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  1. Maciek Maciek says:

    Massive, massive, MASSIVE disappointment.Obvious spoilers ahead.The premise for this book is amazing a boy named Bartholomew loses his sight at the age of three, when surgeons remove his eyes to save him from fast spreading cancer, and then, though eyeless, regains it at the age of thirteen.Thinking that it could be a fun, fast paced daredevil like story, with quantum theory involved, I was setting my hopes high Boy, was I let down.When a reader opens the book he reads how Barty loses his sigh Massive, massive, MASSIVE disappointment.Obvious spoilers ahead.The premise for this book is amazing a boy named Bartholomew loses his sight at the age of three, when surgeons remove his eyes to save him from fast spreading cancer, and then, though eyeless, regains it at the age of thirteen.Thinking that it could be a fun, fast paced daredevil like story, with quantum theory involved, I was setting my hopes high Boy, was I let down.When a reader opens the book he reads how Barty loses his sight at the age of threeand then regains it at the age of thirteen The fact has absolutely nothing to do with the factual story If you though the novel would revolve around the boy regaining his sight, you re dead wrong.The book begins with the details of the boy growing up before he loses his sight There s an evil killer who murders his own wife and then is stalked in a hospital by a mysterious detective, who is mysterious because he can do coin tricks The killer learns that he muttered the name Bartholomew in his sleep and of course decides that Bartholomew is his worst enemy, and that he must kill him.He decides to kill the detective who wouldn t He assaults him with a candlestick, puts him in a car and then drowns the car in a pond However, the skull bashed, unconscious detective doesn t care about the killer s plans and justswims up from the drowning car Hooray for logic Viva la plausibility Meanwhile, on the other side of the galaxy, Bartholomew discovers that he has some superpowers dealing with alternate worlds the quantum theory bit , that he can walk in the rain without getting wet, and loses his sight And, of course, he s a child prodigy He calculates the distance and curves in his calculator head, so blindness aint a problem because he can add 2 2 and calculate his way through the world.The killer learns that a girl he once raped gave birth to a baby, and decides that the baby must be Bartholomew, so he goes on in a search to find the boy and kill him The child turns out to be a girl, and she and her mother flee the evil killer only to end up being taken care byAGNES, THE MOM OF BARTHOLOMEW So when the killer finds them, he finds the girl who is a brave prodigy too, though she has eyes and the boy enters the scene.BIG CLIMAX The killer is ready to kill the boy, butthe girl pushes him into an alternate reality because, it turns out, she has superpowers too All in about three sentences He s gone forever.BOOL THE END.The remaining twenty or so pages serve to wrap up loose ends, and on the last page the boy regains his sight Yes, the fact had NOTHING to do with the actual plot.Koontz s characters have gone from naively charming in a way to simply naive The melodrama is on the TV soap opera level He spends paragraph after paragraph describing how brave and good Agnes is, how she delivers pies around the town to people who need pies and help When her boy is born, he doesn t cry, doesn t take a poo, he isn t a kid he s a robot.Some might say that Koontz doesn t want to show the reader unnecessary information about growing up of children, but if he constantly abuses the show, don t tell writing method and devotes page after page to stuff like this Week by week, the slender sapling of frustration had grown into a tree and then into a forest, until Tom began every morning by looking out through the tightly woven branches of impatience what stops him One might guess that he s just lazy and decides to take the easy way out and create perfect, ideal children for one simple reason they re easier to write, they never cry, never argue, and according to him are the dream of every parent WRONG Who wants to have a damn machine Koontz makes a point by clearly showing which characters are good or bad Here he gives his heroes the biblical names of the saints Bartholomew, Grace, Celestina, Seraphim, Thomas and even Paul Damascus, hell, one girl is namedANGEL The sole bad guy here is named Enoch Cain Get it Enoch Cain Talk about metaphors and implied meaning.The good guys are so saintly that the reader can t connect with them it s quite hard to connect with a deity that drives around in a van and gives away pies So the reader ends up rooting for the bad guy who of course is present as stupid, bad, vile and disgusting person.All of the characters are of course so well stocked on cash that they don t have anything better to do but just go and have adventures.Koontz can t write kids he just can t get them right He deprived kids from all things that make them kids emotions His kids are too perfect, too smart, to ideal He made both kids in the novel child prodigies, excelling at basically everything and pooping pure gold Here s an excerpt Each life, Barty Lampion said, is like our oak tree in the backyard but lots bigger One trunk to start with, and then all the branches, millions of branches, and every branch is the same life going in a new direction If you can imagine a three year old, who still uses potty, saying this in a pre pubescent, pre breaking, lisping chipmunk voice, without sheding tears of laughter I salute you.It s even funnier when he reagins his sight The boy realized at the age of three that he can walk in the idea of rain, so he won t get wet At the age of thirteen, he realized that he can use the idea of sight to see again He spent TEN LONG YEARS without realizing that simple fact Guess the prodigy turned out to be a fool after all.However, he has to do something to see and that would be to hard for him, right So he gets married with the little girl from before, and they have a daughterwho has superpowers too, and gives her dad his sight back, permanently And to top the cake, they have agolden retriever I actually laughed at that, because of the sheer fact that when the book has over 800 pages there just has to be a dog in it, since it s a Koontz book, and boom t h e r e i t i s I could go on and on but honestly, if a man writes eight hundred pages about a killer hunting down the good guys and then eliminates him in 15 words, he doesn t know how to quit.I do.Stay away from this book


