Velocity

  • Title: Velocity
  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • ISBN: 9780553804157
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Velocity Dean Koontz s unique talent for writing terrifying thrillers with a heart and soul is nowhere evident than in this latest suspense masterpiece that pits one man against the ultimate deadline If there
    Dean Koontz s unique talent for writing terrifying thrillers with a heart and soul is nowhere evident than in this latest suspense masterpiece that pits one man against the ultimate deadline If there were speed limits for the sheer pulse racing excitement allowed in one novel, Velocity would break them all Get ready for the ride of your life Bill Wile is an easyDean Koontz s unique talent for writing terrifying thrillers with a heart and soul is nowhere evident than in this latest suspense masterpiece that pits one man against the ultimate deadline If there were speed limits for the sheer pulse racing excitement allowed in one novel, Velocity would break them all Get ready for the ride of your life Bill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life But that is about to change One evening, after his usual eight hour bartending shift, he finds a typewritten note under the windshield wiper of his car If you don t take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work You have four hours to decide The choice is yours It seems like a sick joke, and Bill s friend on the police force, Lanny Olson, thinks so too His advice to Bill is to go home and forget about it Besides, what could they do even if they took the note seriously No crime has actually been committed But less than twenty four hours later, a young blond schoolteacher is found murdered, and it s Bill s fault he didn t convince the police to get involved Now he s got another note, another deadline, another ultimatumd two new lives hanging in the balance Suddenly Bill s average, seemingly innocuous life takes on the dimensions and speed of an accelerating nightmare Because the notes are coming faster, the deadlines growing tighter, and the killer becoming bolder and crueler with every communication until Bill is isolated with the terrifying knowledge that he alone has the power of life and death over a psychopath s innocent victims Until the struggle between good and evil is intensely personal Until the most chilling words of all are The choice is yours.

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    About Dean Koontz


    1. 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


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    1. This is indeed a novel with speed incorporated!As the title Velocity hints the rhythm of the narrative. A clear fast tempo.You are barely getting comfy in your seat when you realize that you need to fasten your seatbelt right away!The premise is simple but performed in a brilliant and very entertaining way.I liked real quick the protagonist and I fear even quicker from the antagonist. Nothing is left to the chance. You will witness a carefull crafted masterful plan by the villain.I enjoyed in th [...]

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    2. A very weak novel by Koontz. it's like he was contradicting himself when he gave the book a title of "Velocity" when in reality it was slow as shit. The main character was really likable at first, but he slowly became boring as the novel went by. I didn't seem to hold my interest because most of the book contained nothing but jibber jabber. A lot of useless stuff written just for the novel to be longer than it should be. The amount of useless things said over powered the little of action that th [...]

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    3. ابق منخفضاً، ابق هادئاً، دع الأمور بسيطة، لا تتوقع الكثير، استمتع بما لديك، تحرك قدماًهل أنت جاهز للسرعة؟ رواية عن غريزة البقاءعن ذلك السبب المجهول الذي يجعل الفرد منّا متمسكاً بحياته التي طالما تمني الخلاص منها، و الذي يجعل مشرداً كسيراً لن يخسر العالم برحيله شيئاً يصاب ب [...]

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    4. Usually people go on smoke breaks at work to take a break from their routine paper-pushing to talk all raw about chicks and cuss a lot. Thank god where I work I can do these things from the comfort of my desk, so when I go on a smoke break I can talk about things that actually take up to ten minutes to discuss (seeing as I’ve been seeing the same chick for years I don’t have much in the way of interesting conversation anyway). Sometimes I will rap about the futility of Chicago football, usua [...]

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    5. من أروع الروايات البوليسية التي قرأتها وأكثرها رعباً وتشويقاًحقاً هذه الرواية مدهشة وخاطفة للأنفاسالشكر الجزيل للأستاذ حسام عادل والأخت حماس على ترشيح هذه الرواية لي، ممتن لهما حقاً، وأنصح كل أصدقاء الجودريدز بقراءة الرواية

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    6. Velocity is the essence of mass-market fiction. Billy Wiles, an everyman bartender finds a note under the windshield of his car - If he takes it to the police, a schoolteacher will die. If he doesn't, an old woman will be killed. Billy visits his cop friend and tells him about the note. The cop thinks it's a hoax and tells Billy to dismiss it. It turns out it's not - the schoolteacher dies. Billy starts receiving other notes, forcing our bartender to choose the fate of people that are close to h [...]

