Duivelszaad

DuivelszaadSusan Harris Genoot Van De Privacy In Haar Comfortabele Landhuis Vol Automatische Systemen Een Veilige Plek In Een Dreigende WereldMaar Iets Is Door De Beveiliging Gebroken Prometheus, Een Intelligent Computerprogramma, Heeft De Controle Over Haar Schuilplaats Overgenomen Gevangen In Har Huis En Tegen Haar Wil Wordt Susan Onderworpen Aan Experimenten De Obsessie Van De Onmenselijke Intelligentie Alles Te Leren Wat Er Over Vlees Te Weten Is First things first, THE CHECKLIST 1 Blond lead love interest Yup2 Dog s Nope3 Government conspiracy Yup4 Aliens Nope there s something otherworldly, but I don t think I d count it as an alien 5 Serial or trained Killer YES FINE DELEE HAVE YOUR WAY 6 Bougainvillea plant Nope7 Sodium vapor streetlight Nope8 Precocious child Nope9 Town gone crazy Nope10 Psychic s NopeBruh, only two three outta ten Why am I so disappointed Oh well, on with the review I think K First things first, THE CHECKLIST 1 Blond lead love interest Yup2 Dog s Nope3 Government conspiracy Yup4 Aliens Nope there s something otherworldly, but I don t think I d count it as an alien 5 Serial or trained Killer YES FINE DELEE HAVE YOUR WAY 6 Bougainvillea plant Nope7 Sodium vapor streetlight Nope8 Precocious child Nope9 Town gone crazy Nope10 Psychic s NopeBruh, only two three outta ten Why am I so disappointed Oh well, on with the review I think Koontz s sweet spot is 200 pages or less Does he have books over 200 pages that are good Sure, but they re the exceptions and not the rule He s one of the worst over writers in the business, but that s not necessarily his fault Publishers have word count minimums, and a dude s gotta eat, so Koontz provides padding like a man running his own mattress company Oddly enough, readers call his work polished and say shit like, There s not an unneeded word in his books when the reality is, Koontz writes shit like this Outside, the midnight moon above If we re talking about the moon, of course it s outside and above it s the fucking moon, for fuck s sake And is midnight really important here No, Becky, it s not It s superfluous, and that s one of my biggest complaints when it comes to Koontz most of the description in most of his work is superfluous Luckily, DEMON SEED is a stripped down and finely tuned experience It lacks all the bullshit Koontz is terrible at sex scenes, character development, and descriptions of plant life Nary a bougainvillea plant in sight, you good thing you The book is written from the perspective of a rogue artificial intelligence so Koontz didn t need to force any of his trademark terrible character development No awkward love story, or semen drenched sex scenes, although he does talk quite a bit about spermatozoa because spoilers, but it s never unspooling inside the velveteen innards of one silky thot or another By letting a computer tell the story, Koontz has hidden his weaknesses under that dead thing he wears atop his head If only all of his books were written from the POV of a sociopathic machine The style really fits his capabilities The book is also 150 pages long, which means Koontz never gets a chance to overstay his welcome The brevity of the novel I use novel loosely here is its strong point The length helps make an abrupt ending all thedigestible because we haven t spent 300 pages being beaten over the head with maudlin descriptions of motherfucking streetlamps, and assessing the IQs of golden retrievers In fact, the only two three Koontzian things you ll find in here is a blonde woman and a government conspiracy Two Three outta ten on the Koontz Check List is admittedly low but this is also an early outing for ol Deany Kong, so future staples of his books are understandably absent here.Finally, I must make note of how brutal this book is Tis a dark one, DEMON SEED is, and I feel it is a book that modern day Koontz would shy away from based on content alone You have pedophilia, butchery, and gasp THERAPY in this book, three things Koontz has stayed away from in his later years I kid, I kid, Koontz still throws in a pedo here and there In summation DEMON SEED is one of those rare Koontz novels we don t see any an actual good one This book, like SHATTERED, is devoid of the fuckery we ve come to loathe from Koontz the morbidly obese writing and anorexic character development Don t get me wrong, there s no character dev in this book, either, but at least this time there s a reason for that Strangely enough, this one s highly recommended from ya boi Trust me, no one ssurprised and confused as me.Final Judgment If Hal had a Shenk.Many thanks to Delee for reading yet another Koontz book with me I haven t broken her yet, but there s plentywhere this one came from lol Liked the book but loved the old movie which stars Julie Christie Have this 31 2 stars. This is my kind of twisted humor Ha Ha I read Demon Seed for the third time December 2018, ahead of it being featured as the Koontzland Dean Koontz Group Read in January Demon Seed is a fun science fiction story with a dark sense of humor The relationship and possibilities regarding humans and artificial intelligence was explored by Dean Koontz in 1973 and updated in 1997 The 2009 afterward is an enlightening addition to this wonderful work Well worth reading. January 2019 Group Read link I listened with an audiobook this time It makes spiritsevident, sounds not as secure in the dark in Susan Harris house, as Alex protects her The spiritual voice approach isevident in the audio.I did not remember this was a movie below. IMDb references Movie to the book 1977 Youtube Demon Seed Theatrical Trailer 1977DVD unavailable First Read 2014 January 2019 Group Read link I listened with an audiobook this time It makes spiritsevident, sounds not as secure in the dark in Susan Harris house, as Alex protects her The spiritual voice approach isevident in the audio.I did not remember this was a movie below. IMDb references Movie to the book 1977 Youtube Demon Seed Theatrical Trailer 1977DVD unavailable First Read 2014 This is different than other Koontz books I have read A Demon Seed is created to control Susan Harris and her Birth Seed A new different approach theme about individual control and birth I did not expect by Koontz. Little White Lies magazine references Movie Book Koontzland Group Home link 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 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 the father How the hell should I know On so many levels, this book failed to be either frightening or intellectual It was just plain cheesy.The attempts at poetry in this book are irritating There are many comparisons that I just don t see a computer making, especially one whose thoughts are