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From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz
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Dec 22, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: thriller, reviewed
Read from December 22 to 28, 2011

This was a great read. The villain took me by surprise initially, but his character, or lack of it gradually revealed. I can only assume the author was deliberate in portraying evil as being devoid of substance, the criminal mind as falsely inflated and seeking fulfillment through empty endeavors. Whilst chilling, there is nothing that glorifies or justifies badness in this book. The community of good guys are perhaps a little too good, but not sickly sweet. The exploration of quantum physics is an interesting take on spirituality and the paranormal which are largely unstated but the various options are apparent. The more subtle question asked is whether certain actions lead to good or evil - sometimes this is a clear choice but at other times good intentions lead to a cascade of negative consequences and pain which lead to the questioning of whether the committment to doing good is worthwhile. An enthralling read with a satisfying closure.
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