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Prodigal Son (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Bk 1)
Prodigal Son - Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Bk 1
Author: Kevin J. Anderson, Dean Koontz
ISBN-13: 9780553587883
ISBN-10: 0553587889
Publication Date: 1/2005
Pages: 469
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 586 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
I wasn't sure what to expect when I first picked up this book. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. An interesting story and well formed characters kept my interest throughout. Upon finishing this book, I immediately started book 2.
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slightly different Koontz (not surprising, since he has a co-author!), but I enjoyed it very much--very engaging; I also read Book Two
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Helpful Score: 3
I don't know how I missed this trilogy! I loved it book one and immediately got all three and raced through reading them.

This trilogy is based on a modern day concept of Frankenstein, the monster and his maker.

This is Koontz at his best.
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent reworking and moderization of the classic Frankenstein!
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Helpful Score: 2
great story. you will enjoy it.
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Helpful Score: 2
This entire series is the best reading of the past decade. It is so cleverly written, set in modern day New Orleans. I love "The Monster", who goes by another name and has been hiding in a monastery in Tibet until he learns that somehow his maker (the real "monster" in this tale) is still alive and continues to work his evil with the backing of the political and scientific community. The characters are fascinating! The story wraps up nicely at the end of the third book. However, probably because of popular demand, there will be more-the next coming in June. I can hardly wait!
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Helpful Score: 2
book one-Prodigal son-about a man named Deucalion,who is a serial killer,who kills people who are what he is not...detectives Carson and Michael are on the case.. a good read...
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Helpful Score: 2
This is obviously a set-up book for future novels in the series...a lot of background
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a hard book to put down. I love the way Dean brought the monster to the present day. I also love the way it's set in New Orleans, where I live; it can be a really creepy town at night.
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Helpful Score: 2
Interesting concept, but not very belivable which is a problem I have with Koontz in general. Not up to the quality level of Odd Thomas.
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This was much better than I expected. I read the original Shelley Frankenstein novel about a month before I read this, so it added to the enjoyment.

This book takes place 200 years after Shelley's novel. A serial killer called "The Surgeon" has the city of New Orleans gripped in fear. His M.O. includes stealing body parts. Frankenstein's creature, now in hiding at a Monastery half way across the world, is called by an old acquaintance to come to New Orleans and determine if his creator, Victor Frankenstein, is somehow still alive and again performing his grisly experiments.

