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" Phantoms is gruesome and unrelenting...It's well realized, intelligent, and humane."--Stephen King

They found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the first body, strangely swollen and still warm. One hundred fifty were dead, 350 missing. But the terror had only begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California.

At first they thought it was the work of a maniac. Or terrorists. Or toxic contamination. Or a bizarre new disease.

But then they found the truth. And they saw it in the flesh. And it was worse than anything any of them had ever imagined...
ISBN: 9780425181102


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AL_SARAHD Sep 07, 2016

This is one of my favorite books by Koontz. I was enthralled by page one and I cannot recommend this book more.
While fantasy and sci-fi aren't generally my go-to topics, this book entertained me in a way that has forced me to reconsider the genres.

indigo_lion_24 Jul 02, 2012

This is a solid, early Koontz book; one that leans way more heavily to the side of horror than suspense. Expect death.

He sets up a chilling situation and there are some intelligent twists and resolutions but also some failures in providing completely satisfying explanations for the extreme level of bizarre which he exploits to achieve the overall terror of the story.

Jan 23, 2011

Phantoms ----by Dean R. Koontz c - 2002 ---- This is an Excellent story. ---- It is very hard to find out what happened! ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

Oct 08, 2010

A promisingly mysterious and atmospheric beginning that gradually mires itself in increasing degrees of juvenalia, culminating in a firey action-movie drag and tidy, unchallenging resolution.

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