Demon Seed

Demon Seed Now with a new afterword by the NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR And a brand new package In the privacy of her own home and against her will Susan Harris will experience an inconceivable act of t

  • Title: Demon Seed
  • Author: Dean Koontz
  • ISBN: 9780425228968
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Now with a new afterword by the 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR And a brand new package 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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    1. Dean Koontz

      Acknowledged as America s most popular suspense novelist Rolling Stone and as one of today s most celebrated and successful writers, Dean Ray Koontz has earned the devotion of millions of readers around the world and the praise of critics everywhere for tales of character, mystery, and adventure that strike to the core of what it means to be human.Dean R Koontz has also published under the names Leigh Nichols, Brian Coffey, David Axton, Owen West, Deanna Dwyer and Aaron Wolfe.Dean, the author of many 1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens, Trixie and AnnaE SILENT CORNER is available 6.20.17Facebook Facebook DeanKoontzOfficialTwitter DeanKoontzWebsite DeanKoontz

    948 thoughts on “Demon Seed”

    1. I've always had something of a love-hate relationship with Dean Koontz. When he allows himself to be dark and edgy, giving his imagination free reign, he can rival just about any horror author out there. When he gets self-conscious and plays it safe, however, allowing the morality of the tale to tale precedence over the story . . . well, more often than not, he gets violently tossed into the did-not-finish (DNF) pile.In many ways, it's as if he is one of his own creations, a schizophrenic author [...]


    2. This book is told from the perspective of a computer system that develops an unnatural obsession with its owner. At least I assume it's a computer system. It was never quite clear if it was a computer, a network, a security system, a house, or all of them.So, I have a theory of how this book came into existence. Miss Romance novel just went through a bad breakup with Mr Horror novel, so she got drunk and slept with Mr Science Fiction novel, then whoopsie, Miss Romance novel's pregnant!! Who's th [...]



    3. Oh dear, this has to be the worse and most badly written book I have EVER read. Seriously, it makes Twilight look like the best book ever written. I have no idea how this was published but it was such a waste of paper, in my honest opinion. 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 w [...]


    4. Me nine years ago: I love this so much! Me now: What the actual f.!? What? I am confused what to think about you.Right, before talking about 'Demon Seed' I am now doing a re-experience of my Dean Koontz books when they were unearthed from my attic a few weeks ago. I experienced Dean Koontz quite some time ago. I started reading his work when I was in school. A few I rank as some of my all time fav books and loved his work when I read them. But I haven't read them in about 5 to 9 years and taste [...]


    5. A creepy little tale told from the viewpoint of the computer, Proteus, itself, with no distracting voices to question its narcissism. It's also, effectively, a satire on men's attitudes toward women. Proteus dreams of filling the world with clones of himself - I think he may have finally got his wish.


    6. This is different than other Koontz books I have read. A "Demon Seed" is created to control Susan Harris and her "Birth Seed". A theme about individual control and birth I did not expect by Koontz.



    7. I can literally NOT finish this book. I have never been so turned off by a book before in my life, and I even suffered through Fifty Shades. Lord, I loved Odd Thomas but this is just way too much. I need brain bleach.


    8. In high school, we read the short story "True Love" by Isaac Asimov. The main character, Milton Davidson, is trying to find his ideal partner. He instructs his computer (named Joe), which has access to the databases of the world’s entire population, to find his ideal match based on physical parameters. He meets the shortlisted candidates, but realizes that looks alone are not enough and he needs to look at personalities as well. He then talks to Joe, filling his databanks with information abou [...]


    9. First published in 1973, this techno-horror by Dean Koontz is ahead of its time. The premise is simple and spooky; a house controlled by a sophisticated AI developed by its owner becomes corrupted by a rogue virus which has an intelligence all of its own and a desire to feel 'human'. For home owner Susan Harris, a nightmare ensues as the AI steadily takes over the house, trapping her inside while also controlling a human minion (a defense force experiment who has been infused with nanite tech) w [...]



    10. This book to me was a little weird. My favorite character in this book was the guy that was working for the computer. He would steal body parts so that he could make a whole body for the computer to become human. My least favorite character was the computer. He obsessed over something he couldnt have. This book I maybe would read again, but its not for sure. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Dean Koontz books and horror books. The part of the book that kept me reading of course was [...]


    11. I almost gave this one a four-star rating, not necessarily because it's a great read, but because it's entertaining while also being relatively "quick." If I had been forced to invest more time, I might actually have gone with a two. So, I guess what I'm saying is's one of "those." Those books that you know in your heart you'll never think about again, those books that haven't changed your life, that haven't offered anything new, but that you still had fun reading. The plot is laughable, but the [...]


    12. I absolutly loved how this book was written. It is a unique story in and of it self. Dean Koontz is one of my favorite authors I have read. I have read 5 books by him so far and each one had a great story.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 [...]


