Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Micro Mention "Frankenstein: Prodigal Son"

Dean Koontz

I'll be the first to admit that initially, I thought "Frankenstein: Prodigal Son" by Dean Koontz sounded a bit hoaky to me—but damn it, by the end of it, I was super invested in this novel. Deucalion steals every scene he's in. I mean, how could he not?

Koontz as a writer strikes me as an incredibly talented guy, smart, and all that, but he uses that to know just what he can get away with to be commercially successful. He makes classical allusions galore—Deucalion is the son of Prometheus in Greek myth, and it's a double reference because people forget that Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" actually has the full title of "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus." Prodigal Son also references a biblical story, "The Prodigal Son," a parable Jesus teaches.

I feel Koontz gets unfairly compared to Stephen King, but he has his own brand of commercial genius to him that I can't help but respect. 

Also, I don't know why it's this way on audible, but I found out Kevin J. Anderson—a sci-fi author I really likeco-authored this book. I just discovered this as I'm writing this post and he's totally not credited on the cover or the by line. So this is a little mystery for me now.

This preview is an Amazon Affiliate link; 
as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Author's Website:

Author's Website:

No comments:

Post a Comment