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Dean Koontz's Frankenstein : Book One - Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz and Kevin J Anderson
  

Dean Koontz's Frankenstein : Book One - Prodigal Son

Part of the Dean Koontz's Frankenstein Series
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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.

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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.'
Entertainment Weekly

'If Stephen King is the Rolling Stones of novels, Koontz is the Beatles.'
Playboy

'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.'
Australian

'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.'
USA Today

'Inspires both chills and serious thought ... has the power to scare the daylights out of us.'
People

'The poet laureate of paranoid pop fiction.'
Denver Post

'Koontz achieves a literary miracle ... stunning physical description, unique turns of phrase.'
Boston Globe

'Near Dickensian powers of description.'
Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Dean Koontz and Kevin J Anderson

Dean Koontz was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Shippensburg State College (now Shippensburg University). When he was a senior in college, Dean Koontz won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since. Dean and Gerda Koontz along with their dog, Trixie, live in southern California.

Kevin J. Anderson was born March 27, 1962, and raised in small town Oregon, Wisconsin. He is an avid hiker and camper, doing much of his writing with a hand-held tape recorder while on long walks in Death Valley, the redwoods, or the Rocky Mountains.

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Publication date

4th April 2005

Author

Dean Koontz and Kevin J Anderson

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback (a Format)
496 pages

Categories

Horror
Books for the Boys
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Horror & ghost stories

ISBN

9780007203130

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