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    Posted: September/21/2003 at 9:31am

I'm not sure if this is the date, but I'm pretty sure it is. This was a very interesting and freaky book. Imagine if someone could do what Ahriman did. I'm pretty sure no 1 wud ever wanna cross his path. This book was especially freaky, because something like what happened cud easily be the next project of the government, or just some scum bucket who wants to control ppl. The characters in this book were so lovable, I loved Skeet and Fig and Motherwell and Dusty and Marty, and others, and you totally had to hate Ahriman. This was a really good book filled with lots of colourful scenes and some good action. This book is good for escape reading, the writing's good, the plot was entertaining, the characters are colourful, I enjoyed this book! (just a bit from False Memory! thanks Dean!)






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It's a fear more paralyzing than falling. More terrifying than absolute darkness. More horrifying than anything you can imagine. It's the one fear you cannot escape, no matter where you run...no matter where you hide. It's the fear of yourself. It's real. It can happen to you. And facing it can be deadly.

False Memory

Fear for your mind.

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I most definately agree. As most already know this is my favorite DK book. It actually disturbed me for a while after I read it. Which has never happened to me before. I liked how he went into depth about the phobias and feelings that were happening throughout the book. I was actually paranoid to answer the phone. I have never read a book so intently as this. I was crying, jumping up and down and yelling at the book while I was reading. The real-ness factor of the book was far better than any of his other books (not saying his other ones couldn't happen). I was always leery of hypnosis in the past, after reading this book I know it is completely out of question.
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I took a two year break from reading Koontz, and this was the first book of his that I picked back up.  I quickly became engaged.  This book sucked me in because of how completely achievable the plot is.  Also, I felt a connection to the characters (as I do reading most Koontz books).  It was definetely a good book to get back to my Koontz roots!

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Dont read my review if u havent read the book first!!

Well,what can i say...

The story line(or argument really dont kno the correct word but u should understand me) is really good,kicks ass and has lot of constant quick turns,the characters are also great (my fav is Skeet,one of best koontz characters),Ahriman is one of the most complex and peculiar bad guy of all the koontz books.

What i liked and think is the best of the book is really the great documentation work koontz has done,not only about the phobias,also the haikus(oh i loved that stuff of the haikus) stuff and lots of things...

Also to me it seemed like this book was divided into two parts:the first one(from the first page to the point where Dusty and Martie realize that Ahriman was manipulating them) the write style is more paused ,descriptive and calmed down,u get knowing the characters and their envirorment and u get familiarized in general with the storyline.In the second part(the rest of the book)the writing style its more agile and its full of sudden quick story turns,action and revelations about the characters getting a climax that i could compare to the Chris Snow saga.

The things that i think failed were first about Ahriman;that he just manipulated Dusty and Martie and took so many effort just for revenge for what derek did and all about his daughter...for me it seemed to simple for such a complex character as Ahriman,this did deception me a bit.Also i didnt like about Ahriman how he finally died,that was something u were thinking from the beggining of the book,u know;¿will dusty and marty finally stop him?¿how will it be?I think that his death was really simple too.

The last thing that i didnt like was a part of the ending;its a kind infantile;(reminds me those typical university mates films;u kno:"Heather finished the studies and married Tom,Allan finally got back to England"...)the book ends with a party with all the characters;Skeet married Jasmine and got children;Fig married Jasmine's sister and got children too,Ned became a haiku bestseller author...i found this a bit surrealist and infantile.Maybe a comical Koontz note...

But i also found good this thing of the end;that the Beller-Tock institute werent charged about any crimes or linked with Ahriman,and keeped its activities with such crazier and even more pertubed psychiatrists than Ahriman in it.I liked this enigmatic point that could even give a sequel book.

So in my opinion i think this book would be one of Koontz's masterpieces if it wasnt for those bad points.I give it a

 over 5.

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False Memory is my favorite Dean Koontz book to this point. But I have only read 7.5 of his books. Like all of his books that I have read it starts off fast and ends fast. I read it so fast that it seemed like a 400 page book instead of the seven hundred some pages. Koontz waits at just the right moments to put in his next plot twist. Like when you find out the sick truth of Dr. Ahriman. Or when you think Skeet is dead and he just shows up again. Ahriman is Koontz's most evil villain yet. When you finish the book you wish it would go on for another couple hundred pages.

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