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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; Open market ed edition (Jan. 11 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425098605
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425098608
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 2.5 x 17.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 113 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #582,445 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dean Koontz was born in Everett, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Bedford. He won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition when he was twenty and has been writing ever since. Mr. Koontz's books are published in 38 languages. Worldwide sales total more than 175 million copies, a figure that currently increases at a rate of more than 350 million copies a year. Dean and his wife, Gerda, live in southern California.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Theresa W on Dec 30 2003
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Yes, this book explains why I would never want to be psychic. Too much stress!! However, psychics make for great stories & good reading!
This book is about a woman who basically spends most of her time helping the police catch criminals using her psychic powers. It's not something she even really enjoys, it keeps her up at night & it's stressful on her marriage- however, she can't stop the visions. Especially the one, the one that seems to be trying to tell her something, the one leading her to evil...to someone she is close to.
This book is a quick read, only about 300 pages, which is small for Koontz. It goes by in a flash, it'll keep you guessing until the end. I'll admit- I had two guesses on who I thought the "bad guy" was, one was right, but the ending still surprised me.
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I found this book to be fairly mediocure in the main, however, some parts (towards the end In particular) made it worthwhile reading. The story revolves around Mary Bergen, a clairvoyent who has a visions so terrifying she blocks them out before she can find out their true meaning. It is then assumed these visions could actually be of her own death. Throughout the book koontz leaves many clues to who this potential killer may be, many of them misleading. So basically It ends with you trying to figure out who the bad guy could possibly be. Although I was tricked into thinking it was the wrong guy the eventual conclusion is fairly obvious(that is unless you are stupid like me). I would certainly reccommend this book but it is one of Dean's earliest and personally I have enjoyed the books he has written over more recent years such as; Fear Nothing, Intensity and Strange Highways etc...
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By A Customer on Aug. 26 1999
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They say that honesty is the best policy, and going by that age old adage, this review has to be published. 'The Vision' put simply, is simply not good. Woman born, woman has accident, woman becomes clairvoyant, woman sees into mind of 'murderous feind'. Sound familiar? It should if you've read any of Dean Koontz other 'novels'. Koontz tries to cover his inhability to suspend the readers disbelief by bogging them down in gorey discriptions of death and depravity, completely forgetting to develop a plot along the way. Once again Koontz does what he does best - managing to produce yet another best selling novel with absolutely no story whatsoever, with the questions being - How and for how much longer?
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The Vision by Dean Koontz is a suspense thriller. Those who like Dean Koontz will probably enjoy this book. Although if you haven't read any of Dean Koontz's, like I hadn't, don't make this your first. It's the story of a woman who can see visions of murders before they happen. After help solving a crime she sees, and feels another vision that she knows will change her life. Now it's up to herself and her husband to stop the killer before he finds her. There are rules most authors have to try and throw a reader off from knowing how th book ends. By following these rules Dean Koontz practically gives away the ending. To sum up this book it would be that it's too predictable.
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By Pam from Texas on July 31 1999
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The Vision reminded me a lot of my first Koontz read,
Whispers. The main character has visions of murders
before they happen. She is called on to help the police
but before long the visions take a personal turn. In
Whispers, we have the eerie whispers that torment the
bad guy. The main character in this story has her own
torment. I won't say anymore and ruin it. Koontz kept
the suspense high and me turning pages to find out
who the murderer was. Though this plot line of psychics
helping the police is done quite a bit now, back when
The Vision was written I don't think it was. Even if it
was, it wasn't done like Koontz does it.
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This was a nice easy read about, Mary a clairvoyant psychic, that has a troubled past and can "see" grisly murders while they happen. It is basically about her coming to grips with her past, while at the same time she is seeing a serial killer commit murders. I found it very predictable that you are intentionally mislead (knowing darn well the author was not going to give you that kind of info. on the killer) believe it was one character. I had no problem knowing who the killer would be after a character was abruptly removed from the story...only to be never heard from again???? yeah right. Well, all in all it was entertaining.
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ive read this book more times than ive read any other book on my shelves, and every time i start it i only take breaks to use the bathroom and sometimes to sleep. this was my first encounter with dean koontz but not my last, and i find that im very disappointed with some of his other books. (like Sole Survivor - yuck!) The Vision proves to be his only work that i can stomach, and even then there's a part in the ending that makes me sick. (in a good way. ;)
murder, psychic premonitions, a wild goose chase.... everything seems to add up in this entertaining page-turner.
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By A Customer on June 10 1999
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I loved this authur since the first time that I picked up his books. This is the best of the collection. I could not put it down, I finished it in just 2 days. I was hanging on the edge of my seat the hole way thought. I didn't know untill the very end who or what the source of the terror was. I have to read another because they just keep getting better. Thank goodness that there is someone to hold my attention long enough to finish a book. I am always surprised that I have finished the book so soon. Please keep them coming.Thank you so much for the hours of pleasure
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