this is the first review i have written but i really felt strongly that i wanted to say "shame on Mr Koontz!" like many of the other reviewers i have been an avid fan of dean koontz's work and have read all of his books. this book is an insult to his loyal readers. quick history lesson, this series was supposed to consist of four books and i believe the first 2 were written with other writers. on his website koontz noted he did not write well with others (if my memory doesn't fail me - i read it years ago when i was trying to find out why the release of book 3 had not happened when originally scheduled) and he had decided to delay or cancel the release of the final 2 installations. i believe the written requests from fans for the remainder of the series is what prompted this last book but it was obviously not a book he wanted to write. another reviewer mentioned that they felt that they had missed parts of the story. i felt the same. this book while mildly enjoyable left me feeling as if the story was still incomplete and the characters were poorly developed. I wish mr koontz had found the same enthusiasm for these characters as he obviously has for odd thomas who he seems to feel the need to continually write about. well i guess this is the final installment. good!
How many years did we wait for this one? And then Koontz just phones it in? This may be his least satisfying book. Over development of back story charactors while the main story was left thin and predictable.
I've been looking forward to this book. I agree with other who said it was dumb downed. I feel like parts were missed, that I had somehow missed something in book 2. If there is a #4 I won't be reading it.
I am a Koontz's fan, but have found myself wondering why after finishing this book. Neither this book, nor this series of books, is worthy to be associated with the classic novel Frankenstein. I loved the idea of taking Dr. Frankenstein and his creation into the modern world, but have not enjoyed Mr. Koontz's take on the subject. I read the first book in the series and found myself interested. After the second, I was disappointed. After having investing that much time, I figured that I should read the third and final book in the series, hoping that Mr. Koontz would redeem himself. No such luck. I was actually angry at times in this book. I detested certain characters, like the soap eating, ballerina dancing, toe sucking, goblin that liked to juggle. Why???? As I read other reviews, I saw some that liked the book and the series. To each his own I guess, but I do not and could not recommend this book to others.
I have been waiting for the final installment of Frankenstein, and I'm sorry to say I'm very disappointed.
Dean Koontz is one of my favorites, so I have a feeling that a story line was given to an assistant to finish or fill in.
If not, maybe Mr. Koontz needs to take lessons from J K Rowling on how to write a series...
I don't know what it was, but this read seemed less than I've become accustomed to from Mr. Koontz. Although I haven't read all of Koontz's large number of books, I have read enough to compare this one to (including the prior 2 books in this series). I couldn't shake the feeling that this was a HAD TO book, instead of a WANT TO book. It dragged on and on, and it seemed flat, uninteresting. I can't blame the narration, that seemed fine. I like Koontz, he's one of my favorite authors, I hate to write a review like this one, and maybe I should stay quiet (if you can't say something nice), but that's not my way. Koontz is better than this, don't judge his work by this one. Save the credit and wait for a sale.
I am not sure what planet two of the previous reviewers come from, but they must not have been listening to the same book I was. This book was splendiferous. I laughed out loud with many of the sequences between Jocko and Erica. The descriptions and narration created such a vivid image in my mind's eye that I simply could not listen to the book while driving, for fear of having a wreck. I got so tickled hearing the voice of Jocko talk about his urge to juggle, and twirl that I would rewind certain sections to hear them again. The narrator did such an incredible job through vocal dynamics of adding dimension and character to the voices. I loved this book, and the only thing I regret is that it is apparently the last in the series.
Wow, Koontz ran out of steam on this one! Seems like he was obligated to write the third & final installment to this series, and with great reluctance and absolutely no thought threw this together. Or maybe he just needs a co-author to produce something worthwhile. Don't bother.