    13. I read this book in one day (as I predicted). I will now be looking for a copy of the original book released in 1973 as I am interested to know how much was changed in the re-issue. I had a hard time at the beginning of the book getting into the narrative, but that changed a few chapters in and I was once again enthralled with the plot. Not one of his best works for sure, but an interesting read none the less.


    14. Dark, twisted, weird, creepy, and a little cheesy. With how many negative reviews there were I was expecting something horrible. It wasn't bad at all. Some parts were a little uncomfortable to read and left my skin crawling but is that necessarily a bad thing and worth giving it a lower rating?? I don't think so. It can be repetitive and as mentioned before, pretty cheesy but it's still a good read that left me really creeped out.


    15. This book pretty much sucked. My son lent it to me, and he doesn't lend me his reading material lightly, so I finished it. Mercifully, it wasn't a long book. And it was repetitive-"let me out of this box let me out of this box" etc etc. Though I have to admit the idea of the story was a good one, (intelligent computer tries to make itself a human body to inhabit) the execution was not. Don't read it. Apparently some of his other books are better.


    16. This is a review of the original, un-rewritten version of the novel. WOW, what a messed-up, brutal, psychologically twisted story. I could hardly put it down. Thanks, CinemApocryphon, for having this book on your shelf for me to find!


    17. I first saw the movie. I liked it. I was surprised to learn that it was a screen adaptation of a book - while it has its flaws, it was overall enjoyable. Koontz usually has great problems with endings, but not here - loved the ending ! Actually it's worth to read the book alone just to see it.



    18. I don't even know how I feel about this book. I wasn't planning on reading t, but I was at the thrift store again and I have a tendency to buy all of the books that don't have coffee stains all over them I needed something to read at the beach. 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 [...]


    19. This vintage Koontz, although rewritten since it's first publishing was a very fast read, and I liked that, a story with a punch that I got through in less than a day. In a nutshell it's a tale about Susan, a woman who was a survivor of abuse as a child from her father and then from her ex husband. She sealed herself off in a mansion with sate of the art computer system that was supposed to protect her from everyone. The whole house was monitored by Proteus, the ultra smart computer system, one [...]


    20. I gave this book 3.5/5. This review was first published on my blog: Writerly Bookish StuffI am re-reading some of my Koontz books that have been sat on my shelves for about fifteen years, and I am still enjoying finding books I haven’t read by this prolific author. Demon Seed was given to me, and I haven’t read this one before. So, this review is based on a one time experience.The first few chapters freaked me out. Intelligent AI takes over the security systems of a woman’s, Susan’s, hou [...]


    21. As an avid Koontz fan (that sounds nasty, doesn't it) I enjoyed "Demon Seed." I haven't read all his stuff and almost passed this one up because, um, "Demon Seed"?!? But I was out of books and the library was closed, the book store was closed and the grocery store was open. What would you do?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 [...]


    22. This was better than I thought it would be. It concerns an AI computer that wants to have a body. "He" takes over a woman's house through her security system with the idea that, through another person's hands, he can artificially inseminate her and create a new race. He brings a madman into the house to be his hands. The woman, who is the x-wife of the creator of the AI, is in a fight for her life. This is a clever book, sly and intelligent. The suspense is maintained through the last word. This [...]


    23. This was a fast and fun story that I would enjoy reading again. Koontz writes in such a way that it really gets my blood pumping. I had the hugest smile on my face when the "wet music" happened. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars was because it ended so quickly! the last chapter could have had so much more detail. He spends alot of time deeply describing some things that, in my opinion, are not important but rushes through the ending as if the climax doesn't matter at all. Regardless, it was [...]


    24. Although this is one of the most unique books I've ever read, it really wasn't that great. The entire story is written from the point of view of a robotic security system, which sounds excellent, but Koontz definitely had a hard time with it. Anyone would. It's incredibly hard to write from the point of view of something that doesn't have a personality or emotions. The end of this novel is fantastic, however, and I would recommend it to anyone who might be tired of the same ol, same ol.


    25. It's not Dean Koontz' most eventful book, but it is still amazingly his. It's basically written from the perspective of a machine, an A.I. that controls the (mechanics of) the house that our main character (a woman) lives in. It's like entering the mind of a mechanical sociopath bent on claiming a human woman by any means necessary. Incredibly fascinating, even if it's not as fast paced as his others, it's still worth every page.


    26. This might just be my favorite Koontz novel I've read to date. Not necessarily because I feel it's the best, but because it's so different from the rest of his work. He stepped so far away from his formula of hero-crisis-on the run-showdown-happily ever after. That being said, it's a scifi book, which is a genre that tends to only appeal to it's particular niche of readers. I was completely facinated with the novel, but you might want to take that recommendation with a grain of salt.


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