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Prodigal Son (Frankenstein, Bk 1)
Prodigal Son - Frankenstein, Bk 1
Author: Dean Koontz, Kevin J. Anderson
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 thi...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553587883
ISBN-10: 0553587889
Publication Date: 1/2005
Pages: 469
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4 stars, based on 591 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Phantene avatar reviewed Prodigal Son (Frankenstein, Bk 1) on + 72 more book reviews
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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Helpful Score: 5
slightly different Koontz (not surprising, since he has a co-author!), but I enjoyed it very much--very engaging; I also read Book Two
SherryR avatar reviewed Prodigal Son (Frankenstein, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Prodigal Son (Frankenstein, Bk 1) on + 62 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Excellent reworking and moderization of the classic Frankenstein!
susieqmillsacoustics avatar reviewed Prodigal Son (Frankenstein, Bk 1) on + 878 more book reviews
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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reviewed Prodigal Son (Frankenstein, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
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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Loved it.
cassi040495 avatar reviewed Prodigal Son (Frankenstein, Bk 1) on
Love love love this book as well as the whole series!!
froot avatar reviewed Prodigal Son (Frankenstein, Bk 1) on + 178 more book reviews
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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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.
reviewed Prodigal Son (Frankenstein, Bk 1) on
Great, riveting story line. Renews the old classic by Mary Shelley. Couldn't put it down.


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