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  • Title: Velocity
  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • ISBN: 9780553588255
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Dean Koontz s unique talent for writing terrifying thrillers with a heart and soul is nowhere evident than in this latest suspense masterpiece that pits one man against the ultimate deadline If there were speed limits for the sheer pulse racing excitement allowed in one novel, Velocity would break them all Get ready for the ride of your life Velocity Bill Wile isDean Koontz s unique talent for writing terrifying thrillers with a heart and soul is nowhere evident than in this latest suspense masterpiece that pits one man against the ultimate deadline If there were speed limits for the sheer pulse racing excitement allowed in one novel, Velocity would break them all Get ready for the ride of your life Velocity Bill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life But that is about to change One evening, after his usual eight hour bartending shift, he finds a typewritten note under the windshield wiper of his car If you don t take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work You have four hours to decide The choice is yours It seems like a sick joke, and Bill s friend on the police force, Lanny Olson, thinks so too His advice to Bill is to go home and forget about it Besides, what could they do even if they took the note seriously No crime has actually been committed But less than twenty four hours later, a young blond schoolteacher is found murdered, and it s Bill s fault he didn t convince the police to get involved Now he s got another note, another deadline, another ultimatumd two new lives hanging in the balance Suddenly Bill s average, seemingly innocuous life takes on the dimensions and speed of an accelerating nightmare Because the notes are coming faster, the deadlines growing tighter, and the killer becoming bolder and crueler with every communication until Bill is isolated with the terrifying knowledge that he alone has the power of life and death over a psychopath s innocent victims Until the struggle between good and evil is intensely personal Until the most chilling words of all are The choice is yours.
    Velocity Dean Koontz s unique talent for writing terrifying thrillers with a heart and soul is nowhere evident than in this latest suspense masterpiece that pits one man against the ultimate deadline If there

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    1. This is indeed a novel with speed incorporated As the title Velocity hints the rhythm of the narrative A clear fast tempo.You are barely getting comfy in your seat when you realize that you need to fasten your seatbelt right away The premise is simple but performed in a brilliant and very entertaining way.I liked real quick the protagonist and I fear even quicker from the antagonist Nothing is left to the chance You will witness a carefull crafted masterful plan by the villain.I enjoyed in the w [...]

    2. A very weak novel by Koontz it s like he was contradicting himself when he gave the book a title of Velocity when in reality it was slow as shit The main character was really likable at first, but he slowly became boring as the novel went by I didn t seem to hold my interest because most of the book contained nothing but jibber jabber A lot of useless stuff written just for the novel to be longer than it should be The amount of useless things said over powered the little of action that the novel [...]

    3. Usually people go on smoke breaks at work to take a break from their routine paper pushing to talk all raw about chicks and cuss a lot Thank god where I work I can do these things from the comfort of my desk, so when I go on a smoke break I can talk about things that actually take up to ten minutes to discuss seeing as I ve been seeing the same chick for years I don t have much in the way of interesting conversation anyway Sometimes I will rap about the futility of Chicago football, usually I m [...]

    4. Velocity is the essence of mass market fiction Billy Wiles, an everyman bartender finds a note under the windshield of his car If he takes it to the police, a schoolteacher will die If he doesn t, an old woman will be killed Billy visits his cop friend and tells him about the note The cop thinks it s a hoax and tells Billy to dismiss it It turns out it s not the schoolteacher dies Billy starts receiving other notes, forcing our bartender to choose the fate of people that are close to him.Velocit [...]

    5. This is the first Dean Koontz novel I have ever read I had thought of him as a sort of lesser version of Stephen King pulpy and popular While there was that in this novel, it was well crafted The protagonist, Billy Wiles, proved to be a complex character The identity of the villain was kept secret until close to the end And there were literary allusions sprinkled throughout the book, which was a refreshing surprise The final scene seemed a little facile, and the villain seemed a little too much [...]

    6. Not the best Dean Koontz I have ever read but I still enjoyed it very much The best part is the way he develops Billy s character from the start of the book to the end Who would have thought such an ordinary man could be capable of such extraordinary things The ending is clever too Just as the reader thinks it is all over isn t This is why I enjoy this author so much He doesn t need me to be analytical or critical all I have to do is sit back and enjoy the fun.

    7. Koontz s Velocity is an utterly satisfying and exciting thriller The characters are so intricate and the story detailed I thought I had it figured out about half way through but instead Koontz through me for a loop, and a good one it was I highly recommend Velocity.

    8. If you are an avid reader of thrillers, you are instantly hooked when you read the backcover of Dean Koontz s novels written between 1995 2010 The bad thing about his novels is that the premises are very good but the novels lack execution This is also the case of this 2005 novel called Velocity translated into Romanian by Liviu Radu a good translation where the premise is very entertaining and it could have made a solid thriller if Koontz wouldn t have mixed genres and if he would have paid att [...]