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    7. This is the first Dean Koontz novel I have ever read. I had thought of him as a sort of lesser version of Stephen King--pulpy and popular. While there was that in this novel, it was well crafted. The protagonist, Billy Wiles, proved to be a complex character. The identity of the villain was kept secret until close to the end. And there were literary allusions sprinkled throughout the book, which was a refreshing surprise. The final scene seemed a little facile, and the villain seemed a little to [...]

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    8. Not the best Dean Koontz I have ever read but I still enjoyed it very much. The best part is the way he develops Billy's character from the start of the book to the end. Who would have thought such an ordinary man could be capable of such extraordinary things. The ending is clever too. Just as the reader thinks it is all over. isn't! This is why I enjoy this author so much. He doesn't need me to be analytical or critical; all I have to do is sit back and enjoy the fun.

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    9. ইংলিশে Velocity শব্দটার অর্থ হচ্ছে বেগ । তাহলে একটা থ্রিলার উপন্যাসের নাম ভেলোসিটি হয় কিভাবে যদি না সেটাতে কোন প্রকারের বেগই না থাকে । কেবল মাত্রই শেষ করে উঠলাম ডিন কুন্টজ এর ভেলোসিটি । নির্দ্বি [...]

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    10. Koontz's Velocity is an utterly satisfying and exciting thriller. The characters are so intricate and the story detailed. I thought I had it figured out about half way through but instead Koontz through me for a loop, and a good one it was. I highly recommend Velocity.

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    11. حركة، سرعة، تأثيرهذه قواعد اللعبةمع إجادة فن الأداء والكثير من الجنون واللامنطقتخرج لنا هذه الروايةأقصد هذا السيناريو الحىّ بكل تفاصيلهأؤكد لك أنك ستفاجأ كثيرًالن أحرق الرواية بأى سرد لهاأفضّل أن تكتشف المجهول بنفسكاقرأ الرواية لن تندمربما تستفيد شيئًا وربما لالكن إن كن [...]

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    12. If you are an avid reader of thrillers, you are instantly hooked when you read the backcover of Dean Koontz's novels written between 1995 - 2010. The bad thing about his novels is that the premises are very good. but the novels lack execution. This is also the case of this 2005 novel called Velocity (translated into Romanian by Liviu Radu - a good translation) where the premise is very entertaining and it could have made a solid thriller if Koontz wouldn't have mixed genres and if he would have [...]

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    13. This book was an easy read--couldn't put the book down. Very interesting, and really makes you think. What would you do, if you were given a choice like this?

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    14. Maybe only 3.5 starsThis book was a bit of a misnomer for me. I thought the beginning was unique, intense, dripping with dark humor, and full of cliffhangers. At that point, each chapter added more and more to the speed of the story as the velocity increased and Billy's life quickly careened off course.Then, about halfway through, the breaks were thrown on. Gone were the cliffhangers. The shorter, more intense chapters became interspersed with longer, more introspective chapters as Billy came cl [...]

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    15. Velocity starts with death by garden gnome and gets weirder from there.The back of the book has the message: "If you don’t take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have four hours to decide. The choice is yours." Going on that piece of information alone, one might think that Velocity will be a typical "ticking time bomb" type thriller; it [...]

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    16. .بيلي الشاب الطيب الذي يعمل بكد والذي لايملك في حياته إلا كتبه ورعاية حبيبته والتي دخلت غييبوبة بسبب تسمم غذائي كل شيء هاديء وجيد ومثالي حتى ذاتَ مساء بدأت الحكاية يخرجُ بيلي من عمله ليواجه كابوساً عندما بدأ مختلٌ بإرسال رسائل تهديد بقتل أناس لا يعرفهم مع موعد نهائي " وتحدي ي [...]

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    17. This is only my second Koontz, and it was a big upgrade from my first experience with this author. Velocity is an appropriately named title for this quick read. This is one of those edge of your seat experiences. I'm usually pretty good at guessing who the villain is, but Koontz managed to keep me in suspense till almost the very end. I half guessed correctly, but I didn't see the second punch coming. Way to go Mr. Koontz!