so fragmented and repetitive Some sentences were too disturbing and ridiculous for anyone to make, much less a computer system This is just the first example of many She was a bewitched Beauty lying on her catafalque, waiting to be awakened by the kiss of a prince, lovely in the darkness.Uh, barf A computer wrote that sentence A computer who stalks and does many other unmentionable things to the woman that he speaks of This is supposed to be a science fiction thriller Not a cybernetic, nonsense version of a romantic fairytale The computer tries to rationalize some of these cringe worthy comments by saying that it is trying to tell the story from her perspective because it KNOWS her I m a hopeless romantic and even I wouldn t use a sentence like that to describe myself or anyone else, at least not in a sci fi thriller And that is only the beginning It endlessly talks about how marvelous and wondrous she is To the point of even repeating She was so beautiful over and over and over again Double barf I constantly found myself sitting alone reading, yet rolling my eyes, making gag gestures, and lots of loud sighs The endless pleas from the computer that it really is a person and it just wants live become old very fast I understand the concept and I have certainly related to artificial intelligence before I mean, did someone say Battlestar Galactica So say we all But please don t shove it down my throat I hear you I want you to show me why you are capable of real emotion, not just endlessly repeat that you are a real boy Prove it, Pinocchio.To sum it up, the entity doesn t show that it is capable of real emotion, just a screwed up, programmed version of insanity It also basically tells us what is going to happen within the first couple chapters After repeating how beautiful she is, it also goes on a tirade of I never meant to harm her Hmmm, I wonder what happens Remember Hal 9000, anyone Even though the entity mentions the previously stated crazy computer and how he is not Hal, I still couldn t help the comparison.Oh, and apparently there s a movie I wasn t aware that it had been made into a movie until after I read it Maybe the movie is better however I cant imagine why, of all the good science fiction books, they chose to make this crap I mean, where are The Giver or Ender s Game movies They ve had plenty of time to get those produced, yet still nothing But they make THIS Like many books I ve read lately, cool concept, but poor execution I will say that things didn t go exactly as I assumed they would It actually took a turn for the weird, but the thought process and viewpoint of the computer was absolutely unbearable 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 storywell,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 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 storywell,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 with two wildly distinct personalities Demon Seed, probablythan any other title, gives us an insight into those personalities.The original version, written in 1973, is definitely the product of his darker side It s a sexually charged tale of psychological and physical domination, with an emotionally scarred young woman falling prey to the sentient computer that controls her home Told mostly from Susan s point of view, it s an intimate tale that sinks its hooks into you, making you share her claustrophobic terror.Paying homage to Lovecraft or, perhaps, anticipating Japanese anime , it spends a lot of time focusing on the pseudopod tentacles being grown by the computer, with which it intends to impregnate Susan in order to bring forth a new creation The original version was a very sexual book almost embarrassingly so with Susan spending a lot of time walking around naked, touching herself, and experiencing an orgasmic thrill when she illegally plugs the computer into herself With her parents dead, and a history of abuse at the hands of her grandfather, there is a lot of emotional baggage to the story.By contrast, the 1997 rewrite is coldly clinical and apologetic, snatched away from the talons of his darker side, and stripped of everything that made it compelling Susan s viewpoint is abandoned, with the computer Proteus narrating the story instead While this could have been an interesting approach, it removes the emotional hook, and creates an artificial distance between Susan and the reader.As for Susan, she s been given a feminist makeover, transforming her intoof a heroine and less of a victim Again, it could have been interesting, but it completely changes the tone of the story without that vulnerability, and without the looming threat of suicide, she s far less sympathetic Similarly, Proteus is transformed from the sinister, calculating, father lover figure of the original, and into an almost childishly malicious prankster Gone are the phallic pseudopods, the creepy voyeuristic elements, and the overtones of mechanical rape Gone as well is the taboo relationship with her abusive grandfather, replaced instead by an abusive ex husband.While neither version ranks among Koontz s best reads, the original makes for a farcompelling read It was a fun, quick and creepy little read The AI was pretty menacing. 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 was reall 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 was really juvenile I feel like it was written by a six year old with an attention span of three That s how choppy the whole book was Don t read this Please Even if someone GIVES it to you, run away 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 any about the story of the book I might had given too much away.The only thing I did not like ab 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 any about the story of the book I might had given too much away.The only thing I did not like about the book was the title Demon Seed It makes me think of Demons Such as demons in the show Supernatural having a baby I won t dink the story points for that It may be a misleading title but its just the name not the story Other than that, it was and awesome book It isn t my favorite Dean Koontz book it is still amazing It is a definitely worth a read This is a revised version or a totally rewritten one It is updated to the late 90 s internet age Before this version came out there was the original version which I have not read but the movie is supposed to be based off that version Dean Koontz called it a good movie I m a Dean Koontz fan, but not this one The computer narrator doesn t work for me Didn t finish.

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  • Paperback
  • 206 pages
  • Duivelszaad
  • Dean Koontz
  • Dutch
  • 09 March 2018
  • 9024511860