Discussing one novel, From the Corner of His Eye, Mr. Koontz notes:
"One small, good act can reverberate and grow through different lives and inspire something good in someone else that keeps growing until a great goodness comes out of it at the far end, just as an evil act can inspire evil acts that are greater than the initial one because they grow as they occur through lives. That was a difficult thing in the novel to try to show rather than tell.
If I’d tried to write it with a Christian kind of overt framework, I would, first, lose some readers, which [I’d] want to keep because I want them to follow [me] on this journey. But, secondly, it would have also limited my thinking about it, because where I went in that novel was into quantum mechanics, because I’m a reader of science.
It had occurred to me several times that what we see in quantum mechanics and in modern physics is a confirmation of any spiritual description–most faith descriptions of how the universe works. The further you go into the quantum world, the more you get into the feeling that some of the things they say about this parallel perfectly with some ideas that faith teaches you about the nature of the world and that religion teaches you about the nature of the world. That’s fascinated me, that out of quantum mechanics and even molecular biology, you get confirmations of a created universe if you’re willing to think about them."
I’m looking forward to tracking this one down at my bookstore.
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