A very good sequel/reimagining of the original novel's story. Obviously, this is the first in a series, so expect an open ended finale.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you like Koontz, and you like brain candy, and you like Frankenstein stories, you'll enjoy this. It's fun.
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Helpful Score: 1
I've had this book and its sequels on my shelf for several years. Finally decided to read this first installment on Halloween. I wasn't sure what to expect given Koontz' past history of having some really great novels (i.e. Watchers, Intensity) and not so greats (The Taking, Seize the Night). Well, I was pleasantly surprised with "Prodigal Son." It was a great update of the original Frankenstein story with Victor Frankenstein and his monster both surviving for the past 200 years. Frankenstein, who changed his name to Helios, has managed to extend his life and is creating a super race of beings to take over mankind. While the monster has turned more human over the past 200 years and wants to put an end to Frankenstein and his mad plan. The book is a nice blend of science fiction, crime novel, and horror. I would recommend it. Now to get on with Book 2 - City of Night.
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Helpful Score: 1
In this grisly thriller, the first in a new series by bestsellers Koontz and Anderson, Dr. Frankenstein has survived into the 21st century, masquerading as biotech tycoon Victor Helios. Helios wants to replace flawed humanity with his New Race, people born and fermented in pods, their personalities programmed by him, their imperfections removed in the lab. But at least one of his creations has become a serial killer, trying to assemble the perfect woman from parts of many. Like expert plate-spinners, the authors set up a dizzying array of narrative viewpoints and cycle through them effortlessly. These include one of Victor's creations who suffers from autism and is trying to understand it; a cloned priest who serves as a clandestine member of Helios's army; Helios's custom-made wife, unique among his creations in that she's allowed to feel shame; and, tying it all together, a classic buddy-cop set of homicide detectives who slowly come to understand that the butcher they're chasing isn't quite human. The odd juxtaposition of a police procedural with a neo-gothic, mad scientist plot gives the novel a wickedly unusual and intriguing feel. The familiarity of the Frankenstein myth makes much of the story arc predictable, but it's still a compelling read, with an elegant cliffhanger ending. (Feb.)
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I have read two of the books in this series. Koontz still has me hanging to see what happens next!
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Helpful Score: 1
Koontz has brought new life to the monster created long ago by Mary Shelley. I consider it to be a fantastic read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Book one of Koontz's Frankenstein story. A good and interseting take on the story. Good read.
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Very interesting read. Grabs your attention and holds on to it through out the book. There are many different story lines going on at once that all revolve around the main plot. I really likes this book, I am looking forward to reading the second book.
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Oh I loved this series! its quite a different take on the frankenstein story and I loved it! I couldnt wait for he next book! good thing I had book 2 already bit had to wait a few months for book 3 which just came out! all 3 are good and he takes the Frankenstein story to new levels! in modern day life and the good ole fight of good against evil..( and boy are some of theses guys evil!) in typical Koontz writing he keeps you on the edge and wanting more! I wont give away any of the story ( as some people who review on here do !! and it just drives me buts.. Dont give away the surprises! it would ruin it for people!!) Id just say.. if you like Koontz you should love this books and all 3 in the series!
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Loved it.
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I found this book to be really creepy and unsettling, yet imaginative and exciting. I had no idea it was book one of a series so I was let down by the ending of the book that had no real closure. I felt like after all the drama and horrific scenes that I had to endure to find out who was responsible for the murders I deserved a better conclusion.

The book in rich with intriguing characters and I loved the banter between Carson and Michael, the main detectives. The humor was a relief ...more I found this book to be really creepy and unsettling, yet imaginative and exciting. I had no idea it was book one of a series so I was let down by the ending of the book that had no real closure. I felt like after all the drama and horrific scenes that I had to endure to find out who was responsible for the murders I deserved a better conclusion.

The book in rich with intriguing characters and I loved the banter between Carson and Michael, the main detectives. The humor was a relief after so much gore and evil. The addition of autism occurring both natural and manufactured in the lab was startling and clever. Koontz seemed to have an insight to the condition that an ordinary layman would not and it brought a unique twist to that portion of the tale.

The character development and the originality of the story was excellent but I felt like the writing was a little disjointed and had some abrupt twists and turns that didn't add to the narrative. I am still miffed at the conclusion leaving so many loose threads hanging forcing me to read the next. A cheap manipulative tactic for such an experienced writer.
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This is actually a re-telling of the 'Frankenstein' story, but with some plausible twists and turns that make it all too easy for us readers to indulge in the 'willing suspension of disbelief.' Scary. Probably you shouldn't read it at night if you're the only one home at the time.

