False Memory

False Memory

Dean Koontz / Jun 20, 2019

False Memory It s a fear paralyzing than falling More terrifying than darkness More horrifying than anything you can imagine It s the one fear you cannot escape no matter where you run no matter where you hide It

  • Title: False Memory
  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • ISBN: 9780553580228
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s a fear paralyzing than falling More terrifying than darkness More horrifying than anything you can imagine It s the one fear you cannot escape, no matter where you run no matter where you hide It s the fear of yourself It s real It can happen to you And facing it can be deadly Fear for your mind.

    False memory A false memory is a psychological phenomenon where a person recalls something that did not happen or differently from the way it happened This phenomenon was initially investigated by psychological pioneers Pierre Janet and Sigmund Freud Freud wrote The Aetiology of Hysteria, What Is a False Memory How Fake Memories Form A false memory is a fabricated or distorted recollection of an event Such memories may be entirely false and imaginary In other cases, they may contain elements of fact that have been distorted by interfering information or other memory distortions. False memory Scholarpedia Jul , False memory refers to cases in which people remember events differently from the way they happened or, in the most dramatic case, remember events that never happened at all False memories can be very vivid and held with high confidence, and it can be difficult to convince someone that the memory false memory The Skeptic s Dictionary Skepdic A false memory is a memory which is a distortion of an actual experience, or a confabulation of an imagined one Many false memories involve confusing or mixing fragments of memory events, some of which may have happened at different times but which are remembered as occurring together. False Memory A Novel Dean Koontz False Memory A Novel Dean Koontz on FREE shipping on qualifying offers NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER No fan of Dean Koontz or of psychological suspense will want to miss this extraordinary novel of the human mind s capacity to torment and destroy itself It s a fear paralyzing than falling More terrifying than absolute darkness. False Memory Syndrome Foundation The False Memory Syndrome Foundation is a c organization founded in March, to seek the reasons for the spread of the false memory syndrome, to work for ways to prevent the spread of the false memory syndrome, and to aid those who were affected by the false memory syndrome and bring their families into reconciliation. False memory definition of false memory by Medical false memory Psychology A set of suggestions and cues that cause a person to believe an event occurred which in fact did not the mechanism by which this occurs is known as source amnesia. False memory syndrome psychology Britannica False memory syndrome, also called recovered memory, pseudomemory, and memory distortion, the experience, usually in the context of adult psychotherapy, of seeming to remember events that never actually occurred These pseudomemories are often quite vivid and False memory Psychology Wiki FANDOM powered by Wikia A false memory is a memory of an event that did not happen or is a distortion of an event that did occur as determined by externally corroborated facts For False memory syndrome FSM see below. False Memory by Meli Raine on Apple Books Nov , False Memory by Meli Raine is the first book in the False trilogy This book starts the story of Lily and how she is dealing with being almost killed with the killer still looking over her shoulder Lily pretends to not remember anything to protect herself while trying to work out everything she can.

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        Acknowledged as America s most popular suspense novelist Rolling Stone and as one of today s most celebrated and successful writers, Dean Ray Koontz has earned the devotion of millions of readers around the world and the praise of critics everywhere for tales of character, mystery, and adventure that strike to the core of what it means to be human.Dean R Koontz has also published under the names Leigh Nichols, Brian Coffey, David Axton, Owen West, Deanna Dwyer and Aaron Wolfe.Dean, the author of many 1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens, Trixie and AnnaE SILENT CORNER is available 6.20.17Facebook Facebook DeanKoontzOfficialTwitter DeanKoontzWebsite DeanKoontz


    488 Comments

    1. I really enjoyed False Memory, perhaps not as much as some of Koontz' more traditional works of fiction, though. It's a powerful, eerie and deeply psychological novel in nature, sure to impress many horror fans, but its characters were very conventional and aside from a few great page-turning moments, I didn't really think this book was overly memorable and I don't really think I'd re-read it. I did love Koontz' descriptive prose and dialogue, though. He's got a gift for capturing the beauty of [...]


    2. False Memory is a disturbing book.In one of the scenes in the beginning of the book, Martie Rhodes (the main heroine) is walking her dog and suddenly some mysterious disturbance falls upon her. What does Martie do ?"When she realized that the dog had finished his toilet, Martie slipped her right hand into a plastic petcleanupbag, using it as a glove. Being a good neighbor, she neatly collected Valet’s gift, turned the bright blue bag inside out, twisted it shut, and tied a double knot in the n [...]


    3. Dean Koontz writes two kinds of books, good books and brilliant books, and this was one of the latter. It was gripping from beginning to end, all 750 pages of it, and I found it unputdownable. I really enjoyed the fact that the two main characters were genuinely strong, intelligent people who played the baddy at his own game and did not constantly do stupid things. And I loved that after all the tension and stress Koontz still allowed the reader a satisfactory and happy ending. I read to be ente [...]


