Horrormeister Koontz looks heavenward for inspiration in his newest suspense thriller, which is chock-full of signs, portents, angels, and one somewhat second-rate devil, a murky and undercharacterized guy named Junior Cain who throws his beloved wife off a fire tower on an Oregon mountain and spends the rest of the novel waiting for the retribution that will surely come. But not before a series of tragedies ensues that convince Junior that someone or something named Bartholomew is out to exact vengeance for that crime and the series of other murders that follow.|
Bartholomew's own troubles begin with his birth, which transpires moments after his father is killed in a traffic accident as he is taking his wife to the hospital, and continue with the loss of his eyes at the tender age of 3. Young Bartholomew has visionary gifts, though to his mother, a nice lady who's renowned for her pie-making abilities as well as her sweetly innocent nature, he's just a particularly smart kid who can read and write before his second birthday. Eventually, Bartholomew regains his sight, Junior Cain gets his comeuppance, and fate conspires to bring love into the Pie Lady's life, reward the faithful, and put a happy ending on this genre-bending tale. Koontz will no doubt rocket right to the top of the bestseller list with this inventive, if somewhat slower-paced, read. --Jane Adams --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Koontz employs it to create powerful emotion tinged with spiritual wonder. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Riveting, January 26, 2001
Reviewer: Jeff Krol from Valley City, Ohio United States
From the Corner of His Eye is not as action packed as many of Koontz is other works. But the depth of the characters and the deep concepts that he brings to the novel make it a riveting experience. Only Sole Survivor compares for the richness of the story. You may have to go back to Strangers to actually find as well defined characters as you have here.
There are times when the pace does hold up to the Koontz standard, although that standard can be matched by very few. Still after books like Intensity, Dragon Tears and False Memory, you come to expect being at the edge of your seat from beginning to end.
If you like Koontz you will love this book. If you like to open your mind to possibilities and look for insightful commentaries on life, while being thrilled, then you will love this book. In fact, unless you can not read, you probably will find this book worth reading.