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Watchers
by Dean Koontz

Published: 2003-01-28
Mass Market Paperback : 624 pages
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A “superior thriller”(Oakland Press) about a man, a dog, and a terrifying threat that could only have come from the imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

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A “superior thriller”(Oakland Press) about a man, a dog, and a terrifying threat that could only have come from the imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods.

That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation...

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Which character had the best line? What was it?
Was the author trying to deliver a message with this book? What do you think it was? Explain.
by Teamvargo (see profile) 11/04/13

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  "Frankenstein meets Lassie"by Teamvargo (see profile) 11/04/13

This book did a fine job bringing Frankenstein up to date (it is set in the 1980s, but it still wasn't too outdated for most of us). We liked the cat vs mouse plot, and the characters are well written.... (read more)

 
  "great"by pulvertribe (see profile) 04/06/11

real scary

 
  "The Watchers"by ddsattic (see profile) 03/01/10

Koontz at his best. Has romance, adventure, excitement, suspense and is thought provoking. Should science be unlimited or should it exist under moral limits. What can happen when man assumes the rights... (read more)

 
  "Genetic engineering creates good and evil."by Mummichog (see profile) 03/03/09

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