    4. Yes, Koontz has come up with a really cool idea. This is a serious psychological thriller. A woman has a friend who has a bad case of agoraphobia. Wait, now she has a crazy phobia. And now her husband too!Koontz delves into phobias and how they might affect a person. The character's journeys are intense and seemingly real. The antagonist is horrible and evil. The writing is really interestingUntil the end. Koontz couldn't write himself out of a paper bag. As good as the character's trials are wr [...]


    5. What a steaming pile of unfiltered ordure this travesty of a novel is. I am amazed, and rather proud, that I fought my way through nearly 800 pages of this woeful nonsense that has almost zero characterisation, a dubious and scientifically improbable plot, and one of the most frustrating writing styles I have ever encountered.I hated it from the word go, but yeah, I somehow completed it. Part of me wishes I hadn't bothered. Another part is delighted, because I can now legitimately scathe about t [...]


    6. I've been reading this book for about 3 months.lly finished it last night. Dean Koontz is one of my favorite authors because his books are always so incredibly suspenseful. False Memory is yet another example of suspense and bone chilling imagery. Koontz' characters are developed so well and are so realistic that you often forget they are fictional. He even finds ways to bring subtle humor into the most disturbing of events, for example "Dusty was thinking so hard that the wax would have been bl [...]


    7. Awesome!This is a "psychological thriller" to the max. It is about a psychiatrist that uses a combo drug/hypnosis/haiku to get into his subjects minds and control them. He can implant false memories, intense mental illnesses, and tell them to do horrible things. He has absolute complete control over his victims by just saying a word. I have to say that I have been a Koontz fan for a very long time, but this truly was the best book that I have ever read by him. Absolutely, extremely intense. What [...]


    8. As much as I used to love Dean Koontz's books, this wasn't one his finer moments. First of all, he gives everything away in the title- why would he be so obvious? It's a terribly long book and from the very beginning you already know what's going to happen and since the pool of suspects able to come up with such an elaborate scheme is so small ( really, it's just one person), there's no real suspense and that's saying a lot considering that the book is supposed to be about fear and extremely deb [...]


    9. Slow to get going, but once it does.: This is the first DK novel that I have read. It has been on my bookshelf for years and to be honest, the length has put me off several times. However, I made a pact with myself to read all the books on my shelves before I bought any new ones and this one was one of them. The first few chapters were slow to get going and I was daunted at the prospect of the next 1,000 pages - I am cursed with the afflication that once I start a book, I must finish it regardle [...]


    10. ** SPOILER ALERT ** My review has a bare outline of the plot, but you need to read it to really get it.I love Dean Koontz, but this one took me a year to read; not because it was bad but because of the content. The story is about fear. Fear that is implanted into the subconscious mind by an unscrupulous Pshycologist/Doctor who is protected by a government agency due to his research in behavior control.In exchange for implanting thoughts and unquestioned obedience in chosen persons, the Doctor is [...]


    11. Let me preface this by saying that I used to read quite a few Dean Koontz books when I was a kid. I hadn't picked one up since high school, and since this particular book had been sitting on my shelf since the late 90's, I felt obligated to read it. I was also curious to see how how his writing had held up since I was a child. I don't remember Koontz's books as being particularly well written, but they were entertaining and involving as far as plot went. Well, Koontz is a fairly awful writer. Th [...]


    12. Its not fair! Some people were just born to writeThis book made me experience so many emotions i thought i was going to puke. What a scary thought to be trapped inside yourself and not be in control of the decisions you make.


    13. My favorite part of Dean Koontz's books is not knowing what to expect. Sometimes, the stories have perfectly logical and scientific explanations. Sometimes, everything is driven by something supernatural. Most times, it's a delightful blend of the two. Part of what keeps me reading is to find out which it will be: logic or supernatural.A portion of my disappointment with this novel was he reveals that mystery so early in the book. There was some nice minor surprises throughout, but I figured out [...]


    14. Whoa! I'll start by saying the bad guy is a super-sociopath. The book is about what it says in the title: false memory. The main characters have lapses in their memory and start coming down with weird psychoses. The plot and events that happen in the book are a little frustrating, that's probably why it takes some people months to years to read it. But when you're at the middle to the end of the book, you can't put it down because you so badly want to see the bad guy go down.


    15. I'm Listening(on audiobook).False Memory is real thriller. The plot is entertaining. The characters are colorful. I'm enjoying it.2015 Update:This was my fourth time reading False Memory, and I believe the most enjoyable read since my initial experience. This is one of Dean Koontz's best books, also one of his lengthier novels.


    16. There was a good story in here somewhere - it was just buried under mountains of unnecessary detail and gratuitous haiku. Could have done with losing two hundred pages or so.


