The Eyes of Darkness

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The Eyes of Darkness
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First edition
Author Dean Koontz (as Leigh Nichols)
Country United States
Language English
Genre Suspense, Horror novel
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date
1981
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 312
ISBN 0-671-82784-7
OCLC 34817463

The Eyes of Darkness is a best-selling novel written by Dean Koontz, released in 1981. The book focuses on a mother who sets out on a quest to find out if her son truly did die one year ago, or if he is still alive — somewhere.

Overview[edit]

A mother sends her son on a camping trip with a leader who has led this trip into the mountains 16 times before without mishap; that is until this time. Every single camper and leader and driver die with no explanation. As the grieving mother who is the protagonist begins to accept the fact that her son, Danny, is dead she starts getting vicious bully-like attacks from nowhere saying he is not dead, such as writing on chalk boards, words from printers and other various 'signs'. Along with her new friend, Elliot Stryker, Christian Evans sets out to find out what could have possibly happened on the day that her son 'died'.

Characters[edit]

Christina Evans- The mother of Danny, divorced for a short amount of time to Danny's father.

Micheal Evans- The divorcé. Father of Danny.

Elliot Stryker- A lawyer who used to work for Army Intelligence, and Christina's love interest and partner.

Danny- Tina's son.

Vincent- a assassin hired by Project Pandora

Alexander- Boss of Project Pandora

Television adaptation[edit]

According to Koontz in the afterword of a 2008 paperback reissue, television producer Lee Rich purchased the rights for this book along with The Face of Fear, Darkfall, and a fourth unnamed novel for a television series based off Koontz's work.[1] The Eyes of Darkness was assigned to the female writing team of Ann Powell and Rose Schacht,[2] co-writers of Drug Wars: The Camarena Story, but they could never deliver an acceptable script. Ultimately, The Face of Fear was the only book of the four made into a television movie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Koontz, Dean (December 2, 2008). Afterword for The Eyes of Darkness. Berkley; Reissue edition. p. 369-374. ISBN 978-0425224861. 
  2. ^ "Lee Rich Propping Four TV Features". varietyultimate.com: Variety. November 16, 1989. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 

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