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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.

A secret Arctic experiment becomes a frozen nightmare, when a team of scientists are set adrift on an iceberg--with a murderer in their midst, and a massive explosive charge only hours away from detonation. This original early Koontz novel--in the tradition of Winter Moon--is now available in large print edition, releasing simultaneously with Ballantine's mass market edition.
Published: Random House Publishing Group an imprint of Random House Publishing Group on
ISBN: 9780307414151
List price: $9.99
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Not Dean Koontzs' usual fayre but not a bad read at all. For a while I began to get bored with this as it's not my type of book but as I got further into it I knew I just had to finish it.A group of scientists are in the arctic setting explosives to release an ice-berg to float to drought-ravaged countries around the world. However, there is a massive storm and are stranded on the ice with the bombs ticking. To make matters worse, there is a killer amongst them. Best of all you have no clue whatsoever which one of the team this is until the very end. Gripping.more
Plenty of Action and Suspense! Even though I'm a big Dean R. Koontz fan, I have to say that Icebound wasn't one of his best novels. For me it seemed that he took an enormous amount of chapters to get into the plot. The plot was certainly interesting, and the suspense was real, but usually, Mr. Koontz will draw me into his story after the first chapter and then I start to read and read. It was refreshing to read a story by him where he didn't bring in paranormal elements; instead, he beautifully shows the drama of the human mind under extreme stress. Still, I'm a fan of Dean Koontz and will continue to read all his books.more
A different type of story from Koontz, a story of adventure and heroism. A team of scientist stuck on an iceberg, a Russian captain of a submarine forced to decide between his own country and saving US scientist, and a psychopath among the scientist who threatens their survival more than it already is. This was another enjoyable read from Koontz as they all typically are however, i found it to be one of his lesser works as a story of this nature doesnt typically have his usual rich and complex characters and suprises. However it was a good plot with lots of suspense, i would still recomend it to any fan of Koontz or of plain suspense for that matter. But that pretty much goes without saying as pretty much all Koontz books could have that said about them.more
As a Dean Koontz fan, I looked forward to experiencing the author's suspenseful take on a scientific feat-gone-awry in the harsh Arctic wilds. But I just couldn't get into it. In fact, there were parts of "Icebound" that were only mildly more enjoyable than shoveling a snow-clogged sidewalk after a Buffalo snowstorm. The plot was predictable in spots, tedious in others. Not one of his best books.Still, a hodgepodge of interesting characters placed in a unique setting provided some enjoyment.more
A homage to Alistair MacLean this is not quite as good or quite as interesting as many of his. In a time when water is running out the world turns to the polar ice-caps. In order to harvest this ice they put some bombs under the ice. With 12 hours to go the icesheet they're on breaks into a iceberg and starts floating away they think they have only one problem. When one of the party turns up nearly dead they realise that that they have two problems. Now to get off the iceberg before it explodes, taking them with it.Alistair MacLean did it better. This is a pale pastiche.more
Just finished this one. I was reading this in bits and pieces and wasn't sure I was going to like it, but once they were all adrift on the iceburg - along with the bombs - I was hooked. I was interested to read the author's note at the end. I have to agree with him that there isn't much character development. I was interested to see that he mentions Alistair Maclean as a master of the man vs. nature sort of thriller. I think Maclean did it better, but this was a fun read that kept me up until I got to the end.more
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Not Dean Koontzs' usual fayre but not a bad read at all. For a while I began to get bored with this as it's not my type of book but as I got further into it I knew I just had to finish it.A group of scientists are in the arctic setting explosives to release an ice-berg to float to drought-ravaged countries around the world. However, there is a massive storm and are stranded on the ice with the bombs ticking. To make matters worse, there is a killer amongst them. Best of all you have no clue whatsoever which one of the team this is until the very end. Gripping.more
Plenty of Action and Suspense! Even though I'm a big Dean R. Koontz fan, I have to say that Icebound wasn't one of his best novels. For me it seemed that he took an enormous amount of chapters to get into the plot. The plot was certainly interesting, and the suspense was real, but usually, Mr. Koontz will draw me into his story after the first chapter and then I start to read and read. It was refreshing to read a story by him where he didn't bring in paranormal elements; instead, he beautifully shows the drama of the human mind under extreme stress. Still, I'm a fan of Dean Koontz and will continue to read all his books.more
A different type of story from Koontz, a story of adventure and heroism. A team of scientist stuck on an iceberg, a Russian captain of a submarine forced to decide between his own country and saving US scientist, and a psychopath among the scientist who threatens their survival more than it already is. This was another enjoyable read from Koontz as they all typically are however, i found it to be one of his lesser works as a story of this nature doesnt typically have his usual rich and complex characters and suprises. However it was a good plot with lots of suspense, i would still recomend it to any fan of Koontz or of plain suspense for that matter. But that pretty much goes without saying as pretty much all Koontz books could have that said about them.more
As a Dean Koontz fan, I looked forward to experiencing the author's suspenseful take on a scientific feat-gone-awry in the harsh Arctic wilds. But I just couldn't get into it. In fact, there were parts of "Icebound" that were only mildly more enjoyable than shoveling a snow-clogged sidewalk after a Buffalo snowstorm. The plot was predictable in spots, tedious in others. Not one of his best books.Still, a hodgepodge of interesting characters placed in a unique setting provided some enjoyment.more
A homage to Alistair MacLean this is not quite as good or quite as interesting as many of his. In a time when water is running out the world turns to the polar ice-caps. In order to harvest this ice they put some bombs under the ice. With 12 hours to go the icesheet they're on breaks into a iceberg and starts floating away they think they have only one problem. When one of the party turns up nearly dead they realise that that they have two problems. Now to get off the iceberg before it explodes, taking them with it.Alistair MacLean did it better. This is a pale pastiche.more
Just finished this one. I was reading this in bits and pieces and wasn't sure I was going to like it, but once they were all adrift on the iceburg - along with the bombs - I was hooked. I was interested to read the author's note at the end. I have to agree with him that there isn't much character development. I was interested to see that he mentions Alistair Maclean as a master of the man vs. nature sort of thriller. I think Maclean did it better, but this was a fun read that kept me up until I got to the end.more
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