Dean Koontz's Frankenstein : Book One - Prodigal SonDean Koontz's Frankenstein Series
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Sarah Broadhurst's view...
Book One, Prodigal Son, the first in a quartet originally devised for American television. It is supposed to be coming over here but is unconfirmed. This is the Frankenstein story updated for the 21st century. The monster has survived time but so has Dr Frankenstein himself and a whole bevy of further creatures he created. This is classic good versus evil stuff spiced up a bit with some unexpected twists thrown in. Good, exciting horror; great fun.
Comparison: Stephen King, James Herbert, Clive Barker.
Similar this month: Michael Marshall, Anthony Horowitz.
Dean Koontz's Frankenstein : Book One - Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz and Kevin J Anderson
Frankenstein's monster has survived the centuries to become a creature living in the shadows of modern civilization, a haunted and really quite heroic figure dedicated to battling the truly monstrous evil that has also survived the years: the cruel genius who gave him life, Dr Frankenstein.
The legendary monster is called Deucalion. The action takes place in modern-day New Orleans where the next generation of Dr Frankenstein's monsters is wreaking havoc. But it's Deucalion, newly arrived in the city, who is the obvious suspect in the eyes of Detective Carson O'Connor. The cool, tough cop is soon talking about an ages-old conspiracy, a near immortal race of beings, and killers that are more -- and less -- than human. She doesn't know Deucalion and she are on the same side. Deucalion seeks one final confrontation with the evil genius who created him, Dr Frankenstein.
Dean Koontz, the master storyteller, creates a bold new legend.
Reviews'A modern Swift ... a master satirist.'
'If Stephen King is the Rolling Stones of novels, Koontz is the Beatles.'
'Dean Koontz writes page-turners, middle-of-the-night sneak-up-behind-you suspense thrillers. He touches our hearts and tingles our spines.'
Washington Post Book World
'Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose. Serious writers might do well to study his technique.'
New York Times Book Review
'Fast-paced and dark ... Koontz knows we live in a world where evil delights in justifying itself ... Classic literature that deserves a place on the bookshelf beside Orwell's 1984 and Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.'
California Literary Review
'Koontz is writing right where popular culture swells into something larger, just as it did for Homer, Shakespeare, and Dickens. He's got the gift.'
'Koontz is a superb plotter and wordsmith. He chronicles the hopes and fears of our time in broad strokes and fine detail, using popular fiction to explore the human condition.'
'Inspires both chills and serious thought ... has the power to scare the daylights out of us.'
'The poet laureate of paranoid pop fiction.'
'Koontz achieves a literary miracle ... stunning physical description, unique turns of phrase.'
'Near Dickensian powers of description.'
Los Angeles Times
About the Author
Publication date4th April 2005
AuthorDean Koontz and Kevin J Anderson
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FormatPaperback (a Format)
CategoriesHorror & ghost stories
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