  2. Lisa Vitchers Lisa Vitchers says:

    MY VERY FAVORITE KOONTZ WORK OF ALL TIME I would also like to note that it is his favorite accomplishment as well This book was recommended to me when I was 17 by my husband to be and was the first Dean Koontz book I ever read It is the PERFECT example of his superiority to other authors of his time and made me an absolute obsessed fan I then became a collector and this is what started it all It is a complex tale of vivid characters and includes every emotion you could think of while in MY VERY FAVORITE KOONTZ WORK OF ALL TIME I would also like to note that it is his favorite accomplishment as well This book was recommended to me when I was 17 by my husband to be and was the first Dean Koontz book I ever read It is the PERFECT example of his superiority to other authors of his time and made me an absolute obsessed fan I then became a collector and this is what started it all It is a complex tale of vivid characters and includes every emotion you could think of while incorporating many genres of literature I don t know how a person fits so many dimensions into one book but Dean pulls it off like it s child s play The writing style is so fluid you almost forget you are reading and the pages turn by themselves This is my all time favorite book and a MUST READ


  3. Diane Wallace Diane Wallace says:

    Ok read intriguing and twisted but a little rushed with the storyline paperback


  4. William Dalphin William Dalphin says:

    Alright, I went on a Koontz binge last spring, and of all the stuff of his that I read, From The Corner Of His Eye has got to be one of the WORST, most godawful pieces of literature using the term loosely that I ve ever read.I grew quite used to Koontz s style of writing plastering excessive detail onto every description, taking five pages to detail the wallpaper on a house, etc So when I read the jacket for FTCOHE and it said the story was about a boy who loses his sight and then rega Alright, I went on a Koontz binge last spring, and of all the stuff of his that I read, From The Corner Of His Eye has got to be one of the WORST, most godawful pieces of literature using the term loosely that I ve ever read.I grew quite used to Koontz s style of writing plastering excessive detail onto every description, taking five pages to detail the wallpaper on a house, etc So when I read the jacket for FTCOHE and it said the story was about a boy who loses his sight and then regains it, I thought, okay, so he regains his sight magically, and the book revolves around something to do with this I then read the first chapter, and the first paragraph said that this boy lost his sight, and then he regained it I thought holy crap, this is the briefest I ve ever seen Koontz detail anything yay Boy, was I fooled.The book then went on to detail the boy being born and growing up all before he loses his sight It also switches to the story of this psycho who vomits profusely after killing his wife and ends up being hospitalized, where some bizarro detective starts stalking him We re supposed to think this detective is all badass because he does coin tricks The psycho learns from the detective that he muttered some name in his sleep, but he has no idea why he did He decides being psycho that he must find the person with this name, and kill them to protect himself He then proceeds to kill the detective and a nurse, and leave for California.Meanwhile, this boy reveals that he somehow has some crazy super power dealing with alternate realities, and he can avoid being rained on, etc He then loses his sight Yay Psycho discovers that a girl he once raped gave birth to a baby, and determines that this baby must be the boy whose name he muttered in his sleep logical, yes He finds out that the girl s sister is raising the child in California, and he starts stalking her Of course, it turns out that the child is actually a girl, but that doesn t stop psycho from trying to kill her and her mom and her soon to be step dad They flee the psycho, only to end up being taken care of by the mom of blind boy So now the boy is linked to the psycho, and just so happens to have the name that psycho is searching for So, when psycho comes along, looking to once again try to kill the little girl, he stumbles upon her playing with blind boy.Here comes the big climax, right Yes This is it Oh, except that when psycho comes up to kill blind boy, the little girl who just so happens to ALSO have super powers crazy shoves him, and he falls through their little hole in reality, and is gone forever The end.Yes, seriously, that is the end Oh, except that YEARS LATER, blind boy gets his sight back That s right, him regaining his sight had absolutely nothing to do with the events in the book Yay It s the literary equivalent of Dean Koontz coming to your home and kicking you repeatedly in the nuts Thanks, Koontz


