"The Eyes of Darkness", originally written under Koontz' pen name of Leigh Nichols, has been updated and tweaked somewhat to fit a 90's audience. The story remains the same and the plot ("Mother searches relentlessly for son she believes is still alive") is easy to follow. As with most Koontz books, there is the right amount of suspense, romance and humor. He really IS a wonderful storyteller who is adept at creating believeable and likeable characters.
My only criticism is with the plot's dependancy on the paranormal to keep it going. Telekinesis, hypnotism, and permonitions all play major roles in this novel. I guess I would rather have seen a more "reality-based" plot. I think the same story could have basically been told, but in a more believable manner. On the other hand, if you're a true believer in the world of the paranormal, you'll absolutely love "The Eyes of Darkness".
For those of you who are Koontz fans you'll no doubt find this another typical terrific "read". (If nothing else, it's an extremely quick read!) For those of you trying Koontz for the first time, I would recommend some of his later, more polished works. ("Strangers", "Watchers", "Mr. Murder", and "Shattered" are just a few of his absolute best, in my humble opinion!)
Koontz remains one of the most reliable and prolific authors in our country today. You know when you pick up one of his books it will be well-written with great characteriztion and a terrific story. "The Eyes of Darkness" is no exception!