False Memory

False Memory

Book - 1999
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Martie Rhodes is a young wife, a successful video game designer, and a compassionate woman who takes her agoraphobic friend, Susan, to therapy sessions. Then one morning Martie experiences a sudden and inexplicable fear of her own, a fleeting but disquieting terror of her own shadow. As the episodes of this traumatic condition--autophobia, fear of oneself--build, the lives of Martie and her husband, Dustin, change drastically. Desperate to discover the reason for his wife's sudden descent into mental chaos, Dusty takes Martie to the renowned therapist who has been treating Susan, and tries to reconstruct the events of recent months in a frantic search for clues. As he comes closer to the shocking truth, Dusty finds himself afflicted with a condition even more bizarre and fearsome than Martie's.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1999
ISBN: 9780345533296
0345533291
9780553106664
055310666X
9780553580228
0553580221
Characteristics: 627 pages ; 22 cm

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moviefan01
May 10, 2019

I read a print copy of this novel recently, on a friend's recommendation. I enjoyed several of Dean Koontz's earlier novels, from the 1980's and 1990's. This one was slow to start and kind of boggy in spots--at times I was thinking "Hurry up and get to the damned point!"--but liked the basic plot setup. In reading reviews here on Bibliocommons and on Amazon, I'm surprised no one's pointed out the similarities between False Memory and Koontz's earlier novel Night Chills, i.e., the use of drugs and hypnosis inducing phrases to control people.

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MaryMaryJ
May 02, 2016

I quite enjoy Koontz novels and this appeared to be in that category except that Koontz kept going when he should have stopped. Too much happening that was just not credible... I expect that I will still read Koontz in the future

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jsand67
May 13, 2012

Interesting story. Really enjoyed it and found it intense.

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mieska
Mar 07, 2012

Very first Dean Koontz book I've picked up - now I'm a fan.

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TheIronLibrarian
Mar 01, 2012

One of Koontz's best novels, to date, in my opinion. I couldn't put this book down!

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Adelheid
Jul 27, 2011

Not one of his best,

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