force of nature known as Mrs. McBee, before whom all men tremble. A mad French chef concocts feasts for the mighty and the malicious. Ming du Lac, spiritual adviser to the stars, has a direct line to the dead. An aptly named cop called Hazard will become Ethans ally, an anarchist will sow discord and despair, and a young boy named Fric, imprisoned by celebrity and loneliness, will hear a voice telling him of the approach of something unimaginably evil. Traversing this extraordinary landscape, Ethan will face the secrets of his own tragic past and the unmistakable premonition of his impending violent death as he races against time to solve the macabre riddles of a modern-day beast.
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Good read. Wordsmith Koontz does it again. Full of mayhem and bad guys, the good guy wins, and this is a very good, interesting book. If you like Dean Koontz, you will enjoy this book.
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Another interesting evening with Mr. Koontz!!
dragoneyes avatar reviewed The Face on + 784 more book reviews
I must say this is not one of my favorites. With most of Koontz's books they grab ahold of you and don't let go. You tend to lose many of nights sleep. This one did not do that to me. Even though it was a good read, it wasn't an "exciting" one until the last few chapters.
heatherhitchcock avatar reviewed The Face on + 8 more book reviews
Not my type, but I know of many that really enjoy Koontz books.