  5. Dustin Crazy little brown owl Dustin Crazy little brown owl says:

    Each smallest act of kindness reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it s passed, until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away Likewise, each small meanness, each expression of hatred, each act of evil. THIS MOMENTOUS DAY, H.R White As created mentioned by Dean Koontz inFrom the Corner of His EEach smallest act of kindness reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it s passed, until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away Likewise, each small meanness, each expression of hatred, each act of evil. THIS MOMENTOUS DAY, H.R White As created mentioned by Dean Koontz inFrom the Corner of His Eye One of Dean Koontz s most epic novels This great saga reaffirms my belief in alternate realities and parallel universes I have the phrase This Momentous Day tattooed on my leg, because of the impact this book has had on my life I have read From the Corner of His Eye four times


  6. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I guess I would give this a 1.5 if I could It s readable but you kind of regret spending the time on this Maybe if it was half the size it wouldn t have pissed me off but 768 pages And I felt like it was doing some preachy religious allegory crap at me What the hell is your point with this book Dean Koontz I feel like there were huge holes in the plot on this one and it was just the weakest thing I had read by him There really wasn t the pay off you want when you get to the end either A I guess I would give this a 1.5 if I could It s readable but you kind of regret spending the time on this Maybe if it was half the size it wouldn t have pissed me off but 768 pages And I felt like it was doing some preachy religious allegory crap at me What the hell is your point with this book Dean Koontz I feel like there were huge holes in the plot on this one and it was just the weakest thing I had read by him There really wasn t the pay off you want when you get to the end either Argh WTF DEAN KOONTZ


  7. Tara Tara says:

    Favorite QuotesShe lived for others, her heart tuned to their anguish and their needs.His blue eyes were seas where sorrow sailed.Not one day in anyone s life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a seamstress or a queen, a shoeshine boy, or a movie star, a renowned philosopher or a Down s syndrome child Because in every day of your life, there are opportunities to perform little kindnesses for others, both Favorite QuotesShe lived for others, her heart tuned to their anguish and their needs.His blue eyes were seas where sorrow sailed.Not one day in anyone s life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a seamstress or a queen, a shoeshine boy, or a movie star, a renowned philosopher or a Down s syndrome child Because in every day of your life, there are opportunities to perform little kindnesses for others, both by conscious acts of will and unconscious example Each smallest act of kindness even just words of hope when they are needed, the remembrance of a birthday, a compliment that engenders a smile reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it s passed, until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away Likewise, each small meanness, each thoughtless expression of hatred, each envious and bitter act, regardless of how petty, can inspire others, and is therefore the seed that ultimately produces evil fruit, poisoning people whom you have never met and never will All human lives are so profoundly and intricately entwined those dead, those living, those generations yet to come that the fate of all is the fate of each, and the hope of humanity rests in every heart and in every pair of hands Therefore, after every failure, we are obliged to strive again for success, and when faced with the end of one thing, we must build something new and better in the ashes, just as from pain and grief, we must weave hope, for each of us is a thread critical to the strength to the very survival of the human tapestry Every hour in every life contains such often unrecognized potential to affect the world that the great days and thrilling possibilities are combined always in this momentous day.In the healing ways of women that remained mysterious to him even as he watched them do their work, tears were followed by reminiscences that brought a smile and soothed, and hope was always found to be the flower that bloomed from every seed of hopelessness


  8. Jim C Jim C says:

    Actual rating is 3.5 stars.In this novel, we have three different stories that will eventually come together The first one is about Agnes and her husband They are expecting their first child when tragedy hits this couple The second story is about Junior who is out with his wife and is content with his life The third is about a teenager who was raped and never told anyone about this crime She is pregnant from this incident.This was a difficult novel to rate I loved the characters and I defi Actual rating is 3.5 stars.In this novel, we have three different stories that will eventually come together The first one is about Agnes and her husband They are expecting their first child when tragedy hits this couple The second story is about Junior who is out with his wife and is content with his life The third is about a teenager who was raped and never told anyone about this crime She is pregnant from this incident.This was a difficult novel to rate I loved the characters and I definitely had an emotional connection with the characters In fact, out of all the books I have read this book is in my top five for emotional impact I felt like I was with them when they suffered from tragedy One of the messages of this novel is that life has its ups and downs but the ball still continues to roll You have to bear on This message is so true and I can relate to it With the previous sentiments about this book why not a five star rating I don t think this is the author s tightest book There was incidents to characters that did not add anything to them I believe this book could have been trimmed down My biggest gripe was the climax We had all this build up and the climax just happened The author could have written somepages about the climax ironic since I just said this book needed to be trimmed and my fulfillment would have been satisfied.Emotionally, I adore this book This is my second time reading and it still affected me Story wise, it did have its weak points That being said, I still enjoyed it and it is worth a read


