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 legend, you know only half the truth. Here is the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of . . . Every city has its secrets. But none as terrible... 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 legend, you know only half the truth. Here is the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of . . . Every city has its secrets. But none as terrible as this. He is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who has traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives in New Orleans as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself. Deucalion’s path will lead him to cool, tough police detective Carson O’Connor and her devoted partner, Michael Maddison, who are tracking the slayer but will soon discover signs of something far more terrifying: an entire race of killers who are much more–and less–than human and, deadliest of all, their deranged, near-immortal maker: Victor Helios–once known as Frankenstein.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 28th 2009
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 ...