Õ Ticktock || ☆ PDF Read by Ò Dean Koontz

  • Title: Ticktock
  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • ISBN: 9780345384300
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

  • 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 doorstep It s a simple doll, covered entirely in white cloth, with crossed black stitches for the eyes and mouth, and another pair forming an X over the heart Curious, he brings it inside.That night Tommy hears an odd pTommy 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 doorstep It s a simple doll, covered entirely in white cloth, with crossed black stitches for the eyes and mouth, and another pair forming an X over the heart Curious, he brings it inside.That night Tommy hears an odd popping sound and looks up to see the stitches breaking over the doll s heart And in minutes the fabric of Tommy Phan s reality will be torn apart Something terrifying emerges from the pristine white cloth, something that will follow Tommy wherever he goes Something that he can t destroy It wants Tommy s life, and he doesn t know why He has only one ally, a beautiful, strangely intuitive waitress he meets by chance or by a design far beyond his comprehension He has too many questions, no answers, and very little time Because the vicious and demonically clever doll has left this warning on Tommy s computer screen The deadline is dawn.TicktockTime is running out.
    Dean Koontz
    Acknowledged as America s most popular suspense novelist Rolling Stone and as one of today s most celebrated and successful writers, Dean Ray Koontz has earned the devotion of millions of readers around the world and the praise of critics everywhere for tales of character, mystery, and adventure that strike to the core of what it means to be human.Dean R Koontz has also published under the names Leigh Nichols, Brian Coffey, David Axton, Owen West, Deanna Dwyer and Aaron Wolfe.Dean, the author of many 1 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 AnnaE SILENT CORNER is available 6.20.17Facebook Facebook DeanKoontzOfficialTwitter DeanKoontzWebsite DeanKoontz


    Creepy fun reading!LAUGHING WHILE CREEPING OUT!This is a great novel, only that curiously when I bought this book, I bought also, another novel by Dean Koontz titled "Life Expectancy" (you can see my review of that book here: Life Expectancy . I comment this, since I found both novels quite similar.Not exactly the general story and developing but the mood of the storyline.I totally adored Life Expectancy and I jumped right after that book to read this one and I was like "Mmh, I'm feeling like de [...]

    Do you like horror and suspense but are looking for something light and humorous in the genre? Did you just finish a massive, heavy novel and you need a quick getaway? Give Tick Tock a try - it is clever, unusual, and often hilarious. You may or may not like it, but does it hurt to give it a try?

    Tommy Phan buys a new Corvette and, pleased with his purchase, he cruises around for awhile in his dream car. After he gets home the doorbell at the front of his house rings. When he answers the door no one is there, but someone has left a strange cloth doll with a note attached to it on his doorstep. After bringing the doll into his house Tommy lives to regret it.This was a fast-paced, sometimes funny, and really strange read. It was sort of a horror-comedy. I liked Tommy. I enjoyed his inner t [...]

    My first Dean Koontz book, and what an introduction! This book defines what Dean Koontz is all about. He'll reel you in from the first page to the very end, transport you into a world that you're so sure is this but turns out to be that. In this book you actually begin to fear a stupid little rag doll that is more terrifying than Penny Wise (from Stephen King's It) and terribly persistent, and when you find out who's controlling it Honestly? This book will slap you over and over and over, and yo [...]

    What a mess. This book is just all over the place. From the nonsensical story line, to the overly goofy characters, Everything in this book can't seem to make up it's mind about what to be. It's not scary enough to be a horror novel, and the strangeness and bad puns want to make it a comedy, but it isn't very funny. I really feel as though the major plot points were chosen at random, perhaps through the "pull some words out of a hat and make a story about them" method. You can make a good story [...]

    It's very absurd, fast-paced and engaging. A book which you can read in a few hours, not be bored, put it away and then read it again after a month or two because you've already forgotten it. Quick, fun, ideal for travel.

    Sarah Anne
    I wasn't particularly crazy about this the first time I read it. It's an odd book with some slightly bizarre humor. I knew that he wrote this because the other books he was writing got too intense but I was intrigued by the afterword. Apparently his goal with this was to combine a supernatural thriller with screwball comedy. This explains soooo much.This book is the sole reason that I always hesitate over bringing an unknown package into the house, even though I read it over 15 years ago.Tommy P [...]

