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2 volumes. Vol. I: The Living and the Dead, pages 1-442; Vol. II: The Living and the Living Dead, pages 443-766 (printed on recto only). 11x8½, blue paper wrappers, each bound with "Acco" metal strip, typed paper cover labels, title and page numbers inked on the spines, custom plexi-glass slipcase with typed paper spine label. Xerox Typescript of the First Revised Draft.
Both volumes signed and inscribed by Koontz on the title page. Volume I: "To Art Stone - This is the revised submission draft including cutting of 34 pages per editorial suggestions. They insisted I cut 350 pages - but I thought that 10% of their requests was as much as deserved serious consideration! (They were not happy.) Best wishes, Dean R. Koontz, 2/5/86." Volume II: "See first volume for explanation - and for a hint of the author's rage. Best, Dean R. Koontz."
Book Club Edition
Mass Market Paperback
The book is dedicated to “Rio and Battista Locatelli” owners of Battista’s Hole in the Wall restaurant of Las Vegas, Nevada. Dean wrote the liner notes for Battista’s record album. See: “Battista’s Hole In the Wall”
This was the last novel Dean wrote using a typewriter.
Q: What was the last book you wrote on a typewriter?
A: WHISPERS. Over a decade, I literally wore out 4 IBM Selectrics. pic.twitter.com/9pj0p1iRny
— Dean Koontz (@deankoontz) January 11, 2021
Last updated on March 8th, 2018