Breathless by Dean R. Koontz

51%

7 Critic Reviews

Koontz's cryptic dedication to Aesop (“twenty-six centuries late and with apologies for the length”) may hold the key to what's going on, but readers are likely to find the moral of this peculiar tale, if there is one, obscure.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz delivers a thrilling novel of suspense and adventure, as the lives of strangers converge around a mystery unfolding high in the Colorado mountains—and the balance of the world begins to tilt….

In the stillness of a golden September afternoon, deep in the wilderness of the Rockies, a solitary craftsman, Grady Adams, and his magnificent Irish wolfhound Merlin step from shadow into light…and into an encounter with enchantment. That night, through the trees, under the moon, a pair of singular animals will watch Grady's isolated home, waiting to make their approach.

A few miles away, Camillia Rivers, a local veterinarian, begins to unravel the threads of a puzzle that will bring all the forces of a government in peril to her door.

At a nearby farm, long-estranged identical twins come together to begin a descent into darkness…In Las Vegas, a specialist in chaos theory probes the boundaries of the unknowable…On a Seattle golf course, two men make matter-of-fact arrangements for murder…Along a highway by the sea, a vagrant scarred by the past begins a trek toward his destiny…

In a novel that is at once wholly of our time and timeless, fearless and funny, Dean Koontz takes readers into the moment between one turn of the world and the next, across the border between knowing and mystery. It is a journey that will leave all who take it Breathless.   

 

About Dean R. Koontz

See more books from this Author
Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Anna, and the enduring spirit of their golden, Trixie.
 
Published November 5, 2009 by Bantam. 354 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Crime. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Breathless
All: 7 | Positive: 2 | Negative: 5

Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Mar 08 2016

Koontz's cryptic dedication to Aesop (“twenty-six centuries late and with apologies for the length”) may hold the key to what's going on, but readers are likely to find the moral of this peculiar tale, if there is one, obscure.

Read Full Review of Breathless | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly

Blog Critics

Below average
Reviewed by Mel Odom on Nov 26 2009

I think the concept had a lot of promise. The whole idea of how things and creatures are created was deep, but Koontz only skims the surface of what might actually have taken place if these events had occurred. I wanted more. I think most readers will.

Read Full Review of Breathless | See more reviews from Blog Critics

Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Judy Gigstad on Dec 23 2010

BREATHLESS is a modern story, one of relationships gone wrong and ones made right, the possibility of government interference in a citizen’s life, struggles for acceptance and ultimate wonder at the unexplainable. Koontz truly leaves his reader breathless by book’s end.

Read Full Review of Breathless

Tor

Above average
Reviewed by Mark Graham on Dec 06 2009

I do have a few criticisms. As usual Dean has a plethora of seemingly unrelated subplots...Still, Breathless is bound to keep you reading, maybe even breathlessly. It may even make you think just a little bit.

Read Full Review of Breathless

BellaOnline

Below average
Reviewed by Deena Budd on Mar 09 2016

Before I know it, I’m reading the last page, the story is over, many of my questions are left unanswered, and I feel a little hurt. What is this? What has happened? Did Koontz have a deadline that he was having trouble meeting? Why would he do this? I feel betrayed.

Read Full Review of Breathless

AuthorsDen

Above average
Reviewed by Christy Tillery French on Mar 08 2016

This standalone is hard to classify as to genre, enveloping a bit of most into its content. The plot moves along at a fast pace, offering suspenseful scenarios and a mystical feel.

Read Full Review of Breathless

Reviewing the Evidence

Below average
Reviewed by Denise Pickles on Dec 01 2009

The book seems to aim for a mixture of horror and science fiction, with a soupçon of fantasy chucked in. As such, it could have made a gripping tale but I found it a bit too slow to be entirely successful.

Read Full Review of Breathless

Reader Rating for Breathless
52%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 568 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×