    This review is for the abridged audiobook version. I keep meaning to get around to reading the entire book but something else always grabs my attention and the narrator read this book with such glee that I'm afraid I'd be disappointed. Tommy Phan has just about everything he ever dreamed of; a successful career as a novelist, a brand new Corvette, and all the trappings that money can buy. His life would be perfect if only his Mother would stop making him feel guilty for forgetting his Vietnamese [...]

    This book offends me greatly. I was offended at the first 30 pages of foreigner stereotypes (give a Vietnamese mother a food obsession, over-protectedness and an inability to form predicates despite otherwise idiomatic English and you get Koontz' ridiculously pathetic attempt at being "diverse.") Hideous!As horror it's also pathetic. Too much happens too soon. There's no build-up or tension. An inane monster (sort of) terrorizes two idiots when they're not engaged in the most banal dialogue ever [...]

    This book is about a man named Tommy who lives in California. One night he gets a doll that shows up on his door step. Then out of no where it comes alive and is on a mission to kill Tommy. Now, Tommy is running for his life meeting new people and trying to figure out why this thing is trying to kill him.This book kept me reading because I wanted to know what would happen to Tommy and if he would survive the evil doll trying to kill him. I tryed to predict the ending, but predicting is a 50/50 c [...]

    Dean Koontz created a real page turner in TICK TOCK. Heck, even the cover art works well with the book on this one. It's an all around winner. I'll tell you up front one complaint that keeps it from being a 5 star - it's only one book.The book chronicles the night from hell for Tommy Phan. Starting with the purchase of his first corvette the ride just keeps going from there.This book is not what it seems at first. When I picked this up I expected a horror story, with focus on Tommy and a demonic [...]

    Janie Johnson
    In the beginning, the first 25 pages or so, the book seemed to be a little wordy, a little draggy, and then boom you enter a world of doom with a creepy little white demon doll! Chapter 2 was definitely the highlight of the book for me.I thought it was pretty cool how Tommy compared himself to his detective character in his book. He was the complete opposite of him, but you could tell he wanted to be like him. He had a great character in the story, but I would have liked to see him become a stro [...]

    Adrianna [SypherLily]
    Let me just make a list:Stereotypical on race. Poorly executed horror/comedy mix. Unidentifiable characters. A think-as-I-go plot. Nonexistent world/environment building and character development. Laughable romance, if you can even call it that. An ending not worth reading toward the slightest. A book I wish I could un-read and have my time back.

    Jim C
    Another supernatural story from Dean Koontz. In this novel, Tommy hails from a traditional Vietnamese family but he has become Americanized. His mother doesn't approve of his ways. Without knowing why he is thrust into a supernatural nightmare. If he can live to see the next dawn he will survive this nightmare.This one was a reread for me. When it first came out I thought it was okay but this time I enjoyed it so much. If you have read this author's books you will recognize all his trademarks li [...]

    Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    This was a pretty weird story and takes an interesting turn. I loved the fact that the hero was Vietnamese-American, and he sounded like a real cutie. It uses a little bit of Vietnamese folklore which was neat as well. Not my favorite by Koontz, because I thought the ending was strangely absurd and I laughed, and I'm not sure I was supposed to be laughing. It starts out serious and descends into hilarity, and the change in tone was a little jarring for me. Good book all around and great hero.3.5 [...]

    Slapstick horror? It was a bit like "Bringing Up Baby" meets "Joy Luck Club" meets "Halloween" meets "Close Encounters". I can't even imagine to whom I might recommend this book because it crossed so many genres. Horror fans would most likely find the banter annoying. Romance readers would most likely be put off by the violence. But it made me laugh and kept me in suspense and I loved the three main characters - whom I envisioned as Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and scary Mrs. Kim from Gilmore [...]

    Kathy Worrellツ
    I read Tick Tock over 20 years ago and now I just finished this on audiobook. I would give the story 3 stars this time. I love Dean Koontz' wild and zany characters, but I thought the story just wasn't my style. I'm not a big fan of the terminator gingerbread man.

