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Collection of tales from horror novelist Koontz.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
"Strange Highways" is the title story in Koontz's (e.g., The Servants of Twilight, Audio Reviews, LJ 2/1/94) new collection of short stories. Joey Shannon, an alcoholic whose life has been going nowhere for 20 years, returns to his hometown for the funeral of his father. As he leaves town, he gets a mysterious second chance to relive the night in 1975 when his life began its downward spiral: to both literally and figuratively take the road that he didn't originally take. On this road he is supremely tested by conflict with his successful and charismatic older brother P.J., by conflict between his cynicism and his lost faith, and by conflict between the ultimate good and evil. Actor James Spader's reading is somewhat uneven, often invested with the right measure of blase cynicism but occasionally too rushed and monotonal. Nevertheless, this audiobook will be popular. Recommended for fiction collections.?Kristen L. Smith, Loras Coll. Lib., Dubuque, Ia.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
These are short stories from his college days and even before of just writing things he thought about. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2003 by Janice Bryant-Kunz
I picked this one up at a yard sale years ago and read it until it was dog-eared. Unfortunately, I've lost my copy. I'm not really a fan of Koontz' novels. Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2002 by Ensio N Mikkola
I couldn't stand this book. The short stories had endings anyone could see coming from the first couple pages (a little twist at the end, please?!?). Read morePublished on April 25 2002
Koontz has done it again. His stories are ablt to send you running for the streets if not send you into pschic shock from the stories becoming too real for you. Read morePublished on Nov. 7 2001 by meg
I used to be a Stephen King fan until a friend loaned me this book. I couldn't put it down. After returning it to him, I directly went out and bought a copy for myself. Read morePublished on April 5 2001
I throughly enjoyed reading Koontz's Strange highways, especially the one about the kittens. It is a great read to see how Koontz was as a writer when he was younger as I think... Read morePublished on Sept. 8 2000
There are some excellent pieces in this work, and some poor ones. With the help of the fact that the three longest works are excellent, though, more pages are spent in enjoyment... Read morePublished on June 3 2000 by Anon
This collection of Koontz short stories will blow you away. They are jsut fantastic my favorite one was Chase. Don't skip this one buy it now!Published on June 1 2000