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    18. Dean Koontz’s unique talent for writing terrifying thrillers with a heart and soul is nowhere more evident than in this latest suspense masterpiece that pits one man against the ultimate deadline. If there were speed limits for the sheer pulse-racing excitement allowed in one novel, Velocity would break them all. Get ready for the ride of your life.VelocityBill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life. But that is about to change. One evening, after his usual eigh [...]

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    19. Velocity certainly interested me enough to encourage quick reading, so the skeleton of the story can't be that bad. But I can only give it the two-star "it's okay" rating because everything about the novel, except its spine, seemed to be too thin. I guess I mean that several things happened so quickly that Koontz forgot to make any explanatory links between them. The novel felt very thrown together, as if maybe the author had promised to write something, but was very behind. Variations on the un [...]

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    20. След шведската глупост имах нужда от живителна глътка качествена мистерия и се обърнах за помощ към Дийн Кунц.Докато Стефчо Кинг е едноличен пожизнен крал на съвременния ужас, а Клайв Баркър - сърдития братовчед с роялистки претенции, мустакатият г-н Кунц е по-скоро дребен [...]

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    21. Velocity by Dean Koontz Napa County California seems to be a quiet place were not much really happens but things change when Billy Whiles gets off work at the local bar and finds a note under his windshield stating "If you don't take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have four hours to decide. The choice is yours." Billy takes the note to [...]

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    22. I like suspense and danger but not this type of suspense and danger.I purchased this three years ago. I could not finish it. I did not do a review at the time thinking Koontz was not an author for me. Recently I read Lightning by Koontz and loved it. Therefore I’m now reading several of his books. I’m posting this as part of a group of reviews for comparison purposes - for readers who have tastes similar to mine.I was frustrated, afraid, and felt hopeless watching Bill being threatened and m [...]

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    23. I read a lot of Dean Koontz books in my teenage years. His writing style is very easy to adapt to and the stories are usually fast paced and fun. I have found that his books can be hit or missI loved some and couldn't finish others. Velocity ranks as one of my favorites by Koontz.The Good: The author wastes no time in getting the story started. The reader is emerged in the action and adventure from the first chapter. The game of cat and mouse that is played between Billy and the unknown killer w [...]

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    24. I loved this book. The character development was incredible, as in almost all Koontz novels, and Billy felt like a real person. I loved the ending and the twist, I was sitting on my couch going "Oooohhhhh!!!!!" Those are the best moments that only an amazing book can bring. Must read!!!

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    25. This was a fast, entertaining read. I thought the bad guy's motives were a little iffy, though.

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    26. بشكل عام الروايه جيده والحبكه مثيره توقعت منها اكثر بالذات النهاية جعلت من بطل الرواية " بيلي " بطل خارق وحتى سبب اختيار القاتل له غير مقنع تماماً بشكل عام روايه غموض وجريمة جيده

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    27. Velocity is the first Dean Koontz novel that I have read, primarily because he writes in a genre I am not particularly fond of. Actually that’s not really true – I like a good thriller, but I am a pretty squeamish kind of guy, and Koontz (or so the book blurbs would imply) has a tendency to delve into the darker and more horrific sides of human nature. Having said that, I must admit I really enjoyed Velocity. I couldn’t put it down, turning the pages into the wee small hours of the morning [...]

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    28. An incredibly satisfying ending. I will be writing a detailed review of this book later. In the wake of all the horror, adrenaline and breathlessness, all I can say right now is that I absolutely loved this thrilling tale.

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    29. Velocity was the first book that I ever read by Dean Koontz. The idea of the book was original and creative. The plot alone was interesting enough to ensure that the book wouldn’t be “bad” but that doesn’t mean that it didn’t disappoint.The first chapter throws Bill into a crazy inescapable situation and you’re immediately eager to find out what Bill will chose and what the next note will bring. There are a lot of questions the reader will develop throughout the story because the sou [...]

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    30. Another horror/thriller author that I love to read. Again it is horror/thriller time of the year so Koontz is perfect for the occasion.Now reading this I was getting a little bored. It wasn't quite the thriller I thought it was going to be. It's definitely not my favorite writing from Koontz. He tended to explain certain events or objects that really didn't belong to the story. He also made a character, Lanny, who didn't seem to be the brightest cop in the Napa Valley. The story just wasn't a fu [...]

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