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Relentless

Advanced Uncorrected Proofs

Release Date: 2009
Format: Trade paperback, generic wrappers, promotional information on first page
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 356
States: on cover: “ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOFS”

Trade Hardcover

Release Date: June 9, 2009
Copyright: Copyright © 2009 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 356
ISBN-10: 0-553-80714-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-553-80714-1
Cover Price: $27.00
States: “9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”

Large Print Trade Paperback

Release Date: June 9, 2009
Copyright: Copyright © 2009 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 464
ISBN-10: 0-739-32851-4
ISBN-13: 978-0739-32851-4
Cover Price: $27.00
States: “FIRST LARGE PRINT EDITION” and “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”

Book Club Edition

Release Date: June 9, 2009
Copyright: Copyright © 2009 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 356
Book Club ID: #1272494

Large Print Book Club Edition

Release Date: June 9, 2009
Copyright: Copyright © 2009 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 356
Book Club ID: #1276226

Lmited Hardcover

Release Date: Summer 2010
Publisher: Charnel House
The binding of both editions [are] a fictitious recreation of One O’Clock Jump by Cullen Greenwich.

Numbered

350 signed and numbered copies
Book and slipcase bound in Japanese silk. Cullen Greenwich autograph by Dean Koontz blindstamped on the front board.
Original List Price:$300
ISBN:0-927389-49-5
States:No statement of printing

Lettered

26 signed and lettered copies
Book and slipcase handbound in a brown and gold Japanese silk Brocade. Spine and Cullen Greenwich autograph by Dean Koontz on front board stamped in 22kt. gold.
Original List Price:$1000
ISBN:0-927389-48-7
States:No

Audio (CD)

Release Date: June 9, 2009
Copyright: Copyright © 2009 by Dean Koontz
©2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Length: 9 hours, 16 minutes on 8 compact discs
ISBN-10: 1-4233-5695-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-4233-5695-0
Cover Price: $44.99

Premium Paperback

Release Date: April 27, 2010
Copyright: Copyright © 2009 by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam Books
Page Count: 450
ISBN-13: 978-0-553-59172-9
Cover Price: $9.99
States: "2010 Bantam Books Mass Market Edition" and “2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1”
Contains an advertisement for and chapters 1-3 of Frankenstein: Lost Souls on pages 430-450

Audio (MP3-CD)

Release Date: March 29, 2016
Copyright: © 2009 by Dean Koontz
© 2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Read By: Dan John Miller
Length: 1 disc / Approx. 9 hours of listening [unabridged]
ISBN-13: 978-1-5113-7580-1
Cover Price: $9.99

Notes

Other Editions:

UK Harper trade paperback (small)
UK Harper mass market paperback
UK trade paperback

Related Items:

“Our National Literature” by Benjamin Alsup, Esquire, July 2009, p28
“I’ve never read a novel by Nicholas Sparks for the same reason I’ve never seen a movie starring Ashton Kutcher: because I’m stupid, yeah, but I’m not that stupid. But the problem with avoiding stupid books is that you end up avoiding the books that people actually read. This makes you feel out of touch. Like one of those elitist wimps whom fat guys on the radio are always making fun of.
So I read some of them: Relentless, by Dean Koontz (Bantam) Long Lost, by Harlan Coben (Dutton); and First Family, by David Baldacci (Grand Central). And it hurt. Since I’m never going to do it again. and since I don’t recommend that anybody else try this shit at home. here’s what I learned from reading these stupid books.
(1) The world is batshit Insane. One of the complaints that gets leveled against contemporary literary fiction is that nothing happenens. Rich girls stare out windows and think sad thoughts. Old men stare at rich girls and think sad thoughts.
On the other hand, in Koontz’s Relentless, the nation’s most prominent book reviewer (huh?) is a serial killer in a bow tie and plots hinge on the ability of dogs to teleport. Coben’s significantly more credible effort features the diabolic interplay of card and Islamic jihad, while Baldacci busies himself with a First Lady who is also…well, I don’t want to ruin it.
(2)The world is not only batshit Insane; it’s after you. According to Koontz, the people most relentlesly after you are a) the media (need I say more? Koontz doesn’t) and b) the intellectuals, specificically Rousseau, Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, and Tolstoy. It’s not that these people are going to kill you; it’s that they’ve made the world safe for the unspecified liberal elites who will. What’s a dummy to do about this? Nothing much.”…

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