June 12, 2011

The Voice of the Night by Dean R. Koontz

Title:  The Voice of the Night
Author:  Dean R. Koontz
Format:  PB
Pages:  339
Genre:  Horror
Publisher:  Berkley, 1991
ISBN-13:  978-0425128169
Series:  Stand Alone

Favorite Quote:  A few steps farther on, he realized that the voice of the night was now within him, and that, in fact, it always had been.  It was within everyone, whispering maliciously, twenty-four hours a day, and the most important task in life was to ignore it, shut it out, refuse to listen.

Synopsis (Amazon):  Two young boys--one withdrawn and shy, and the other popular and confident--participate in a game for those with a dangerous fascination with death, an irresistible game with deadly implications.

Review:  This was a horror story centering on two young boys.  One of them is so painfully shy that he will do almost anything for a friend.  The other is a sociopath.  They face coming-of-age and abuse issues.  I hate to say it, but this theme has been done better in other books.  This was just okay, not great, but certainly a quick read, worthy of a few hours curled up on the couch, but not this author's best work by a long shot.

Rating:  4.5 / 10

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