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Lightning By Dean Koontz Lightning A gripping novel from the New York Times bestselling author now in trade paperback for the first time In the midst of a raging blizzard lightning struck on the night Laura Shane was born And a myst

  • Title: Lightning
  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • ISBN: 9780425192030
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Lightning By Dean Koontz A gripping novel from the 1 New York Times bestselling author now in trade paperback for the first time In the midst of a raging blizzard, lightning struck on the night Laura Shane was born And a mysterious blond haired stranger showed up just in time to save her from dying Years later, in the wake of another storm, Laura will be saved again For someone is watch A gripping novel from the 1 New York Times bestselling author now in trade paperback for the first time In the midst of a raging blizzard, lightning struck on the night Laura Shane was born And a mysterious blond haired stranger showed up just in time to save her from dying Years later, in the wake of another storm, Laura will be saved again For someone is watching over her But just as lightning illuminates, darkness always follows close behind.
    Lightning By Dean Koontz

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    1. Delee on said:

      LIGHTNING is one of my go to books It is a book I read over and over again when I find myself in a reading slumpr a couple of reasons 1 I have read it so many times I don t have to concentrate very much to get through it againd, 2 It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling Why It has two of my book boyfriends in it What is a book boyfriend you may ask.Or may not ask but I will tell you anywaysA book boyfriend is a character I fell in love with at some point in my life I have book boyfriends, movie boyfrie [...]

    2. Alejandro on said:

      A shocking lightning A BUNCH OF GENRESThis was the third novel that I read by Dean Koontz back in 1992.Still at that time 1992 , I read the book in a Spanish translated version since I was still in the process to be able to read on English This is another great novel of Dean Koontz that merges a lot of genrest only horror thriller that it s what you expect when reading a Koontz s bookbut also fascinating concepts of science fiction, along with elements of military, espionage and romance too FLAS [...]

    3. Jamie on said:

      This novel is a combination of science fiction time travel and suspense, and the result is a book I was not be able to put down The story focused around Laura Shane Starting from birth and to adulthood around 30 I believe The other main character is Stefan A unknown guardian who keeps appearing throughout her life to save her Both are well thought out and well written characters Another character I liked in the story was Thelma Laura s childhood friend Laura goes through early life and several s [...]

    4. Ciarán West on said:

      Why don t you read Dean Koontz You probably have an answer Mine was something like Jesus Christ this guy writes about forty books a year, and they all seem a bit rubbish I, like everyone else, first came across his novels because they were next to the Stephen King books in the library Clever marketing, even if it is quite accidental There were books with evil clowns on the front, books with scary kids on the front It all seemed a bit Fiction by numbers to me, so I never picked any of his up That [...]

    5. Casey on said:

      I used to be a die hard Koontz fan I think some of his books in the past five years have fallen off a bit, but Lightning remains in my top ten I still have my tattered copy, and look forward to reading it for the third time in the future Like some of his other books particularly Intensity , Koontz has created a strong lead character and a complex but easy to follow plot There are Nazis There s time travel There are big guns It may sound like a weird mix, but it works beautifully I m not a die ha [...]

    6. Jane Stewart on said:

      What a great story I thought about it frequently afterwards.At times it was a roller coaster ride, frightening, intense, and I didn t want to stop reading until I got through the current crisis The main story is Laura s life from birth to adulthood A strange man appears at critical times in her life to save her from disaster Laura is not a wimp She does smart things This is one of the few books where I don t want to say much about the story It is sooo much better not to know There is suspense, d [...]

    7. Edward Lorn on said:

      This year, along with my King reread, I m delving into my top 10 Koontz books again Probably Top 12, just so I have a book for every month, but I m having trouble picking two I have a theory about Dean Koontz, and it goes like this He s only written ten stories in his career, and he s been rewriting them ever since This one is structured an awful lot like From the Corner of His Eye and the absolutely terrible Life Expectancy, which is the only Koontz book I ve ever given a single star to, other [...]

    8. T.M. on said:

      I ve always been a big fan of Dean Koontz and this one did not disappoint I like the premise of someone from Nazi Era Germany time traveling into the future to try to change destiny A fun, fast paced read.

