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Book Reviews of The Eyes of Darkness

The Eyes of Darkness
The Eyes of Darkness
Author: Dean Koontz (writing as Leigh Nichols)
ISBN-13: 9780425153970
ISBN-10: 0425153975
Publication Date: 7/1/1996
Pages: 369
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 297 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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34 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

lipslady avatar reviewed The Eyes of Darkness on + 101 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This book was an early novel that Koontz wrote under the pe name Leigh Nichols, and by far the best Koontz book I've read.
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Helpful Score: 3
Another great tale by Dean Koontz. I liked this book better than many of his.
reviewed The Eyes of Darkness on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I thought it was an exciting read! Lots of twists & turns!
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a good one. A woman believes her son is dead--but is he? Follow a mother's horrific journey to find her son.
SGTBob avatar reviewed The Eyes of Darkness on + 156 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A very suspensful book. Keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the book. A rather good ending . Written under Dean Koontz's pen name of Leigh Nichols, before he became famous for writing suspense novels.
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Helpful Score: 2
A young boy passes away but a year later his mother thinks she sees him in a passing car. Then she receives notes saying~~~not dead.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good book!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book will keep you on the edge of your seats!
reviewed The Eyes of Darkness on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A GREAT BOOK BY KOONTZ
KelseyFamily06 avatar reviewed The Eyes of Darkness on + 53 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Had a hard time getting into this one. Took me almost a week to read. I could have just been busy though. As with all Koontz books, it was suspensful.
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Helpful Score: 1
Koontz always keeps you on the edge of your chair.
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Someone is playing Mind-games on a Mother that has lost a young Son.
reviewed The Eyes of Darkness on + 40 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Good read. One of his earlier books previously published under a different pen name.
Lazeeladee avatar reviewed The Eyes of Darkness on + 87 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I love Dean Koontz! This was so good!!
scubydewgirl avatar reviewed The Eyes of Darkness on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Tonight, Tina Evans dreamed that her son Danny was still alive. And when she awoke, she found a message scrawled on Danny's chalkboard: NOT DEAD. Tomorrow, Tina Evans will search for the truth about what really happened to her son. And learn that there are some things worse than death.

Only Koontz could come up with such a tale of horror and the twists of fate that envelopes his characters. A great read that will have you intrigued and terrified.
donkeycheese avatar reviewed The Eyes of Darkness on + 1255 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A year had passed since little Danny's death-- a year since his mother began the painful process of acceptance. But tonight, Tina Evans swore she saw her Danny in a strangers car. Then she dreamed that Danny was alive. And when she awoke, she found a message waiting for her in Danny's bedroom--two disturbing words scrawled on his chalkboard: NOT DEAD. Was it someone's grim joke? Her mind playing tricks on her? Or something..more! For Tina Evans, it was a mystery she couldn't escape. An obsessions that would lead her from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the cold shadows of the High Sierras. A terrible secret seen only by .. The Eyes of Darkness.
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Helpful Score: 1
A year had passed sinc elittle Danny's deat - a year since his mother began the painful process of acceptance. But tonight, Tina Evans swore she saw Danny in a stranger's car. Then she dreamed that Danny was alive. And when she awoke, she found a message waiting for her in Danny's bedroom - two disturging words scrawled on his chalkboard: NOT DEAD.
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Helpful Score: 1
It's been a while since I read this, but as with all of his work, Dean Koontz is a master of keeping you in suspense until he's ready to share his secret.
pommesdeterre8 avatar reviewed The Eyes of Darkness on
Helpful Score: 1
I love how Mr koontz is always weaveing some incredible stories
reviewed The Eyes of Darkness on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I love his work. This is one of his best. I actually had chills reading this book. One of his "scarier" works.
carlamo avatar reviewed The Eyes of Darkness on + 269 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
One of the five novels originally published under the pen name "Leigh Nichols." All the elements of a page turner!
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Helpful Score: 1
Classic Koontz, marches along briskly thru the plot and doesn't give you a second's relief from the tension.
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Helpful Score: 1
I recommend this book to anyone
bibliocat avatar reviewed The Eyes of Darkness on + 76 more book reviews
Better than King
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Dean Koontz rocks!
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This movie was so good, and really scary. I think it is one of his best thrillers, I finished it in two days. The whole time I kept wondering what was going on and where was Danny. I am happy with the outcome a really good book.
Minehava avatar reviewed The Eyes of Darkness on + 848 more book reviews
While it is not a bad book, it is not particularly good one either. Here is why:

The setting of the story, characters and mood, takes 75% of the book. So I now know, in meticulous and glorious detail, how the Las Vegas entertainment industry works. I know everything about a dancing girls, show managements. My head is also clogged up by useless information about granny penny gamblers in its full professional detail. And the casino inner workings, including catching card counting and cheating of every kind. If you think Im boring you with all this, well at least you know what I felt for 3/4 of the book.

About 15% is devoted to dating.
Now the 20% that is left is pretty good suspense writing.

There is also the story. The only thing that keeps it moving is the action. There is really no character development, and the conclusion can be seen miles away. The end is simplistic and not really much of a resolution. Its happy ending for the sake of happy ending. All bad people die supernatural death in a frozen helicopter, without ever knowing Danny the kid has rigged the engine through telekinesis.

As far as the Wuhan 400 virus. There is a lot of hype about it. I think it is a coincidence. The author picked up a Chinese virus laboratory at random, and got a hit. I see this in other books. Pure coincidence. Nothing about the virus matches -only the name of the lab.

Here is spoiler synopsis:
Mother works for Las Vegas show-business. She is haunted. Her home is haunted. She meets a lawyer. She sleeps with him. He is ex-special-forces intelligence gathering guy. He promises to help her excavate her dead sons grave (legally). Government takes notice and tries to kill them. Trough haunting and poltergeist they believe her son is alive and has developed mind powers - somehow. They go to Sierra mountain secret research lab and rescue him. The kid helps them get in because he is telekinetic and can control electronics and machinery. The good doctor spills the beens about the kid being accidentally infected and the only one who has survived the virus 100% kill rate. They get read of the bad guys, who are hunting them, by having the kid brake the helicopter propellers. Bad people die. The end.
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This is another great book by Koontz. This will keep you awake at night.
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I thought that this was a very good book and very intriguing as well. Did interest me and reading more of Dean Koontz material.
liz13676 avatar reviewed The Eyes of Darkness on + 6 more book reviews
A great book by a great author. A++
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Koontz did another great job. This book kept me intrigued...is Danny still alive? I was very happy with the ending.
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Tonight, Tina Evans dreamed that her son Danny was still alive. And when she awoke, she found a message scrawled on Danny's chalkboard: NOT DEAD. Tomorrow, Tina Evans will search for the truth about what really happened to her son. And learn that there are some things worse than death.
Bama-Booklover avatar reviewed The Eyes of Darkness on + 125 more book reviews
A cross genre novel combining action, suspense, romance, AND a touch or the paranormal.........
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Not a fan of the authers type of writings
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