THE MOONLIGHT MIND: Twelve-year-old Crispin has lived on the streets since he was nine — with only his wits and his daring to sustain him, and only his. Novellas, The Moonlit Mind by Dean Koontz Ch Over dinner, December 3, the eve of Crispin’s thirteenth birthday Amity Onawa, formerly Daisy Jean. The Moonlit Mind is an Ebook novella by Dean Koontz released to introduce his new book, 77 Shadow Street, which is due out in hardcover at.

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Koontz wants you to see, not something your own mind creates for lack of good writing. Crispin has run away and is living on the street with his dog Harley, carrying the guilt of having run away and not saving his brother and sister from the macabre events in Theron Hall, the home of his stepfather and mother.

As in all Dean Koontz books you can see the reality in the fiction through his characters. The tale takes place in two time periods, The eve of his 14th birthday, and three years earlier, his life in a home he barely escaped.

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Includes the first chapter of 77 Shadow Street. The short molnlit especially the ending–brought to mind Koontz’s earlier book From the Corner of His Eye, which was a book I enjoyed many years ago. Heart of the Wolf. The first-arriving employees—stockroom guys, guards, cleaning crew, and some front-office types—clock in at 7: I thought the events in The Moonlit Mind would have something to do with 77 Shadow Street’s story, perhaps Crispin would show up?

The horror of what occurred seemed real, the thought of what was happening to a young boy realistic. Koontz has become quite unreliable in the novel department lately. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or koomtz language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


In time the police conclude that the missing Daisy must be dead, and she is dead to Amity, as well. I would definitely recommend it if you like scary books. So this story literally has nothing to do with the plotline of “77 Shadow Street”, it just happens that the family is living across the street from the Pendleton.

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Yet despite having previously read this Novella, I was immediately aware of my heart rate increasing and a moonilt forming in the pit of my stomach. This site uses cookies. I hope crispin and amity show up in the book! You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. November 28, Sold by: At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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Trivia About The Moonlit Mind But would Crispin stay one step ahead of his pursuers? At least, not before the other books that are on my To Be Read shelf! Though they’re constantly on the run from Crispin’s mother and step-father, Crispin finds himself unable to leave the city until he understands everything he saw at his step-father’s house. She has no interest in drugs, but she is determined to make Amity Onawa as real as Daisy Jean Sims once was.

The best part is the last paragraph explaining exactly what the “moonlit mind” is.

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Each employee has a personal locker with a combination dial in either the men’s or women’s change room on the ground floor. She enjoys oversquare feet of living space, surely the largest home in the world, and the longer she lives moonlih without incident, the more easily she can make herself believe that this place is not merely a home but also a fortress.

Well, kinda good at least. This story totally confused me.

Book Review: The Moonlit Mind by Dean Koontz – The Lone Writer: Shannon Yarbrough

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I was waiting for some kind of connection that might explain what goes on in “The Moonlit Mind”, but it never loontz. Usually Ioontz can handle jumping back and forth between different timeframes but for some reason I had a lot of difficulty with this one.

Crispin lives on the streets by choice, surviving with the help of a singular dog. There is good descriptive writing as well as a sense of suspense.

I particularly enjoyed reading about the creepy servants of Theron Hall especially Crispin’s nanny and the enthralling story behind the sudden disappearances of his brothers and sisters.

Her psychic moment with the scissors sometimes recurs in dreams, and she remains convinced moonlot any contact with relatives or even old friends will be the death of her and them.