I love Dean Koontz and his book Whispers yet another great garage sale find. It is a pretty long book, just over 500 pages, but it kept me riveted throughout. One thing to note is that it was written in 1980, so I did find it slightly amusing when I read certain outdated notions - such as a secretary 'pounding away on her huge IBM typewriter' and the boss telling her 'he was going to be at his desk having a few drinks'. Funny how in 1980, those were normal occurances but today are outdated or a big no-no!
There was nothing else I found to be outdated about Whispers however. Dean Koontz manages to weave a terrific tale both of horrors we hope will always only be found in books and of horrors we encounter everyday. Whispers also dabbles in the notions of the occult.
I have to admit, part of the book was predictable - which I don't want to divulge or else risk giving away part of the ending. However, what I was sure was 'whispering' throughout the book was not what I thought it would be. It was WORSE! When I found out the cause of those whispers and how they were used, my whole body shuddered. That's when the book ended - and it ended with an impact!
Whispers is quite a good read and you will enjoy it if you enjoy supernatural terror and can tolerate reading of the terror of human cruelty and madness.