    9. Sarah Anne on said:

      I first read this book when I was maybe 11 or 12 It was my very first Koontz book and it kicked off a lifelong love of Koontz As My Favorite Author For very close to 30 years On the night of Laura Shane s birth a man appears amidst an astonishing display of lightning and thunder He holds her mother s doctor hostage so the drunkard is unable to get to the hospital to deliver Laura At other key moments throughout Laura s life, when tragedy is about to strike and leave her damaged or dead, the man [...]

    10. Nicole on said:

      I absolutely love this book and remembered how much when I recently read it for the second time Now, Dean Koontz can write some weird, if not, scary books, but this one was really good Ultimately, it s a love story that crosses time barriers between the Nazi Germany era and present day It spans the lifetime of a woman from her birth til she s about in her 30s and makes you see how people s lives can end up completely different just by the actions of one other person It s a great read and I d rec [...]

    11. Adam Light on said:

      Twenty years after the first reading of Lightning, I found it just as fun and gripping as it was back then Was it dated Um, yeah But that was part of what made it so pleasant this time around This is Koontz whn he still had some gas in the tank Fast paced, witty, and uncluttered by tons of flowery prose, this is definitely a must for anyone who wonders what the big deal with Koontz was all about back in the eighties Sorry, his last umpteen books have left me rolling my eyes and wondering just wh [...]

    12. Mike (the Paladin) on said:

      I gave it 3 stars, maybe should be 3.5 My wife really liked this book, I thought it pretty good, somewhat enjoyable Time travel, reformed Naziwill anyone save the day That would be a spoiler Like I said, not bad I dropped it to 3 because I usually give a 4 to better bookshard to explain huh There are some odd moments and a few duh moments There are some questionable decisions by the characters but all in all not a bad book I m not sure why some get very involved as my wife did and others find th [...]

    13. Lisa on said:

      For a book that was released in 1988 it really has stood the test of time well It s still super engaging and imaginative like all Dean Koontz novels.If you re reading Dean Koontz then you know to throw reality out the window and strap in for a roller coaster ride of thrills and suspense with great characters.His books would be ridiculous if they didn t have the background and characters to back them up what I mean is that his stories are fantastical but they feel real because the characters are [...]

    14. Maciek on said:

      I heard much good about Lightning so when I spotted an used hardcover I bought it immediately and began to read.It didn t meet my expectation though I propably would have loved it ten years ago, but now Not much.Lightning made me think about the Koontz phenomenon He has been a bestselling writer since the mid 80 s, around the publication of this book he gained real popularity Which is interesting, because the reader can easily see the glaring problems in his fiction mostly it s his bad, sometime [...]

    15. Bark on said:

      I originally read this way back when it was released and I was still a teen but have held on to it ever since I m going to finally set it free but will reread it first to see what I think now that I m a wee bit older Comments on the reread As is typical of many of Koontz novels, this one starts out with mysterious men conducting experiments of a nefarious nature A baby named Laura is born, her mother dies in childbirth and she s raised by her loving dad and watched over by a mysterious guardian [...]

    16. Michele on said:

      I adore this book It is one of my all time favorites I can t really explain without giving things away, but this was my first Koontz book and it just grabbed hold of me.I love most of Koontz work, despite the fact that he has about 3 or 4 formulas that his work fits into, they still entertain me and they are books I can t put down once I start them.

    17. David Brian on said:

      5 stars.As I ve mentioned a few times recently, I took a lengthy hiatus from the writing of Dean Koontz While never once doubting the man s ability to weave a fine picture with his words, nevertheless, with a plethora of stock characters and situations, it did at times become a bit tedious And there were even a few novels that bordered on abysmal Then along came 77 Shadow Street, and I found my interest in Dean Koontz s writing reignited.So, now you know where I m coming from, I ll begin Lightni [...]

