Dean Koontz Essays

  • Tick Tock By Dean Koontz

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    Tick Tock by Dean Koontz Tick Tock takes place in present day southern California. There are two main characters in this novel. Tommy Phan is a Vietnamese-American who isn’t true to his Vietnamese roots. He is 30 years old, and a successful novelist living in southern California trying to live the "American dream." He is cursed by a witch doctor and is hunted by a demon throughout the story. Tommy is helped by Deliverance "Del" Payne. She is a Young blonde that Tommy meets in a diner. She helps

  • Frankenstein: Lost Souls by Dean Koontz

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    Dean Koontz FRANENSTIEN/LOST SOULS is a fiction novel. It is published in the United States by Bantam Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. Copyrighted 2010 by Dean Koontz. 350 pages. Dean Koontz always gives his readers a great product, no matter what book you read, you will be entertained and the same is true about the book I read named FRANKENSTIEN/lost souls. This book is the fourth book in a five book series. The entire series is

  • Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas

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    the environment to which they are born into? Humans are unpredictable at best, and when someone says they have humans figured out, they are proven wrong. We are creatures of habit who are never the same because of the very influences around us. In Dean Koontz’s book Odd Thomas a young man’s life is laid bare before us. The book’s protagonist is a 20 year old named Odd Thomas. Odd is fry cook at a diner, in a small town in California called Pico Mundo. His life is described as pretty normal except

  • Pets

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    Have you ever wondered how different our lives would be if it wasn’t for our furry friends? Of course non-dog owners could argue that it wouldn’t make much difference. But what if dogs are the reason why millions of people around the globe have a healthier and happier lifestyle? I know I know… “This sounds so cliché” you might say –but it’s the total truth! These little buddies encourage and motivate us to triumph over the roughest days. (Not all of them are little though. Have you ever been near

  • The Servants of Twilight

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    The Servants of Twilight I recently read a mystery novel called The Servants of Twilight by Dean R. Koontz. Joey Scavello, a six-year-old boy, is the main focus of the book. His mother, Christine Scavello, owns a gourmet shop in Newport Beach, California. Together, the two live in Costa Mesa, a city near Los Angeles. The Church of Twilight, headed by a supposedly psychic woman named Grace Spivey, is the main force against Joey Scavello. Charlie Harrison is a private detective who helps the Scavello

  • Stillwatch by Mary Higgins Clark

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    Reading is extremely underrated in our country today. Those who do read know what I’m saying. And I’m not talking about Dr. Seuss or Ann M. Martin. I mean REAL books! Books by Dean Koontz, Stephen King, and other best-selling authors. One best-selling author that I have the utmost respect for is Mary Higgins Clark. She’s written chart-topping novels such as Where Are the Children?, A Cry in the Night, A Stranger is Watching, and The Cradle will fall. The book that I have recently read by her

  • The play opens with Nora and the porter, and it immediately puts the

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    The play opens with Nora and the porter, and it immediately puts the spotlight on money, which emerges as one of the forces driving the play’s conflicts Analysis The play opens with Nora and the porter, and it immediately puts the spotlight on money, which emerges as one of the forces driving the play’s conflicts as it draws lines between genders, classes, and moral standards. Though Nora owes the porter a shilling, she gives him a pound, twenty times the value, presumably because she

  • Good Vs. Evil In Watchers By Dean Koontz

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    Good Vs. Evil in Dean Koontz’s Novel Watchers Good versus evil is said to be one of the most common themes throughout literature and is widely universal in the idea of humanity. The author Dean Koontz is known for the commonality of the good vs. evil theme in his literature and he is known as the “Man of Many Pseudonyms” with so many pen names. He has had a writing style that has changed over time, beginning with his most popular themes of scientific fiction and now transitioning towards a more

  • Emotional Intensity in Shirin Neshat's Black and White Photography, Speechless

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    In “speechless” Shirin Neshat’s black and white photography of a half of her face wearing a black veil. Having focus on the proportions of the face gives an emotional intensity manifested in her melancholic facial expressions. It also brings the audience to a close exposure, which uncovers the truth by digging more into those lame details. One eye is directly looking at that revealed, powerful, and muscular look that obviously referred to “women in mourning” theory by her desperate look of supressed

  • Creating and Use Fear, Suspense, and Tension in The Whole Town's Sleeping and A Terribly Strange Bed

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    Consider the ways in which Ray Bradbury and Wilkie Collins create and use fear, suspense and tension in The Whole Town's Sleeping and A Terribly Strange Bed. Ray Bradbury and Wilkie Collins both wrote thrillers. Both writers use similar techniques, though writing in two different eras. Both stories are influenced by the social and historical contexts in which they are written. Gambling was very popular in the 19th century so Wilkie Collins decided to reflect on this topic in A Terribly Strange

