From: Robison Michael R CNIN (
Date: 23 Jun 2003

Ed Lynskey wrote:

Thanks, miker. This Behm's work sounds interesting.

BTW, what was the publication date? Is he a contemporary of Woolrich?

********** Woolrich was big in the 40s, I think. EYE OF THE BEHOLDER came out in 1999. I surfed around a bit looking for opinions of the book and evidently there's some thought to it being some deep, far-reaching, mythological allegory. That would be over the top of my head. If anybody has a feel for that interpretation, I'd like to hear it. One review I read said the book is about God watching over his child. I don't know if I buy that, but there is at least one incident in the book that leads one to believe that... I'm stopping right there. ;-)

Out of the last 30 or so books I've read, this book is one of the few that made me feel like immediately buying everything else the author has written. I understand Behm is big in the movies.

I picked the book up because Mark Sullivan mentioned it recently when CITY OF GLASS came up. At least that's the way I remember it. Mark also mentioned Lethem's MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN. I got that one waiting on me, too.


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