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From the Corner of His Eye (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 2000; vuoden 2001 painos)

– tekijä: Dean Koontz

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Bartholomew Lampion is born in Bright Beach, California, on a day of tragedy and terror, when the lives of everyone in his family are changed forever.  Remarkable events accompany his birth, and everyone agrees that his unusual eyes are the most beautiful they have ever seen.On this same day, a thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns he has a mortal enemy named Bartholomew.  He doesn't know who Bartholomew is, but he embarks on a search that will become the purpose of his life.  If ever he finds the right Bartholomew, he will deal mercilessly with him.And in San Francisco a girl is born, the result of a violent rape.  Her survival is miraculous, and her destiny is mysteriously linked to the fates of Barty and the man who stalks him.At the age ot three, Barty Lampion is blinded when surgeons reluctantly remove his eyes to save him from a fast-spreading cancer.  As the growing boy copes with his blindness and proves to be a prodigy, his mother, an exceptional woman, counsels him that all things happen for a reason, that there is meaning even in his suffering, and that he will affect the lives of people yet unknown to him in ways startling and profound.At thirteen, Bartholomew regains his sight.  How he regains it, why he regains it, and what happens as his amazing life unfolds results in a breathtaking journey of courage, heart-stopping suspense, and high adventure.  His mother once told him that every person's life has an effect on every other's, in often unknowable ways, and Barty's eventful life indeed entwines with others in ways that will astonish and move everyone who reads his story.Peoplemagazine has said that Dean Koontz has the "power to scare the daylights out of us."  In this, perhaps the most thrilling, suspenseful, and emotionally powerful work of his critically acclaimed career, Koontz does that and far more.  He has created a compulsive page-turner that will have you at the edge of your seat, a narrative tour-de-force that will change the way you yourself look at the world.… (lisätietoja)
Jäsen:hadaverde
Teoksen nimi:From the Corner of His Eye
Kirjailijat:Dean Koontz
Info:Bantam (2001), Edition: first edition,first print, Mass Market Paperback, 768 pages
Kokoelmat:Physical Books Owned, Oma kirjasto
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Loved the concept of multiple lives spurred by the different choices we make.
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Junior; constantly trying to be what he considers a self-improved man, always following the train, not stopping to check on the bus full of nuns the train just hit, he believes he is highly intelligent and intuitive.

When Jr. is raping Sera… her father’s sermon is playing in background talking about one of the disciples Bartholomew. Cop (Vanadium) hears Jr. say the name “Bartholomew” in his sleep. Cop questions why he is so fearful of Bartholomew… starts a fear in Jr. He becomes obsessed with the notion that the child born of his rape must have been a boy called Bartholomew. (Didn’t remember sermon consciously) Jr. begins to hunt for Bartholomew, to kill B. before B. can harm him. (The disciple wasn’t the most famous but his “work” affected the future. “There is a connection, a ripple effect, no coincidences, but chain reactions of which we are each a part and which can lengthen and spread with time like Bartholomew's shadow.”)

Vanadium, Barty & Angel posses an ability to see “all the ways things are”. Like standing between two mirrors and seeing many versions… “Parallel universes” "I’m sick here but not everywhere I am."

What do these things have to do with each other? Why were they put in a book together?

Cop caused Jr.'s obsession. Kids pushed Jr. into parallel world. Cop was the common link…

I liked how Jr. thought he was so this and that but really he was dumb. Thought he was such an “improved” man. Like, thinking girls liked him, basing it on a single glance or interaction… Funny that after he murders someone then he gets issues; vomiting, diarrhea, hives, boils. He blames it on his ultra-sensitivity.

Chapter 64
“He’s a hollow man,” Vanadium said. “He believes in nothing. Hollow men are vulnerable to anyone who offers them something that might fill the void and make them feel less empty. So—“… “When you’re as hollow as Enoch Cain, the emptiness aches. He’s desperate to fill it, but he doesn’t have the patience or the commitment to fill it with anything worthwhile. Love, charity, faith, wisdom—those virtues and other are hard won, with commitment and patience, and we acquire them one spoonful at a time. Cain wants to be filled quickly. He wants the emptiness inside poured full, in quick great gushes, and right now.”

Chapter 79 (like this opening paragraph)
On the following Tuesday afternoon in Bright Beach, across a sky as black as a witch’s cauldron, seagulls flew out of an evil brew toward their safe roosts, and on the land below, humid shadows of the pending storm gathered as if called forth by a curse cooked up from eye of newt, toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog.
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  Seayla2020 | Nov 21, 2020 |
This read like it should have been one of his earlier works. It wasn't. I was actually angry when I finished this book.

The main "villain" of the story is a man by the name Junior. Junior is basically every bad thing the author could think to paint him as. Faithless? Check! Draft Dodger? Check! Murderer? Check! Rapist? Check! Transphobe? Check! Disgusting? Check! Arrogant? Check! I mean the list really goes on. . .

