Tommy Phan is a successful detective novelist living the American dream in Southern California. One evening he comes home to find a small rag doll on his. Ticktock: A Novel [Dean Koontz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Tommy Phan is a successful detective novelist living the American. TickTock by Dean Koontz – book cover, description, publication history.

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This was a pretty weird story and takes an interesting turn. Great setting and good story line! It’s very absurd, fast-paced and engaging.

Reading this book made me feel really tense because when Tommy was running for his life sometimes the doll would get really close to getting him. This book is one of his earlier works and harkens back to the way he did write novels.

Mainly because of my enduring love for Carey Grant. To maybe see if it stood the test of time, and if I loved it just as much. This article has multiple issues.

It was sort of a horror-comedy. With a novel a year hitting the bookshelves he was as prolific a writer as Stephen King. The descriptions of the arctic and the weather conditions are awesome.

Tick Tock | Dean Koontz

The voodoo doll was enough for me. I liked the book. This novel isn’t as scary as his other works because he added humor to the mix and at times I did giggle out loud. Not exactly the general story and developing but the mood of the storyline. Deliverance is very much a kick ass female heroine in this one.


The only reason I gave it a four is because the beginning started off super interesting then there was a couple chapters that were somewhat boring.

Product details Mass Market Paperback: This article consists almost entirely of a plot summary. One problem I notice with some authors when it comes to writing novels where a deadline is a theme, is that they are extremely long winded and you often wonder how long can this night possibly last or too short and leaves you thinking, den that was quick”.

The message that appears on his computer screen is clear on this.

Ticktock : A chilling thriller of predator and prey

He has too many questions, no answers, and very little time. You could cut this page book down to pages and not skip a beat. He has too many questions, no answers, and very little time. The beast that wouldn’t die. His life is filled with the fascinating rituals of one who must embrace the dark. But instead of toock comments that show that Del knows more about what’s going on dfan Tommy, dena narrator constantly adds inflection that makes it flirtatious or smug or whatever.

It was just fitting, here in this novel. When he picks up the doll, he feels something pulsing in its chest. Oct tuck, Fred rated it really liked it Shelves: Book published by Headline in July Most Helpful Most Recent. I knew that he wrote this because the other books he was writing got too intense but I was intrigued by the afterword.


But there was a point where I could take no more. After bringing the doll into his house Tommy lives to regret it. This book defines what Dean Koontz is all about. Return to Book Page.

Just try to read this book, Ticktock and Life Expectancy with some time in between of each of them. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Then out of no where it comes alive and is on a mission to kill Tommy. Do you dare step through the red door? If you enjoy the site please consider a small donation towards the cost of the upkeep and development of SFBook. This is when things start getting really weird.

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That’s my other gripe. Her character was a bit “out there”, weirdshe was sort of an oddball.

It pains me to say that around mid-chapter eight I got a sense of the end coming and I knew it was going to be bad. To view it, click here.

I know that people have said Koontz isn’t the same writer he once was. Moontz all 11 comments. A book I wish I could un-read and have my time back.