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The Good Guy


A stunning new thriller in the vein of 'Velocity' and 'The Husband' from one of the world's bestselling authors. After a day's work hefting brick ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.500

He did it again!

by LouisaG on Aug 27, 2009

Dean Koontz is a literary marvel. He grabs your interest on the first page and it's impossible to put it down.


Good Guy is Good, But not Best

by TheOddsR on Aug 7, 2007

I liked the book, and it kept me interested as all of Dean Koontz's books do. But it felt way too familiar in a lot of ways. By all means, read it, it is entertaining, but do not expect to be truely scared or surprised. I guess the ending felt too cookie-cutter to me, and maybe sometimes I would like to see a 'regular Joe' end up being just that, a regular Joe.

by iluvbooks on Jul 30, 2007

I am a HUGE Dean Koontz fan, but this is not his best work. It lacks any of the supernatural elements commonly found in his fiction that I so enjoy. It also seems too similar to some of his other work. A regular guy accidentally involves himself in an evil plot to murder an attractive woman, turns out to be very humble but not-so-regular guy, defeats evil, and saves the girl all while earning her respect and love. Despite that, it is still a good book. The characters are likeable and the plot is fast-paced and entertaining. If you are a Koontz fan this is worth reading, just don?t expect anything new.


Not Koontz's Best Book

by buybob on Jul 19, 2007

I am a big fan of Dean Koontz. He is a terrific writer, but this is not his best book. The character development and dialogue is very good, the story is fast paced and suspenseful, but the book comes to a rather abrupt end after the denouement. I was left feeling unsatisfied. It would not surprise me to learn that this was a manuscript that Koontz dug out of a closet, updated, and sent to his publisher to meet a publication deadline. I can only give The Good Guy 3 stars. The plot line is one that Konntz has used successfully many times before. An ordinary guy comes to the aid of an attractive woman who he must protect from unspeakable evil. The two of them become a good team, overcome their adversary, decide they like each other, etc. etc. The book is sprinkled with fun Koontz prose: ?Under a charcoal sky lay a soot-black sea. Like gray smoke, the froth on the low waves drifted ashore, dissipating on an ashen beach.? Unfortunately, the obligatory 4 legged (dog) character found in all of Koontz?s books only makes a cameo appearance in this one. Additionally, the villain in this piece failed to creep me out. The bad guy was definitely bad. I certainly didn?t like him, but he did not give me the chills that many of Koontz?s other antagonists have. Buy this one is only if you already like Koontz. Don?t make it the first Koontz book you read... I recommend Watchers for your maiden voyage.

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