Seeing this post at Bookslut about Dean Koontz reminded me of the two things I know about Mr. Koontz:
1. My sister used to read his books when I was becoming the book snob I am today. I was not impressed.
2. My horrible ex-boyfriend used to like to end fights with me by telling me that I wrote like Dean Koontz. I would then promptly throw him out of the house and he would not have to deal with me until at least the next day.
For the record, I have never actually read anything by Mr. Koontz.