Koontz - hehehehe.
Well only ever read Sole Survivor, way before the movie came out, I thought it was pretty good for a trashy holiday book. Ridiculous conspiracies and evil experiments etc etc. Always remember the bit about the kid who could make things dissapear, who one day started to send parts of himself into the ether, that was really creepy.
Elitism is positing that your taste is equivalent to quality, you hate "Hamlet" does it make it "bad"? If you think so, you're one elite motherfucker.