From the Corner of his Eye : A breath-taking thriller of mystical suspense and terror
Bartholomew Lampion was blinded at the age of three, when surgeons reluctantly removed his eyes to save him from a fast-spreading cancer. But although eyeless, Barty regained his sight when he was thirteen.This sudden ascent from a decade of darkness into the glory of light was not brought about by a holy healer. No celestial trumpets announced the restoration of his vision, just as none had announced his birth.A rollercoaster had something to do with his recovery, as did a seagull. And you can't discount Barty's profound desire to make his mother proud of him before she died. The first time she died was the day Barty was born. January 6, 1965.
- Paperback | 832 pages
- 112 x 178 x 54mm | 519.99g
- 02 Aug 2001
- Headline Publishing Group
- Headline Book Publishing
- London, United Kingdom
About Dean Koontz
Dean Koontz is an international household name whose novels have sold many millions of copies worldwide and have appeared on national and international bestseller lists, selling millions of copies each year. He lives with his wife Gerda, their dog Anna and the enduring spirit of their dog Trixie in southern California.
From The Corner Of His Eye was no.7 in the Sunday Times and Observer bestseller lists 'A fascinating piece of work...stuffed to the gunwales with colorful characters and plot twists. It's virtually a Charles Dickens epic for the 21st century' Locus 'In his latest novel, Dean Koontz has achieved a literary miracle. A tapestry of intrigue and suspense...stunning physical description, unique turns of phrase... FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE will make readers stop, think, and ultimately appreciate "the many ways things are"' Fort Worth Star-Telegram 'An explosion of emotion and wonder. The tale is spun so masterfully that it is as gripping a novel as you'll find, and as thought-provoking' Baton Rouge Sunday Advocate 'Probably the most creative and most far-reaching book he has ever written. Riveting...well-written. This book says a great deal about why Koontz is on top of his field - he's very good' Deseret News 'Dean Koontz is not an author to be taken for granted. Each of his books stands alone; they do not fit a pattern. FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE is full of well-developed characters which is a trademark of Koontz's. Highly diverse characters...marvelous people' Fort Meyers Beach Observer 'Vintage novel writing... The reader waits intensely for the final showdown' Calgary Sun 'Dean Koontz almost occupies a genre of his own. He is a master at building suspense and holding the reader spellbound' Richmond Times-Dispatch 'Delightful...fascinating and terrifying' Detroit News and Free Press 'A wonderful read. The pacing is perfect, keeping the reader in exquisite tension. This is a deeply satisfying, rich novel. You may have nightmares about [the villain] but you'll love the other characters. Singularly and collectively, they are unforgettable. FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE is magic' New Orleans Times Picayune 'Very appealing characters... For some time now, Koontz has been quite ambitious with the themes of his thrillers. FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE is the most ambitious yet. Here joy is definitely in the journey' Flint Journal 'A heart-pounding tale of Biblical proportions. [Koontz] proves once again that he still has the power to scare the daylights out of us' Ottawa Citizen 'Exceptional writing and storytelling. Year after year, Koontz provides fresh ideas' San Antonio Express News 'Full of more surprises than the average Koontz offering - and that is saying much. His opening is like a man announcing he will juggle bowling balls while frying eggs and piloting an air balloon. Preposterous - but Koontz proceeds to do it, and much more. Koontz does not bore' San Diego Union Tribune 'Koontz is famous for the way he falls in love with his characters. They're so richly and compellingly drawn, you can practically hear them breathing from the page. FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE is chuckfull of hope an wonderment, good and evil, familial adoration, and characters you'll wish lived next door. You'll never want to leave the worlds Koontz draws you into. Settle in for one remarkable read of awesome possibilities' Lexington Herald-Ledger 'Fans of Dean Koontz are in for another thrilling treat. Once again we [are] mesmerized by his gift for...colorful prose' Oakland Press 'A psychologically complex suspenser' New York Daily News 'Though over 600 pages, the book never seems long. The characters are vivid and emotionally exciting, creating a fast and compelling read. Highly recommended' Library Journal 'Koontz connects these [characters'] stories with his usual ingenuity. He has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match' Los Angeles Times 'Highly entertaining' Chicago Tribune 'An ambitious exploration of the intricacies of human relationships' Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 'He succeeds in creating and fleshing out a cast of remarkable and unique characters. Koontz builds mansions of place and time. FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE is a suspenseful, entertaining and thought-provoking novel, examining the depth of the human spirit, our capacity for good and evil...and the consequences of even the simplest deed' Harrisburg Patriot-News 'A fascinating theme...peopled with interesting characters, a fast-paced plot, and some imaginative theories about the nature of science and faith. Koontz has written another winner' Toronto Sun 'Readers in search of a pull-out-the-stops, multigenre thriller need look no further than FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE' Denver Post 'FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE may be Koontz's crowning achievement in a lengthy career already filled with triumphs. In this first-rate thriller, non-stop action keeps one turning the pages in spite of the book's length' Minneapolis Star Tribune 'Uplifting and optimistic. There's nothing sentimental...in this book, though a complex philosophical thesis is at its heart. A knuckle-biter from start to finish' Toronto Star 'Koontz tries to create serious literature, and he largely succeeds in FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE' USA Today 'This is not merely a novel of suspense; it is also a story of belief and reflection, of choices and thebeauty that can blossom from doing what is right, rather than what is easy. While dazzling the reader with magnificent turns of phrase that will evoke simultaneous admiration and envy, [Koontz] alternates the mood between tenderness and suspense. A novel that is absolutely perfect from opening word to closing sentence' Bookreporter.com 'Powerful emotion tinged with spiritual wonder. That emotion, which rocks the characters and will shake readers, marks this as one of Koontz's most effective novels - and he's written a lot of them' Publishers Weekly 'A breathtaking thriller pumping with suspense' Western Mail 'Keep[s] you turning pages well into the night' Belfast Telegraph 'A mammoth new thriller' Mirror