Prodigal Son (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, #1)
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 SonEvery city has secrets.... show more
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 SonEvery 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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 15th 2007
Pages no: 469
Edition language: English
Series: Dean Koontz's Frankenstein (#1)
Okay, so I am going to divide this review into the types of characters that were in the book: Human Monster When the manicure was complete, he exfoliated the skin of her perfect hands with an aromatic mixture of almond oil, sea salt, and essence of lavender (his own concoction), which he massag...
I have been excited to read this series since I heard it was coming out. It took me a while to get to it, but it's finally time and I have to say I wasn't disappointed with the first book. I love retellings of classic books and Dean Koontz fights over the spot for my favorite author with John Grisha...
My first Dean Koontz. I've never felt the need to read any of his books but I did for book club. We read all kinds of books and it was time for a horror. Could not connect with the characters. Probably wouldn't have finished it if it hadn't been up for discussion. Final verdict: Not sure Koontz is...
This is my kind of fiction right here.
I think I'm done with "modern" Dean Koontz. His storytelling feels mechanical and uninspired, while character development is weak (not that it was ever intended to carry his books). This particular story lacked suspense or excitement, which left me wondering why I was reading it at all. It probably ...