- Publisher: Headline Book Publishing (June 1 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0755325281
- ISBN-13: 978-0755325283
- Parcel Dimensions: 17.2 x 10.6 x 2.2 cm
- Shipping Weight: 141 g
- Average Customer Review: 36 customer reviews
Vision Columbia Marketing Edition Paperback – Jun 1 1990
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“Spine-tingling—it gives you an almost lethal shock.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“The tension never lets up…a nail-biting, hair-raising finale!”—Florida Times-Union
More Praise for Dean Koontz
“Dean Koontz is a prose stylist whose lyricism heightens malevolence and tension. [He creates] characters of unusual richness and depth.”—The Seattle Times
“Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose....‘Serious’ writers...might do well to examine his technique.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Lyrical writing and compelling characters...Koontz stands alone.”—Associated Press
“In every industry there exist ‘artists’ that are not only unforgettable, but know their craft better than the rest. Dean Koontz...is among these artisans.”—Suspense Magazine
“[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match.”—Los Angeles Times
“Perhaps more than any other author, Koontz writes fiction perfectly suited to the mood of America...novels that acknowledge the reality and tenacity of evil but also the power of good...[and that] entertain vastly as they uplift.”—Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
The books of Dean Koontz are published in 38 languages, and worldwide sales top 400 million copies. Eleven of his novels have risen to number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list, and several have been adapted into feature films and TV miniseries. Dean and Gerda Koontz live in southern California with their golden retriever, Anna, grand-niece of the famous and beloved Trixie. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I thought "The Vision" was a little disappointing and predictable, mainly because I had already guessed the bad guy about halfway into it, but this book is short and ideal if you're just starting to read anything by Dean Koontz--it's just over 200 pages (hardcover edition; the paperback edition is 300+ pages) and relatively quick and easy to read. There is some offensive material, but nothing too horribly graphic that will make you retch.
A gifted psychic assists local police in tracking down serial killers. After one is shot dead, his spirit seems to be living on in someone else. Or is it? The psychic is suddenly plagued by odd paranormal goings-on, that may be the work of some kind of diabolical ghost, another psychic, or perhaps even herself. Sorting it all out is the fun of the book.
Anyone into psyhic research will especially have a good time with this one. Koontz discusses psychic detectives and phenomena with a pretty good degree of accuracy. He even has an inside joke or two, in the book's pages. The deceased serial killer is named "Lingard," and the psychic studies an occult book by Colin Wilson - one of Wilson's early novels, about a sex-killer, was named Lingard.
Not Koontz's best, but well worth the couple of hours you'll kill reading it.
With her during these endeavors is her devoted brother Alan, always at her side, pained with concern over her. Also there is her tough, but tender husband, Max. Max is depicted as a tough character with eyes of cold steel that only show tenderness when he is with Mary. Of course Alan and Max don't get along, each hating the other.
Soon a series of brutal murders begin to take place. Mary sees the crimes committed, can feel the pain of the young women who are murdered, but never manages to develop a vision of the killer's face. Soon, she knows, this killer is going to come after her. Can she solve this series of brutal crimes before she becomes the next victim?
This story is well written but short enough to read in a single day. Koontz crafts characters that you genuinely care about, and some fearsome, evil chracters as well. None are comic book, stereotype characters, which makes them all the more believable. The story is so well told that it'll draw you in and keep you held in it's grip until the brutal end.
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