- Hardcover: 451 pages
- Publisher: Land of Enchantment; 1st edition (1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0960382844
- ISBN-13: 978-0739400975
- Package Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 237 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #398,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The story itself is an interesting one, where the teenaged hero can sense the presence of beings he calls "goblins" who can perfectly masquerade as ordinary human beings, but who are filled with hatred and loathing of humankind, and derive their sole pleasure from the anguish and suffering they inflict on the ordinary humans around them. The main character runs away to join a traveling carnival after he kills one of them in his home town, forever cutting himself off from "straight" society, and forcing him to make a life for himself among the carnies. This ultimately proves of great use to him in his crusade against the goblin-kind. The carnival setting also does much to set this book apart from Koontz' more usual fare, and makes it interesting in its own right as well. The explanation for the existence of the goblins turns out to be scientific rather than supernatural, and even though it is very farfetched, one can still suspend disbelief easily and enjoy the story. All in all, it's one of Koontz' more unusual and entertaining stories, and I recommend it.
personal favorites. The concept behind the plot of Twilight Eyes is not exactly JUST " interesting " but it is downright
' thought-provoking '. I highly recommend Twilight Eyes. There are definite parts of the novel that are somewhat graphically and almost visually explicit . READ IT !!
From his psychic abilities, Slim can see the piggish, doggish faces of the goblins hiding underneath the façade of normal humans. They live off the pain and suffering of others, gathering with glee at fires, accidents, shootings, and disasters.
Once with Sombra Brothers, Slim goes to work for concessionaire Rya Raines running the High-Striker, and falls in love with the icy beauty. Among the others he meets is enigmatic freak Joel Tuck (the most compelling character in the book), and after discovering both Joel and Rya can see the "goblins" also, they set a plan in motion to infiltrate one of the horrid monster's nests in the town of Yontsdown. Unsure if they can actually rid the world of the beasts, Slim and Rya plan to extract vengeance from them for the death of Jelly Jordan, one of their friends.
The book has an explosive culmination that won't leave you disappointed. The "goblins" are all too easy to imagine from Koontz's descriptions, and the depictions of carnival life well fleshed out without being overdone. Joel Tuck is my favorite character, Koontz describing the freak's appearance as "God having a bad day" or, worse, "fun with molding flesh".
Koontz doesn't usually write in first person, which makes this a unique novel among all the others he's done. Its also an earlier novel of his, written before he developed a 'Stephen King' predilection for 'verbal diarrhea', overwriting his stories to the point where prose overcame the actual story. 'Twilight Eyes' is an adventuresome novel with a unique storyline and well written enough to keep you up all night long. I highly recommend it. Enjoy!