Possible ex library copy, thatll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Tick tock by dean koontz tick tock takes place in present day southern california. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 448 pages and is available in hardcover format. Tick tock was a book i had read like 15 years ago and i had recalled enjoying it a lot so i gave it five stars. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 352 pages and is available in paperback format. When he brings it inside his house, it begins to grow until it becomes a formidible monster. Tommy phan is a successful detective novelist, living the american dream in southern california. Free download or read online tick tock pdf epub michael bennett series book. Pdf tick tock book by dean koontz free download 352 pages. Several viewers of the film noticed striking similarities between the plot of the film high tension and the plot of intensity. Dean koontz s book the eyes of darkness is getting a lot of renewed attention now, despite being nearly 40 years old. Heck, even the cover art works well with the book on this one. I hate romance novels but adore love stories, like this one. Accessories such as cd, codes, toys, may not be included.
But what makes these tales even more captivating are the elements of horror, fantasy, and suspense thrown in. The relationship that develops between del and tommy is one of koontz s more enjoyable ones. Dean koontz has published over 100 novels in many genres like science fiction, horror, and romance. Start a free 30day trial today and get your first audiobook free. R dwyer, leonard chris, deanna dwyer, david axton, owen west, aaron wolfe and richard paige. The book chronicles the night from hell for tommy phan.
Dean koontz, quote from tick tock about the author. The young man escapes his house, and the monster or. He gets a bit weird at times but overall not too bad. However, he also adds elements of other genres such as horror, scifi, mystery and satire. The subplot of protagonist tommy phans struggle to reconcile his familys tenacious hold on their vietnamese roots with his. Suspense, fantasy, horror, and heart combine in koontz s novels in equal measure to create unforgettable stories. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title tick tock. The gripping new crime thriller from the million copy bestseller ds grace allendale series book 2. One of dean koontz s pen names was inspired by his dog, trixie koontz, a golden retriever, shown in many of his book jacket photos. This book is my favorite koontz novel that outdoes all his latest books and many other he wrote. He has spawned dozens of books in his real name and under aliases such as brian coffey, leigh nichols, k. Its undercurrent themes of paganism and magick are obvious to anybody who has an interest in the craft, while to others the mix of genres in this novel make it a very interesting read.
Tick tock by koontz, dean and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. He has been married to gerda ann cerra since october 15, 1966. Tommy phan is a 30yearold vietnameseamerican detective and novelist living in southern california, and a chaser of the american dream. Anyone who has read a dean koontz book will surely say he is a master at his work. Tick tock by dean koontz 2012, paperback for sale online. The author of numerous bestsellers, dean koontz, dubbed one of the master storytellers of this or any age, is the creator of odd thomas, the eminently likeable fry cook with occult powers. Tick tock unabridged tick tock unabridged audiobook, by dean koontz. He is 30 years old, and a successful novelist living in southern california trying.
I love how they are goofy yet cool with just enough mystery about them. Many products and services offer lexile measures for their books and reading materials. Tick tock has 2 available editions to buy at half price books marketplace. I love dean koontz books, i have ever since i read odd thomas my fave. The main characters of this mystery, fiction story are michael bennett, emily parker. Ticktock, a 1996 comedyhorror novel by dean koontz. With help coming from an unlikely but wonderful source tommy strives to outrun the monster, trying to stay one step ahead until he can surpass the deadline and survive. Jan 01, 1996 dean koontz created a real page turner in tick tock. Tommy phan is a successful detective novelist living the american dream in southern california. Somehow the book does not fit koontz as it is so funny and perhaps written by somebody else perhaps that is why there is no sequel. He is a writer and producer, known for odd thomas 20, phantoms 1998 and watchers 1988. Read tick tock book online free from your iphone, ipad, android, pc, mobile. Intensity was made into a twopart tv movie in 1997 that first aired in america on the fox network.
This is me and my friends book trailer for tick tock by dean koontz. Complete information about dean koontz books both fiction and nonfiction, short stories, and poetry. I love how he makes all the characters ive read, so far, so human. It was the first of over a dozen science fiction novels that followed. One of the more interesting books from dean koontz is tick tock. Tick tock book by dean koontz 2 available editions. Strangers, phantoms, the bad place, cold fire, watchers terrible movie made from the book, winter moon, hideaway another poor movie made from his book, the house of thunder, and intensity finally a decent movie made from his work. Very slow at first, but it picked up, started to put it down,then it got interesting, weird, lots of action, first time i had read dean koontz. It truly brings a new meaning to the phrase opposites attract. Tick tock read free novels online by dean koontz in read. Its a simple doll, covered entirely in white cloth, with crossed black stitches for the eyes and mouth, and another pair forming an x.
I listened to an audiobook version of tick tock on audible. Tick tock written by tony crites on april th, 2007. Tick tock by dean koontz what movies, what books, with all sorts of dollsmurderers, always lead to confusion. Dean koontz 48 books frankenstein midnight ticktock.
A young author recieves a small rag doll on his doorstep one night. Do you think that dean koontz is a terrible author. Listen to ticktock a novel by dean koontz available from rakuten kobo. It kept my interest and had me curious as to what was next. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Today i finished dean koontz book the voice of the night. Dean koontz explains that the reason this book came out in paperback without first being published as a hardcover is because he felt the story was too short to expect readers to pay hardcover pricess. Tick tock is about a vietnameseamerica male, tommy, he likes to be called, who finds a somewhat mysterious doll outside his doorstep one night. We are working with the hundreds of companies that partner with us to transition them to the more precise lexile measures. If you like thrilling stories that stretch the boundaries of reality, then check out these books to read if you like dean koontz.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading ticktock. A novel and millions of other books are available for instant access. Buy a cheap copy of ticktock by dean koontz 1568652879 9781568652870 a gently used book at a great low price. Tommy phan, a successful detective novelist, comes home one evening to.