  9. Rick Rick says:

    NOTE I am a HUGE Dean Koontz fan, but I m also objective Within the horror suspense genre, Koontz generally writes two types of novels government conspiracies , or madman chasing an innocent man child woman dog couple all of the above The gov t ones are fine, as a matter of fact, it was Strangers that got me hooked on DK But there s only so much you can do with black ops and the government within the government While From the Corner of His Eye DOES have a madman chasing innocent NOTE I am a HUGE Dean Koontz fan, but I m also objective Within the horror suspense genre, Koontz generally writes two types of novels government conspiracies , or madman chasing an innocent man child woman dog couple all of the above The gov t ones are fine, as a matter of fact, it was Strangers that got me hooked on DK But there s only so much you can do with black ops and the government within the government While From the Corner of His Eye DOES have a madman chasing innocent people WHAT no dog , it s a very different type of Koontz novel If you read the cover notes, you pretty much have most of the life and death suspense figured out You ve been told, within the first couple of chapters,almost everything but not quite about who s going to die and who will live on.But for ME, that was okay, because in THIS novel, the story of the characters each beautifully written and fleshed out IS the journey From the Corner of His Eye is farthan suspense and there IS still plenty of it it is a deep, powerful SPIRITUAL book.The characters are some of Koontz s best The villain is deliciously loathsome, yet such a sociopath that you almost feelnot SORRY for him, but just find yourself saying what a pathetically deluded creep


  10. Mark Tilbury Mark Tilbury says:

    This is the second time I ve read this book The first time being about 15 years ago I remember it being a good read but it was even better this time Koontz s writing style, dark humour and excellent descriptive passages are a joy to read The characters are a varied mix that combine well together.The story combines two different threads that are interwoven in a way that avoids confusion and makes you wonder how they are connected The character Enoch Junior Cain is one of the best character This is the second time I ve read this book The first time being about 15 years ago I remember it being a good read but it was even better this time Koontz s writing style, dark humour and excellent descriptive passages are a joy to read The characters are a varied mix that combine well together.The story combines two different threads that are interwoven in a way that avoids confusion and makes you wonder how they are connected The character Enoch Junior Cain is one of the best characters ever created His ways of thinking, how he justifies his actions and how he thinks about himself had me sometimes laughing out loud He s the antagonist, evil personified, yet thinks he s God s gift.Covering aspects of religion, faith, love, family and quantum physics, may at first glance, seem a strange mix, but it works really well The physics side of things is explained well so is easy to understand and see why it was used.There s a line towards the end of the book that says, More often than not, God weaves patterns that become perceptible to us only over long periods of time, if at all Koontz has woven patterns throughout the book, which does take a long period of time to read, but I think everyone should


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From the Corner of His Eye [BOOKS] ✭ From the Corner of His Eye ✯ Dean Koontz – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk His birth was marked by wonder and tragedy He sees beauty and terror beyond our deepest dreams His story will change the way you see the world On the heels of his bestseller False Memory, Dean Koontz His birth was marked by wonder and Corner of Kindle Ó tragedy He sees beauty and terror beyond our deepest dreams His story will change the way you see the world On the heels of hisbestseller False Memory, Dean Koontz brings together his most compelling themes and an unforgettable cast of characters to create what is perhaps the most thrilling and emotionally powerful work of his critically acclaimed career Bartholomew Lampion is born on a day of tragedy and terror that will mark his family forever All agree that his From the eBook ✓ unusual eyes are the most beautiful they have ever seen On this same day, a thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns that he has a mortal enemy named Bartholomew He embarks on a relentless search to find this enemy, a search that will consume his life And a girl is born from a brutal rape, her destiny mysteriously linked to Barty and the man who stalks him At the age of three, Barty Lampion is blinded when surgeons remove his eyes to save him from a the Corner of Epub â fast spreading cancer As he copes with his blindness and proves to be a prodigy, his mother counsels him that all things happen for a reason and that every person s life has an effect on every other person s, in often unknowable ways At thirteen, Bartholomew regains his sight How he regains it, why he regains it, and what happens as his amazing life unfolds and entwines with others results in a breathtaking journey of courage, heart stopping suspense, and high adventure.