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e-Book Intensity download

e-Book Intensity download

by Dean Koontz

ISBN: 067942525X
ISBN13: 978-0679425250
Language: English
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; 1st edition (January 13, 1996)
Pages: 307
Category: Genre Fiction
Subategory: Literature

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Rating: 4.4
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Intensity is a novel by the best-selling author Dean Koontz, released in 1995. Chyna Shepard is a college student visiting the family of her friend, Laura Templeton, for a long weekend.

Intensity is a novel by the best-selling author Dean Koontz, released in 1995. Chyna, who was abused and neglected by her mother as a child, finds that the Templeton house provides something she has yearned: acceptance. This comes to a violent end when serial killer Edgler Vess breaks into the house in the night and methodically kills all of the occupants except Laura and Chyna.

Dean Koontz - Intensity Series -. (Mystery, Thriller ) Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa . This book is for Florence Koontz. Hope is the destination that we seek

Dean Koontz - Intensity Series -. (Mystery, Thriller ) Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her be. Hope is the destination that we seek. Love is the road that leads to hope. Courage is the motor that drives us. We travel out of darkness into faith. the book of counted sorrows.

Past midnight, Chyna Shepherd, twenty-six, gazed out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend’s family. Instinct proves reliable. A murderous sociopath, Edgler Forman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside. A self-proclaimed homicidal adventurer, Vess lives only to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse or limits, to live with intensity. Chyna is trapped in his deadly orbit.

Exceptions to this exist, of course, but those two titles seem to get the most love amongst his fanbase.

Dean Koontz, the author of many New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda . I've been such a huge Koontz fan that I kept trying to like this book, and I've resisted saying anything negative

Dean Koontz, the author of many New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirits of their goldens, Trixie and Anna. I've been such a huge Koontz fan that I kept trying to like this book, and I've resisted saying anything negative. But with all the love of another dog and sci-fi fan, this one was not up to standard. Many of the scenes were excruciatingly detailed, losing the page-turning pace I expect from Koontz and boring me into skipping page after page. The bad guy was especially perverse, and we spent far too much time psychoanalyzing this freak.

Have read and enjoyed other books by Dean Koontz. This one not so much. It was full of suspense. Dean Koontz, the author of many New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens, Trixie and Anna. Библиографические данные.

Past midnight, Chyna Shepherd, twenty- six, gazed out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend's family.

Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home of her best friend’s family. A murderous sociopath, Edgler Foreman Vess, has entered the house, intent on killing everyone inside.

Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old woman whose deeply troubled childhood taught her the hard rules of survival, and whose adult life has been an unrelenting struggle for self-respect and safety. Now rare trust has blossomed for Chyna into friendship with the woman whose family home she is visiting for the weekend: a farm in the Napa Valley surrounded by vineyards and hills, which Chyna can see from the guest-room window where she sits at one o'clock in the morning, fully dressed, unable to sleep. Suspicions she learned in childhood still make her uneasy in unfamiliar houses--even this one, where her closest friend is sound asleep down the hall. And in this case her most disturbing instincts prove reliable. A man has entered the house, a man who lives for one purpose: to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse, or limits--to live with intensity.His name is Edgler Foreman Vess. He likes to make words with the letters from his name--GOD, DEMON, SAVE, RAGE, ANGER, FEAR, FOREVER, are just a few of them--and then makes sentences with the words. One of his favorites, GOD FEARS ME, is sometimes the last thing he whispers to his victims. Edgler Vess is a self-proclaimed "homicidal adventurer": On this night, his adventure--murdering everyone in the house--becomes Chyna's long nightmare.Trapped in Vess's deadly orbit, Chyna thinks only of getting out alive. But when she inadvertently learns the identity of Vess's intended next victim, waiting for him far from Napa Valley, Chyna is gripped with concern for this other person, who is as innocent as Chyna, and as endangered. Driven now by a sense of responsibility for another, by a purpose and meaning beyond mere self-preservation, Chyna rises to unexpected heights of courage and daring--her only hope as the threat of Edgler Foreman Vess closes in and grows more horrifying moment by moment.Intensity unfolds over the course of just twenty-four hours, but within that brief time frame, Dean Koontz gives us what is perhaps his most inventive, emotionally intricate, and terrifyingly suspenseful novel yet.
Comments:
Gavinrage
This is one of the most intense books I have ever read! It keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end. The writing is terrific, the characters are well developed and the action leaves you breathless. The author does a wonderful job providing an amazing amount of imaging giving the reader a detailed and often terrifying picture of events. Well done!

