With Halloween on the horizon, it seemed appropriate to immerse myself in some classic Dean Koontz – the master of all things random and disturbing. The Eyes of Darkness was a condensed version of his usual story telling style.
This book traversed all kinds of scenarios – tragic death of a child, budding romance, and secret government operative meets telekinetic abilities. I will admit, however, that this wasn’t one of my favourite Dean Koontz reads. I found parts of the story lingered long after the point was made while other parts wrapped up so quickly I had to go back and double check whether I missed something important. While Mr. Koontz is the reigning King of horror meets the paranormal, at times I found this story to be a bit far-fetched, even for him.
While I won’t dismiss this book entirely, I can say with utmost certainty that I won’t be directing any of my library patrons to it. It was definitely mediocre by Koontz standards.
Next up on the book shelf: The Guardians by Andrew Pyper