The Neighbor by Dean Koontz

By Dean Koontz

A short-story advent to The City.

Every urban has its wonders and mysteries. For the Pomerantz kinfolk, the main tense secret in the interim is the identification and the intentions in their new neighbor, during this e-book unique brief story--a prequel to The City, the gripping and relocating new novel via Dean Koontz.

The yr is 1967. Malcolm Pomerantz is twelve, geeky and socially awkward, whereas his heavily vibrant sister, Amalia, is lively and lovely. each one is the other's ally, united through a boundless curiosity on this planet past their dysfunctional parents' unsatisfied domestic. yet even the afflicted Pomerantz loved ones will appear to be a haven in comparison to the home round the corner, after an enigmatic and extremely secretive new neighbor takes up place of dwelling within the darkest hours of the evening.

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This is hardly an easy claim to advance within our present order of knowledge and the possibilities it dictates for us. Paranormal phenomena, after all, dramatically violate those firm epistemological boundaries that, since Descartes, have increasingly divided up our university departments (and our social reality) into things pertaining to matter and objective reality (the sciences) and things pertaining to human experience and subjective reality (the humanities).  well, whatever that is. Paranormal phenomena, however, bring the subjective component back in, and with a vengeance—the return of the repressed in all its fury.

Paranormal phenomena, however, bring the subjective component back in, and with a vengeance—the return of the repressed in all its fury. Whatever they are, it is clear that such events cannot be understood without reference to consciousness and the material world: Wolfgang is in town and the laboratory instruments fizzle and fry; the physical location of Elizabeth’s harp is pegged by a mind over a thousand miles away; my analyst colleague feels a sharp stabbing physical pain in relationship to an emotional story she has not yet heard; and so on.

This is how they escape the various social, political, and intellectual censors of their own social surround—by being serious by not being serious. Essentially, popular culture “flies low,” well under the radar. It is also worth underlining the fact that Partridge’s central notion of reenchantment requires for both its logic and energy an earlier and equally Off the Page 29 profound disenchantment. Occulture is not a matter of naive belief, much less of orthodox faith. ” Like Owen’s occultism, then, Partridge’s occulture is a very modern phenomenon that has already incorporated the secular and the scientific.

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