From the Corner of His Eye
Limited Advance Reading Copy
Released after the ARC but before the trade hardcover edition
Black leatherette binding with silver lettering. Artwork of the trade hardcover on the front free endpaper (FFEP) and the rear endpaper.
Included letter from the publisher.
Signature on tipped in sheet between FFEP and the half-title page.
Shipped out to an undisclosed number of booksellers though unsubstantiated claims of 500 to 1000 copies have been made.
The Bantam trade edition mentioned the Charnel House limited but does not mention this one.
There was also a version given away via a contest on the Bantam web site. I do not know if that version is the same one as the bookseller edition.
UK Trade Hardcover
UK Trade Paperback
Limited Edition Hardcovers
Large Print Hardcover
Book Club Edition
℗ 2000 Random House, Inc.
© 2000 Dean Koontz
℗ 2000 Ransom House, Inc.
Mass Market Paperback
“Team effort nabs Miller’s bestseller ‘Gone’” by Jonathan Bing, Variety, Date unknown
”Dean Koontz has just turned in his novel for Bantam, ‘From the Corner of His Eye.’ Described as a cross between a Patricia Highsmith novel and ‘The Sixth Sense,’ it will be shopped to Hollywood and to all foreign territories except the U.K.”
A brief excerpt of this title (five paragraphs) appears in the April 16, 2000 issue of the LA Times Book Review. (p8)
The January 2001 issue of Inside Borders, the newsletter of the Borders bookstore chain, contains an advertisement for the hardcover release of this title on page 16.
In the first paperback edition of False Memory, unnumbered pages 753-778 contain and advertisement for and the first 15 pages of From the Corner of His Eye.
Esquire, December 2001, “Gone” by Tom Junod, p152:
“What sustained him now-his only prayer-was what he did every night before sleep, something he’d read about in a novel by Dean Koontz, oh, he couldn’t remember the name, but it was about this retarded kid who had psychic ability, who imagined his thoughts as a string fed out into the world, and if any- one touched the string, he could talk to them and so every night Jason would visualize his thoughts as a string floating through the air and whoever touched it, well, it would always be Jessica. Kaitlyn was too young, but Jason figured that if he could just get Jessica to touch the string, she could always tell Kaitlyn that they once had a daddy, even if he never made it home…”
The lettered edition was honored as the “Most collectable book of the year – 2001” in the 14th annual collector’s awards presented by Barry R. Levin Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, A.B.A.A. A full-page ad announcing this, and other award winners appears on page 17 of the January 2002 issue of Locus. (Issue #492, Vol. 48, No.1)
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Last updated on April 14th, 2023