    17. A brilliant book for fast paced action, suspense, amazing plot twists, lovable characters and amazing villains. The description of this book does NOT do it justice, however I wouldnt be able to describe it without a few slight spoilers. Just read it. It's the only way to appreciate the awesomeness that is this book. The plot is amazing. It has the most plot twists of any book that I can remember. The characters are both amuzing in their humour and lovable. It's the kind of book that has you scre [...]


    18. As a Dean Koontz fans I must say that this is one of his best books. It might be confusing to someone who is new to this kind of writing, because it can be quite jumpy and sometimes absurd. But that is what I love about him. For beginners I suggest to read his books "Intensity" or "The Servants of Twilight" (the latter is also a movie)because they are easier.It was easy to read and so exciting that I could not put it down. His way of decsrbing the events and surroundings, as well as the characte [...]


    19. On the cover of my copy of ‘False Memory’ is a quote about the author by The Times which states that the author Dean Koontz is :“ Not just a master of our darkest dreams but also a literary juggler”This is according to me the perfect analysis of not only the authors works in general but also with regard to the book ‘False Memory’. The novel wraps the reader in a web of literature which makes the reader tense & agog with the happenings……I won’t be exaggerating by saying that [...]


    20. "False Memory" by Dean Koontz places regular characters in an outrageous storyline. The protagonist is Martie Rhodes, who is a video game designer. Her husband, Dustin (Dusty) Rhodes, is a house painter. The only thing out of the ordinary in their lives is Martie's friend Susan, who is an agoraphobic and Dusty's brother-in-law Skeet, who is a drug addict. Due to these characters, you think it'd be a boring story, but it's quite intriging. It starts off with going to Susan's therapy session and D [...]


    21. Another masterpiece by Koontz with his usual mix (that being laughter, sorrow, shock and countless hour of sleep lost due to being engaged in the book). As always with Koontz the characters are realistic and relatable allowing you to fall in love with particular characters within a handful of chapters. I found myself laughing more than usual with this one, although there were countless moments in which I felt myself saying ‘no’ due to my heart breaking. But of course, to say any more on eith [...]


    22. This was my very first Dean Koontz book and it's the reason I got addicted to his writing. I think I was in high school at the time and it made me feel very smart to read a story with so much psychological jargont only could I read it but i could actually understand it, too! That's what I like about Koontz: he dumbs everything down for you enough that you can follow the storyline but not so much that you feel like a kindergartener reading your first chapter book. When I was older I re-read the b [...]


    23. I really love the way DK writes. The intensity is something I strive to capture in my own writing. This book is fantastic. The premise great, the characters immediate and engaging, but I wondered if the actual killer came in too soon (about a quarter of the way in). I think I wanted to be hung up until the end but wasn't. On the other hand there were plenty of quick turns and changes I didn't expect that were just perfect. Koontz is one of the only writers that I go back to again and again and l [...]


    24. Dean Koontz has long been one of my favorite writers, but this book made me truly grateful that I don't have to live with a mind like his! This book was so amazingly written and yet so deeply disturbing that it almost left me with a sick feeling. He has a way of drawing you into the story to such an extent that you couldn't stop reading if you wanted tot that I really wanted to. I had to see how it was going to end. It's been a while since I read this book, and while I don't remember a lot of th [...]


    25. Many years ago I met a person with an eidetic memory. I'm still intrigued. When I first read False Memory, I was thrilled with a character possessing an eidetic memory, particularly as it played such an intricate role in this psychological thriller.Because I'm ridiculously and embarrassingly behind on writing book reviews, I've relegated myself to re-reads only, until I catch up. This was a fabulous choice---it was as compelling and hard to put down this time around too.


    26. The false half of the book was more coherent and, in general, better written than the latter half. I enjoyed the role of the dog (a very realistic and incidental one) in solving this complex and evil crime. The villain is a particularly despicable and creepy poser of good and I found very disturbing.


    27. Sat on the edge of my seat! Actually, I got half way through it then purchased it on audio CD because I couldn't spend as much time as I wanted reading and I wanted to know the outcome. I caught myself telling the characters what to do while I'm cruising down the highway.


    28. Maybe it's just me, but I don't understand how Koontz name constantly comes up in comparison to Stephen King. I decided to try another DK with this one, and again, it just doesn't work for me.


    29. I don't know what it is with my take on Dean Koontz books. Lately, I've been reading them, discouraged at first, then feeling better about it until it ends. That was the way of this one.It starts off with a killer first sentence, one so good that it will remind aspiring writers that the first sentence is so important. The book starts well, but takes awhile to get going again. You may be annoyed, as I was, at the constantly alternating POVs of the two major characters. Koontz must've realized thi [...]


    30. A good book and VERY creepy. It really makes you think twice about who you let into your head. However, it was a bit long and dragged in quite a few places. Also, some of the occurrences in the book. well, they were a bit silly. I couldn't help but roll my eyes a few times. In those instances, I lost a bit of respect for the book as a whole, and there were enough of those instances that it dropped my given rating to three stars instead of the four I had expected to give it. Still, it was nice an [...]


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