    9. This book was an easy read couldn t put the book down Very interesting, and really makes you think What would you do, if you were given a choice like this

    10. Maybe only 3.5 starsThis book was a bit of a misnomer for me I thought the beginning was unique, intense, dripping with dark humor, and full of cliffhangers At that point, each chapter added and to the speed of the story as the velocity increased and Billy s life quickly careened off course.Then, about halfway through, the breaks were thrown on Gone were the cliffhangers The shorter, intense chapters became interspersed with longer, introspective chapters as Billy came closer to determining [...]

    11. Velocity starts with death by garden gnome and gets weirder from there.The back of the book has the message If you don t take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work You have four hours to decide The choice is yours Going on that piece of information alone, one might think that Velocity will be a typical ticking time bomb type thriller it isn t.Bill [...]

    12. This is only my second Koontz, and it was a big upgrade from my first experience with this author Velocity is an appropriately named title for this quick read This is one of those edge of your seat experiences I m usually pretty good at guessing who the villain is, but Koontz managed to keep me in suspense till almost the very end I half guessed correctly, but I didn t see the second punch coming Way to go Mr Koontz

    13. Dean Koontz s unique talent for writing terrifying thrillers with a heart and soul is nowhere evident than in this latest suspense masterpiece that pits one man against the ultimate deadline If there were speed limits for the sheer pulse racing excitement allowed in one novel, Velocity would break them all Get ready for the ride of your life.VelocityBill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life But that is about to change One evening, after his usual eight hour bar [...]

    14. Velocity certainly interested me enough to encourage quick reading, so the skeleton of the story can t be that bad But I can only give it the two star it s okay rating because everything about the novel, except its spine, seemed to be too thin I guess I mean that several things happened so quickly that Koontz forgot to make any explanatory links between them The novel felt very thrown together, as if maybe the author had promised to write something, but was very behind Variations on the unbeliev [...]

    15. Velocity by Dean Koontz Napa County California seems to be a quiet place were not much really happens but things change when Billy Whiles gets off work at the local bar and finds a note under his windshield stating If you don t take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work You have four hours to decide The choice is yours Billy takes the note to a fri [...]

    16. I like suspense and danger but not this type of suspense and danger.I purchased this three years ago I could not finish it I did not do a review at the time thinking Koontz was not an author for me Recently I read Lightning by Koontz and loved it Therefore I m now reading several of his books I m posting this as part of a group of reviews for comparison purposes for readers who have tastes similar to mine.I was frustrated, afraid, and felt hopeless watching Bill being threatened and manipulated [...]

    17. I read a lot of Dean Koontz books in my teenage years His writing style is very easy to adapt to and the stories are usually fast paced and fun I have found that his books can be hit or missI loved some and couldn t finish others Velocity ranks as one of my favorites by Koontz.The Good The author wastes no time in getting the story started The reader is emerged in the action and adventure from the first chapter The game of cat and mouse that is played between Billy and the unknown killer was a l [...]

    18. I loved this book The character development was incredible, as in almost all Koontz novels, and Billy felt like a real person I loved the ending and the twist, I was sitting on my couch going Oooohhhhh Those are the best moments that only an amazing book can bring Must read

    19. Velocity is the first Dean Koontz novel that I have read, primarily because he writes in a genre I am not particularly fond of Actually that s 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 into the darker and horrific sides of human nature Having said that, I must admit I really enjoyed Velocity I couldn t put it down, turning the pages into the wee small hours of the morning.Generally, I don [...]

    20. An incredibly satisfying ending I will be writing a detailed review of this book later In the wake of all the horror, adrenaline and breathlessness, all I can say right now is that I absolutely loved this thrilling tale.

    21. Velocity was the first book that I ever read by Dean Koontz The idea of the book was original and creative The plot alone was interesting enough to ensure that the book wouldn t be bad but that doesn t mean that it didn t disappoint.The first chapter throws Bill into a crazy inescapable situation and you re immediately eager to find out what Bill will chose and what the next note will bring There are a lot of questions the reader will develop throughout the story because the source of the notes [...]

    22. Another horror thriller author that I love to read Again it is horror thriller time of the year so Koontz is perfect for the occasion.Now reading this I was getting a little bored It wasn t quite the thriller I thought it was going to be It s definitely not my favorite writing from Koontz He tended to explain certain events or objects that really didn t belong to the story He also made a character, Lanny, who didn t seem to be the brightest cop in the Napa Valley The story just wasn t a full hoo [...]

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