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Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz

Prodigal Son (2005)

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

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Love this story and the illustrartions are fantastic. I cold stare for hours at the beautiful drawings. ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
If you've been following my reviews here for a while, you'll know I'm a big fan of Dean Koontz. I've read 27 books by Koontz, reviewed 18 of them and Frankenstein - Prodigal Son is the 28th.

The first in a series, Frankenstein is a mash-up of genres, including crime, science fiction and supernatural elements and while the character of Deucalion intrigued me, the story fell kind of flat.

Having said that, here's a great quote from page 41:
"Anger, like a long-repressed hunger, rose in Deucalion. Once anger had been his meat, and feasting on it, he had starved."

Prodigal Son is the first in the Frankenstein series, which contained five books at last count, but unfortunately I don't think I'll be reading any further. ( )
  Carpe_Librum | Oct 11, 2015 |
Not as good as Odd Thomas, but I enjoyed it. ( )
  KR_Patterson | Apr 28, 2015 |
This is Frankenstein with a modern twist. It's written in a way that almost makes you believe it's real. ( )
  kat32969 | Apr 20, 2015 |
really cheesy dean koontz book. Nice trash reading IMO ( )
  Mrdrewk | Dec 2, 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.
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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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