IBNA- Thriller novel 'The Eyes of Darkness' (1981) by prolific American writer Dean Koontz which foresaw COVID-19 pandemic beginning from Wuhan, China almost four decades ago has been published in Persian.
Described by The New York Times Book Review as “Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose....‘Serious’, the book has been translated into Persian by Nahid Hashemian. Neyestan Publishing in Tehran has released the novel in 260 pages.
Synopsis of 'The Eyes of Darkness' reads: “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, Christina Evans sets out to find what could have possibly happened on the day that her son apparently died.”
Dean Koontz’s novels such as ‘Phantoms’ (1984) and ‘Dragon Tears’ (1993) are billed as suspense thrillers, but frequently incorporate elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire. Many of his books have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list, with 14 hardcovers and 16 paperbacks reaching the number-one position.