Ynye
Within the first few pages this story will grab you by the soul, twist and rip at your core beliefs until you want to scream.... or discontinue the journey... but you cannot. And then that same journey down hill begins anew ..... and will scare the hell out of you.

Lightseeker
Very well written. Heavy--loaded with suspense. I would give it a 10 if I could. Beautiful main character--you will not be able to put it down even when your stomach is so clenched you have to get away from the book to breathe. Great!

Ber
I don't read much Koontz because they're expensive on Kindle, but I found this on Bookbub one day for $1.99 so I snagged it. I'm soooo glad I was able to. This has to be one of the most alarming, horrifying, sinister books I've ever read. I'd give it 10 stars if I could! The story grabbed me from the very beginning and I was in Koontz's grip until the harrowing ending!

My only objection was Chyna's inability to stay away. I wanted to take her by the shoulders and shake her! Some of her decisions were just ridiculous. But without them, I guess we would had had such an intense story, would we?

Preve
I really really enjoyed reading this book and ended up reading it in a couple of nights because I couldn't stop! I've read several of Dean Koontz's books and sometimes he can get too too preachy and religious and it can distract from the story. Sometimes it's appropriate and works with the story and sometimes not. This is one of his books where there was some religion but only in the context of the psycho serial killer. Koontz did a wonderful job with the writing and the whole story played out in my head like a movie. Although I hated Chyna's name, I loved her as a character and was rooting for her the entire time. This is a book that will stay with me for a while and want to reread it already!

Clandratha
I discovered Dean Koontz is a Christian by reading his brilliant introduction to "A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy" by Wesley Smith. I decided to read Koontz' own work for the first time because I wanted to see how his worldview comes through in his fiction. Most won't notice or care, but the antagonist is a product of existential nihilism whose life pursuit is feeding his "reptilian" desires while the protagonist is one holding to a traditional moral view and who sees a world of personal responsibility, hope, and meaning. I could go on with observations of symbolism and irony but I don't want to spoil it. It is not the best story I've ever read, but it's adequately entertaining and gets the point across.

"She had to trust that there was justice in the universe and meaning in the redwood mists, for without that trust, she would be no better than Edgler Vess, no better than a mindlessly seeking palmetto beetle."

Small Black
Chyna Shepard and Laura Templeton are college schoolmates and friends. They're both going to Laura's parents house to visit with them for the weekend. It's supposed to be a nice relaxing weekend, but when Chyna hears an intruder in the night, plans soon turn array. Chyna quickly turns into survival mode when she suspects an intruder. Having been sheparded around most of her young life with a neglectful mother and her mother's abusive boyfriends, Chyna knows how to run and hide to survive. Her instincts tell her when to hide and when to move and serve her pretty well. The intruder, Edglar Vess, appears to be a very efficient killing machine. When Chyna is able to get to the other rooms in the house, she discover the Templetons dead and posed for gruesome effect. Chyna is determined to find out who the killer is and ensure he pays for the destruction he's caused. It will take all her courage, strength, and determination to make it through and come out alive.

The book delivered on its promise, it really was an intense ride. Edglar Vess is definitely a messed up guy. He likes to live with intensity and doesn't value pleasure over pain. They are all sensations that should be taken in. He loves to inflict psychological and physical pain on his victims and appears to be very good at it. Very disturbing. There were many times during the book I couldn't believe that Chyna was pressing on. It was like a horror movie where you scream at the girl to run out of the house, but instead she runs up the stairs. Chyna kept perpetually putting herself back in danger to get to the truth. I thought it would really get on my nerves, but ended up not being too bad. Over the top a bit, but definitely a suspenseful ride.

This is the first novel I have read by this author. I was glued to my Kindle. I thought the end was cheesy though. But overall really good. I'd recommend it.

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