I mean I have to give Koontz some points for managing to fit in so many trope/bad villain character traits in a single novel but it was just such a train wreck. Equally some of the protagonists ran into similar issues although not to the extent the villain did. There are entire characters that could have been removed from the book without the over all plot changing much. It was just. . bad. It was bad. So bad. ( )
  MarceeJo | Jul 29, 2019 |
My favorite Koontz book. He was really on to something when he wrote this. The characters are so real you can touch them. Good, Evil and everything in between. Fantastic story. ( )
1 ääni Joe73 | Jul 25, 2019 |
When I think of Dean Koontz, I tend to think of his horror writing. This book, while having horrifying things happen in it, is more a combination of science fiction and philosophical tract. It’s plain good versus evil, where the bad is very, very bad and the good is very, very good. The villain, Junior Cain, is a psychopath with an exaggerated view of himself- he thinks he’s cultured, very smart, and a chick magnet. Also, he’s a serial killer and rapist. The good people – all the other characters- are kind, giving, and selfless. We’ve got a girl who is raising the boy, Bart, who’s father died the day he was born. She, Agnes, is known as the Pie Lady because she bakes pies and delivers them to the less fortunate. Celestina is raising her dead sister’s girl, Angel- who is the child of the rapist/killer. Thomas Vanadium is a homicide detective who is stalking Cain, because the death of Cain’s wife seems suspicious. Vanadium also likes to do tricks with coins, making them appear and disappear.

At three years of age, Bart develops a cancer that requires him to have his eyes removed (this cancer really exists, and children *do* have to have their eyes removed to keep it from spreading). A few years later, though, his mother realizes that he can see. His explanation? That there are other dimensions, and a lot of them, he still has eyes. So he checks from one of those dimensions to see what path is clear. Also, he can stay dry by walking between raindrops. It all has to do with quantum physics. Cain is searching for Bart, because he happened to be listening to a sermon on tape while he was raping Celestina’s sister. For whatever reason, he’s decided that Bart is his child from the rape, and that if he kills Bart his miseries will end… yeah, I was confused. It’s a long book (730 pages), and I felt that in places it was just *too* long. It takes a very long time for all the characters to come together, and then, with just a nudge of a quantum physics trick, the story ends. I was left feeling rather let down. I can only give it four stars because of these problems. ( )
  lauriebrown54 | Nov 24, 2018 |
I thought that this was one of the most unusual books that Dean Koontz has ever written and those who read and follow his works can attest that he has written some very unusual ones in the past. It's filled with evil, love, mysticism, and above all...hope. There are lots and lots of characters and it spans at least three generations. The two characters that really carry the story are Bartholomew and Angel...who were born on the same day...born surrounded by death...and an entire continent apart... but joined in a like mission. The character of Enoch is a man that carries something that demands a sacrifice occasionally causing the reader to be undecided if you should like him...feel pity for him...or just outright hate him. What you will know is that you can never, ever trust him. It's a long, long book but a story that you just have to see to the last page. ( )
  Carol420 | Oct 12, 2018 |
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Bartholomew Lampion is born in Bright Beach, California, on a day of tragedy and terror, when the lives of everyone in his family are changed forever.  Remarkable events accompany his birth, and everyone agrees that his unusual eyes are the most beautiful they have ever seen.On this same day, a thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns he has a mortal enemy named Bartholomew.  He doesn't know who Bartholomew is, but he embarks on a search that will become the purpose of his life.  If ever he finds the right Bartholomew, he will deal mercilessly with him.And in San Francisco a girl is born, the result of a violent rape.  Her survival is miraculous, and her destiny is mysteriously linked to the fates of Barty and the man who stalks him.At the age ot three, Barty Lampion is blinded when surgeons reluctantly remove his eyes to save him from a fast-spreading cancer.  As the growing boy copes with his blindness and proves to be a prodigy, his mother, an exceptional woman, counsels him that all things happen for a reason, that there is meaning even in his suffering, and that he will affect the lives of people yet unknown to him in ways startling and profound.At thirteen, Bartholomew regains his sight.  How he regains it, why he regains it, and what happens as his amazing life unfolds results in a breathtaking journey of courage, heart-stopping suspense, and high adventure.  His mother once told him that every person's life has an effect on every other's, in often unknowable ways, and Barty's eventful life indeed entwines with others in ways that will astonish and move everyone who reads his story.Peoplemagazine has said that Dean Koontz has the "power to scare the daylights out of us."  In this, perhaps the most thrilling, suspenseful, and emotionally powerful work of his critically acclaimed career, Koontz does that and far more.  He has created a compulsive page-turner that will have you at the edge of your seat, a narrative tour-de-force that will change the way you yourself look at the world.

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