False Memory

False Memory It s a fear paralyzing than falling More terrifying than darkness More horrifying than anything you can imagine It s the one fear you cannot escape no matter where you run no matter where you hide It

  • Title: False Memory
  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • ISBN: 9780553580228
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Paperback
  • False Memory

    It s a fear paralyzing than falling More terrifying than darkness More horrifying than anything you can imagine It s the one fear you cannot escape, no matter where you run no matter where you hide It s the fear of yourself It s real It can happen to you And facing it can be deadly Fear for your mind.

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    1. Rebecca McNutt

      I really enjoyed False Memory, perhaps not as much as some of Koontz traditional works of fiction, though It s a powerful, eerie and deeply psychological novel in nature, sure to impress many horror fans, but its characters were very conventional and aside from a few great page turning moments, I didn t really think this book was overly memorable and I don t really think I d re read it I did love Koontz descriptive prose and dialogue, though He s got a gift for capturing the beauty of the seemi [...]

    2. Maciek

      False Memory is a disturbing book.In one of the scenes in the beginning of the book, Martie Rhodes the main heroine is walking her dog and suddenly some mysterious disturbance falls upon her What does Martie do When she realized that the dog had finished his toilet, Martie slipped her right hand into a plastic petcleanupbag, using it as a glove Being a good neighbor, she neatly collected Valet s gift, turned the bright blue bag inside out, twisted it shut, and tied a double knot in the neck Perf [...]

    3. Phrynne

      Dean Koontz writes two kinds of books, good books and brilliant books, and this was one of the latter It was gripping from beginning to end, all 750 pages of it, and I found it unputdownable I really enjoyed the fact that the two main characters were genuinely strong, intelligent people who played the baddy at his own game and did not constantly do stupid things And I loved that after all the tension and stress Koontz still allowed the reader a satisfactory and happy ending I read to be entertai [...]

    4. Lasairfiona Smith

      Yes, Koontz has come up with a really cool idea This is a serious psychological thriller A woman has a friend who has a bad case of agoraphobia Wait, now she has a crazy phobia And now her husband too Koontz delves into phobias and how they might affect a person The character s journeys are intense and seemingly real The antagonist is horrible and evil The writing is really interestingUntil the end Koontz couldn t write himself out of a paper bag As good as the character s trials are written, I [...]

    5. Karen

      What a steaming pile of unfiltered ordure this travesty of a novel is I am amazed, and rather proud, that I fought my way through nearly 800 pages of this woeful nonsense that has almost zero characterisation, a dubious and scientifically improbable plot, and one of the most frustrating writing styles I have ever encountered.I hated it from the word go, but yeah, I somehow completed it Part of me wishes I hadn t bothered Another part is delighted, because I can now legitimately scathe about the [...]

    6. Michaela

      I ve been reading this book for about 3 months.lly finished it last night Dean Koontz is one of my favorite authors because his books are always so incredibly suspenseful False Memory is yet another example of suspense and bone chilling imagery Koontz characters are developed so well and are so realistic that you often forget they are fictional He even finds ways to bring subtle humor into the most disturbing of events, for example Dusty was thinking so hard that the wax would have been blown ou [...]

    7. Vicki

      Awesome This is a psychological thriller to the max It is about a psychiatrist that uses a combo drug hypnosis haiku to get into his subjects minds and control them He can implant false memories, intense mental illnesses, and tell them to do horrible things He has absolute complete control over his victims by just saying a word I have to say that I have been a Koontz fan for a very long time, but this truly was the best book that I have ever read by him Absolutely, extremely intense What an awes [...]

    8. Javi

      As much as I used to love Dean Koontz s books, this wasn t one his finer moments First of all, he gives everything away in the title why would he be so obvious It s a terribly long book and from the very beginning you already know what s going to happen and since the pool of suspects able to come up with such an elaborate scheme is so small really, it s just one person , there s no real suspense and that s saying a lot considering that the book is supposed to be about fear and extremely debilita [...]

