Koontz’s novels crest bestseller lists not only for their heart-pounding horrors but also for their celebration of righteousness and redemption. HIDEAWAY was the first novel of mine that elicited a pleasing quantity of hate mail. The volume of hate was never so great that the postal. He was clinically dead after the accident—but was miraculously revived. Now Hatch Harrison and his wife, Lindsey, approach each day with a.
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Preview — Hideaway by Dean Koontz. Hideaway by Dean Koontz Goodreads Author. He was clinically dead after the accident—but was miraculously revived.
Now Hatch Harrison and his wife approach each day with a new appreciation for life. But something has come back with Hatch from the other side. A terrible presence that links his mind to a psychotic’s, so that a force of murderous rage bideaway through him. Mass Market Paperbackpages.
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Is the theme of the book basically about good vs. Theresa Kana brown Yes it is mostly, but its also about how evil returned to the world after someone died and was hideawag back to life. See 2 questions about Hideaway…. Lists with This Book. Jul 04, Fred rated it it was amazing Shelves: They go on a trip to forget their lose. But it appears Hatch drowned then saved in a hospital by obsessive Dr.
Nyebern to prevent Hatch’s brain damage. He places nightmares on Hatch to hurt others. He takes other victims to his “Hideaway” Funhouse park. Then he takes Regina to his collection. What could Hatch do? Typical Koontz horror book, it’s a good read. Jonas Nyebem resuscitates him with the “Vassago” spirit killing others. Vassago did take their adopted child Regina to his “hideaway”, a deserted amusement park.
Nyebem other spirit was Jeremy, he stop bringing people from the dead, creating psychotic killers? I did have some problems following the book, this synopsis looks better by others. I allowed my many library books to jump ahead of finishing Hideaway, which I own.
However it’s a superb book! A great mix of everyday horror with very real, average characters. As Koontz addressed at hidewaay end of the book, the good vs evil theme struck a cord in a lot of readers. I found this storyline definitely added to the reality, especially as shown through the eyes of Regina, a 12 year old orphaned girl.
I recommend this book as a great thriller! Jun 20, Mike rated it did not like it Recommends it for: View all 17 comments. Feb 08, Corey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Having been trying to finish the Odd Thomas series, I tried very hard to push through 6, but I just couldn’t do it, the series started out good but now it just feels like it’s lost it’s magic.
So for the longest time I kind of lost interest in Dean Koontz. But I went ,oontz my whole collection of books, and I remember how much I loved a lot of his hkdeaway books or even his stand-alone ones, some of my favorites being Watchers, Lightning, and Intensity! So I decided to give Hideaway a shot, and I Having been trying to finish the Odd Thomas series, I tried very hard to push through 6, but I just couldn’t do it, the series started out good but now it just feels like it’s lost it’s magic.
So I decided to give Hideaway a shot, and I didn’t come back disappointed! Hjdeaway introduces us to ordinary couple Hatch and Lindsey Harrison, who one day during a storm are out driving on a highway, when they are swerved off the road by a drunk driver, resulting in their car to crash. Lindsey survived but Hatch was clinically dead, but is miraculously revived by Doctors after dead for 80 minutes.
Now Hatch and Lindsey go on with their lives, adopting a young girl named Regina, and everything seems to be looking up for them, until Hatch realizes that following his resurrection, he has developed telepathic powers linking koonhz a serial killer know only as Vassago, who is going around killing everyone that Hatch’s mind becomes connected with.
Now to protect his family, Hatch realizes he may be the only capable of putting Vassago down. A great storyline, great plot, great characters, and a big twist at the end which I never saw coming!
View all 4 comments. I have read Hideaway three times.
I used an audiobook by Brilliance Audio to help me through this the second and third time – at the end of that program is a fun, insightful interview with Dean Koontz.
I love the character of Regina. I love the setting of an abandoned amusement park.
This story tells of interconnections and Koontz is not afraid to explore very dark territory. Storytellers such as Dean Koontz are a gift to the world. It was a throbbing heart, trailing torn arteries and veins. It was pulsing not because it was alive but because a mass of worms and sarcophagus beetles churned within its rotting chambers.
He remembered the bat that had swooped into the service station lights to snatch the hapless moth out of the air, eating it alive. For a proper burial, they’ll need to know where to find his nose. Look up his back end.
He stuck it in my business, so I stuck it in his. If he’d had any manners, I would have treated him better. I’m sorry, sir, if this behavior distresses you. Each participant perceives it in a different way and takes from it a different lesson than do his or her compatriots. Koontz’s novels range anywhere from awful to brilliant.
After reading a couple of his more mediocre ones in high school, I had pretty much written him off as a poor man’s Stephen King and moved on to other horror writers like Clive Barker and H. Hideaway, though, showcases Koontz at the height of his talent, and it’s a surprisingly powerful, intensely gruesome read. I decided to give it a chance–partly because I found it at a thrift shop for less than a dollar, and partly because I Konotz novels range anywhere from awful to brilliant.
I decided to give it a chance–partly because I found it at a thrift shop for less than a dollar, and partly because I had seen the movie version and thought it to be the best of Koontz’s film adaptations. Talk about getting my money’s worth Although these days Koontz has adopted a faster paced, more modern writing style, Hideaway was written back in the day when Koontz wrote in a style similar to Stephen King causing endless comparisons to each other: For the most part, King did it consistently better–thus my reason for abandoning Koontz for pretty much the entire last decade–but Hideaway shows that that wasn’t always the case.
Though it’s not as good as King at his best i. The Stand, It, etc. Hideaway sticks in my mind as having the best literary rendering of a car crash that I have ever read, and also one of the most believably twisted villains I have ever ddan across. It’s a little too drawn-out, and some things work out a little too conveniently, but those are minor complaints.
The movie version is also worth a look, as it improves on the plot somewhat Aug 05, Karen B. I just really want to add to my previous review; This time around I really enjoyed this book and what made it different for me was that I paid more attention to the ending and there were several things I liked about it. Mar 30, jv poore hdeaway it really liked it. Classic, suspense-filled Dean Koontz. Koontz introduces at least one character that the reader simply falls for, and this is no exception with the funky, spirited young Regina completing a circle that has been open too long with the book’s main characters, a couple that had been merely existing for many years.
A brush with death revitalizes the relationship, but also initiates a creepy, spine-tingling connection with evil. I could not read this fast enough. One indication that thi Classic, suspense-filled Dean Koontz. One indication that this is an earlier novel by Mr. Koontz is the too-pat wrapping up of the intrical supporting character–the esteemed doctor, who esentially, albeit unknowingly, created the chaos.
Aug 29, Sarah rated it really liked it. I loved the characterization dran this book. I have found that on the surface, Dean Koontz may appear to be a shallow, mass producer of books, but as I read more of them I realize how well-developed many of his hidewaay are.
He has a strong theme of the battle between good and evil in many of his books that I find I really enjoy. I particularly liked the big reveal at the end of this book that explained why the mian character Hatch was able to channel the demon Vassago. Hudeaway was a movie made of I loved the characterization in this book. There was a movie made of this book which I have never seen and do not plan to after reading Dean Koontz’s thoughts about it.