    18. Dustin Crazy little brown owl on said:

      I love time travel I think Lightning is among Dean s best Although Lightning is not ranked as one of my top 5 favorite Dean Koontz books, the novel surely has a home among the top 10 Lightning is a beautiful story about the power each of us has to influence history in some small way.Lightning was written in 1988 when the Also by Dean R Koontz list included only the following titles WATCHERSSTRANGERSPHANTOMSWHISPERSTHE VISIONNIGHT CHILLSOf course, this was before Koontz revealed his hidden identi [...]

    19. Vaso on said:

      The story begins in the 70s and we see a man visiting Laura s life from the day she was born Sometimes, he interferes and helps her avoid tough situations He vanishes for many years and when he appears again, they are involved in a gunfire and her husband dies The story is well developed, with as much drama as needed.It is the first book I read from this author and a good friend of mine, was rather surprised that I missed it.

    20. Tom Nittoli on said:

      If you ask me in years to come which Dean Koontz book featured a half assed time traveling segment, mixed with a heartfelt appearance from Winston Churchill, several dimensions, and Nazi s I d probably tell you my brain hurts trying to recall As I continue to plummet into my own demise of reading every D.K book in chronological order, which manifested upon realization that over the years a younger ambitious version of myself, took it upon himself to collect ALL the author s books, without havin [...]

    21. Siobhan on said:

      Lightning has been on my to read list for far too long Dean Koontz is one of my favourite authors, has been for quite some time Despite enjoying all of his work, I m of the firm belief that his older work is his better work Lightning falls into this category, having been published in the eighties a time I have dubbed the period in which Koontz wrote his best work Over the last twelve or so months I have noticed his older work being released in paperback with new covers, and through this I ve fou [...]

    22. Jean-marcel on said:

      I ll be brief, and I ll probably never say anything about this writer on again I read a number of his books over a period of about three years, starting with this one, when I was about eleven I loved it then, and I suppose if I was forced into a position of recommending Dean Koontz to anyone, I would suggest that they read Lightning You could almost say, Time Travelling Nazis , and leave it at that The plot basically seems to run itself and everything just sort of flies along breathlessly and wi [...]

    23. Stephen on said:

      Usually really enjoy time travel books 11 22 63 and Time and Again being two of my favourites but this back to front time travel book without giving the story away people from the past appearing in the present was just silly and completely unbelievable throughout Trying too hard to be like a Stephen King book but was just a pale imitation and really dragged for me, so much so that I was tempted to give up at times Seems like I am in a minority based on the ratings but don t think I ll be trying [...]

    24. Carol (Bookaria) on said:

      I did not enjoy this book as much as I hoped It appears that the nazis have engaged in time traveling as a strategy to win WW II and that they can only travel forward onto the future but not back However, they kept going back to where they came from so I don t understand the logic The heroine is the typical mary sue and the little kid is saccharinely annoying I had issues with the plot and the characters and did not find that the story was executed in an interesting way I love time traveling boo [...]

    25. Michael Gardner on said:

      I kinda feel the same way about this book as I do a budget cream doughnut On the surface it looked delicious, but as I bit into it, I discovered it was all mock cream and sickly additives a brief guilty pleasure followed by hours of indigestion and regret.This is also the second book recommended to me by an old friend The first was a DNF, so I thought I d give him a second chance Feel free to leave a comment if you think I should give him a third chance.Lightning is a confused story that can t q [...]

    26. Jason Brown (Toastx2) on said:

      still sick bear with me if my grammar and such sucks today on a recent trip to california for a wedding, jenn and i decided to spend the whole trip not talking to each other no no no, it wasnt because of bad stuff, it was because audiobook goodness was going to make the long car drive easier.12 hours of audio, the unabridged audiobook of Dean Koontz Lightning.Lightning is the story of a woman, Shane, who s destiny is altered repeatedly by a stranger at key points of her life a pale stranger, Ste [...]

    27. Angela S. on said:

      This book is an all nighter, thoroughly engaging, enchanting, riveting, thought provoking, heart wrenching, and heart racing This one keeps you guessing throughout with many unexpected surprises and witty humor Koontz is dealing with the here and now, on the border between real and science fiction Some of his concepts are not easy to grasp but the powerful, enticing and mind boggling suspense will keep your eyes glued to the pages This is a clever story of time travel and romance, of a German sc [...]

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