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Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz

Prodigal Son (2005)

by Dean Koontz, Kevin J. Anderson (Co-Author)

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really cheesy dean koontz book. Nice trash reading IMO ( )
  Mrdrewk | Dec 2, 2014 |
I have mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, I thought it lacked imagination by saying that Shelley's Frankenstein was really non-fiction thus giving a foundation for Koontz's version. On the other, Koontz tells his story well and from many different angles which can be hard to do.

Overall, I liked it and will read the second installment. Hopefully, Koontz will get around to writing the third one which is overdue. ( )
  trishaj | Oct 7, 2014 |
Need to read the enitre series, Books 1 and 2 don't have a proper conclusion. ( )
  Gobbers | Sep 28, 2014 |
I don't ordinarily care for Dean Koontz's writings, but I found this series to be a cleaver and engaging retelling of the Frankenstein monster story. ( )
  bke | Mar 30, 2014 |
I almost didn't finish this one. It was just so boring and convoluted for me. I sighed and rolled my eyes constantly. I pushed through to the end only because I hate to leave a book unread.

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  Sarah_Buckley | Jan 3, 2014 |
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For power of man to make himself what he pleases means, as we have seen, the power of some men to make other men what they please.
--C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
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Deucalion seldom slept, but when he did, he dreamed.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553587889, Mass Market Paperback)

From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the story, you know only half the truth. Get ready for the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of…

Dean Koontz's Prodigal Son

Every city has secrets. But none as terrible as this. His name is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who’s traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself. Detective Carson O’Connor is cool, cynical, and every bit as tough as she looks. Her partner Michael Maddison would back her up all the way to Hell itself–and that just may be where this case ends up. For the no-nonsense O’Connor is suddenly talking about an ages-old conspiracy, a near immortal race of beings, and killers that are more—and less—than human. Soon it will be clear that as crazy as she sounds, the truth is even more ominous. For their quarry isn’t merely a homicidal maniac—but his deranged maker.

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In a reworking of Mary Shelley's classic horror novel, Detective Carson O'Connor and her partner, Michael Maddison, are confronted by a serial killer in search of victims that possess the humanity missing in himself.

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