Books are seen by some as a throwback to a previous world. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Pdf tick tock book michael bennett free download 448 pages. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Dean koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler the times. Apr 16, 2010 this is me and my friends book trailer for tick tock by dean koontz.
Ticktock by dean koontz book cover, description, publication history. I remember there being a doll that morphs into a monster that chases the main character around and my memory seemed to recall that it was one of the best koontz books id read at the time. Why is dean koontz loathed in such heinous fashion. Ticktock ebook by dean koontz 9780307414175 rakuten kobo. Ticktock however is a completely fresh novel and one that packs a punch. The two fall in love during the events of the book and eventually get married. Tiktok, a 1983 sciencefiction novel by john sladek. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. Tick tock is the story of a single night in the life of tommy phan, a vietnamese american who. The book mentions a deadly virus called the wuhan 400, which he described as a severe pneumonialike illness that spreads attacking the lungs and bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Velocity is the first dean koontz novel that i have read, primarily because he writes in a genre i am not particularly fond of.
The first edition of the novel was published in january 1st 1996, and was written by dean koontz. Ticktock does deviate from the norm of the usual koontz novels, but that makes it unique. Trixie originally was a service dog with canine companions for independence cci, a charitable organization that provides service dogs for people with disabilities. Koontz felt this book was too short to justify asking readers to pay hardcover prices so it was released directly as a paperback since then a hardcover edition has been made available. Ill tell you up front one complaint that keeps it from being a 5 star its only one book. Dean has published over a hundred pieces of work to date, mostly of the suspensethriller genre that heavily involve science fiction. Free download or read online tick tock pdf epub book. Its about a vietnameseamerican family with authentic vietnamese traditions they follow here in. Songs tic toc song, by lords of the underground tic toc, a song by 6ix9ine featuring lil baby from dummy boy tic toc, a song by baby cham from ghetto story. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text.
Visit us to find signed books by the author online today. Written by dean koontz, audiobook narrated by graham halstead. His books were so bad they were fun to read, but i lost about 60% of my intelligence after reading them. One evening he comes home to find a small rag doll on his doorstep. Tick tock is about a vietnameseamerica male, tommy, he likes to be called. Later he hears an odd popping sound and is intrigued to find it coming to life. Actually thats not really true i like a good thriller, but i am a pretty squeamish kind of guy, and koontz or so the book blurbs would imply has a tendency to delve. Maybe i shouldnt say this, but ticktock is such a good story it is worth a hardcover price. Dean koontz ticktock hope you enjoy this book start dean koontz ticktock to see what we have never seen, to be wh.
This book showcases koontz s character development at its best, and supplies a perfect mixture of horror, suspense, humor, and. Provides a summary of each fiction novel, including pseudonyms used, and books made into movies and audio books. Dean koontz horror books lot of 48 pbhc frankenstein midnight ticktock intensity. Ticktock by dean koontz overview tommy phan is a 30yearold vietnameseamerican detective and novelist living in southern california, and a chaser of the american dream. Koontz was born on july 9, 1945 in everett, pennsylvania, usa as dean ray koontz. He studied in shippensburg state college and graduated from there. From bestselling author dean koontz comes an ebook original novella, the first of two tales that pave the way for ashley bell, his new novel of dark suspense. Perfect for fans of richard laymon and harlan coben. Dean koontz created a real page turner in tick tock.
Overall, tick tock is now one of my favorite koontz books. I read some of his books many years ago when i was broke and living in a hostel, suffering from clinical depression. When tommy phan discovers a mysterious rag doll on his doorstep one day, hes curious but tries to. Koontz or dean ray koontz was born on 9th july, 1945 in everett, pennsylvania. A strange doll is left on tommy phans front steps, stranger than anyone could ever imagine.
Its about a vietnameseamerican family with authentic vietnamese traditions they follow here in america with the exception of tommy their son. All in all an excellent novel, koontz paces the novel wonderfully. Thats the kind of feeling you get when you read a great thriller. The message that appears on his computer screen is clear on this. Dean koontz is an extremely prolific author known for his suspense thriller novels. Its a simple doll, covered entirely in white cloth, with crossed black stitches for the eyes and mouth, and another pair forming an x over the heart. Tick tock by dean koontz 1997, hardcover for sale online. May 12, 2010 tommy phan is a successful detective novelist, living the american dream in southern california. He brings the doll inside and from there his life is turned upside down. After that he worked as a teacher for an antipoverty campaign in the 60s. Both dean koontz and stephen king were huge influences on me. The first edition of the novel was published in december 25th 2010, and was written by james patterson. Tick tock dean koontz this was the first book i have read by dean koontz and i must say i have not stopped since that one book was given to me15 years ago.750 1352 1560 1503 787 850 1037 1180 807 489 1159 1260 674 1078 763 1017 947 780 695 510 1081 684 1554 1346 980 424 660 1524 941 1023 551 379 1086 640 258 1405 313 241 369 1353 1015 603 979