From back cover: 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 FRANKENSTEIN 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.
"One of the master storytellers of this or any age." --Tampa Tribune
"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 [and] demonstrating that the real horror of life is found not in monsters, but within the human psyche." --USA Today
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I really love Dean Koontz's books, but this one was disappointing to me. It didn't have the same cozyness I usually find. It isn't really bad, just suffers in comparison to his other books. Easy read.
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Book one of a three-book series. FANTASTIC! I am in love with Dean Koontz' writing all over again!!
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Really scary
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I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if the ending didn't leave you hanging. I knew going in that this was a trilogy but, I like trilogies that have three distinct stories that have a stopping point for each one. Other than that this was pretty typical Koontz with quick chapters and lots of action. I especially enjoyed Carson (I love it when there's a tough girl character).
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Best Koontz book ever.
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What's better than Dean Koontz and a classic story? If only he'd finish the third!!
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Very interesting take on the Frankenstein story. I really enjoyed this book and looking forward to the next in the series. Characters were well-defined and the story line flowed very well. Loved it.
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A new legend starts with this novel. The story grabs you and hauls you to the next level, waiting for Vol. II.
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This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. Can't wait to read the second in the series.
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Better than the movie!
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Great book! Koontz's usual "can't put it down" style. Can hardly wait to read book 2.
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Very well written book. I enjoyed it.
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Wets your appetite for the books that will follow. You are in the author's hands and transported.
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Part 1 of a 2 book set mixing horror and science
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This has turned out to be a different twist on old Frankenstein. I was surprised to find out it was really good.
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Great book. Keeps you on the edge of your seat in true Koontz fashion.
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excellent book fotme hook on all dean koontz!
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Great start to the Frankenstein series by Dean Koontz. It's a bit wordy at times, but it's fresh and fun and a great read otherwise.
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This book blew me away! I love love love the frankenstein series!
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Excellent book, just as you would expect from Koontz.
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This book is a remakable and powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you the story; you know only half the truth. Get ready for the mystery, the myth, the terror and the magic of....Dean Koontz's Frankenstein-Prodigal Son.
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I liked it - typical Dean Koontz - weird. I already ordered the 2nd and 3rd of the series.
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Love love love this book as well as the whole series!!
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It captured my curiosity, then my interest when I started reading the story. My rule of thumb is if I don't get interested in the first fifty pages I stop reading. i was captured. Then it all fell apart. One silly gambit after another until there was a pile of absurdities that went beyond interest to disgust and annoyance. Shelly's book was quite believable in a macabre way so the reader could be in both worlds, the obscene and reality. Koontz goes way too far until the story becomes total horror-fantasy and leaves even a hint of believability way behind. I had swapped for both book I and II but after reading I, I'm throwing both out. I won't even bother going through the effort to swap these because it would be spreading disease.
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Interesting twist on an old story.
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Koontz creation of a modern day doctor Frankenstein brings a new twist. There is suspense, action and surprises that keeps you on edge. This doctor Frankenstein really is a creationist who is continuously trying to perfect his creations through cloning and creating new species of humans. A great read.
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If you like Dean Koontz the you'll like this, but personally I've read enough of Kootnz to not like the formulaic approach he has. You quickly get to a point of "read one, read'em all".
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Excellent horror story
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Book one of three. Great book, picks up form the first chapter. Keeps you interested.
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Good Book. Not the same storyline as the old "Frankenstein" though
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If you love Dean Koontz, or any well put together paranormal thriller, this is the one for you. I bought Book 1, 2, and 3 after just reading the first few pages of Book 1. The plot keeps you moving, and the quasi-historical references keep it interesting. Throw in an evil mastermind and a couple ethical cops and it's a sure winner.
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Good stuff but you'll want to read the next 2 right away.
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Great, riveting story line. Renews the old classic by Mary Shelley. Couldn't put it down.
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Dean Koontz has written a great reinvention of the Frankenstein legend. In the 21st century, not only has Frankenstein developed his intellect and become well-spoken, but he's an enemy of the scientist who created him and is now busy creating other beings. But this time, he uses body parts and cloning in combination. The problem starts when some of these creatures start terrorizing the city streets with their violent "experiments" and killings. Frankenstein, now Deucalion, has taken refuge in a monastery high up in the mountains. When he hears of the atrocities commited by the "New Race" he leaves the monastery to hunt them down as well as to hunt down the man, Victor, who created him. Since this is Book One, Deucalion, hasn't yet killed Victor. Victor is such a nasty character I hope Deucalion gets him in Book Two. I find Koontz a good writer; better than most "horror" writers out there. Even though he's often over the top with his characterizations and plot development, I enjoy Koontz's imagination, intricate plots, and how he's able to keep me in suspense though I should know better. This book fits the bill perfectly!
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Dean Koontz's rendition of Frankenstein is the best!
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I love this rendition of an old story
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Plot went a buit astray from the first one but still left me waiting for the third book to come out!
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I thought Frankenstein had been done to death before I read this book. Dean Koontz manages to make the tale fresh and new, and exciting like only he can. And the total cliffhanger ending already has me clamoring to read Book Two.
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I absolutely loved this story. I like the way it ended and will flow to the next book. It's constantly moving and keeps your interest through the whole book.
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another great book from Dean Koontz. Can't wait to read the next one in the series.
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a modern version of the classic Frankenstien however Koontz as his usual style does it with many twists. An excellent read very good.
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At first, I found it hard to read, but it became very interesting and then I could not put it down.
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After really enjoying my first Koontz book - Frankenstein - I'll be looking for more of his work, well written with a new slant on an old story.
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"His name is Deurcalion, a sleight of reality artist who has traveled through the centuries with a secret worse than death..... the real horror of life is not found in monsters, but within the human psyche." I haven't read a horror/fiction book that moved so quickly and ended too soon in a long time!
