Dean Koontz or Stephen King?

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Dean Koontz or Stephen King?

Kaltir Kaltir
I'm personally a HUGE Dean Koontz fan, but I hate most of Stephen King's work. Who do you prefer?
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Dean Koontz for sure!
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6  (13%)
Are you kidding? Stephen King!
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24  (51%)
Both are great!
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12  (26%)
Neither one.
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5  (11%)
Who?
Total votes: 47
Poll is closed
03/13/2011
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Mell Mell
Koontz is my favorite, but I like King for variety
03/13/2011
Lucidity Lucidity
Clive Barker.
03/13/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Both are great. I think I lean a bit more towards King though.
03/13/2011
Waterfall Waterfall
I like Stephen King better, but maybe I should try some more Koontz novels to make it fair
03/13/2011
Miss Madeline Miss Madeline
I'm a king fan through and through, but Koontz' False Memory was pretty awesome.
03/13/2011
NaturalWoman NaturalWoman
Definitely King, not even a contest!
03/13/2011
Michelle Menace Michelle Menace
I like King better, but I do enjoy some of Koontz. One of my favourite Koontz books is "Intensity"
03/13/2011
Sammi Sammi
I like them both about equally. King, I think, has written more stories that scared me, but I haven't cared for much of his later works past the Tommyknockers, with one or two exceptions. Koontz has some real gems (Twilight Eyes and Night Chills are probably my favorites), but what I really love about him is that he's so fast and readable.
03/13/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
You have started an argument now. My husband says King. I say Koontz. I am more into real horror (scare-the-begeezus-ou t-of-me, sleep with the lights on, fuck with your head, type horror). My husband likes the thriller type horror. The debate is on!
03/13/2011
Crash Crash
I have only really been scared reading Stephen Kings stuff when I read pet semetary, but I like his stuff.
03/13/2011
wetone123 wetone123
Stephen King is the best! I have every book he has ever written. I wonder how he comes up with some of his stories, they are so original and the characters are so endearing. BTW, he's coming out with a new book this fall called 11/22/63. I can't wait!!!
03/13/2011
sasweetheart89 sasweetheart89
Stephen King allll the way! love his stuff
03/13/2011
lucymalfoy lucymalfoy
I love Dean Koontz' ability to get you to get up and check to make sure all of your windows and doors are locked.
03/14/2011
UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
King. Some of his books are on my all-time favorites list.
03/14/2011
Illusional Illusional
King's last name says it all.
03/14/2011
jazz4me jazz4me
I LOVE< LOVE them both and they are my favorite authors of all time but between the tqo I would have to pick Dean Koontz.
03/15/2011
liilii080 liilii080
Why choose when you can have both?
03/15/2011
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
Koontz
King skeeves me out. Anybody ever read a little story called the Library Policeman? Last King story I ever read.

Christopher Pike is in the same genre, though usually teen crap. Season of Passage has to be one of my all time faves though.
03/15/2011
Stephanie Marie Stephanie Marie
I like both, but I tend to read Koontz more.
03/15/2011
Blooddragon Blooddragon
Quote:
Originally posted by Kaltir
I'm personally a HUGE Dean Koontz fan, but I hate most of Stephen King's work. Who do you prefer?
Stephen King!!
03/15/2011
phunkyphreak phunkyphreak
Stephen King--I read Graveyard shift every October. Pet Cemetery scares that crap out of me still.
03/15/2011
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
I haven't read either author lately, but I've read of few books written by each of them (though it has been years and YEARS).

Stephen King offers a much greater variety than any other author I know. Plus, he is an EXTREMELY gifted writer -- more gifted than a great number of other authors who I deem to be excellent. Love him or hate him, I think Stephen King is an unmatched enigma and cannot really be compared to anyone else. There was one book of his that I just could not bring myself to finish and even found myself disposing of because I was so unnerved by--ahem--It that I did not even want the harmless written text under the same roof as me. I absolutely LOVED The Green Mile though and enjoyed many of King's other books, too.

That said, I have also enjoyed a few of Dean Koontz's books, particularly Intensity. He is a very gifted story-teller and continuously kept me on edge and unable to step away from his story, from beginning to end.
03/15/2011
Woman China Woman China
BOTH!!!!!

I love how Stephen King describes things and the way he takes you into a totally different world and he is wordy and wordy and wordy. I love his thicker books and for me... the first 106 pages are torture to get through. It literally take me weeks to get past those pages, but an afternoon to devour the rest of the book.

I like Dean Koontz's books as well for I find them very similar to King's short stories. Beyond brilliance.

I only hope one day I might be able to write a fraction as good as either of them.
03/17/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
KING! Absolutely.

I have most of his books in first editions. Not that they are worth much, as he has sold so many. But, some of the older ones (one of which, Firestarter was borrowed by a friend and "lost" by one of his parents. Dude, it was a First Edition!

I couldn't get through Under The Dome (is that the name of it?) It really started dragging, too many characters and I put it down and haven't picked it up again.
03/18/2011
slynch slynch
King fan since early 1980's
03/19/2011
lunapixie lunapixie
I much prefer Stephen king.
04/05/2011
Leila Eden Leila Eden
I love both of them and I even love the books by Stephen King's son, Joe Hill! He's just as good as his dad!
04/05/2011
gone77 gone77
I used to read both all the time and while I've stopped reading Dean's work altogether, I still read King occasionally. Like Leila, I enjoy Joe Hill's work. I think I'd choose him over his father and Dean. lol
04/05/2011
Lady Venus Lady Venus
I love them both. By book shelf is all Stephen King and Dean Koontz.
04/05/2011
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