Twilight Eyes

Twilight Eyes Twilight EyesSlim MacKenzie is no ordinary man With eyes the color of twilight he s been blessed with a psychic gift premonitions He s also been cursed for Slim can see the monsters hiding among us

  • Title: Twilight Eyes
  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • ISBN: 9780425100653
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • Twilight EyesSlim MacKenzie is no ordinary man With eyes the color of twilight, he s been blessed with a psychic gift premonitions He s also been cursed, for Slim can see the monsters hiding among us, feeding on our suffering.And when Slim joins a traveling carnival seeking sanctuary, what he ll find is a hunting ground with humanity as the prey.

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    1. Ok I'm finally finishedd I figured it out.Dean Koontz did not write this book. was a Goblin!!! This diabolical Goblin wrote this book to torture and harrass Dean's faithful readers. Bad goblind.d goblin!!!So for the rest of you readers, don't read this book, your pain and suffering will only feed the Goblin!

    2. Warning: there may be spoilers here and Caution: that last real post on this thread was long and rambling, this one is likely to be worse. Why Twilight eyes? I mean, I frequently find that even amongst Kootz fans when I say this is my favorite, I get people turning heads and going "huh?" Let me explain what about that book affected me. The first thing that I picked up on were pieces like this worked into the opening of many chapters."Every hour the radio news told us of Kitty Genovese, who had b [...]

    3. A masterpiece.Dean Koontz has written many great stories, but this may be his best ever. A haunting, chilling tale, following the journey of Slim MacKenzie. He's a drifter, but he's no ordinary man. With eyes the color of twilight, he's been blessed with a psychic gift: premonitions. He's also been cursed, for Slim can see the monsters hiding among us, feeding on our suffering.And when Slim joins a traveling carnival seeking sanctuary, what he'll find is a hunting ground-with humanity as the pre [...]

    4. This has still got to be my all-time favourite Koontz novel. I have re-read it numerous times, and will no doubt continue to do so. I still feel like there should be a sequel to it!Slim McKenzie and Rya Raines are two of the coolest characters in the world of fiction. And this book actually made me want to run and join the carnival.

    5. This book is utter shit, but when I read the sex scene near the beginning as a self-exploring man-child of 14 years of age, I couldn't help but think, "Now THERE'S something that'll happen to me painfully infrequently as an adult!"Don't worry, this was my one and only Koontz book; I tried to read more and they were just fucking awful. I blame my mother for interests in these types of novels.

    6. For my extended review and a parody of the writing, please visit Casual Debris.Twilight Eyes fails on every level: conception, plot, character, development, character development, setting delineation and writing. Even the title is weak: a misplaced 1980s pop tune. The novel focuses on a seventeen year-old boy who has the inexplicable natural ability to see through the disguises of certain "people" and recognize them for what they truly are: porcine creatures bent on exterminating the human race, [...]

    7. Well, there's nothing quite like re-reading a favorite book only to discover that it's no longer a favoriteI honestly think that this book is the reason that I love supernatural horror so much. It's been a favorite for many, many years. Unfortunately the writing is merely average, which is good normally, but I've gotten so spoiled on Koontz's later writing that average wasn't quite good enough this time. It's really amazing to see how much his writing has changed over the years. The things that [...]

    8. I read Velocity a few years ago and thought was a really interesting book. I remember disliking parts of it but not really caring because it was still compelling. Recently I saw a bunch of Koontz books for 50 cents and picked up a handful, coming away pretty excited. Twilight Eyes was the first of these I read, with really high expectations from my vague memories of Velocity. I was so sad. And frustrated. "Slim" (wtf, your name is Carl) MacKenzie is your general perfect hero, he's only 17 but he [...]

    9. I first read this book as a teenager, and it's been a favorite ever since.To be able to see through a persons facade, and reveal the real person/beast beneath is an amazing gift that Slim has. This may not be the absolute best book I've ever read, but I just really love that angle.I think I'm a pretty good judge of character, and can see where a person is coming from pretty quickly. I'm nowhere near as good as him though! :-)

    10. I'm giving a rating to the 30 dollar special illustrated edition I bought so many years ago--it was one of the most painful disappointments of my youth--so much money for so little story. The illustrations were amazing (one of the foxy heroine and one of a creature under some wood paneling were great) but the story just was so much B.S.--the carnival setting didn't help either oh god the trauma so bad

    11. This is the first book I read from Dean Koontz. I had a long bread between clients one day and decided to go find something to read since I had finished another book. I had a very hard time putting this book down and I kept thinking to myself "Is this real?" that is how he writes. He talkes about real places and inputs a bazaar idea into real life. Scared me to death. Great writer.

    12. While an excellent read I find it difficult to describe. At the time it was quite original material. I do believe it's a topic that has been copied since then but never mastered quite as well. Again Mr. Koontz walks that thin line between believable scifi/thriller without going over the edge into the unbelievable. good read, fast paced without being hurried or forced along. Worth picking up.

    13. "Twilight Eyes" was originally published as a limited edition in 1985. In 1987 Koontz expanded the story by writing the second part and published it againwhich unfortunately shows.Part 1 is interesting: Slim McKenzie, A 17-year old boy who sees monsters he names "goblins" wanders into a carnival to find peace. These Goblins aren't your ordinary monsters - they hide under a human guise. But Slim has Twilight Eyes, a powr which allows him to see through the curtain and kill the wicked creature ben [...]