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Classic Dean Koontz! A new series, this is book 1, encompassing good against evil (but just who is good and who is evil?) in a sci-fi thriller with cops and priests. Looking for book 2!!
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Love Dean Koontz
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excellent book
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It took me awhile to finally pick up this book. "Not another Frankenstein book!" Once I started reading, I could not put it down...literally. Not your mother's Frankenstein story.
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A modern take on the "Frankenstein" story. I can't wait for the sequel.
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If you like resolution, we'll have to wait for book 2. Quite readable.
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from amazon....
This novel brings a classic legend up to date by replacing Victor Frankenstein's previously crude monster creation techniques with biotech engineering, cloning, and computer programming. Victor has learned the secret of long life and is still alive and well in 21st century New Orleans. Now a respected scientist and wealthy member of high society by day, Victor practices his high-tech life creation projects by night in order to create perfect beings, totally obedient to his will. He seeds his creations throughout the city so that they can undermine, and eventually replace, humanity and lead to a perfect New Age society. In the meanwhile, Frankenstein's original monster, now called Deucalion, is also gifted with immortality. He learns of his creator's existence and sets off for New Orleans to seek revenge. When a series of gruesome murders occur where body parts are removed from the victims, two police detectives try to track down the killer. Is one of Frankenstein's creations to blame?
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Pretty interesting view on the Frankenstein story, will defiantely read book two!
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I read all works of Dean Koontz. To me, this was rather out there. Good, but out there.
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I'm a huge Koontz fan and am LOVE his FRANKENSTEIN series, I just wish they'd come out faster! Mary Shelley would be so jealous.
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I thought this would be a turkey, but it's really fascinating.
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Mad scientist creates a new race, slowly replacing our old race.
Who is who? He has replaced his own wife several times! All goes well, until his new race begins to turn on him. I have read book #1 & 2. I can't wait for #3 out this summer! Koontz is a genius!
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Absolutely intriguing book...Could not put it down.
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Very good different than Koontz's typical storylines!
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very well written rewrite of Frankenstein--Koontz set it up in New Orleans on a modern day level that is easy to follow through each page and each chapter, looking forward to the rest of the series.
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I love the old Koontz and had been away from reading his books, then I saw "Frankenstein" and I was hooked again. I love this whole series and highly recommend it. I read it first from the library then purchased my own set as a keeper.
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First in a new series. An updated version of the classic story. A great read.
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I could not put this book down. From chapter to chapter, this book relates events about one character or group of characters, then jumps to another. With other writers, this style can be very distracting. With Koontz, it just makes the book more compelling. Great read.
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Dean Kootnz is one great storyteller! I loved the characters in this book. A great spin on an old story !
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Two police officers are up against an ages-old conspiracy, a near-immortal race of beings, and killers that are more-and less-than human.
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If you think you know the story of Frankenstein, think again. Koontz is as always powerful, provoking, and graphic. This is the beginning of a terrifying look into humanity and the lack thereof. If you enjoy Koontz, you will enjoy this. If you have never read him and have a strong stomach, buckle up for the ride.
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Dean Koontz' version is better than the original by Shelley, I'll post Book Two when I finish it.
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EXCELLENT!!!
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Starts out kinda slow but then picks up speed. Once I got through the first two chapters I couldn't put this down. The take on the Mary Shelley novel is quite unique and intense. Can't wait to start on Pt 2. A must read for every Dean Koontz fan!
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Good read - very different from Koontz's normal stuff, but a good different!
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Not a typical "Frankenstein" story at all, which was a plus to me. Very interesting and fun to read, am looking forward to the rest of the series.
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An updated murder mystery staring Frankenstein.
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monotonous
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Great read! Fresh and inventive. Great take on the old Frankenstein idea. Would make a great mini-series.
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Not the usual Frankenstein story. This is in todays world and hard to put down!
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A fabulous, inventive take on a modern day Frankenstein story--where the monster is the good guy.
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Loved this modern spin on a very old tale. Who is the real monster? Dean Koontz's Frankenstien is full of mystery and suspense..a very good read.
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This is one of the creepiest books I have ever read.
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Great suspense!
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Like all of Koontz's stories the characters are great and the writing keeps things moving at a great clip. Looking forward to reading the next one.
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Exciting new take on an old theme can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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I like how Koontz told the story of Frankenstein and put it in current day. I was also impressed on how he told several stories at once but I didn't find it confusing. I'm looking forward to reading the next book to see how the story continues.
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Just read and I know I'm hooked on the series!
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I love Koontz, I've read him for many years, I took a break from him for a few years, then I got a copy of Prodigal Son and wonder why I have stayed away so long... though it isn't something that can happen, he makes you think it is happening... its a great read and am looking forward to the next one!!!
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As always, Dean Koontz delivers an exciting, addicting story. His twist on the Frankenstein monster is amazing!
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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 KOONTZS 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 whos 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 OConnor is cool, cynical, and every bit as tough as she looks. Her partner Michael Maddison would back her up all the way to Hell itselfand that just may be where this case ends up. For the no-nonsense OConnor is suddenly talking about an ages-old conspiracy, a near immortal race of beings, and killers that are moreand lessthan human. Soon it will be clear that as crazy as she sounds, the truth is even more ominous. For their quarry isnt merely a homicidal maniacbut his deranged maker.
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First of two books - totally different remake of the Frankenstein story. Very, very interesting.
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If you think you know the story, you know only half the truth.
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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
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From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz come 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 Frankenstein: Prodigal Son!
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Not at all what I expected. Excellent thriller!
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A serial killer stalks the streets. Dean Koontz is a master story teller.
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Second book is the Prodigal Son series by Dean Koontz.

