From the Corner of His Eye

From the Corner of His Eye

by Dean Koontz
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From the Corner of His Eye 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 309 reviews.
JAJbooks More than 1 year ago
From The Corner Of His Eye had such a great cast of characters and intertwining plots I became deeply attached to book. There is love, gore, suspense, devastation, and everything in between all packed into this 700 page novel. I didn't want it to end but when it did, I was still satisfied. I LOVE seeing characters grow up and the Lampion family is such a great example. Barty is amazing and Cain is very interesting. I HIGHLY recommend this book.
Booklover49 More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Koontz's books, with Watchers as my favorite, but this one is right up there with it. A page turner, can't put down book...read it...you won't be dissapointed!!
DangerBoy More than 1 year ago
Brilliant, At 640 pages "From The Corner Of His Eye" was a fantastic story with a lot of characters from San Francisco to Oregon; Koontz does a great job at bringing all their storys together in the end. I would say this is a must read and that it ranks in my top 10 for sure. A strong 5 stars for "From The Corner Of His Eye".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed several of Koontz's books (particularly the Odd Thomas series), and this one did not disappoint! Koontz again enthralls with a masterful combination of suspense and soul.
Linda_K More than 1 year ago
I've read a few books by Dean Koontz, and they usually follow the same pattern. There will be a man who's strong and handsome but doesn't know it, a woman who's witty and much more beautiful than she thinks she is, and a dog. Occasionally, there's also children. Throw all these people together during adverse circumstance, and love and a grand adventure will follow. This book isn't like that, and that's why I like it so much. It's different, exciting and at parts very sad. It's easy to get into, and one of my favorite books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As I lifted the book into my hands, the joy that I felt for reading another Dean Koontz book was overwhelming. As I turned to page one, I just knew I wasn't going to be disappointed. It was a page turner. I would rush home just to continue reading this book. It was so different than anything else he had written. Then all of a sudden, the last hundred pages went downhill. I wanted to cry. What started out so magnificent was becoming such a disappointment. Where was the suspense? Should I stop reading the book? No, that wasn't my nature to give up. I continued reading hoping that things would improve, but unfortunately it just got worse. I still haven't gotten over the shock that something that started out so good ended so poorly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like always!
Cheryl Newmark More than 1 year ago
I actually got this as an audio book. The man who read it was a genius! He gave each character its own voice. I felt like I was there. I would drive around longer than I had to because I didn't want it to stop. I have recommended this book to everyone I know, seriously! But it, you wont be sorry. I have both audio and hardcover versions. Maybe now have to get it for my Nook!
conniejackson More than 1 year ago
At first this novel caught me off-guard, since it wasn't the typical Dean Koontz thriller: i.e. no dog and no one on the run as a result of a government conspiracy. Still, I found the book to be an enjoyable read with a bit of humor thrown in for good measure. This is probably one of the few books I have read where at first I found the villain, Junior Cain, to be a likeable character. However, about midway through the book it becomes clear that he is a vicious serial killer. The ending was a bit of a disappointment, but, the book was still a great read. Although, maybe not one of Koontz's best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Koontz, but I could not get in to this book. It was far too wordy...most of which had no bearing on the story. I believe this book could've been written with about 200 fewer pages. I hate to start a book and not finish it, so I had to force myself to finish this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the most boring books I have ever tried to read. I couldn't even finish it. From what I did read I thought it should have about 100 less pages, there was just so much useless iformation that did nothing to move the story along.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an avid Dean Koontz fan and this is the first book I was actually skipping paragraphs just so I could get it over with. I even had to renew it from the library 3 times. It was way longer than it needed to be. It just drug on and on and on... The story line was good, it just needed some serious editing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As usual, Koontz starts his story well, and then bogs down in pseudoscience and pseudotheology. This book could have been far better if there were three hundred fewer pages and far less of some of Koontz's flights of literary excesses. Koontz always impresses me as a man who is very impressed with his own brilliance. And I always have the feeling that he is looking over his shoulder for Stephen King,who, in my opinion isn't gaining on Koontz. He's far beyond him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though Koontz did a wonderful job developing the characters, and the premise behind the story held alot of promise, the book just ended up disappointing. The book moved too slowly at parts, and the ending just fell short. I finished the book feeling as if I had just wasted my time. Not what I expected from such a brilliant writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I dont read a lot of books, other than school books, I found this book to be very easy to read. It started off well, but it really was not a very good book and I felt like I wasted my time. I would have been much happier watching a movie. Usually when I read a book it is boring in the begining but you eventually get into it. This book was the opposite, my expectations kept getting lower as I read. I read Lightning in high school and I thought it was a lot better
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read several books by Dean Knootz and am sorry to report that this is the only one that has truly disappointed me. The sad part is, the book has potential. It definitely starts out interestingly enough. I especially liked the way Knootz introduces the villain. Also, in the beginning the book holds a distinction of awe and hope. The ¿good¿ characters, whom don¿t know each other at first seem some what interesting, or at least they have interesting backgrounds. However, as the story progresses you begin to realize that the good characters are just a bit too perfect. I especially hate the flowery fashion in which Knootz uses to describe them. The villain is only a shade higher in dimensionality. He is definitely evil and very twisted, but at some point his eccentrics get to be too much. In small measure, this is a good thing because you begin to feel sorry for him and his twisted view on life in that he will never be truly happy and never extricate himself from the demons that plague him. All in all, it was a decent story that would have been better had it been written more concisely and with less formula.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed in this book, which I thought showed promise. As others have noted, the droning on and on about Cain was too much. There were also too many things that didn't need to be in the book (ex - brothers). I like it when I have to figure out how things tie together, but this took too long - by the time I got to the connections I had almost forgotten some earlier details. I can usually get through his books fairly quickly - not so with this one. It took me over a week to read it. Some parts were good and it was definitely disturbing, but it could have been so much better. And the ending - please. Hopefully next time will be better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As someone who began reading Koontz with 'Watchers' and who has read every one of his books through the years, I would have to say that I believe my interest in this man's work has come to an end. After reading 'The Bad Place,' 'Lightning,' and 'Twilight Eyes,' I recognized Koontz's tremendous potential which pops to the forefront periodically in each of his works. But, after the failures of 'False Memory,' this book made it two failures in a row. Some quick points (SPOILERS AHEAD): The climactic scene when Cain is defeated..he's just gone! Can't you at least let us see where he went from his point of view? Koontz gives us meandering page after page of Cain's thoughts on women, sex, art, artists, and music, but we can't be with him as he pays for his sins in the alternate world? Also, the two brothers obsessed with disaster...a good idea, but executed poorly. Those two characters do not seem 'real' to me, although I acknowlege 1)that in my life I have not met people with childhoods as horrible as they had, and 2) this is a work of fiction with other elements where I also am required to suspend disbelief. Finally, Koontz is very wordy, and it hurts the pacing of the book. As a side note, did the diminutive use of names drive anybody else crazy? 'Barty,' 'Serie,' et al.? I was waiting for Vanadium to say, 'call me Tommy.' This book is a disaapointment with page after page of verbosity and absolutely NO PAYOFF when evil is vanquished. The denoument was better than the entire book as a whole! Thanks for letting me sound off. Koontz, thanks for years of entertainment, but there's better out there now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you haven't read this book yet, please do yourself a favor and start it now! I've reread this book a dozen times and it never gets old. No matter the genre you're used to, Dean Koontz covers every single one of them in this book. Great writing, you fall in love with the characters, and no matter who you are you can relate to some part of the story. I recommend this book to pretty much anyone who is human. Trust me, you'll love it.
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Not surprised that Dean Koontz wrote another amazing book!
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