    9. Peter

      Slow to get going, but once it does This is the first DK novel that I have read It has been on my bookshelf for years and to be honest, the length has put me off several times However, I made a pact with myself to read all the books on my shelves before I bought any new ones and this one was one of them The first few chapters were slow to get going and I was daunted at the prospect of the next 1,000 pages I am cursed with the afflication that once I start a book, I must finish it regardless Neve [...]

    10. Angel Meyer

      SPOILER ALERT My review has a bare outline of the plot, but you need to read it to really get it.I love Dean Koontz, but this one took me a year to read not because it was bad but because of the content The story is about fear Fear that is implanted into the subconscious mind by an unscrupulous Pshycologist Doctor who is protected by a government agency due to his research in behavior control.In exchange for implanting thoughts and unquestioned obedience in chosen persons, the Doctor is allowed [...]

    11. Hava

      Let me preface this by saying that I used to read quite a few Dean Koontz books when I was a kid I hadn t picked one up since high school, and since this particular book had been sitting on my shelf since the late 90 s, I felt obligated to read it I was also curious to see how how his writing had held up since I was a child I don t remember Koontz s books as being particularly well written, but they were entertaining and involving as far as plot went Well, Koontz is a fairly awful writer The wri [...]

    12. Jessi

      Its not fair Some people were just born to writeThis book made me experience so many emotions i thought i was going to puke What a scary thought to be trapped inside yourself and not be in control of the decisions you make.

    13. Morgan Ives

      My favorite part of Dean Koontz s books is not knowing what to expect Sometimes, the stories have perfectly logical and scientific explanations Sometimes, everything is driven by something supernatural Most times, it s a delightful blend of the two Part of what keeps me reading is to find out which it will be logic or supernatural.A portion of my disappointment with this novel was he reveals that mystery so early in the book There was some nice minor surprises throughout, but I figured out the i [...]

    14. Cherie

      Whoa I ll start by saying the bad guy is a super sociopath The book is about what it says in the title false memory The main characters have lapses in their memory and start coming down with weird psychoses The plot and events that happen in the book are a little frustrating, that s probably why it takes some people months to years to read it But when you re at the middle to the end of the book, you can t put it down because you so badly want to see the bad guy go down.

    15. Dustin Crazy little brown owl

      I m Listening on audiobook.False Memory is real thriller The plot is entertaining The characters are colorful I m enjoying it.2015 Update This was my fourth time reading False Memory, and I believe the most enjoyable read since my initial experience This is one of Dean Koontz s best books, also one of his lengthier novels.

    16. Caroline

      There was a good story in here somewhere it was just buried under mountains of unnecessary detail and gratuitous haiku Could have done with losing two hundred pages or so.

    17. Lucy Morton-smith

      A brilliant book for fast paced action, suspense, amazing plot twists, lovable characters and amazing villains The description of this book does NOT do it justice, however I wouldnt be able to describe it without a few slight spoilers Just read it It s the only way to appreciate the awesomeness that is this book The plot is amazing It has the most plot twists of any book that I can remember The characters are both amuzing in their humour and lovable It s the kind of book that has you screaming f [...]

    18. Marina Dubois

      As a Dean Koontz fans I must say that this is one of his best books It might be confusing to someone who is new to this kind of writing, because it can be quite jumpy and sometimes absurd But that is what I love about him For beginners I suggest to read his books Intensity or The Servants of Twilight the latter is also a movie because they are easier.It was easy to read and so exciting that I could not put it down His way of decsrbing the events and surroundings, as well as the characters is ama [...]

    19. Fiza Pathan

      On the cover of my copy of False Memory is a quote about the author by The Times which states that the author Dean Koontz is Not just a master of our darkest dreams but also a literary juggler This is according to me the perfect analysis of not only the authors works in general but also with regard to the book False Memory The novel wraps the reader in a web of literature which makes the reader tense agog with the happenings I won t be exaggerating by saying that, the novel felt a lot like a 3D [...]

