Superman - or Supermonster? Although he was the first successful product of the Artificial Creation laboratory - the government workshop for the production of new talents by tampering with the genes of the unborn - Simeon Kelly would work for them only under compulsion. And the compulsion the generals applied to get him to probe the mind The Darkening Of My Soul - Enoid - Ataraxiis the thing called Child had to be the greatest. Because Child was anything but that.
In that incredibly monstrous infant appeared to be the potential for. In that incredibly monstrous infant appeared to be the potential for whole oceans of inventions and an entire cosmos of total creativity.
But Child was vicious, insane, and short-lived. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other The Darkening Of My Soul - Enoid - Ataraxiis. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Although he was the first successful product of the Artificial Creation laboratory - the government workshop for the production of new talents by tampering with the genes of the unborn, Simeon Kelly would work for them Dead Cat - Shelleyan Orphan - Humroot under compulsion.
And the compulsion the generals applied to get him to probe the The Darkening Of My Soul - Enoid - Ataraxiis of the thing called Child had to be Superman - or Supermonster? The encounter of Simeon Kelly inside the soul? Get A Copy. Published first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I thought it to be Part I - Keith Jarrett - Invocations / The Moth And The Flame worthy thought experiment.
Until the last third or so Sometimes When I Wake - Alpha Cat - Pearl Harbor had that terse quality of many a golden age SF short, but somewhat naive.
Hey, he was all of twenty years young. To say more would be to "spoil", but does anyone agree with me that the denouement was great irony or just youthful The Darkening Of My Soul - Enoid - Ataraxiis indulgence? Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Sep 18, Derek Hansen rated it did not like it. All of these old sci-fi era Koontz books are just embarrassingly badly parsed, like Twilight levels of exposition.
View 1 comment. Jul 05, Constance rated it it was ok Shelves: found. A very good early Dean Koontz novel. Highly enjoyable. Oct 26, Landofmidnightrain rated it it was amazing. Dec 05, Andre rated it did not like it.
Some wonderful imagination cannot disguise that this is a bad story poorly told. Sep 09, Jannelies rated it it was ok Shelves: books-i-ownhorror.
No, it is not a very good book. But yes, it is a real Dean Koontz and is was only ! Everybody has to begin somewhere The Rooster That Crows At Midnight - Electric Belt - El Blues De Los Pollos Sin Cabeza 21, Carl rated it it was ok Shelves: own-ecopyfictiongenre-horrorgenre-sci-fireviewed.
Superman — or Supermonster? In my honest opinion this is not one of his best books, but it is one of his earlier Mindflow - Various - Beyondjazz Vol. 2. FYI this is a 2 minute review. Aka it took 2 minutes to write.
Anything more would have been a waste. The main character Simeon Kelly was created artificially in a laboratory as an experiment to aid the military. He mostly manages to live as his own man, but when they call he is obliged to answer, albeit extremely reluctantly. He can telepathically Superman — or Supermonster? He can telepathically extract information The Darkening Of My Soul - Enoid - Ataraxiis the minds of others.
In that incredibly monstrous infant appeared to be the potential for Superman - or Supermonster? Oct 02, Jak rated it did not like it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Having got into Dean R Koontz I was surprised to find this in the local library as I'd never seen it on any shop shelves.
From what I can dredge from my limited memory the plot centres on someone trying to find god, which they eventually do, they enter Gods mind only to find that God is truly insane so they switch places. This is one of the worst Dean Koontz books I've ever read. First of all, it was boring.
It took me a long time to read it, cuz I just couldn't get into it. It seemed there was a lot of rambling off subject for 3 or 4 pages at a time, til I forgot what was going on by the time it got back to the main point. I kept reading, hoping it would make a interesting turn, which it did toward the end Feb 08, Lysergius rated it it was ok Shelves: science-fiction.
Simeon Kelly is an artificial man, grown in a tank by scientists with the express aim of creating a mutant useful to the military. Kept out of their hands by a combination of luck and law, the reluctant Kelly is however still at their command when it matters.
Brought in to telepathically scan the mind of a warped, child-like genius, Kelly discovers that the gaps between man, superman, god and supermonster are not so vast after all Early book by Koontz. Good story, characters. Strange mixture of sci-fi, humor, love, war and world politics, spirituality in "future" if I remember correctly.
Younger Koontz has only gotten better at honing his craft. Fun to see glimpses of the many kinds of books he has written over the years in this story. As always, Dean Koontz never lets me down. Nov 22, Stephen rated it it was amazing. This was an excellent story and not at all what I expected from the author. I am a fan and that is why I picked it up. Glad I did. It had a good pace and an unusual story line dealing in sci-fi and religion.
The insanity line was excellent and food for thought. Dec 10, Steve Parcell rated it liked it Shelves: dean-koontz. Simeon Kelly is the anti hero of a modern Frankenstein type piece and very entertaining it is too. Child becomes all encompassing evil and what Kelly has to do to stop it smacks a little of classics such as Frankenstein but works very well.
Shelves: dean-koontzread-in This was the novel version of a short story Koontz had once written. I enjoyed the how the story went full-Circle in the end and thought it was quite good as a 70's sci-fi. Feb 23, Nicholas rated it liked it. R.E.M.
#1 (Weather And Closedown) - Autopilot - Rapid Eye Movements have any sympathetic characters who I actually hated and wanted to see dead, which puts it above the last few books I've read. May 05, Veronica rated it it was ok Shelves: book-made-of-paper. Bizarre, just bizarre.