Item description for Velocidad/ Velocity (Narrativa (Punto de Lectura)) (Narrativa (Punto de Lectura)) by Dean R. Koontz...
Bill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life. One evening, he finds a typewritten note under the windshield wiper of his car, If you don't take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have four hours to decide. The choice is yours. It seems like a sick joke, to him and his friend on the police force. But less than twenty-four hours later, a young blond schoolteacher is found murdered.
Description in Spanish: Billy, un camarero de vida tranquila, encuentra en el parabrisas de su coche una nota en la que alguien le advierte que, si avisa a la polica, una joven maestra morir, y si no lo hace, la vctima ser una anciana. Aconsejado por un amigo polica, Billy ignora el annimo, pero, en menos de 24 horas, una profesora es hallada muerta... Enseguida encuentra una nueva nota y Billy se ve inmerso en una veloz pesadilla con plazos cada vez ms cortos y asesinatos cada vez ms despiadados...
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2007
Publisher Punto de Lectura
ISBN 8466369325 ISBN13 9788466369329
Availability 0 units.
More About Dean R. Koontz
When he was a senior in college, Dean Koontz won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since. His books are published in 38 languages and he has sold over 450 million copies to date.
Fourteen of his novels have risen to number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list (One Door Away From Heaven, From the Corner of His Eye, Midnight, Cold Fire, The Bad Place, Hideaway, Dragon Tears, Intensity, Sole Survivor, The Husband, Odd Hours, Relentless, What the Night Knows, and 77 Shadow Street), making him one of only a dozen writers ever to have achieved that milestone. Sixteen of his books have risen to the number one position in paperback. His books have also been major bestsellers in countries as diverse as Japan and Sweden.
The New York Times has called his writing “psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying.” The New Orleans Times-Picayune said Koontz is, “at times lyrical without ever being naive or romantic. [He creates] a grotesque world, much like that of Flannery O’Conner or Walker Percy … scary, worthwhile reading.” Rolling Stone has hailed him as “America’s most popular suspense novelist.”
Dean Koontz was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Shippensburg State College (now Shippensburg University), and his first job after graduation was with the Appalachian Poverty Program, where he was expected to counsel and tutor underprivileged children on a one-to-one basis. His first day on the job, he discovered that the previous occupier of his position had been beaten up by the very kids he had been trying to help and had landed in the hospital for several weeks. The following year was filled with challenge but also tension, and Koontz was more highly motivated than ever to build a career as a writer. He wrote nights and weekends, which he continued to do after leaving the poverty program and going to work as an English teacher in a suburban school district outside Harrisburg. After a year and a half in that position, his wife, Gerda, made him an offer he couldn’t refuse: “I’ll support you for five years,” she said, “and if you can’t make it as a writer in that time, you’ll never make it.” By the end of those five years, Gerda had quit her job to run the business end of her husband’s writing career.
Dean Koontz lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Anna, and the enduring spirit of their golden, Trixie.
Dean R. Koontz currently resides in Newport Beach, in the state of California. Dean R. Koontz was born in 1945.
Reviews - What do customers think about Velocidad/ Velocity (Narrativa (Punto de Lectura)) (Narrativa (Punto de Lectura))?
A PAGE-TURNER... Jun 8, 2008
Once I started this book, the plot grabbed me right from the beginning and would not let go. Even though it is a plot driven book, the main character is well developed, even though others, perhaps, are not. It makes no difference, however, as it is the intricate, tightly constructed plot that will grab the reader. This is quintessential Koontz at his best, producing a riveting page-turner, once again.
Billy Wiles is a formerly promising writer turned barkeep. He has experienced a goodly amount of tragedy in his life. Orphaned at fourteen, he is haunted by the unusual circumstances surrounding the death of his parents. He is also devoted to his fiancee, Barbara, who lies in a comatose state in a nursing home, the victim of the fickle finger of fate. She has been given little hope of recovery. While Billy appears to be an easygoing, hardworking regular Joe, he goes through life with despair etched in the very way that he lives.
One night, however, a pivotal event occurs that will forever change Billy's life. A note is left under the windshield wipers of his car. The note gives him a most unusual ultimatum. It tells him that if he does not take the note to the police, securing their involvement, "a lovely blonde schoolteacher from the Napa Valley" will be murdered. The note also conversely tells Billy that if he does take the note to the police, "an elderly woman active in charity work" will, instead, be murdered. These are the two choices for which Billy has been given six hours to decide.
What Billy chooses to do and what follows are the stuff of which nightmares are made. Suddenly, Billy's formerly quiet, prosaic life takes on a new dimension, one in which reality is suspended, as the first note is followed by a series of them. Each note ups the ante, leaving Billy with having to make choices no human being should have to make. The ingenious plot takes the reader on a thrill ride of terror and suspense.
This was a book that I could not put down, so intriguing, original, and mesmerizing was the plot. Fans of the author, as well as those of Stephen King, should find much to like about this brilliantly plotted, fast-paced book, which puts a new spin on the age old struggle between good and evil. Written by a master storyteller at the top of his game, the book should keep the enthralled reader turning the pages, until the very last one has been turned. This is, without a doubt, one of the author's best books.
Hay suspenso pero no hay "VELOCIDAD" Aug 18, 2007
Este es el primer libro que leo de este famoso autor. Hubo momentos en que estuve a punto de ponerlo a un lado y no terminar de leerlo. Si uno lee un libro que se supone que sea de suspenso, se supone que te mantenga en suspenso. Quizas cree demasiadas expectativas hacia el autor por ser tan famoso, pero considero que el libro es bueno pero no excelente.
Me gusto la trama, en realidad la situacion principal en la que se basan los sucesos, esta bien definida. Sin embargo carece de intensidad. Es claro que el autor quiere que te pongas en los zapatos del protagonista, y que sufras lo que la persona sufre. Te mantiene con la interrogante de quien es el responsable de los hechos, pero se repite mucho el mismo tipo de situaciones.
Si quieres suspenso, lo vas a encontrar,pero considero que no se llega al punto de querer comerte las uñas o de quedarte despierto hasta las 3:00 de la mañana para continuar leyendo.
Hay suspenso pero no hay intensidad, "NO HAY VELOCIDAD".