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Preview — Demon Seed by Dean Koontz
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In the privacy of her own home, and against her will, Susan Harris will experience an inconceivable act of terror. She will become the object of the ultimate computer's consuming obsession: to learn everything there is to know about human flesh.
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This book is about an evil intelligent computer breaking into a woman's home. It is actually set after the events of the book since the computer is telling the story to his creator. I won't say anymore about the story of the book. I might had given too much away.
The only thing I did not like ab...more
This book is told in a computer’s POV, which could have been interesting but no. The computer literally repeats it’s self 1000 times in this book., It’s the same lines over and over again. Also, when the computer wasn’t repeating it’s self, the rest was reall...more
This is a quick read and, okay, not very deep. It has all of the Koontz humor and quirky dialog. The main character is a computer who has all the characteristics of a sociopathic, spousal abusing monster wit...more
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I was completely facinated with the novel, but you might want to take that recommendation with a grain of salt.
Don't read it. Apparently some of his other books are better.
But this book is something very special. Here the artificial intelligence is self conscious too. All is now needs is a body and soul.
An extraordinary book.
It's ok, though: it loves her.
The interesting thing about Demon Seed (other than the title being a wee bit misleading) is that it is told from the AI's perspective. I had been expecting another standard SF/horror, so I was pleasantly surprised by the twist.
The book was first published in the 70's, but it was recently adapted and it works well in the modern age. Koontz also added humour. Lots of humour. The AI's contradictory rambli...more
A computer, no, an entity he is. Promotheus. Adam II. The computer said "You've got pretty nipples" and meant it. The computer is just awesome! Don't know how many times I've read this book. It's a stalker-computer!
That being said, this book is awful! Very rarely do I NOT finish reading a book, but this is one of them. I endured about 2/3 of the book waiting for the story to get interesting, and the writing to improve, but finally gave it up for a bad job.
I guess in the future when choosing books by Mr Koontz I will make sure to pay attention to the copywrite date and go for his more recent boo...more
I happened to pick up a 'dollar-store thriller', because of course I did. That being said, I kind of liked it.
(Spoiler-free review, mostly at least, for a change.)
Summary: Susan Harris recently divorced her abusive husband Alex, and is living in a house b...more
The subject's quite relevant to our times. I like Koontz' writing, he keeps to the story and depicts the events in a rather professional (but not cold) way. You won't hear him pummeling you with similes the way Stephen King would.
As for the scare factor, I found myself pleasantly disturbed throughout the book. The story is nicely paced and you can't help but wonder what will happen at the end.
Dean R. Koontz has also published under the na...more