  • Why I Wear Masks: Smithville High School

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    Masks are apart of daily life, and in some instances they are indispensable. We all wear masks of one kind or another. When I hear the word “Mask” I think of halloween masks or a catcher's mask for baseball. This word has taken on a new meaning over the past couple years, from it meaning “a covering for all or part of the face, worn as a disguise, or to amuse or terrify other people.” to nowadays it meaning “an imaginary face you put on to pretend you are someone you really aren’t.” We all wear

  • Automation of Vehicle Theft Identification System

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    In recent years, vehicle thefts are most important crux in the world. At the present time, the available anti theft vehicular systems are much more expensive. Many people are installed the vehicle theft control system in their vehicle for avoiding the theft. Here, the main goal is to reduce the vehicle theft with the developing of simple and low cost control scheme. The main components of this scheme are microcontroller, one hidden camera, a GPS and one mobile. The mobile makes the communication

  • A Character Analysis Of Nora From Watchers By Dean Koontz

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    Nora is a character from Watchers, a novel by Dean Koontz. She is very shy and skeptical of the world because she grew up with her aunt. While growing up, her aunt would constantly tell her things like “you are not pretty”, “the outside world will only let you down”, “men are dangerous and only want one thing”, “you are a ‘mouse’”, and lots of other things to bring her down. Because of what her aunt told her and how she was raised, Nora never left the house or let anyone in and grew up to be very

  • College of Business Development Plan

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    Development Plan One constant is change. Technologies change, processes change, research creates and promotes change (Aguinis, 2013). A need for constant change and improvement exists in any organization to remain competitive in the global environment. This need to remain current in teaching and supporting the teaching and research at the College of Business requires that employees invest in their personal development. To assist with this, the college of business not only provides funds for professional

  • Faculty Rights and Collective Bargaining

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    Faculty Rights and Collective Bargaining In 1969, 78.3% of postsecondary faculty was on a tenured-track, leaving 21.7% not eligible for tenure. By 2009, that number had shifted substantially leaving only 33.5% university faculty on a tenure-track and 66.5% not eligible for tenure (Kezar & Maxey, 2013). With the shift from the majority of faculty being tenured to hiring primarily non-tenure eligible staff, it is important for public postsecondary administrators to understand the legal issues regarding

  • Nelly Dean of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

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    lack of knowledge not as important.  She really loved them, and she shows it when she says, "I kissed Hareton good-bye; and since then he has been a stranger: and it's queer to think it, but I've no doubt he has completely forgotten all about Ellen Dean, and that he was ever more than all the world to her and she to him!" (Wuthering Heights Pg. 81)  Hareton probably doesn't remember her, but that shows the lack of appreciation everyone had for her.  No one praised her like Heathcliff and Edgar praised

  • Nelly Dean, the Narrator of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

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    Wuthering Heights: Nelly the Narrator Emily Bronte wrote the book Wuthering Heights from the narrative point of view of Nelly, a servant who lived most of her life with Catherine. Many have questioned why Bronte would do so.  Why did she not choose someone with more knowledge? Why did she not choose a major character like Heathcliff or Catherine?  The choice to make Nelly the narrator is what makes the book so great. She is one who qualifies most to be the narrator. This book is very much about

  • Degradation of Women in Jack Kerouac’s On The Road

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    are portrayed negatively in the novel, they do play a key role in many ways. Dean always needs to have a woman around to make his experiences more "real." As a result, women in general are often degraded. Marylou, for example, is constantly talked about but never talked to. She is not socially valuable enough to engage in conversation. When Dean tries to persuade Sal to sleep with Marylou, the dialogue is between Sal and Dean. Marylou doesn't have one line. All she really has is a little "go ahead"

  • The Bag of Weed

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    The Bag of Weed "Come on, it's just one hit, no one will ever find out." We all gathered around the pipe, anxiously awaiting our turn. It was 1:00 in the morning and everyone was asleep, including the dean, or so we thought. Earlier that morning, a friend came up to me excitedly announcing her purchase. She had gotten a bag of weed. I showed a look of approval, not quite caring or knowing what was ahead. I soon would be part of that deal, but at a much higher price. After the evening activities

  • Student Retention Review Paper

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    Thank you for the opportunity to review the faculty and student input submitted as part of my review for retention. I have reviewed the input and respectfully submit my response to this feedback, which I hope is considered before a decision about my retention is made by Department RPT committee. I have reviewed the Faculty Handbook. Appendix C outlines the Principles, Criteria and Procedures for Retention, Promotion, and Tenure review. On page 4 of this document, it states that “the departmental