Victor Frankenstein, yes, that Victor Frankenstein, is alive and well in New Orleans, where he is creating an entire race of "new men."
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Excellent horror story.
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GREAT !!!
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Wow!What a great take on the frankenstein story.Of course with Koontz,expect mystery,danger,and above all hope.
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I received this from a fellow paperback swapper (thank you!). It was a fast paced read for me (and not many are these days). Koontz takes the two pivotal characters from Shelly's "Frankenstein" and brings them forward to modern times. Dr. Frankenstein is still up to his unethical tricks and has managed to prolong his own life through various methods (and oodles of $) while his first creation patch-worked from various body parts "Deucalion" has also survived. Deucalion has spent many years searching for purpose and has quietly been living among monks to find peace. He is brought out of his world of tranquility when he learns that Dr. Frankenstein is still creating monsters (though this time via modern methods). One of Dr. F's creations has gone renegade and become a serial killer (and collector of various body parts). Deucalion, because he knows Dr. F's motives so well, joins forces with the police to help find the killer. This book held my attention from beginning to end with an interesting story as well as interesting characters. It's humorous and horrifying and a very good read.
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Every city has secrets, but none as terrible as this. His name is Beucalion, 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 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 carzy 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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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 estranged maker.
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This is an extra copy of the book. I haven't read it yet but my husband is hooked on the series!