Dean Koontz's 'Innocence" and Pheromones of Love and War
November 29, 2014
Pity Addison, the protagonist of Dean Koontz’s novel Innocence: Anyone who catches a glimpse of his face attacks him. He doesn’t understand why: There’s nothing unusual about his features, and he isn’t looking for a fight. By all accounts, he’s an everyday person who through no fault of his own, has become an enemy of humankind. The danger forces him to seek shelter beneath the city streets. There, in the darkness of the sewers, he meets a man who may be able to help him.
Addison’s condition is eventually explained, and chances are that very few readers will have guessed what it is before the big reveal. The answer changes the way Addison sees the world forever. Some of Koontz’s fans may experience revelations of their own.
The animal kingdom provides plenty of examples of seemingly inexplicable and unprovoked behavior caused by factors invisible to the human eye. None of this has anything to do with what’s causing people to attack Addison, by the way, so don’t worry about spoilers!
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