|Plot Summary of Phantoms|
|"Two sisters return to Snowfield, California, only to find the town completely empty. They are up against some mysterious and ancient being that can get them wherever they are. With the help of police, the military, and a scientific team, they overcome their adversary."
Monica Hughes, Resident Scholar
|"Truthfully, there is so much to tell about this book, This is an Excellent read, straight from the start of this book there are 350 people missinf in this town of Snowfield, California.. As it leads on more and more things happen that cause a group of people from scientists, doctors, ploice and military to help to destroy this. And although the character in the books are fictional, many of the mass disappearances that Koontz refers to are not figments of Koontz's imagination, they really happened.. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have... It is definetely worth it to keep and read time and time again..+"
Chele, Resident Scholar
|"Sisters go home to a small town to find it completely wiped out and no logical cause for all the death and/or disappearances. They, with help from a few others, try and find what has happened to this town and how to prevent it from happening to them."
Laura, Resident Scholar
|"When Jennifer brings her younger sister to Snowfield California, shes expecting for them to have a fun time, not wondering when or who's going to die. But that is the exact scene they get in, from finding dead bodies to a monster that has killed everybody in town. "
Krys Wilson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Phantoms|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 25%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 25%
Tone of story
- scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the monster chased me!
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:
- is very quick
- can change shapes
- can talk to animals
- fire/thunder/weather cntrl
- mind reading
- super strength
- can fly
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
Monster of some sort?
Kind of monster:
- giant monster (Kong, Godzilla, etc.)
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- scientific labs
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
- hundreds or more
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog