The City: A Novel
#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz is at the peak of his acclaimed powers with this major new novel—a rich, multi-layered story that moves back and forth across decades and generations as a gifted musician relates the “terrible and wonderful” events that began in his city in 1967,... show more
#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz is at the peak of his acclaimed powers with this major new novel—a rich, multi-layered story that moves back and forth across decades and generations as a gifted musician relates the “terrible and wonderful” events that began in his city in 1967, when he was ten. There are millions of stories in the city—some magical, some tragic, others terror-filled or triumphant. Jonah Kirk’s story is all of those things as he draws readers into his life in the city as a young boy, introducing his indomitable grandfather, also a “piano man”; his single mother, a struggling singer; and the heroes, villains, and everyday saints and sinners who make up the fabric of the metropolis in which they live—and who will change the course of Jonah’s life forever. Welcome to The City, a place of evergreen dreams where enchantment and malice entwine, where courage and honor are found in the most unexpected corners and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart.
Publish date: July 8th 2014
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Well I enjoyed Dean Koontz's The Neighbor which was a prequel to The City. I think that this book manages to bring in enough old school Koontz mixed with some of the elements that we know that Koontz can do well (set up a story) and make it all flow together nicely.Told in the first person by Jonah ...
I always loved Dean Koontz for the way he has given us magical stories to read slowly and savour while taking our time to live inside each one of them and enjoy every moment. “The City” is a must to take time with and let the words and style tease our analytical side in order to capture the essence ...
Full review on my blog.The City is the first book by Dean Koontz I have ever read. I hadn’t read great reviews of this book, but I gave it a try and I liked it a lot. The cover of The City, although not a remarkably unforgettable one, is OK. I don’t feel it is the perfect cover for this story as I d...
I have been enjoying the Odd Thomas series so much that I thought I might read another of Dean Koontz’s novels. I had read 77 Shadow Street many years ago and enjoyed it very much. When I started reading The City, I didn’t know what to think. No horror - no gore. It seemed more a coming of age no...
I wasn't missing anything all these years I hadn't read a Dean Koontz novel. This one has a lot of great history, but it comes off like a John Irving novel meant for 4th graders. It's one of the books that made me wish I'd made better use of my time. Not a good thing.