    First initial thought after finishing this "what the hell just happened". This book started off good! I was totally into it and then, then Del Payne came upon the scene. "You're a total fruitcake, Del" That quote not only describes the character of Deliverance "Del" Payne but also acurately describes the book. The book started off promising Tommy Phan is a likable character with problems that any reader could probably connect with. The horror (I guess you'd call them horror) parts of the book we [...]

    When I first joined , I had about a good 20 minutes of fun searching books that I had read and giving them ratings based off of memory. Tick Tock was a book I had read like 15 years ago and I had recalled enjoying it a lot so I gave it five stars. I remember there being a doll that morphs into a monster that chases the main character around and my memory seemed to recall that it was one of the best Koontz books I'd read at the time. So now I read it again. I was excited to do so. The first 50 or [...]

    Courtney Hoover
    This is one of Koontz's more fun, adventurous, pulse-ounding books with lots of unexpected twists and turns to it. As I was reading it, I kept calling it an 'odd book but pretty good,' which is still how I feel about it for the most part. It's a mixture of sci-fi and horror but always with some levity in it and a great Koontz adventure that will leave you breathless with an added element of humor and just a bit of romance. There's an interesting "Note to the reader" at the end of the book that s [...]

    Dustin Crazy little brown owl
    Everything is more than it seems, but nothing is as mysterious as it appears to be. -Chapter 6 Reality is what we carry in our hearts. - Chapter 9I liked this the second time around better than the first, and even more the third time :-) Originally read in 2009 and re-read when Tick Tock was chosen as the October 2012 Group Read for for the Koontzland - Dean Koontz group. Re-read in October 2014.I loved the character of Deliverance Payne especially and thought the book was really fun.

    Mike (the Paladin)
    Just a word of warning, if somebody leaves a creepy, little cloth doll with thread sewn featuresn't take it in. Burn it quickt helpKoontz writes books the run from fantastic to (in my opinion) almost unreadable. This one is on the plus side. Enjoyable. Though again I wonder, did this guy NEVER read a horror novel or see a horror movie. Never trust creepy dolls.

    Samantha Cheney
    I really liked this book. 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. I wish the whole book kept me as enthralled as the beginning and the end of the book. I loved the characters in the book and the characters definitely have quite the twist at the end.

    It's not my favorite book of Koontz, but it's impossible to forget the great skill of heading you off the place where he always want you most: expectation.

    I don't recall having read anything by Dean Koontz before. As far as I'm aware, he is regarded as a second-rate version of Stephen King. I am fairly sure I got this impression from my mother, for whom I picked up a copy of Ticktock from a second hand store. Anyway, reading the cover caught my interest and I decided to read it before handing it over.My initial impression was that Koontz over-described everything. You could cut this 300 page book down to 200 pages and not skip a beat. I've since b [...]

    Is there any harder genre to pull off than the horror/comedy? Unless you're watching Bruce Campbell in Evil Dead 2 or in Bubba Ho-Tep, you're virtually guaranteed to be left feeling unsatisfied. In Ticktock, the big bad starts out like something from the movie Child's Play and then evolves into a Terminator rip-off. The whole thing has a make-it-up-as-you-go feel to it, and the ending--which comes out of nowhere--is likely to give you a headache in its absurdity. The characters act stupidly, beh [...]

    A good suspense thriller/chase book as the main characters try to escape "TickTock" the "Deadline to Dawn". The main characters are Vietnamese. Tommy Phan finds a straw/rag doll with stitches on heart/eyes on his step. Then his new Corvette is run off the road and he is saved by waitress he just met, Del (Deliverence Payne, the waitress) wants to help for her love of thrills, chases & adventures. When the stitches popped off the doll turns into a devil but they try to get the stitches back o [...]

    Donald Armfield
    It been awhile since I read a book from master of suspense and this book made remember what I have been missing.A rag doll turns into a freighting terror. Chasing a couple through the streets. Stealing cars with ease they conclude to an ending with a twist. Horror, Suspense with a drop of Sci-fi gives you the time ticking read of amazement. TICK TOCK!

    I adored this book as a teen. I guess I'm not as much fun as an adult

    Misha Bella
    Del kicks major ass I <3 her and Scootie!

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