posted on Mar, 13 2011 @ 01:20 AM
Dean Koontz - Twilight Eyes
The book starts out with Slim sneaking up on, and killing, a "goblin or beast" on the fair grounds of a local carnival. Goblins are monsters which
have the ability to shape shift between human and bestial forms, genetically engineered super-predators with a built-in desire for bloodshed and human
misery. Created in an ancient, technologically superior, era of human civilization, they exist purely to torment, terrify, and ultimately murder all
of mankind. They can only be seen by a few people, including Slim himself, Rya Raines (his wife), and Joel Tuck (Slim's friend and fellow carnie).
These goblins are superhuman compared to normal humans and are extremely dangerous and genocidal, but also as intelligent as us if not more so, able
to perfectly mimic normal human behavior with peerless cunning and skill. While they might appear and act as a normal man or woman would, they have
the capacity to experience only a limited range of negative emotions such as fear and hate. The only pleasure they are mentally wired to experience is
in the act of torturing and brutally murdering true human beings. They are anathema, the perfect inhuman example of every serial killer ever known
taken to superhuman extremes.
Slim's claim to fame is his "Twilight Eyes", which give him the ability to receive psychic, or prophetic, premonitions of the future. They also
allow him to see through the human seeming disguise of the goblins. These eyes are named what they are because they are colored purple like the
skyline at dusk.
Who doesnt want to see some guy slaughtering "goblins"?
Loved this book when i first read it years ago, still go back and read it occasionally.