    20. Kaitlyn Gilpin

      False Memory by Dean Koontz places regular characters in an outrageous storyline The protagonist is Martie Rhodes, who is a video game designer Her husband, Dustin Dusty Rhodes, is a house painter The only thing out of the ordinary in their lives is Martie s friend Susan, who is an agoraphobic and Dusty s brother in law Skeet, who is a drug addict Due to these characters, you think it d be a boring story, but it s quite intriging It starts off with going to Susan s therapy session and Dusty at h [...]

    21. Siobhan

      Another masterpiece by Koontz with his usual mix that being laughter, sorrow, shock and countless hour of sleep lost due to being engaged in the book As always with Koontz the characters are realistic and relatable allowing you to fall in love with particular characters within a handful of chapters I found myself laughing than usual with this one, although there were countless moments in which I felt myself saying no due to my heart breaking But of course, to say any on either of those would b [...]

    22. Jodie

      This was my very first Dean Koontz book and it s the reason I got addicted to his writing I think I was in high school at the time and it made me feel very smart to read a story with so much psychological jargont only could I read it but i could actually understand it, too That s what I like about Koontz he dumbs everything down for you enough that you can follow the storyline but not so much that you feel like a kindergartener reading your first chapter book When I was older I re read the book [...]

    23. Kat Black

      I really love the way DK writes The intensity is something I strive to capture in my own writing This book is fantastic The premise great, the characters immediate and engaging, but I wondered if the actual killer came in too soon about a quarter of the way in I think I wanted to be hung up until the end but wasn t On the other hand there were plenty of quick turns and changes I didn t expect that were just perfect Koontz is one of the only writers that I go back to again and again and look clos [...]

    24. Brooke

      Dean Koontz has long been one of my favorite writers, but this book made me truly grateful that I don t have to live with a mind like his This book was so amazingly written and yet so deeply disturbing that it almost left me with a sick feeling He has a way of drawing you into the story to such an extent that you couldn t stop reading if you wanted tot that I really wanted to I had to see how it was going to end It s been a while since I read this book, and while I don t remember a lot of the sp [...]

    25. jv poore

      Many years ago I met a person with an eidetic memory I m still intrigued When I first read False Memory, I was thrilled with a character possessing an eidetic memory, particularly as it played such an intricate role in this psychological thriller.Because I m ridiculously and embarrassingly behind on writing book reviews, I ve relegated myself to re reads only, until I catch up This was a fabulous choice it was as compelling and hard to put down this time around too.

    26. Readermouse

      The false half of the book was coherent and, in general, better written than the latter half I enjoyed the role of the dog a very realistic and incidental one in solving this complex and evil crime The villain is a particularly despicable and creepy poser of good and I found very disturbing.

    27. Mitch

      Sat on the edge of my seat Actually, I got half way through it then purchased it on audio CD because I couldn t spend as much time as I wanted reading and I wanted to know the outcome I caught myself telling the characters what to do while I m cruising down the highway.

    28. Charlie Collins

      Maybe it s just me, but I don t understand how Koontz name constantly comes up in comparison to Stephen King I decided to try another DK with this one, and again, it just doesn t work for me.

    29. Steven Belanger

      I don t know what it is with my take on Dean Koontz books Lately, I ve been reading them, discouraged at first, then feeling better about it until it ends That was the way of this one.It starts off with a killer first sentence, one so good that it will remind aspiring writers that the first sentence is so important The book starts well, but takes awhile to get going again You may be annoyed, as I was, at the constantly alternating POVs of the two major characters Koontz must ve realized this as [...]

    30. NaTaya Hastings

      A good book and VERY creepy It really makes you think twice about who you let into your head However, it was a bit long and dragged in quite a few places Also, some of the occurrences in the book well, they were a bit silly I couldn t help but roll my eyes a few times In those instances, I lost a bit of respect for the book as a whole, and there were enough of those instances that it dropped my given rating to three stars instead of the four I had expected to give it Still, it was nice and creep [...]

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