The City

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Random House Publishing Group, 2014 - Fiction - 398 pages
327 Reviews
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Dean Koontz is at the peak of his acclaimed powers with this major new novel.

 
A young boy, a musical prodigy, discovering life's wonders--and mortal dangers.
His best friend, also a gifted musician, who will share his journey into destiny.
His remarkable family, tested by the extremes of evil and bound by the depths of love . . . on a collision course with a band of killers about to unleash anarchy.
And two unlikely allies, an everyday hero tempered by the past and a woman of mystery who holds the key to the future.

These are the people of The City, a place where enchantment and malice entwine, courage and honor are found in the most unexpected quarters, and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart. Brilliantly illumined by magic dark and light, their unforgettable story is a riveting, soul-stirring saga that speaks to everyone, a major milestone in the celebrated career of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz and a dazzling realization of the evergreen dreams we all share.

Acclaim for Dean Koontz
 
"A rarity among bestselling writers, Koontz continues to pursue new ways of telling stories, never content with repeating himself."--Chicago Sun-Times
 
"Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose. 'Serious' writers . . . might do well to examine his technique."--The New York Times Book Review
 
"[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match."--Los Angeles Times
 
"Koontz is a superb plotter and wordsmith. He chronicles the hopes and fears of our time in broad strokes and fine detail, using popular fiction to explore the human condition."--USA Today
 
"Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of [Koontz's] work. . . . One of the master storytellers of this or any age."--The Tampa Tribune
 
"A literary juggler."--The Times (London)


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Great character development but too slow for my taste - Goodreads
Where the book fell down for me was in its pacing. - Goodreads
Dean Koontz is an amazing writer. - Goodreads
Much of the writing is prose. - Goodreads
The ending brought tears to my eyes. - Goodreads
Beautiful language, good life advice. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Connie Wisniewski - Goodreads

The basic story of The City was good, but it was very slow reading. I took some time to find out what was really going on. I love Dean Koontz but his older books were much better. Great characters and good plots, but slow. Read full review

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User Review  - Sheila Waddell - Goodreads

What an awesome book - not at all what I expected but a great story with great characters. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Anna, and the enduring spirit of their golden, Trixie.

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