    14. Twilight Eyes is a better than average Dean Koontz novel, but still not a very good book. I was sort intrigued at the outset--the writing is a little more solid than most Koontz books and initially he did a fair job of allowing us to see of the interior doubts of the main character. At first the narrator, referred to as Slim, does not seem reliable, which is very unusual for Koontz, as he usually deals only in characters that are purely good or purely evil (one of the reasons why his books are o [...]

    15. Таласъми се хранят с болката на хората: knigolandiafo/book-review/o Историята започва доста ала “Джойленд”, но бързо си отива в посока страховит хорър – главният герой Слим Маккензи е преждевременно пораснал младеж, който има дарбата да вижда чудовищата, които населяват телата на час [...]

    16. I've read a number of Koontz' novels and this one is by far the worst one I have read. His books usually keep me turning pages, but this book took me over a year to finish. I wasn't too fond of Slim calling the genetically altered war weapons as "goblins" and that's one of the many reasons I couldn't take this book seriously. DK sometimes gets carried away with his descriptions, but this time he took it too far. It took him far, far too long to get to the point and I lost interest several times. [...]

    17. I've read this book so much that the front and back covers have come off and it may be time to buy another copy. It's different because the mosters are goblins posing as humans who want to destroy mankind. I also love the fact that the characters are in a traveling carnival. A part of me would like to live that life for a while and this gives it to me vicariously. lol

    18. Twilight Eyes - review  When one day ends, the next begins, for in this infinite universe there is no final conclusion to anything, definitely not to hope.Chapter 1 - The Carnival You travel light when you're wanted for murder. The only heavy things you carry are memories, fear, and loneliness.Chapter 4 - Goblin Dreams  I really enjoyed this book. The main character, Slim, has a psychic skill. But, he can't move things with his mind, heal people, or read minds. He sees the demon hiding insid [...]

    19. This is not one of Koontz's best books, there are jarring cliches and technical failings throughout but that doesn't matter. Twilight Eyes is a nostalgic book, set in 1964, the year of Kennedy's death, and has a haunting melancholy for a lost time of certainties, a world beginning to fracture with the Bay of Pigs. Carl Stanfeuss is a 17 year old boy on the run, going by the name of Slim MacKenzie because he killed his Uncle Denton with an axe, believing he could see through his Uncle's skin and [...]

    20. Twilight Eyes is not Koontz's best work, but I love it the most of any Koontz book I've read. Written earlier on in Koontz's career, you can see a different style than the one displayed so excellently in his newer novels, filled with spectacular imagery, infectious emotion, and sexy romantic undertones. Koontz reaches a lovely, dark place with Twilight Eyes, yet does not fall prey to a very common failure in horror writers; the hero and heroine are, while still human and thus imperfect, attracti [...]

    21. i enjoyed this story, one of my favoritesi enjoyed the shape-changing ability of some of the characters herein. thought the idea that "he had twilight eyes" a bit hooey, but i managed to overlook thatrta like one of those outthrust determined chins.or mayhap sharply intelligent blue eyesgant cheekboneshe has twilight eyes and no, song lyrics and pablo doing bach's aria for the g string accompanied by piano didn't resound through the room.even now i laugh at that one jarring phrase in a story tha [...]

    22. I did enjoy the book and normally give Koontz a 5 star, but I found the detail in the story a bit tedious. I skipped over a lot of it to just get on with the story. It was a great story, though, and I liked the characters especially because they were carnival characters and gave me a glimpse into life from a carnie point of view. Interesting. I thought it was fun to read about the gift the main character possessed and often have wished I could see through people to tell if they have hidden evil. [...]

    23. This one started out well but I thought that it got too bogged down with descriptions about half way through. I wanted more action and less about the surroundings. Made for a slow read. If you are going to make a career out of hunting and killing goblins, you really need to move a little quicker. The good news is the characters were interesting and likable. I got a good sense of who they were and what their motivations were, especially Slim, a very wise 17 year old who took his special gift seri [...]

    24. This is perhaps the best of Dean Koontz' books I have read. In fact I have read it more than once. it is a scary, suspensful novel that you just can't seem to put down. I wish he would write a sequel.Warninquite graphic violence which I usually don't like, but this book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time I read it, and again 10 years lated when I read it again. A must if you like to huddle under the covers and read a real scary book.

    25. One of Koontz's earlier efforts that I enjoyed. I've read discussions of "the old Koontz vs. the new Koontz". Well, okay. I like a lot of the "Newer" Koontz books (excluding the last 3 of which I've said as much here.) but his earlier seemed to me to run very much "hot and cold". But the ones I enjoyed I enjoyed quite a bit. This is one of them. Not only did I enjoy it. As it ended in a sort "unfinished manner", I' wish he'd done a sequel.

    26. I think it's funny how (view spoiler)[all the cops in Yontsdown turn out to be goblins. Has Koontz been visiting my hometown? (hide spoiler)]I probably shouldn't have said that.

    27. I always enjoy going back in time and reading Koontz novels that I missed. I enjoyed this one, as I enjoy most, but I must say it was a little long in the tooth. Also, don't trust goblins. Just don't.

    28. This book was about twice as long as it needed to be. One of his more rambling, spiritual ones. The concept was okay once or twice, but gets old pretty quickly after that. Some highlights from my reading thoughts/experience:1.) This book contains a typical cookie-cutter Dean Koontz character. Mr. Good Guy, who does everything with noble intentions. And when he does do something that would seem on the surface to be less than honorable or kind, he makes sure to regale us with a hefty description a [...]

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