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Twilight Eyes

Twilight Eyes

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by Dean Koontz

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Slim MacKenzie is both hunter and hunted. Sought by police for murder, Slim also stalks the diabolical Others, genetically engineered "demons" from a prior Earth civilization. A masterpiece of terror from the bestselling author of Midnight and Lightning.


Slim MacKenzie is both hunter and hunted. Sought by police for murder, Slim also stalks the diabolical Others, genetically engineered "demons" from a prior Earth civilization. A masterpiece of terror from the bestselling author of Midnight and Lightning.

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“Chilling…superbly scary!”—Los Angeles Times
“A spine-chilling adventure…will keep you turning pages to the very end.”—Rave Reviews

More Praise for Dean Koontz

“Dean Koontz is a prose stylist whose lyricism heightens malevolence and tension. [He creates] characters of unusual richness and depth.”—The Seattle Times

“Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose....‘Serious’ writers...might do well to examine his technique.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Lyrical writing and compelling characters...Koontz stands alone.”—Associated Press

“In every industry there exist ‘artists’ that are not only unforgettable, but know their craft better than the rest. Dean Koontz...is among these artisans.”—Suspense Magazine

“[Koontz] 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

“Perhaps more than any other author, Koontz writes fiction perfectly suited to the mood of America...novels that acknowledge the reality and tenacity of evil but also the power of good...[and that] entertain vastly as they uplift.”—Publishers Weekly

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Demco Media
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4.46(w) x 7.12(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Chilling...superbly scary! — Los Angeles Times

Meet the Author

The books of Dean Koontz are published in 38 languages, and worldwide sales top 400 million copies. Eleven of his novels have risen to number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list, and several have been adapted into feature films and TV miniseries. Dean and Gerda Koontz live in southern California with their golden retriever, Anna, grand-niece of the famous and beloved Trixie.

Brief Biography

Newport Beach, California
Date of Birth:
July 9, 1945
Place of Birth:
Everett, Pennsylvania
B.S. (major in English), Shippensburg University, 1966

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Twilight Eyes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 254 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Slim Mackenzie is a seventeen-year-old boy, who has a special talent. He has Twilight Eyes, he can sense danger, and he can see the demons, or goblins, that walk among us in a human guise. Hunted for murdering his uncle, who was a goblin, Slim seeks santuary in a canival. Where he meets others who share his ability to see the goblins, and a special girl who will pick up the fight against them with him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first 150 pages I was lost and almost ready to put it down, but it turned out to be one of the BEST Dean Koontz books I've read in a while. It was action packed, somewhat scary, and had a very good science fictional plot. Koontz gets you to fall in love with his characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read many of Dean Koontz novels and this is in the top five. It is a very different kind of a story and his knowledge of the carnival life is so real that I asked myself if he might have followed a carnival while writing this book. Who knows maybe he did. Great novel!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I got so into it that I actually started wondering wether such a thing could be possible. Anybody that has a good imagination and likes good fiction read this book.. then go to the Fair... you'll love it. Dean Kootz is one of the best horror writers out there !!
DangerBoy More than 1 year ago
I thought Twilight Eyes had a good story line with good characters but I also thought it was way too long. This book would have been better if it had been 150 pages less then the 436 that it is. The first part of the book very good and kept me wanting more but the deeper into it I got the more I wanted it to end, a few times I found myself falling asleep from bordom after a few pages. Koontz wasted way too many pages with filler and in doing so decreased the overall quality of the book. However I still give this book a decent 3 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is sooooo boring, I have read all of Dean Koontz' books and this is the most boring book I have ever read. I am having major trouble getting through the first 100 pages. The author spend way too much time on the little details that I am have to skip over. The book could have been condensed into around 200 pages and be a good book, rather than the 441 pages or just oon and on and on and on about irrelevant details. I bought this book as the reviews said it was action packed. Not true.The book is slow and tedious.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just found this book and I read it, slready a dean koontz fan, i can't belive i didn't hear about this one!!! great book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2nd favorite DK novel aside from The Watchers!!! Romantic and scary! We can all relate to being the outcast at some time or another!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been going back through Koontz' catalogue and reading the ones I've missed, and I must say that 'Twilight Eyes' is one of his best ever. The story concerns a young man named Slim, on the run from the law, who, not for the first time, joins a traveling carnival. We soon learn that Slim has the ability to see Goblins, creatures that use Human shells to hide their identity. Their only function in life is to kill Humans and Slim's only function is to kill Goblins, until he meets various carnival types who make him think about settling down. Koontz has a way of making you doubt whether Slim's obsession is real or if he is insane and therefore killing innocent people. A truly gripping, exciting tale from start to finish and full of great characters such as Rya, Joel and Jelly. Highly recommended!
Ryger More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book. I have read it multiple times over the years. The idea of the story is very enticing and intriguing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has all the elements of a great story. It has terror, suspense, romance, and it's just incredible! Dean Knootz is the real MASTER of storytelling!
Guest More than 1 year ago
dean koontz has always been my favorite author and i have read many of his books but twilight eyes if by far the best ever. i finished it in less then 3 days. i loved it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a collector of all dean koontz books, and i have yet to find a book that i do not love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best I have ever read. It is one of those rare books that you can read over and over, and love it every time. I have read all of Mr. Koontz's books to date, and I must say that among all his works, this one stands out as perhaps his best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started to read Dean Koontz's novels about 2 years ago, and Twilight Eyes is the best I have come to find, out of every book I have read, regardless of the author,is the best book I've read. Dean Koontz is a master at terror,action,comedy,and love. The characters are extremely well described, which makes you feel you are in the story yourself, likewise for the scenery and the character's emotions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story 'Twilight Eyes' provided enough detail to make the book really come alive. I read the book cover to cover and found it to be interesting and never had a lame moment in it. The book was so interesting that I found it hard to put It down.I gurantee this book was the best nofiction story made.
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PainFrame More than 1 year ago
Some of us deceive only ourselves. I really admire how this story starts out much differently than how it ultimately ends (”Out of the Dark” by David Weber is my favorite example of this). It was unexpected, and I appreciate that. This is the second story I’ve read by Koontz, the first being “What the night knows” which I very much loved. This one didn’t hit me as hard, although it’s clear that Koontz is a very capable writer I just wasn’t as invested in this one. And while it’s a journey worth taking, I don’t think I will revisit it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great Dean Koontz book. This is one of my favorite books, yet!
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This book will make you think twice about whether it is just your imagination or not!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book I fell in love with by Dean Koontz......until I fell out of love with him. But that's a story for another review. Great story!