I have been one acquainted with the night. Christopher Snow is athletic, handsome enough, intelligent, romantic, funny. But his whole life has been affected by xeroderma pigmentosum, a rare genetic disorder that means his skin and eyes cannot be exposed to sunlight. Like all Xpers, Chris lives at night - and has never ventured beyond his hometown ...
I have been one acquainted with the night. Christopher Snow is athletic, handsome enough, intelligent, romantic, funny. But his whole life has been affected by xeroderma pigmentosum, a rare genetic disorder that means his skin and eyes cannot be exposed to sunlight. Like all Xpers, Chris lives at night - and has never ventured beyond his hometown of Moonlight Bay, a place of picturesque beauty and haunting strangeness; he knows it as no one else can possibly know it, is intimate with its shadows and darkest hours. Despite the limitations imposed by nature, he has always been determined to lead the fullest life and, with the help of family and friends, he has on the whole succeeded. But for Chris - and all the inhabitants of Moonlight Bay - a terrible change is about to happen; a change of potentially catastrophic proportions.
Dean Koontz, the master of Horror has again out done himself yet again with Fear Nothing. His imagination soars to new heights and takes you flying right along with him!
Fear Nothing is the first in the series featuring the character Christopher Snow. Fast paced and extremely hard to put down, Dean Koontz weaves science, mystery and horror for an unusual storyline that is by all means a real possibility.
Be sure to read Fear Nothing first for you will want to know as many details as possible before reading the second in the series; Seize The Night.
Apr 10, 2007
It was on the Summer reading list and it was good. It was an easy read but good story line. It kept me interested. I would recommend it for Summer reading lists.
Apr 4, 2007
Dean Koontz never fails to please me!
This is the first of 2 books about Christopher Snow who despite his condition of XP (a rare genetic disease that makes him unable to tolerate sunlight) leads a full and very exciting life. His mother, who was a scientist working with the government doing experimental research, is killed in a questionable auto accident and from there, all sorts of bizarre things start to unfold concerning the "project" she was working on. This is an exciting and unusual story. If you are looking for a book that will keep you wondering, this one will please you. The second in this series is "Seize the Night" and is equally enjoyable. I have both of these on audio as well as in print, and the reader really brings the book to life.
Apr 1, 2007
"Fear Nothing" Rocks
I often get into a certain kind of mood that only goes away after I have engrossed myself in a really good book. "Fear Nothing" is an engrossing tale of a man thrown into very unusual events practically from page one. I don't recomend you read this book at night unless you have a very strong consitution. This book is definately a page turner and if you are not scared easily, this is the book for you.
Publishers Weekly, 1997-11-17 An owl, the moon, an "eldritch light"ęsuch are the images that Koontz plants throughout his latest novel to stress the bond between his narrator, Christopher Snow, and the night world that Snow must embrace. Snow suffers from xeroderma pigmentosum, a rare skin disorder that hampers cell repair from sun damage. Few who have it survive as long as the 28 years Snow has endured. Two years earlier, his mother died. Now his father has passed away from cancer, leaving him with the enigmatic directive: "Fear nothing." Snow and his dog, Orson, join forces with his surfer pal, Bobby Halloway, to solve the mystery of what happened to Snow's father's corpse, which has vanished, and of why his father's nurse, Angela Ferryman, was murdered after babbling about rhesus monkeys and a clandestine experiment that involved his mother. Snow soon discovers unusual intelligence in the local animals, encounters further riddles from an eccentric "animal communicator" and comes to realize that he can trust only his closest friends as he investigates past activities inside a nearby abandoned military base. As usual, Koontz presents a unique fictional world grounded in convincing detail; even the surf-lingo banter between the main characters plays its part, adding an ironic note that heightens tension. This is only the second book Koontz has written from a first-person point of view, and the ploy works well: readers will be riveted to the narrative as Snow anticipates a genetically engineered Armageddon. Koontz's familiar theme of life's victims defying the odds emerges here as forcefully as it does in Sole Survivor and Intensity, but Snow's physical limitation gives it a more dangerous and intriguing edge. BDD audio. (Jan.) FYI: While not releasing specific figures on the first printing or the promotional budget, Bantam is saying that Fear Nothing will be backed by "the largest Dean Koontz Consumer Marketing Campaign Ever." (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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