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Strange highways / Dean Koontz.

By: Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Warner Books, c1995Description: 561 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 044651974X.Subject(s): Horror tales, AmericanLOC classification: PS3561.O55 | S69 1995
Contents:
Strange highways -- The black pumpkin -- Miss Attila the Hun -- Down in the darkness -- Ollie's hands -- Snatcher -- Trapped -- Bruno -- We three -- Hardshell -- Kittens -- The night of the storm -- Twilight of the dawn -- Chase.
Summary: Two novels, plus novellas and short stories. In Chase, a killer stalks couples in a lovers' lane, in Down in the Darkness, a Vietnam War veteran revenges himself on the man who tortured him, while The Night of the Storm is on a world ruled by robots.
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PS3561.O55 S69 1995 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001501394

"A Brandon Tartikoff book."

Strange highways -- The black pumpkin -- Miss Attila the Hun -- Down in the darkness -- Ollie's hands -- Snatcher -- Trapped -- Bruno -- We three -- Hardshell -- Kittens -- The night of the storm -- Twilight of the dawn -- Chase.

Two novels, plus novellas and short stories. In Chase, a killer stalks couples in a lovers' lane, in Down in the Darkness, a Vietnam War veteran revenges himself on the man who tortured him, while The Night of the Storm is on a world ruled by robots.

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Library Journal Review

"Strange Highways" is the title story in Koontz's (e.g., The Servants of Twilight, Audio Reviews, LJ 2/1/94) new collection of short stories. Joey Shannon, an alcoholic whose life has been going nowhere for 20 years, returns to his hometown for the funeral of his father. As he leaves town, he gets a mysterious second chance to relive the night in 1975 when his life began its downward spiral: to both literally and figuratively take the road that he didn't originally take. On this road he is supremely tested by conflict with his successful and charismatic older brother P.J., by conflict between his cynicism and his lost faith, and by conflict between the ultimate good and evil. Actor James Spader's reading is somewhat uneven, often invested with the right measure of blasé cynicism but occasionally too rushed and monotonal. Nevertheless, this audiobook will be popular. Recommended for fiction collections.‘Kristen L. Smith, Loras Coll. Lib., Dubuque, Ia. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Dean Koontz was born on July 9, 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania. He received a degree in education from Shippensburg State College in 1967. A former high school English teacher as well as a teacher-counselor with the Appalachian Poverty Program, he began writing as a child to escape an ugly home life caused by his alcoholic father. A prolific writer at a young age, he had sold a dozen novels by the age of 25. Early in his career, he wrote under numerous pen names including David Axton, Brian Coffey, K. R. Dwyer, Leigh Nichols, Richard Paige, and Owen West. He is best known for the books written under his own name, many of which are bestsellers, including Midnight, Cold Fire, The Bad Place, Hideaway, The Husband, Odd Hours, 77 Shadow Street, Innocence, The City, Saint Odd, and The Silent Corner. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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