Teaser Tuesday – Frankenstein Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, #1)

It’s been a while since I posted a teaser, mainly because I kept picking long books that took me a while to read. I would love to say I read a book a week, but that’s just not doable for me with my life right now. I pretty much read on the train ride to and from work, which is some pretty good reading time, but not always quite enough to get through a book in one week.

I’m back at it again, though, with Dean Koontz. This time, it wasn’t my fault, I swear! I was reading the last book and had every intention of reading a different author, but a friend on the train told me this Koontz series was really good and I just happened to have all the books in my shelf at home.

Of course, I picked up Frankenstein – Prodigal Son and haven’t been disappointed. I honestly can’t fathom why there are so many Koontz haters out there. I think he’s brilliant. I think every author is going to have some things that are better than others, but I don’t think one not so good work is cause to hate on his writing. I don’t know. Maybe that’s just me.

The book is typical Koontz with all the tension and violence you would expect. I also read that this is a direct sequel to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, but I have to admit I haven’t read it. I’m thinking perhaps I should now that I’m reading this one.

The teaser today is coming from page 210 paragraph 4:

“He may not have sufficient fortitude to reach that special door, let alone to confront the busier world beyond. But his despondency has recently advanced to desperation, and the reckless action that is the whip of desperation may lash into him a kind of courage.”


Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Miz B of A Daily Rhythm. Feel free to click the link and read other posts or join in the fun and post your own teaser.

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