Moonlight Bay is a small, picturesque place on the shores of the Pacific, apparently no different from any other seaside town. But when night falls, it's obvious that this place has many secrets...
Koontz gives Snow and Bobby a lingo that does for surfer talk what Austin Powers did for the Swinging '60s, and his metaphors are almost as madcap as Tom Robbins's: "As the chains of the swinging light fixture torqued, the links twisted against one another with enough friction to cause an eerie ringing, as if lizard-eyed altar boys in blood-soaked cassocks and surplices were ringing the unmelodious bells of a satanic mass." Sometimes Koontz's style goes over the top and wipes out, surfer-style, but for the most part, Fear Nothing will have readers bellowing "Cowabunga!" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Well, night is when the most interesting things happen in a Koontz story and more so in this one, keeping in mind the affliction of our hero.
Koontz spins a great yarn. The sense of horror is sometimes so palpable that it makes you go check your closets and pull at the locked doors to make sure they are secure. This guy knows how to scare the beezees out of you. That much is a given.
I recommend reading this tale during nights. Adds the extra chill to the whole experience.
Right off the bat I am saying that Fear Nothing is in Koontz's top 5. Some people have refered to this book as a carbon copy of Koontz's other scary conspiracy book entitled "Midnight". While the stories are somewhat similar, Fear Nothing is much better in my opinion. The inhabitants and other strange creatures of Moonlight Bay add a terifying background to the story. The story itself repeatedly makes you ask the one question that all fans of fiction love to hear : "Who are they, and what are they hiding?" The ending to this book is extremely satisfying which provides for an enjoyable read overall. But what really sets this book apart is its characters! Chris Snow and his best friend Bobby have to be my favorite all time characters of his. The obversity that Chris must overcome to fight the town and protect his loved ones is amazing. Koontz gives INCREDIBLE dialogue to Bobby! I love the laid back and almost Zen like surfer way of life that he lives by. Fear Nothing also features a great dog named Orson, that is almost as good as Einstien in Watchers.Read more ›
Chris Snow, the hero, has XP (xeroferma pigmentosum), a rare genetic disorder that damages the DNA if any part of the body is exposed with UV. One evening, Chris is asked to come to the hospital to see his father sleep forever, but then he witnesses his father¡¯s body being exchanged with a hitchhiker¡¯s body. The men involved in the plot chase Chris while Chris runs away from them to find some answers to the incident happened before the night ends.
There are three major reasons I liked this book. First is the role of animals. Chris¡¯s dog Orson is not a normal dog. He generally, according to my thoughts, understands everything Chris says and reacts to it. Also the cat that guides him out from the escape from the men who tries to catch him is so weird (in a good way). I have never seen and never will see a cat that guides human to a place and waits if falls behind. Second is the way Koontz unfolds the plot. Despite this book is in first person¡¯s perspective, Koontz doesn¡¯t tell how Chris feels directly, instead he tells the readers what happens around him or the scene seen through his eyes, and still keeps the scene exciting. It gave me opportunities to draw the scene in my head and imagine how the characters would have felt. Third is that every page makes the reader to read the next page.Read more ›