Review~~’The City’ by Dean Koontz

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True to Dean Koontz’s style he starts the reader off with a great tale of a musical family….Grandfather is a ‘piano man’ , mother is a jazz singer and eight year old Jonah is a wanna be piano man without a piano.  You see, Mom is a single parent, married to an absent, then back again, no good, shiftless man.  Theirs is a tight-knit lower middle class family squeaking by.The.City.Koontzindex

Then on about page 100, the weird stuff starts to happen and you know you are back in another of Koontz’s scary plots.  ‘The City’ does not disappoint;  you’ll love the characters in the story, good and bad.  The story is written in first person from Jonah’s point of view and it certainly took me back to being just a kid with very real monsters under the bed and in the bedroom closet.  And Jonah Kirk is a great kid; not too good, he’s still a kid and isn’t above lying to get out of potential trouble. He has a mentor who becomes an unlikely but loveable friend when he needs a friend the most.
As always, it’s a chilling, terrifying tale where you hope that good triumphs over evil but, not until the last few pages, will you know if Koontz sees it your way.


I don’t know about you other fans out there, but I feel like there isn’t anyone walking around that should be writing ‘reviews’ of Dean Koontz’ s work.  His writing is perfection.  Weaving a tale that not only makes you believe it could happen but penning each word as if it was his last, best work.

So while I’ve been asked to write a ‘review’ it’s more like paying homage to one of the great writers of our time!

Synopsis: The city changed my life and showed me that the world is deeply mysterious. I need to tell you about her and some terrible things and wonderful things and amazing things that happened . . . and how I am still haunted by them. Including one night when I died and woke and lived again.

Here is the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, son of an exceptional singer, grandson of a formidable “piano man,” a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences. Set in a more innocent time not so long ago, The City encompasses a lifetime but unfolds over three extraordinary, heart-racing years of tribulation and triumph, in which Jonah first grasps the electrifying power of music and art, of enduring friendship, of everyday heroes.  (courtesy of


In addition to my twice weekly blog I also feature an interview with another author once a month. So come along with me; we shall sneak into these writers’ special places, be a fly on the wall and watch them create!    Dean Koontz dean2photo_9was interviewed by me June 28th and July 1 in a two part sensational visit with this suspense-thriller mega-star.

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