Just Scary Enough

Dean Koontz has long been one of my favorite authors. He's just scary enough to give me shivers...without a side of nightmares.

And unlike some other really prolific writers, Koontz' work is consistently very high quality.  He's good at his craft; descriptive without falling into purple prose (much), able to build strong, believable characters.  He even can create and use sexual tension without being XXX rated.

To me, though, the key part is plot.  And Dean Koontz just keeps turning out one great plot after another.  Even when I can guess where it's going (the pretty girl always survives, and may well kill the monster) the twists and turns he writes makes it worth the ride.

So yeah.  I salute you, Mr. Koontz.  Keep writing, and I'll keep reading!
Plaid Plaid
31-35, F
Nov 27, 2012