Want to read a scary book with a heart of gold? Gold-en retriever, that is. Koontz introduces us to Einstein, the smartest dog in the world, and The Outsider, the unfortunate byproduct of mad-scientist type biological engineering. Classic Koontz, and a great dog story, as well as a thrilling read.Recommended by Frank W.
The Shining is a wonderful mash-up of stories: haunted house (the hotel is a really big house for the Torrance family), extra-sensory perception, family dynamics in an extreme isolation experience, full-on madness. This book has become part of our popular culture. It's still as scary as they come.Recommended by Frank W.
Justin Cronin brings his trilogy to a satisfying conclusion. The focus on Zero (and his haunting story) and the coda that completes the story are both unexpected and moving. The characters we've come to know — Amy, Alicia, Peter, Michael, and others — are back, as well as new characters who bring new dimensions to the story. Speaking of dimensions, this concluding book is expansive in scope in both time and geography. If you've read and enjoyed... (read more)Recommended by Frank W.
This is one of my favorite books. The story follows three police chiefs in a small Georgia town as they track a serial killer over 40 years. Originally intended as a stand-alone novel, Chiefs begins the story of Will Lee who is central to other novels, such as Grass Roots.Recommended by Frank W.