Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Review of From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz

From the Corner of His Eye
by Dean Koontz

     Two women who give birth during perilous conditions result in two incredibly gifted children. One delusional psychopath with a constitution too weak for murder, but does it anyway. Add some very caring and giving people into the mix and you have the ingredients for this interesting story.

     The book is written from the viewpoint of several different characters. While it is interesting to see the delusional man's point of view, I think it would be humorous to be shown someone else's point of view around him to see what is really going on. The few times we are given this second point of view it becomes quite obvious that Junior's take on the world is a bit off.

     This book is hard to categorize. While it isn't Koontz's normal plot of horror, it does have some horror and suspense while following Junior around. It also has almost a paranormal feel to it but the seemingly unnatural occurences are actually based on real metaphysical theories. So these things could happen, but probably not within our lifetimes.

     I found the ending a little disappointing to be honest. The climax is towards the end of the story and then the plot keeps plodding along, until it just doesn't any more. The continuation of the story is pretty much anticlimactic and while not quite pointless it almost is. Even so, the book has an interesting premise and is an entertaining read.

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