Title:From the Corner of his EyeAuthor: Dean KoontzGenre/s: Suspense Thriller, Mystery
Bartholomew Lampion is born on a day of tragedy and terror that will mark his family forever. All agree that his 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 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.
Ever since high school, I’ve had heard Dean Koontz’ name was one of the most amazing writer in the world but I’ve never read any of his books until last year. I was skimming title after titles of novels in a local bookstore when I stumbled upon this novel called “From the corner of his eye.” My first impression was it doesn’t look very interesting for two main reason: 1.) it has almost 800 pages and; 2.) it’s font size is 10px. But because I’m curious to know how well Dean Koontz is, I bought the book. And here’s my reaction after I read it.
My jaw dropped, my mouth drooled, and I was so blown away I cried. I don’t even know what to say or how to react on what I just read. I’ve never read anything as profound and brilliant as this. EVER!
The characters are very well written, the plot is so complex and everything is flawless. Barty Lampion is so adorable and admirable on how he perceived everything around him. His optimism is so contagious it oozes out in the pages of the book.