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Sunday, April 17, 2011

I Love Dean Koontz

Mom and I have a favorite author of all time and that's Dean Koontz. We love his books because of the characters. He is known as a horror writer but his books are so much more than that. He also has lots of really good dog characters.

His non-fiction account of his life with his beloved Golden Retriever (A Big Little Life), Trixie, is a book we highly recommend. I knew from the beginning that Trixie was already OTRB with so many of my other friends but mom and me still cried our hearts out for Dean and Gerda Koontz and all who loved Trixie when she went to the bridge. Definitely a three handkerchief ending!

Dean and Gerda are huge supporters of Canine Companions for Independence, a wonderful organization that trains service animals for people with disabilities. Their dog Trixie was a CCI dog who had to retire from service due to elbow surgery. Their current dog, is a descendant of Trixie.

Dean doesn't do many interviews so I wanted to share this one with my pals. He was on CBS Sunday Morning last week.




If you have never read Dean Koontz before, here are some great ones with dog characters to check out. You can find more info on all of these on his site.


Watchers
The Darkest Evening of the Year
Breathless
One Door Away from Heaven
Fear Nothing
The Taking
Relentless

Mom's absolute favorite is one of Dean's earliest books: Lightning


Check out Dean Koontz on his website, Facebook and Twitter. There is also an App and he has a You Tube page. Trixie has her own page and you can link to that from the main website. When you watch the video you will see that Dean isn't on the cutting edge of technology (really, did you see that 'puter?) but someone who works for him definitely is as he has some cool sites!

12 comments:

Pandafur said...

dean iz owr favrite author too! Teh Watcherz iz owr favritests acuz of teh dawgs but him duz write abowt cats sumtimes too - Mungo Jerry n stuff like dat! I wanna read abowt Trixie but we hazn't yet so thanks for da rekomendayshunz

Benny and Lily said...

He sure is a popular one..
Benny & Lily

Mariodacat said...

I know a lot of people really enjoy his books. When you find a good author dat you like, you are better off sticking with them.

Chewy said...

the sounds like a great book! I will tell my momma to check it out!

Chewy

Pamela said...

I don't normally read Dean Koontz but I really liked A Big Little Life too.

But I wish more people would write about their dogs when they're still around. I'm tired of sad endings. I guess that's what blogging is for.

Teenys Friends said...

we love Dean Koontz aswell! mai mom can't get enuff of da "Odd Thomas" series! its a gud mix of humor and spookiness and mystery.

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